Been working on updating the space for the middle and high schoolers at Browns Bridge Community Church in Cumming, GA. The space is dedicated solely to 6th-12th grade, but when we first took a look, you might think that it was a space that their grandmothers would enjoy (Ok-- like a really nice, modern grandma.) The walls and floors all in gold tones, rust red, and forest green---- a superb color palette once for sure! --- but now in need of an update for the space to feel more age appropriate for the kids.
Our goals for this area were to make it feel more age and trend appropriate-- achieved through a modern/rustic/eclectic feel--and to stay within a set budget.
The entry hallway BEFORE
Updated hallway in progress below. We painted the walls-- especially loved painting the ceiling turquoise… because it's fun and random and that's what teenagers are….right? :)
The carpet got a refresh too. We chose a plank tile product with lots of linear motion. The accent swooshes, reminiscent of peeling paint, add to the mix of modern and rustic throughout the space.
You'll also see a board and batten wall treatment at the end of the space with chalkboard paint above. This area leads you to two seating areas on either side of the entrance to their large group space. These areas function as a hangout space before their session starts as well as space for small groups to meet. We wanted to keep the same function, but update the furnishings.
This is the look of the seating are BEFORE.
And these are our seating areas in progress. "Seasoning" the walls with chalk before we write any messages/designs so that whatever is written first won't be trapped in time forever :)
You'll notice a mix of materials and some fun splashes of color. Just a sneak peek--Can't wait to show you the finished spaces!