Parker Hill Community Church
In its former life, this space constituted two of five screening rooms in a strip-mall cinema. After years of disuse, however, the church purchased and gutted the building, leaving a big empty space in which we created this fun and functional environment for youth ministry. All interior painting by The McKnight Group, Grove City, OH.
Master Suite Makeover
The task: Create one lush master suite in the second story of a specimen foursquare in Quakertown. We did not design this one alone; in fact, it was fellow interior designer Kevyn Bayshore that invited us onto this project to give insight regarding historic restoration and to create digital renderings that would bridge the gap between his more atmospheric drawings and the much more objective needs of the contractors. Special recognition to designer/decorator Lynn Kraft for his tasteful input throughout the process as well.
When our client spied some Pennsylvania bluestone around his weary fireplace, we were excited to dig into the wall in search of history. In keeping with the style of his home, we restored the old stone and designed a new mantelpiece, made in part with architectural elements from a neighboring Federal home. The new hearth is, of course, one slab of Pennsylvania blue stone, honed in Reading.
Late Modern Lake House
When this Late Modern lake house needed a refresh, we found that its penchant for strongly pitched shed roofs made our several attempts at an addition feel like an imposition--and efforts to offer additional sheds felt redundant. In the end, we emphasized the existing horizontal lines on the lake side of the home to invite a the addition of a mid-century favorite: the flat roof.
Urban style Loft
When CURE International found themselves lacking for space, their information technology department offered to move into a warehouse space in the back of the building. In order to accommodate this move, CURE added an HVAC system to the room and called in BOOM!Creative to give the space a little personality. Upon discovering an old brick wall behind the drywall, we decided to create an urban loft, complete with vibrant fields of color to reflect the dynamic presence of CURE’s hospitals all around the world. A couple of our favorite features: The orange HVAC cowling created from donated acoustic panels; Custom made sheet metal units distressed by our creative team; Faux patina-ed warehouse doors which were created in the absence of the originals we had hoped to discover behind the drywall...