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Wok & Mortar is a New Spin on Asian Cuisine

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Design News | Comments Off on Wok & Mortar is a New Spin on Asian Cuisine

Wok & Mortar is a New Spin on Asian Cuisine

Eat Good, Drink Good, Live Good. This is the motto at Wok & Mortar, the newest dining establishment in East Grand Rapids’ Gaslight Village. They feature fresh Asian dishes inspired by the street food of the markets in Chiang Mai, Thailand. r.o.i. Design met VaChong and Bobbiesee Ku, owners of Wok & Mortar, when we helped with the design of their Asian Fusion restaurant in Frankfort, MI. When they decided that they wanted to open a new restaurant in Grand Rapids, they called for our help again. A Transformation The space was...

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Committed to Community at the Hope College Bookstore

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Committed to Community at the Hope College Bookstore

Hope College is committed to building community through retail. Their newly renovated bookstore is conveniently located next to the new Bultman Student Center on campus inside the DeWitt Cultural Center. When they learned that they were going to have a new neighbor three years ago, and their visibility to campus was going to be enhanced, they engaged r.o.i. Design to assist them in upgrading their appearance and “retail game”. r.o.i. Design helped them rethink their store fixture plan and flow, designing a new cash out experience, and added...

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Racing at Grand Rapids Grand Prix

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Racing at Grand Rapids Grand Prix

Grand Rapids Grand Prix (GRGP) is the first West Michigan Indoor Adult Go-Kart Racing Facility! It is also r.o.i. Design’s first race track facility design! Using the inspiration of cars, flags, and fun, we decked out the space with groovy colors and lights. Victor Edgar, the owner of GRGP, loves fast cars and has raced a variety of wheeled vehicles. In 2017, he decided to develop an indoor racing experience. The former Courthouse (basketball facility) in Byron Center was the perfect spot; great space for racing, dining, and special events,...

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Introducing Our New Full-Time Designer

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Design News | Comments Off on Introducing Our New Full-Time Designer

Introducing Our New Full-Time Designer

Megan Hoekzema, Our New Full-Time Designer We are happy to announce that r.o.i. Design has a new full-time Designer. Megan Hoekzema has been with us since January 2017 as our Design Assistant. She was finishing up her Senior year at Kendall College of Art & Design while interning with r.o.i. Design. Megan finished her degree in Interior Design in December 2017 and agreed to start full-time with us January 2018. Megan brings many skills to the team, including creativity, organization, motivation, and a willingness to learn. She is also...

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Introducing the Color Trends for 2018

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Design News, Interior Design | Comments Off on Introducing the Color Trends for 2018

Introducing the Color Trends for 2018

As we all know, trends come and trends go. Just like the changing seasons, things that were fashionable just a short while ago are now passé. As interior designers, we at r.o.i. Design try to stay ahead of the trends or at least keep up with them. Some people make it their profession and area of expertise to predict the trends. The color experts at Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams report on their color trends each year, including their “Color of the Year”. Below are links to the 2018 color trends from Pantone,...

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Sun Rise Ministries Has a New Home

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Church Design, Design News, Graphic Design, Interior Design | Comments Off on Sun Rise Ministries Has a New Home

Sun Rise Ministries Has a New Home

Sun Rise Ministries now has its own facility after 14 years. They purchased the former Freedom Chapel in Jenison, MI. They engaged BCI Construction and TJA Architecture to remodel the facility. Having worked with both Doug Kooistra of BCI and Tim Allspach of TJA on other projects, it was great to join the team as the Interior Designers. For Sun Rise, their commitment to help people Connect and Serve meant their new church home needed to be immediately “engaging”, welcoming visitors to participate. It is amazing what some well-placed paint,...

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Hidden Lakes Clubhouse Remodel is a Success

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Branding, Design News, Hospitality Design, Interior Design, Procurement and Purchasing | Comments Off on Hidden Lakes Clubhouse Remodel is a Success

Hidden Lakes Clubhouse Remodel is a Success

Apartment complex developments depend on their leasing office and shared amenities to give their customers a sense of their brand and values. Those spaces also say something about the company’s aesthetic. Hidden Lakes Apartments in Kentwood, Michigan initiated a two-year remodeling of their clubhouse, game room, leasing office and outdoor pool in 2015. Wolverine Building Group project manager, Landon Jones, contacted r.o.i. Design to design the interiors. The project celebrated its grand reopening in November 2017. In addition to selecting...

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O’Grady Orthodontics Lobby Furnishings

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Design News | Comments Off on O’Grady Orthodontics Lobby Furnishings

O’Grady Orthodontics Lobby Furnishings

Our customer, First Companies, is engaging us in the design of several projects at the time of this writing. They also introduced us to their customer, O’Grady Orthodontics, who needed lobby furniture for their recently remodeled offices. We were happy to create furniture layouts, provide samples of fabrics and furniture to help them make decisions for the best possible look. It all came together and we installed furniture this past summer, and the place looks great. Thank you Dr. O and Kim, we truly appreciate your enthusiasm and...

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Scholtz Dental in North Muskegon Has a New Look

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Design News, Interior Design, Medical Design | Comments Off on Scholtz Dental in North Muskegon Has a New Look

Scholtz Dental in North Muskegon Has a New Look

Dr. Drew Scholtz contacted r.o.i. Design looking for finish ideas to update his office. The challenge for any business is to understand what to invest in. What changes will have the largest impact on customer and employee satisfaction? For Scholtz Dental, upgrading the lighting, updating the floor and wall finishes and replacing the lobby furnishings was the answer. Equipment and casegoods were able to remain until the next remodel. The lobby upgrade was the most noticeable improvement. We created a feature wall at the reception, added...

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A&W Ortho is Investing in a Confident Future

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Design News | Comments Off on A&W Ortho is Investing in a Confident Future

A&W Ortho is Investing in a Confident Future

Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics (A&W Ortho) is investing in their practice as the next generation of doctors joins the business. They are continuing their promise to create healthy, confident smiles. Part of the investment meant remodeling their Kentwood offices. They chose First Companies as their construction manager, who in turn engaged Dixon Architecture and r.o.i. Design to create the design and construction documentation. An important criteria in the design and selection of finishes was A&W Ortho’s desire to create a...

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