The Guinn Center
WHL Design Group recently completed the design work for a renovation job at the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities' new office location, we enjoyed the opportunity to work with such a great group of people.
WHL Design Group helped the owners of Rising Star Sports Ranch create a contemporary ranch themed hotel with a unique concept. The property, which opened in October 2016, is located 80 miles north of Las Vegas is the city of Mesquite, NV. Known primarily as a golf destination, the owners of Rising Star Sports Ranch want to put Mesquite on the map for another offering, youth sports training camps and tournaments. The owners of Rising Star Sports Ranch enlisted WHL Design Group to help transform an abandoned hotel and casino into a unique property that not only catered to the golf crowd but could also be a family friendly destination that could host sports teams. The property includes the hotel, meeting rooms, a restaurant, and an arcade. Exterior areas include a pool, an area called “the backyard”, an area to relax and unwind. Also on site are fields for sports training and “The Barn”, a standalone 30,000 square foot building that can be configured for multiple sports. The property also has some high tech features including a room service robot named champ, surveillance drones that roam the property, and RFID wristbands that can open room doors, allow campers to purchase food and it can help monitor the campers to ensure they stay in their rooms after hours. The room mix includes the typical hotel room but also included are some unique room layouts including bunk rooms that can sleep up to six people per room and coaches rooms that can double as a casual meeting space for teams.
Click here to check out more photos of the Rising Star Sports Ranch
WHL Design Group recently had the pleasure of being a part of the renovation of the Sunrise Children’s Hospital playroom. This project was coordinated by a young lady named Katie Lee as part of her Girl Scouts Gold Award project. We spent over a year coordinating with Katie to get the design of this project just right to ensure that the children staying in the hospital had a safe, bright, fun space to play. With the renovation being recently completed, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held on 06/20/2017, it was a wonderful experience being able to witness some of the children getting to play in this space.
We would like to offer a sincere thank you to our vendors who offered to donate materials to this worthwhile project:
We get asked all the time “Why is an interior designer necessary?” While it is true that there are many people around that have an inherent eye for design, a trained professional interior designer goes much deeper into economic cultivation through psychology and branding…
I want to present to you a short and informative Interior Design Video that explains what Interior Designers really do – unlike some of what the "TV" programs imply, which only confuses the public.
Here is an amazing video that Radford University students have created as a competition for IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council), which was awarded first place at the IDEC Conference. NCIDQ sponsored this competition. It is an interesting and entertaining approach to explain our benefits to the public.
Thanks for reading!
Increased competition, market saturation and rising expectations of visitors mean that hotels must not only widen their choices and raise their standards of service, but also invest in interior design. Currently, guests expect a hotel to not only meet the basic requirements for accommodation, but guarantee comfort, relaxation and a pleasurable stay. Sophisticated, well-equipped bathrooms, tasteful and prestigious decor, and the use of sumptuous materials raise the standards of a facility and provide fond memories of that hotel.
Bathroom areas in hotels are usually small. Accumulated clutter and the “necessaries” in such a space can cause the decorative elements to be lost, overwhelmed, and obscured. Therefore, a minimalist style is ideal for hotel bathrooms – with a strong, clear accent. Small bathrooms prove themselves with friendly materials and larger scales; large mirrors filling an entire wall or placed on two walls, polished and shiny materials, and decorative lighting highlight the nuances of space.
Watch for part two on Hotel Rooms!
The Latest 2012 Design Trends!
World Market Center in Las Vegas, NV
Having just completed the previews of the winter 2012 Interior Design and Accessory Market here in Las Vegas, we thought we would share what are the latest and greatest interior design trends coming for this year and next year! As we dust off 2011 and the winter months, here are the newest ideas and trends!
Hope you are inspired!
Often when purchasing for a design project we have a tight budget we have to work with. In order to meet those budgets, I will often help the designers find a more affordable version of a product they have picked out. Below you will find some popular items for the home along with a more affordable alternative. You’d be amazed at the savings you will find when you take the time to research. Google Product Search is one of my favorite methods for price comparisons.
The Eileen Gray Side Table
Eileen Gray was a pioneer of the Modern Movement in Architecture. Her Eileen Gray Adjustable Side Table by ClassicCon at Design Within Reach costs $1,150.00
At Lamps Plus you can get a similar version produced by Zuo for only $238.91. A savings of 80%!
The Barcelona Chair by Knoll
The Barcelona Chair by Knoll has been around since 1929 at Design Within Reach it costs $5,063.00.
A more affordable alternative with the same look is the Hercules Chair by Flash Furniture – Bizchair.com $299.00.
If you purchase the alternative you’ll save 95%!
The Tolix H70 Stool
The Tolix H70 Stool has been around since 1950 at Sundance it costs $250.00 ea.
A more affordable version can be found on Overstock! The Tabouret 30” Metal Barstool costs $93.59 for a set of 2!
A Savings of 81%
The Beat Light by Tom Dixon
The Beat Light by Tom Dixon on Lumens.com costs $490.00.
Patriot Lighting produces a similar pendant that’s more affordable at Menards it costs only $29.99!
Wow, that's a savings of 94%!
Cardiff Tufted Armchair from Pottery Barn
The Cardiff Tufted Armchair from Pottery Barn costs $799.00.
You can go for this similar alternative available at Overstock – The Tafton Club Chair costs only $376.99
You’ll save 53% if you purchase the alternative instead!
Crate & Barrel Spool Accent Table
Instead of wood, the Crate & Barrel Spool Accent Table is made from steel and aluminum, it costs $229.00.
The Bailey Accent Table looks very similar, is made of steel and costs only $93.99 at Overstock.com!
Best of all, you’ll save 59% by going with the alternative!
The Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller
The Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller is a classic, it's also very pricey, at Hivemodern.com it costs $4,499.00.
The Hercules Presidio Series Lounge Chair and Ottoman on Amazon is very similiar to the original except for the price! It costs only $699.00!
You’ll save 85% by choosing the alternative version!
Do It Yourself Painting Tips
Last time Larry talked about paint, but now comes the best part, the painting! It doesn’t have to be hard, and anyone can do it. Here are some of my tips for getting a great paint job – by doing it yourself!
There are plenty of sites that offer how-to’s on painting, but here are some of the basic ideas with my tips that I have used on my many painting projects.
Most of the difficult and tedious part of painting is the prep work, and about 75 percent of your time will be spent doing this.
Patch holes and cracks with a filler product, sand lightly when dry; home centers or paint stores have knowledgeable personnel to guide you to the best products for the job
Remove light switch and outlet covers and any hardware or light fixtures that you can, replace the screws in the outlet if you have a tendency to lose things, then tape over what is left on the wall
If you can’t remove something, cover it with plastic bags or plastic wrap and tape edges
Sand or clean areas to be painted; any old dirt, grime, flaking paint, dust or debris left on the wall could cause your new paint to peel
Tape all door and window trims and baseboards; this keeps goofs from getting on the trim
Cover the floor with a plastic or canvas drop cloth
Now For The FUN Part - Painting!
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