Today’s club culture is evolving and demands updated and fresh interior design. Younger members desire a casual and relevant aesthetic. However, we cannot forget about the older generation. In most cases, there are ways to work with what you have for maximum return.
Updating your clubhouse can be overwhelming. Engaging a design professional who can gather the proper information to create a road map for your club’s future will serve you best. It is important to evaluate your current needs while also assessing future demands for membership growth.
Most clubhouses have been designed with heavy traditional architecture and decoration. Fortunately, traditional and classic architecture will never go out of style. It is the finishes, furnishings and accessories that are likely to expire more quickly.
For example, a dark stained room, complete with paneling and heavy ceiling beams, can be easily updated with a coat of lighter paint. New carpet and decorative lighting breathes fresh life into an existing space.
Take it a step further, mixing furnishings with more transitional or contemporary lines and existing antiques. The combination of a classic architectural backdrop with updated furnishings makes the new space relevant. Furthermore, lighter and more casual finishes create an approachable space for families and younger members.
The new technology of finishing materials, like indoor/outdoor and high performance fabrics, vinyl wallcoverings, durable paints and engineered hardwood flooring allow clubhouses to be easily maintained. Attractive and functional – that’s the name of the game!
Artwork and accessories complete the new look and can be changed periodically to refresh your club. Abstract art and accessories perfectly compliment a traditional backdrop. Adding a mix of your club’s memorabilia makes for personal spaces that tell your story.
Creating comfortable and welcoming spaces entices members to gather, stay for dinner, have another cocktail and linger longer. The beauty of this concept is that it appeals to all ages. The younger generation will respond to the fresher look, while the older members will appreciate the familiarity and the nod to the classics. BR
Harris Interiors is a full-service clubhouse interior design firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Please visit our website for additional information www.hintatlanta.com, or contact Kelley Harris, principal interior designer, at:(404) 492-5997 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.