Over the past few years we have spent a lot of time at Sequence thinking about how to foster and express our creativity through our office environment.
Because so many of us here have a passion for design, interest in color and interior trends, it’s been no small feat to all agree on how to decorate the walls that surround us on a daily basis.
We’ve used paint, vinyl, chalk and, of course, artwork, to add character and inspiration to every nook and cranny. Our exploration is ongoing as we look for more ways to update and stylize our studio.
Our first custom addition was a chevron pattern behind the reception area. The pattern is subtle but stylish as well as directional, pulling you into the core of our space. It’s also a nice way to enhance the reception area and make it a warm section of the studio.
This was the first time we broke away from the basic greys and whites that had always graced our walls. But, as you’ll see, adding color can be addicting!
Our second addition was a series of orange vinyl figures for our bathroom doors, created by one of our designers Jason Moll. In true Sequence form, a lot of thought went into these figures. Should they be gender neutral? Gender specific? What does this say about us? Or not say? In the end we went with a mixed bag of forms that portrayed a wide range of character types.
Our next project was installing a picture wall. We mixed inspiration from other artists with posters created by some of our own designers to end up with a nice balance of fun and meaningful images that are well integrated into our café space. We also decided to lean them on picture rails as opposed to directly hanging on the walls so we have the option of changing them out whenever inspiration strikes.
Our SF kitchen is one of our favorite spaces to congregate. So it made sense to place something community oriented and interactive in that space. We decided to create a giant chalkboard calendar on the main wall of our kitchen. Maybe chalkboards are overdone, but there’s a reason they’re so popular – it was the perfect medium for us as we can all add to this on a monthly basis and it’s always current. We use it to remind us of cultural events in the studio, creative events around town, and most importantly weekly dodge ball practice!
Most recently, I was given the opportunity to visit our new office space in New York and duplicate our chevron paint treatment in the reception area of the studio. This was a great way to connect the San Francisco and New York office spaces.
This time our New York Experience Director AJ Kiefer and Sr. Designer Robin Eusebio picked out two gorgeous blues in grey tones, a great contrast to our yellow greenish colors here in SF. I have to say I am a bit jealous of the colors that ended up in the New York office.
We hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of our two offices. These are just a few of the ways we’re ensuring we are as creative with our work space as we are in our work.
Taylor Walsh is Operations Lead at Sequence SF.