LOBBY DESIGN

The Next Big Thing

The importance of great lobby design cannot be underestimated. The first impression is a long lasting one and those first few seconds when a guest first enters a building will set the tone for how they feel about the property development in general. If a potential buyer is not impressed with the lobby, it has a big impact on their overall perception of the development.

The lobby needs to provide the right arrival experience and feel welcoming, each and every time. Every design choice, from the colour scheme to the materials, should be made with this in mind. At Lorena Gaxiola, we like focus on these four elements when we are designing a lobby, to create a space that remains impressive to the residents.

Creating a sensorial experience: We want to tell a story through the design. One way to do this is to connect the space to its location, through the colour scheme, the choice of materials, and the artwork.

Design for a bigger pool than just the target market: You must keep the target market in mind, but it pays to look beyond and create something that more people will appreciate. In a way, the lobby is a marketing brochure for the property development and the creative team behind it, as guests of the residents will walk through the lobby and form their own opinions of it.

Style and textures: People spend very little time in the lobby as they are either on their way out or heading back home. Adding a variety of textures or styles to the space, such as textured walls or a statement chandelier, will allow people to take in the high design aesthetics of the space in the fleeting amount of time that they spend in it.

Functionality: At the end of the day, the lobby is a functional space within an apartment building, a commercial space or a hotel

It needs to fulfil the needs of the users. There must be a logical flow from the entrance to the concierge desk, mailboxes and lifts, and the whole space must be accessible for users and guests.

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In this guide, you will discover the intricate details of constructing a lavish interior and you will learn to create the perfect living space.
 
We will explore all aspects of design: materials and finishes, architectural features, furniture selection and placement, lighting fixtures to set a mood or emphasize artwork and so much more.
 
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