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taking shape: a renovation update from 17 narragansett ave.

So many supportive clients and friends have asked about our renovation progress, so today I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes view…

Demolition of the 1st floor started a few weeks ago with the goal to open up the three distinct storefront spaces into an open studio and gallery of taste’s work.  As with any building 130 years old, the crew found a few surprises and treasures.  Old bottles, trinkets, toys and even a perfectly preserved possum skeleton (!) awaited discovery under the floor boards.

found items during demo

found items during demo

While retaining our open-work environment, the 1st floor space is delineated by framed openings, pocket doors and trimmed beams.  Natural light is abundant, with windows on both the north and south sides of the building.

new floor joists for our new hardwood floor

new floor joists for our new hardwood floor

natural light for all

natural light for all

work in progress...

work in progress…

The first floor of our new space will feature a gallery of taste’s work, client center, production department and interior design library with workstations bathed in natural light.  Upstairs, interior and architectural designers will work together in an airy studio, complete with a deck for those impromptu ideation sessions that call for the benefit of fresh air.

work in progress...

work in progress…

the gallery taking shape

the gallery and client center taking shape

Stay tuned for more updates as we prepare for our move in July!

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appreciator, generator and collector of all things well designed; founder and principal of taste

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