Essentia Advisors, a consulting firm headquartered in Houston, Texas, wanted a fresh, open design plan for their new office space downtown. Inspired by Inventure Design’s previous work on Design Hive, Essentia brought on the firm to create a similar work environment. The design plan included a conference room, open workstations, offices, a breakroom, and a gaming area with a putting green for employees to unwind.
Wanting to differentiate the communal space from the work areas, the walls and millwork were created to be monochromatic and darker than the other walls, with blue incorporated in the backsplash. To give the office the feel of an open ceiling, the design team punched through the ceiling in the break room and gaming area and dropped in large pendant lighting.