As promised, we are back with reveal photos of a 2,000+ square foot showroom space we designed for Heritage Beam & Board near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The barn is located on their property and the main floor houses their workshop (where they make gorgeous custom furniture). Upstairs was a wide-open, under-utilized space that they envisioned could be a place to entertain and meet with clients. Our job was to organize the floor plan of the upstairs so that their wish list of areas could be checked off, while still maintaining the open feel and character of the barn. They needed a sample area, a meeting space (or two or three), a stage, a bar, and a billiards room, and we wanted all of it to be designed in a way that would show off what Heritage does best.

Here are a couple "before" photos of the barn:

Our first job was to inventory the trove of vintage treasures they had collected from hosting Barn Sales over the years. Sometimes it's harder to decide what NOT to use. We loved it all, but this stash needed careful editing in order to make the barn functional, and to showcase its architecture. In the end, the photo above turned into this:

We located a cozy living room area in the heart of the barn, with a generous amount of seating around a stunning custom mantle that Heritage built. We had them scale the mantle so that it would pair perfectly with an arched salvaged window they had recently acquired.

To define the living area, we had them mount three of their custom barn doors on a sliding rail. This acts as a divider for a sample area behind the doors, and shows clients their available door finishes and styles on the reverse side.

The coffee table, as with all the wood pieces, is a Heritage original.

On the opposite side of the barn, Heritage built a large reclaimed bar and tables for a bar and cafe area. The wall behind it was an opportunity to hang some of the smaller vintage pieces in their collection. Grouping them all in one place gave the display more impact, and kept the clutter in the rest of the barn to a minimum.

The stage area is particularly cool. Heritage clad the top with their reclaimed wood flooring (need!) and the front and sides were covered with antique tin ceiling tiles.

Reclaimed Barnwood Flooring
Chicago Lake Geneva Interior Styling

This barn is such a great hang-out space, and really shows off the reclaimed materials and furniture that Heritage sells. It's unlike any showroom we've ever seen! And rumor has it, the team is killing it at karaoke on that new stage. :) Thanks so much for bringing us in on this project, guys!

In case you missed it, you can see the reveal of their white barnwood-clad conference room (which feels more like a dream attic loft) right here.

AuthorLaura Irion