The Laguna Beach Chamber has been remodeled and it’s the first time it has been remodeled in many, many years. The Chamber office itself was poorly laid out with many areas that did not have the proper storage. After cleaning out truckloads of debris and accumulation of items, the office was reorganized and space planned to have four functioning office spaces plus a new Director’s desk and work area, new reception area and new conference table and chairs.
The office came with a twelve foot painting of the classic view of Laguna Beach as seen from the cliff drive area outside of Las Brisas. This large painting gave the office all the color it could possibly need, so I painted the walls in a dry sand color that sort of emulates the concrete color of the building the Chamber is located in. Painting it a neutral color with sand walls and driftwood accents made the office seem much cleaner and a more modern feel yet warm and natural. The neutral background was then accented with a Caribbean ocean blue, which is part of the color theme of the Chamber’s business logo, cards and brochures in the lobby.
The final touches were the new lighting fixtures. Since the building is a concrete block structure with concrete ceilings, I did low profile warm led strip lights on the face of each beam in the ceiling for a clean light that illuminates the entire space equally and allows the space to function properly. The natural light from the floor to ceiling windows in the lobby provide sunny daylight exposure for visitors who enter the lobby and pick up brochures and ask questions.
Remodeling this Chamber office was rewarding in so many ways. Not only because it was a donation of my efforts, it was also something that was badly needed. In doing it and giving my time and my workers time and efforts in-kind, we all know that we made a permanent positive change for the future success of the Chamber. Here are some photos of the finished product.