For r.o.i. Design, the View Point project allowed us to use all our skills and resources. In addition to planning and interior design, we took on the challenge of adding the finishing touches to a warehouse-loft-look by designing, procuring and installing décor. We used numerous reclaimed items, along with new items to complete the look.
We shopped Pitsch Wrecking and came away with some old windows, bikes, and a few feet of chain-link fencing. We stripped the bikes and painted them in their entirety, and then hung them from the ceiling. We disassembled some of the bikes and just mounted their painted wheels on the wall. We cleaned up the windows, made them shatterproof, and arranged them in the lounge area.
We wanted to use some old warehouse doors but couldn’t find any. So, we built them in our shop and faux painted them to create the look we wanted, then installed them in key areas.
We found an artist who had some great “old sign” graphics and asked them to change the verbiage and design to accommodate some Grand Valley State University words and icons.
And with the addition of a few IKEA mirrors and some faux painting by Michael Pfleghaar, the warehouse-loft-look took shape.