Focusing on creating an open and inviting space, the team at Decorating Den Interiors remodeled an old bank into a cozy office space both agents and clients can enjoy.
After several years of research, Angie Mullings, owner of Century 21: Integrity Group, found the perfect space for a new company office. With the help of Heather Smith at Decorating Den Interiors, the site of what was formerly Simmons Bank and picked for its excellent signage visibility and easy access to the highway, was turned into a welcoming office.
“We had to make sense of what we could do, in the most cost-effective way, to make this huge space have the feel she wanted,” Smith says. The team started with the entryway, removing the marble flooring and replacing it with a wood-looking porcelain tile. The goal was to transform the space into an industrial modern, eclectic farmhouse look. The entry walls were covered with a faux-stone veneer, adding texture to the office.
Once the basics were completed, the team focused on the community spaces to make the office inviting to both agents and clients. “This client has many agents that work under her,” Smith explains. “She really needed a flexible space for her agents to use when they’re there and for her to have clients and host educational workshops.” To accomplish this, the team created a coffee bar and community kitchen with open shelving and an eye-catching backsplash. This area extends into a classroom space where Mullings can host meetings.