If you don’t know already, roomforty is expanding! The Fig House is our new hospitality venture and is officially under construction. Emily Henderson and team have been documenting the entire process so far – showing everything from the design plan, to the demo, and will eventually show sneak peeks of the final finished product. You can follow the progress on both Emily’s blog and also the Fig House blog.
But for now, here is what Emily had to say about the space before we got the construction team in to work their magic:
We know, it’s really beautiful, just picture yourself walking down that cavernous yellow isle on linoleum tile floor. Except, check it out, the ceiling is going to be blown out to expose all the woodwork, the floor is going to be removed (who knows what will be under there, but we are assuming concrete that we’ll stain and throw awesome vintage rugs over). The walls will have both refined woodwork and a dark paint color (because maybe that yellow is making me want to do bad things to people) and some chandeliers, sconces and mirrors will be adorning the space bouncing light everywhere and creating an atmosphere that is less ’1970′s bike shop’ and more ‘dark, cozy and eclectic bar’. It has such potential because its such a big open space (and the ceiling is going to kill it).
But its HUGE, and daunting for now.
Meanwhile in the other room (you can see it looking back into the yellow room) we have what is now a storage room, but things are changing. Again, the ceiling is being blown out, and the left wall you see there will be completely turned to glass. WHAT WHAT??? Yep, its going to lead into the outdoor courtyard to create a huge indoor/outdoor garden feeling. A lot brighter and lighter than the other room, but equally as fun to hang out in. The potential is huge, the work is even bigger.
Keep checking back for more updates and follow The Fig House on Instagram (@thefighouse), Twitter (@thefighouse) and Facebook and witness this project unfold. You’ll get the gory details, the drama, the design plan and probably some videos of us generally having fun and totally losing our minds.
But look how calm and collected we are in the photo?
What could possibly go wrong?