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The clinic and the retail area were large, but they still had to accommodate a lot of equipment, merchandise, and different functions. We also wanted to take advantage of the high ceiling in the front retail space, through extra-tall built-in shelving, our main doorway with an added transom window (and custom neon signage), and dramatic ten foot black faux-leather curtains behind reception.
By sectioning off the retail area into quadrants, we could focus on each distinct function while encouraging customers to flow between them. The four quadrants are reception, waiting area, fitting desks/merchandise, and adjustment counter. During a party, they become buffet counter, lounge, dance floor, and bar, respectively.
We created the custom houndstooth tiled floor out of 3×6 tiles in both black granite and polished carrera marble in a grout-less installation. The houndstooth stone tiled floor delineates the quadrants in the space, and creates the higher-traffic “hallways” within an open-concept space. To eliminate any tripping hazards, we built up the adjacent wood plank flooring to the same height for a flawless transition.