The residents of Willow Valley Communities reflect a rich diversity of eclectic tastes and varied personalities. The communities’ shared spaces create opportunities to gather with friends—new and familiar—and to share unique stories. That goal was in mind as designers worked to create the renovation of the Cultural Center’s Theater Level.
Sophisticated textures and bright colors keep the spaces elegant and inviting. Incorporating the existing architectural elements, the new design showcases the custom wood millwork and brings classical elements into the space. The renovation encompassed the entire 42,000 square-foot upper floor of the Cultural Center.
New finishes and furnishings are in place throughout the Theater Level. The Ballroom features new walnut flooring, wall treatments, ceiling décor, and chandeliers. There is also enhanced decking and furniture on the Ballroom Terrace.
The Theater now boasts a refinished stage floor, along with improved lighting and acoustics controls. The 500-seat auditorium includes a new floor, wall finishes, and improved seating areas.
The Art Gallery and lounge areas in the main concourse greet visitors with new flooring, wall and ceiling finishes, and vibrant new furniture, furnishings, and custom lighting fixtures. The Education Rooms are also complete with new finishes, seating, lighting, and projection equipment. The Board Room also has new finishes and lighting. The Art Studio now features a beautiful floral wall mural and ceiling disks, as well as improved lighting and furnishings.
The entire area has new window treatments. All of the new carpets are custom designs, meaning they are entirely unique to Willow Valley Communities. Many of the lighting fixtures and furniture pieces are also custom designs.
Overall, the new design expresses comfortable, contemporary elegance through the selected furniture, artwork, lighting, and finishes. With an emphasis on shapes and forms, metal accents and clean lines, these spaces bring together a style that is both functional and lovely.