Ship to Shore
Annie Block, Mark McMenamin, and Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 5/1/2010 12:00:00 AM
Oak-clad curved walls make the entry distinctly hull-like. Set into them, niches contain miniature ships and maritime artifacts. Round recessed ceiling fixtures could be glowing portholes. Blue, capturing the essence of water, was the obvious choice for a unifying accent color: Take the blue polycarbonate canopies that ripple above workstations with blue panels. Kitchen cabinets in the 40-seat cafeteria are also blue. However, the most literal marine imagery is white. It stands in the middle of the room, a round column that rises to terminate with a giant fiberglass replica of a ship's propeller. The encircling ceiling cove is lit by LEDs—blue, of course.