Creating a destination that emulates a starry night

Creating a destination that emulates a starry night

After a 27-floor elevator ride, you’ve arrived at your destination. Upon exiting the elevator, guests experience a dark mysterious space, giving the sensation of forbidden access. The walls are lined with a dark grey checker-plate like embossed back-lit tile panel. Hex bolts adorn the panel’s perimeter edge and accent the steel base plate. As guests make their way through the dimly lit corridor and open rustic doors with black iron fittings, the environment gives way to natural views and a ceiling grid of lights which emulate a starry night.

Project: Augustus 27, Windsor, Ontario

Interior Designer: Helena Ventrella, ARIDO

Design Firm: Helena Ventrella Design

Photographer: Devon Pastoroius

Augustus 27
Photo credit: Devon Pastoroius

The design of Augustus 27 focused on creating visual interest within the main event area by incorporating textures in the wall paint and a stained concrete effect on the floor. The combination of these elements along with the exposed ceiling and floating light grid created a flexible venue that can be shaped through the adjustment of the brightness and colour of LED lights.

Augustus 27
Photo credit: Devon Pastoroius

The back-bar features illuminated floating with a glow of colour through the up-lit liquor display. The service bar extends the industrial chic aesthetic by integrating a concrete look quartz top, ornate wood edge trim, faux leather diamond cushions buttoned in place with hexagonal screws similar to those seen before. Other elements like the black iron pipe fittings are also repeated throughout the space.

Augustus 27
Photo credit: Devon Pastoroius

The dramatic atmosphere continues in the washrooms with accent materials of leathered granite countertops, decorative mosaic tiles, shimmery field tiles to the walls and floors, and the addition of oversized toilet compartment doors in a granite colour and black plumbing fixtures

The final design created a raw, somewhat industrial chic experience; a far contrast from the client’s existing, polished venues.

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