It's fascinating what you can do in a commercial space that you can't really do in a residential environment. It's the fact that the size of any space effects the scale and proportion of the elements that you can use within the space. Let's look at the rug for instance. The huge geometric figures and the pattern would be too busy in a residential living room but in a commercial space its whimsical and unbeat and fits quite well.
The lights are also very complimentary to the conference room. The copper, mica and wood elements bare the imprint of the Arts and Crafts Movement which so dominates the California architectural style. Thanks to the Greene Brothers and the Pasadena influence some of the best examples of the Arts and Crafts period in America such as the Gamble House can be found in California.
The young performer for the evening was
As with any business conference there are usually little gifts from the vendors. My favorite was a tin of the famous London phone booth with about 20 English Breakfast teabags given to me by Mehdi Afshar of Querix Europe which is homebased in the UK. My designer eye caught this tin from across the room. That's why Sir Giles Scott designed it using the color red. Red is an attention getter.