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The Construction of the CBR Speakeasy

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Carpeting & Upper LEDs installed

And now we’ve extended the LED system to the crown moulding! Looks fantastic! Plus, the carpeting’s gone in. I actually love the polished concrete, which we maintained in the rest of the office, but the carpeting was needed to complete the look and also to help with cutting down the sound echo in the room.

Another view with carpeting

Another view — the carpeting has an S curve in it and a 1′ dark brown border for an added touch.

View from outside office

Here’s a view of the room in progress, from outside my office.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient Lighting

More Lighting

I needed to find a way to light the speakeasy that was A> inexpensive, B> offered great mood lighting and C> would be “speakeasyish!” Again, Etsy was a huge inspiration! Mason jars with exposed filament bulbs inside was the way to go. 12 jars for $17 off Amazon, the fixtures with a custom lid were $8 each off Etsy, bought a spool of old school-style cloth covered wire online and bulbs from 1000bulbs.com!

Also, found a lovely four time zone clock at Cost Plus World Market that works perfectly above the TV to hide the electrical and internet outlets.

Couch

A leather chesterfield couch was the only option for this space, IMO, but they don’t come cheap. Thankfully, a friend’s sister (Hi Liz!) really helped me out and found a good deal for me through studio contacts! Whew! We have some ideas on how to decorate the walls in here, but that’ll come later.

Next, we light the set!

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2 Comments

George Tramountanas

July 4, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Fantastic job!!! This is the kind of office I’d LOVE to work in! I can’t wait for an in person visit next time I’m in town!

Wow congratulations on a beautiful job! Looks amazing and I love how in depth this article went in showing the process. Can’t wait to see it utilized on camera!

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