One of the biggest challenges in the service industry is not only providing excellent service, but also creating the right atmosphere for customers. Comfortable seating, lighting, and décor all add to the ambiance of a commercial space and, hopefully, offer a distinction from the competition.(more…)
When Aaron and his wife, Trudy, searched for a place to establish Hidden Coast Tattoo in Sebastopol, California, they discovered that landlords often have preconceived notions about the tattoo community. When they finally found space available with an amenable landlord, they weren’t thrilled with the builder-basic, bland space. (more…)
Christopher Ritchie has been designing furniture for companies such as Neiman Marcus, Horchow, and Ballard Catalogs for 25 years. With a lifelong passion for design and custom woodworking, Christopher has launched Industrial Home, a new concept that focuses on interior design services, home furnishings, and accessories in the quaint western Maryland town of Frederick. One of his recent renovation projects was for a local hair salon that needed an update.(more…)
Creating the right atmosphere in a place of business can mean the difference between wild success, mediocrity, or dismal failure. While two businesses may offer the exact same products or services, the space that draws people in and makes them feel comfortable with amenities and, dare we say, great lighting, will gain more attention in the marketplace.(more…)
The men of Springfield, Missouri, are looking a bit more stylish these days thanks to the recent grand opening of Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop on West McDaniel Street. “Stay sharp” is the mantra at Hudson Hawk which has the look of an old time barbershop complete with rustic wood and painted brick walls and the requisite barber pole out front. But there’s a modern industrial twist to this masculine space where patrons can get a hair cut, a hot towel shave, and have their shoes shined, plus choose from an array of American made products such as sunglasses, ties, and personal care products.
When the Barbara & Barbara Salon relocated to Logan Square on the north side of Chicago, owner Sierra Berquist removed all vestiges of the former travel office to make way for her own sassy style of service. Where else in the windy city can you get a shampoo, cut, blow dry, and beer for $25? When it came to new lighting, Sierra found that our Ivanhoe® Sinclair Industrial Porcelain Pendant was the perfect complement to the retro atmosphere she wanted to create.