The Petaler Remodel
This was a full-scale remodel to convert a former bike shop into a floral design studio. With assistance from my partner, Kyle Quilici from newminimalism.com, we transformed the nondescript room into a warm and inspiring workshop for our client to create large-scale flower arrangements and strategize her transition into providing retail offerings.
The client's father came out from Santa Fe, NM to spearhead the carpentry at the beginning of the project after the floors were demoed to reveal terrazzo like concrete. In a week, he was able to build a massive rolling work table, a utility cart, install a countertop on the Ikea cabinets I had installed, and build the shelving above them that I had designed. We were able to use the scrap granite for the countertops from the slab we used for the large rolling table.
We were able to track down the original sign maker to hand paint the back logo wall which we felt was important to tie in the branding already long established by her custom mobile work station: a converted mail truck, already a fixture in the neighborhood. He was also able to lend his talents to the hanging sign (an antique watering can) and several small signs, designed to hang in the top of the Dutch door to let the neighbors know if flowers are available for purchase.
Additional elements were purchased at the Alameda Point Antique Fair over the course of several visits. Styling for the photo shoot was provided by yours truly.
The shop as seen from outside on 14th Street.
View into the shop from the threshold.
Shelving and Cabinets
Detail of the back corner. New cabinets, counter, and shelving were designed for office and display use.
View From the Back
Peering back into the space from the back door. Fake wood flooring was removed to reveal the beautiful concrete subfloor.
A large, movable worktable is the centerpiece of the room. The granite was selected by the client and assembled by her father. The large mirror is a salvaged closet door.
Savaged redwood, mitre cut to fit the window sills and add some earthy warmth to the newly revealed concrete floors.
Window Seating Area
The space was designed to be highly flexible; serving as a studio, office, event space, and eventually transition into more traditional retail functions.