Project Description


ALine was recently awarded a project to redesign the lobby/first floor, breezeway, hallways, elevator cabs, basement, and basement corridor at a cooperative building in the Flatiron district. We were awarded this fabulous project after competing in an interior design contest arranged by the Board. The Board asked for a creative and efficient use of their existing spaces. There was quite a bit of underutilized space in the lobby sitting area, management office, and conference room, which we transformed into a multipurpose lounge. We redesigned the space to include:

  • A custom-designed water vapor fireplace to be the centerpiece of the space. This transparent fireplace is embedded within a gorgeous, gray book-matched stone partition.
  • Modular furnishings that can be easily moved and adapted for any event.
  • Window seats built into the existing architecture allow for more flexibility in the space.
  • A wood-like porcelain tile flooring to provide durability in a high-traffic area while also adding warmth to the space.
  • Three different sources of lighting including lighting coves, dainty sconces made by Arteriors, and decorative lighting within the bookshelf/sculptural dividing wall.

The Breezeway:

  • Asymmetrical floor pattern that guides guests between the two buildings while being visually pleasing.
  • Hanging LED wire chandelier to provide the feel and look of an art installation.
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass walls to replace the existing curtain adding a more open and airier feel.

The Lobby/Lounge:

  • New concierge desk designed to be both stylish and functional, relocated to utilize the space more efficiently.
  • Package storage room, reconfigured to maximize storage potential.
  • New wall finishes throughout including wood, vinyl wall covering and stone.
  • Overhead and ambient lighting.
  • Furniture that compliments the new design and creates a welcoming, at-home feeling
  • Innovative paint scheme.
  • Modern USPS approved mailboxes with a stone counter that is both attractive and durable.
  • New built-in cabinetry below mailboxes to conceal recycling and trash receptacles.
  • New decorative lighting above the mailboxes.

The Corridors:

  • Plush, custom-designed Axminster carpet for a warm, at-home feeling.
  • Vinyl wallcovering to add texture and lasting beauty.
  • Contrasting paint shades for the doors and trim to bring a burst of color that coordinates to the new scheme.
  • Brushed nickel ceiling fixtures with coordinating sconces to unify lighting color and create a brighter and more energy efficient lighting scheme.
  • Modern crown molding profile for an upscale finishing touch.
  • New door chimes and engraved door viewers to create a clean, consistent modern look
  • New signage to coordinate with the new scheme and finishes.
  • Cleaned and repaired door saddles.

The Elevator Cabs:

  • More energy-efficient lighting.
  • More durable flooring.
  • Contemporary wall finishes that coordinate to the new lobby and corridor schemes, bringing durable beauty to every corner.
  • Unified metal finishes.

Basement Space Repurposing:

We created an amenity gym, well-lit with modern workout equipment and finishes that coordinate with the lobby and corridors for consistency throughout the entire building. When your condo or co-op is considering a lobby and corridor redesign, contact ALine Studio. We are specialists in designing timeless and beautiful public spaces including lobbies, hallways, fitness centers, rooftop decks, lounges, amenity spaces, and meeting rooms.

ALine Studio is an all-inclusive interior commercial design firm. We specialize in hospitality interior design throughout South Florida, NYC, and across the United States. We offer a big experience with a personal touch.

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