When we were approached by the new owners of the Worthington Gardens complex (located between historic Clintonville and Old Worthington) to totally gut and renovate the property's clubhouse, we were thrilled to take on this incredible project. The original building had incredible potential. From it's vaulted ceilings to incredible natural stone accent walls, there were so many good things off of which to build. Of course, the decades old building needed much more than a face lift.

Our client wanted to incorporate the original stone wall and wood ceiling into the updated design and wanted to honor the midcentury feel of the original architecture. So, we took inspiration from that and created a midcentury inspired space, with a modern edge. 

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One best features of the existing structure were the floor to ceiling windows that wrapped around the building. The whole room is flooded with natural light, throughout most of the day! We wanted the space to feel spacious and open, and the windows certainly helped with that. We created a grid pattern for the glass that had a nice, midcentury vibe to it as well. The clean, linear lines were a great contrast to the rugged stone walls the windows broke up. 

While we wanted to make sure the common areas of the clubhouse felt spacious and open, we also wanted to create distinct living areas that would direct the flow of the room. We were excited that our client wasn't afraid of vibrant colors. We used oranges, blues, and yellows to signal the beginnings and ends of specific living spaces. Using color, well appointed textiles, and intentional placement of furniture, we succeeded in creating multiple, discreet spaces within an open floor plan.

  A note from the designer: These stools were so fun to select. They were designed by  Orlandini & Radice , for Dom Italia. They're named the "Bouchon Counterstool". They look quite like a champagne cork and for a kitchen countertop in a shared space, what could be more fun than that? A festive stools like these were ideal for the mid-century inspired look we were going for. 

A note from the designer: These stools were so fun to select. They were designed by Orlandini & Radice, for Dom Italia. They're named the "Bouchon Counterstool". They look quite like a champagne cork and for a kitchen countertop in a shared space, what could be more fun than that? A festive stools like these were ideal for the mid-century inspired look we were going for. 

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   A note from the designer: Midcentury design can look too linear and stark, if you're not careful. So we used plants to warm up the space, a little. We were lucky that the client wanted to keep the original stone walls in the living room space, as well. That was a beautiful texture to play off of. We placed two beautiful leather chairs in front of the wall, in addition to a fiddle leaf fig plant. The chairs are a beautiful, supple leather which is in direct contrast with the rough, stone wall. And of course the fiddle leaf adds visual interest and dynamic movement.

 A note from the designer: Midcentury design can look too linear and stark, if you're not careful. So we used plants to warm up the space, a little. We were lucky that the client wanted to keep the original stone walls in the living room space, as well. That was a beautiful texture to play off of. We placed two beautiful leather chairs in front of the wall, in addition to a fiddle leaf fig plant. The chairs are a beautiful, supple leather which is in direct contrast with the rough, stone wall. And of course the fiddle leaf adds visual interest and dynamic movement.

Full scale remodels and renovations are our favorite kinds of projects to take on. We love collaborating with our clients to create new spaces, drawing from the existing structure and drawing inspiration from its history and architecture. We had amazing partners in our client on this project, especially. They had a fun vision, wanted to use color and pattern to set their space apart, and let our imaginations run wild! 

 

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