Cutting Lobbies Down to Size

Large open spaces can be intimidating. When redesigning them, the key is to create smaller, more intimate areas.  Here are 8 ways that will help you achieve a more inviting lobby:

  1. Use various floor patterns.
  2. Vary the floor color and material from area to area.
  3. Use different pattern scales.
  4. Create different areas: reception, seating, meeting and display.
  5. Use varying styles of lighting to identify areas.
  6. Vary the height of your ceilings:  lower ceilings create intimacy.
  7. Vary the wall finishes, create focal points.
  8. Use accent colors in certain areas.

For more information, or assistance with space planning or interior design, contact Stephen Whaley at


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