Originally, this building didn’t have much going on aesthetically. The bare white concrete, while functional, doesn’t do much to catch the eye of potential customers. Each segment of the building had a recessed pannel nitch with a gooseneck light sticking out. These nitches would serve as the “canvas” for the unique mural. The tenant of the building already had a particular design idea in mind. The design was inspired by a sample print that came from a Coffee region in Africa. This design was able to be implemented with the parameters of corporate. They wanted the mural to have a similar pattern to the Peet’s Coffee logo pictured above.
Since Peet’s Coffee’s come from all over the world, the design challenge was to create a pattern that married both elements. The colors used were a light brown and a darker brown, specifically chosen to match Peet’s Coffee Corporate colors. The finished project created a pleasing exterior that represented coffee from all over the world. The geometric design also provided another layer of rustic character to the exterior while remaining classy.
The owners of this furniture store wanted something eye-catching for their storefront. Before any of the work started, the area was recreated and designed in SketchUp. The pieces of MDF board were cut into the desired sizes and mounted on the wall.
The panels were painted in short brush strokes with metallic paints alternating in bronze, gold, copper, and silvers. The semicircular base was coated in a faux finish made of metallic glazes in deep purple, blue, and gold. The small circular metallic pendants that hang over the panels and the base help connect the two pieces.