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When GRAY magazine landed an office space in Seattle’s historic Rainier Brewery bottling plant, they tapped into Room & Board’s free design services to help them turn their industrial space into a light, modern office with a touch of glamour.

GRAY magazine’s modern reception area has a luxury blue velvet Sabine sofa with Lind square cowhide ottomans. Keaton bookcases serve as a room divider and helpful storage.
Modern white Pratt desks with white Milo rolling under-desk file cabinets keep the office light and bright.

The GRAY team needed desks for six employees, a large meeting table, a lunch prep area and an entryway to greet guests. A Design Associate at Room & Board in Seattle helped them determine the best layout for their space by creating digital floor plans to show them all the possibilities for the small, open-concept office.

The oval pedestal Julian table with durable bonded leather Hirsch dining chairs make the perfect spot for team meetings and lunch.
Accessories like these luxury velvet pillows give this modern office a touch of glamour.
“The design process was seamless. All the way from space planning to furnishing selection to install day, and the weeks following, we were completely taken care of by the Room & Board design team.”
— Shawn Williams, Founder and Publisher

Once a floor plan was finalized, their Design Associate unified the team’s vision by documenting furniture selections in an online Wish List that was shared via email. To stay within budget, she guided them on material and style choices that balanced the bottom line with the look everyone wanted.

A Pratt desk in white makes the perfect large modern executive desk, while classic blue velvet accent chairs offer comfortable seating for desk-side meetings.
Room & Board designed the space to accommodate six people, plus occasional freelancers. In this photo of the entire space, you can see that every inch of this open office was maximized to be a collaborative workspace.

Now that the office design is complete, GRAY is proud to have a space that matches their magazine’s modern aesthetic. Shawn Williams, Founder and Publisher, shares, “It not only captured my vision for what GRAY’s office would look like, it turned out better than anything I could have imagined.”

Photos by Alex Hayden

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