Get To Know: 21c Art Museum Hotel Durham

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Source: 21c Museum Hotel

On our last Commercial II class field trip we visited 21c Art Museum Hotel in Durham.  21c is an upscale boutique hotel in the heart if Durham. It features contemporary art, a swanky bar and probably the coolest bathrooms in town. The staff are courteous and helpful. It’s an excellent venue and welcome addition to the downtown scene. It’s a hotel, art gallery, restaurant and has a beautiful bar that is separated from the dining room.   The hotel is located right in the middle of downtown Durham so that makes it very walkable to all the nearby shops and attractions. It’s a great place to view interesting art in the hotel’s galleries which are free and open 24hrs a day. They have done a really good job integrating the museum into the hotel in a way that doesn’t clog up guest walkways with museum traffic. The art changes out every so often to keep you wanting to come back for more.

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Dining Area. Source: 21c Museum Hotel

 

This is a must see art gallery. What an adventure to be had, a true gem of Durham.

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Source: 21c Museum Hotel

Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student 

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The Statement Piece: Bienenstock Library

After creating my mood board for the Bienenstock Furniture Library competition, I followed through with making a concept statement and quick sketches of logo concept ideas.

Take a look below, let me know which one is your favorite:

CONCEPT STATEMENT: The Statement Piece is defined by a bold, dashing, and ordered atmosphere. Escaping the mundane and celebrating local artists through movement, audacious colors, and geometric motifs. Embellished with timeless art and furniture that gleams through each proximity. Like a “Statement Piece”, the gallery is a hidden gem that elevates and impresses upon the facets of the community.

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UPDATE:


This week I developed my logo more using InDesign. I don’t want to give away my full design until the competition. However, I wanted my followers to see my design thought process first hand!

Take a look, there is now two logo options instead of three.

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Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student

BEINENSTOCK Competition

BEINENSTOCK LIBRARY:

The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library is a worldwide center for research, design, and collaboration. It holds the world’s largest collection of rare and significant books on the history and design of furniture, with more than 5,000 volumes.

The Library is located in High Point, NC and is open to members of the home furnishings industry, students and the general public. The Library was founded in 1970 with an endowment from Furniture World Magazine and the Bienenstock family. It is supported by a board of directors from nearly every facet of the home furnishings industry. It is devoted the advancement of knowledge about design, furniture, interiors, architecture, textiles, finishes, and constructions.

source: https://faa.appstate.edu/news/bienenstock-furniture-library

 

ABOUT THE BIENENSTOCK SCHOLARSHIPS

The annual Bienenstock Scholarship competitions are open to any junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in an accredited college program of furniture design or interior design.  Judging is blind-with no name or college shown with the submission.  A distinguished panel of industry experts juries each competition.

The 2017 winners will be awarded their $5,000 scholarships, along with respective one-year student membership in ASFD or ASID, during High Point Market in April. Second place winners each receive a $1500 scholarship and the colleges representing the first place winners each get $1,000 towards their programs.

THIS YEARS OBJECTIVE:

This years goal is to aesthetically succeed in showcasing art and a living quarter in a three story row brick house dating back to the last century. Requires to showcase art to its fullest potential and to ensure full ADA access to the public while making incorporating sustainable design concepts.

I do not want to give all my creative design ideas away before the closing of the competition.

However, take a look at my mood board. Lots of ideas are being formed!

Beinstock Library Comp FINAL

Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student

Collaborating with Studio 110:

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Ariel Perez Photography collaboration with Maelee Arnold Interiors 

I was recently contacted by Studio 110, a life style photography studio in Winston Salem, North Carolina. I was asked by Photographer, Ariel to help brand his work with some beautiful portfolio pictures in exchange!

The studio offers many different backgrounds and props to choose from. The photographers also offer outdoor sessions if you are wanting a more casual photoshoot.

I am so glad I got the opportunity to work with Ariel, he was so fun and easy to work with while being under the spot light!

I highly recommend him to anyone wanting pictures done for ANY occasion.

Follow Ariel Perez Photography on Instagram at: arieldavid 

Take a look at his work of me!

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Ariel Perez Photography collaboration with Maelee Arnold Interiors 

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Ariel Perez Photography collaboration with Maelee Arnold Interiors 

Until Next Time,

Maelee Arnold

 Interior Design Student 

Womens Healthcare:

For my summer 2017 semester in Design school, I was instructed to develop a floor plan and design for a women’s clinic. The final project included a nurses station and waiting room.

The Women’s Center is a women’s clinic based in Texas. It’s a large company with a nurse station staff of about 11 led by head Doctor Megan Phillips and Doctor Lauren Tucker. Ms. Phillips and Ms. Tucker treat women in the Pearland, Texas area.

The main purpose of the center is to provide a high rate of return of patients and most importantly, make sure that their patients are taken care of. The Women’s Center takes great pride in the architectural projects that they finance for their patient and staff. The Women’s Center wants the projects to be of superior quality, setting new standards for nurse’s stations in the transitional hospital where The Women’s Center is located. They are inspired by the high-end design that Dr.Tucker sees in visits to luxury day spas in the East Coast.

This particular project is called the Women’s Center. It is a concrete hospital from the 1960s, located in the city south of Texas Street. This is a transitional inner-city neighborhood; it has experienced resurgence in recent years, as some former industrial buildings are being converted to retail, and commercial uses.

The completed project will contain a nurse’s station, six exam rooms, and a patient waiting area.Model

Floor plan created in AutoCad and PhotoShop

FINAL podium rendering waiting room

Waiting Room Perspective created in SketchUp and rendered with Podium and PhotoShop.

Nurses Station Perspective created in SketchUp and rendered with Podium and Photoshop.

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Custom logo I created that was inspired by the lotus flower for The Women’s Center.

Enlightenment through the Women’s Center is refined by an environment that is unified, holistic, organic, and ordered. The Louts Flower, a metaphorical symbol of both enlightenment and the geometrical principles of nature will be replicated in the design through sequencing, corresponding hospital colors, and curvilinear architectural.  The welcoming nurses station is conveyed as a curvilinear state with flower texture paneling, dimly-lit overhead lighting, and custom flower murals that enhances the room. Designed with females in mind, the space will resonate with those who seek women’s healthcare, but also to those who share a work space.  Like principles in design, the environment will be artistic, harmonious, and bring a unified spirit to the occupants through collaborative spaces.

Until Next Time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student

Retail Project:

Late July my design class was presented a retail project. For this project in particular, we had to design for high-end fashion. Me, being the person I am choose, Tory Burch. I really enjoy Tory Burchs’ style and the way she represents her brand.

Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. Launched in February 2004, the collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home and beauty. – Tory Burch, Mission Statement

Tory Burch is an American Life Style Brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. Launched in February 2004, the collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home and beauty. Ms. Burch runs her company out of N.Y. but is wanting to open a retail store in Charlotte N.C.
The main purpose of the store is to provide a high rate of customers in the Carolina’s. Tory Burch takes great pride in the architectural projects that they finance for their brand. Tory Burch wants the projects to be of superior quality, setting new standards for high-end retail stores in the transitional city where Tory Burch, Charlotte is located. They are inspired by the high-end design that Ms. Burch sees in visits to luxury spas in Europe.
This particular project is called Tory Burch, Charlotte. It is a brick three story building from the 1990s, located in the city Charlotte, N.C. This is a transitional inner-city neighborhood; it has experienced resurgence in recent years, as some former industrial buildings are being converted to retail, and commercial uses.
The completed project will contain a retail Tory Burch store.E:Tory BurchRetail Floorplan-1 Layout1 (1)

Tory Burch floor plan created in AutoCad and Photoshop

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Store Front perspective made from SketchUp, Podium, and Photoshop.

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Front perspective made from SketchUp, Podium, and Photoshop.

Interiors have gold custom wallpaper, mirrored walls, classic lacquered Tory Burch orange shelving, traditional furniture with gold accents everywhere. A classic approach on Tory Burch.

An organic life style through Tory Burch is refined by an environment that is unified, holistic, and ordered. Tory Burch, a designer of both lifestyle branding and organic prints will take geometrical principles of nature and replicate them in the design through sequencing, brand colors, clean-line architectural, and many textures. The bright retail store is conveyed as a personal “Tory” state with its orange lacquered covered paneling, and dimly-lit overhead lighting, and sofas to evoke romance and allure. Designed with Tory Burch in mind, the space will resonate with those who appreciate art and design, but also to those who share a “TB” sense of pride. Like principles in design, the environment will be artistic, harmonious, and bring a unified spirit to the occupants through the space.

Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student

5 Bold Bathroom Tile Floors

 

I am obsessed with remodeling baths! I think it is because I love seeing great tile and stone installed and the notion that those surfaces are quite permanent.

Today, though…the focus is bold bathroom tile floors. These bold floors make a marvelous design statement. Bold color, bold pattern, bold texture…no holding back on the floors in these rooms. Cement tiles, mosaic marble basketweave tiles, hexagon ceramic tiles and so much more.

Tip: Notice…if you decide to go extremely bold on the floors…make sure to go minimal on the walls…I would suggest white tile walls or painted walls for bold bathroom floor.

Look 1: Subway tile and bold pattern flooring.

Look 2: Black and white can be used in many ways but here, it is modern traditional.

Look 3: Not sure which one is better, the tile or the shower layout?

Look 4: A interesting spin on black and white.

Look 5: Hexagons are a great shape to use to add interest!

Bold floor print patterns are a great way for designers to add interest to a room. It keeps the eyes wondering throughout the room, which can be great in commercial use. I always try to add either floor or ceiling details into my design because it adds so much more detail.

What do you think about bold bath floors?

Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student