Resi-what?

Mid-century modern style bucket chairs anchor this playful “hoteling” niche at Lazy Dog Cafe’s corporate headquarters. Furnishings by SOURCE Creative Office Interiors.

Once a unique approach to the design of corporate interior office spaces, the creative office blend of efficient and collaborative work spaces with lounge-y, comfortable breakout and collaboration spaces has only continued to grow in the contract furniture market over the last several years. As part of that continued growth, some in the industry have coined a new term for this burst of interest in the creative office concept: “resimercial” (RESI-dential + Com-MERCIAL). But why? From authors David Sheehan and Nicole D. Sheffield:

“Ideally, resimercial design engages the “whole employee” in the work environment – not just the intellect that comes to work. At the same time, a resimercial designer’s challenge is to balance the desire for the materials, colors, textures, fabrics, and patterns that render a feeling of warmth, familiarity and security with the pragmatic productivity and commercial durability required in the workplace. As the lines between living and working continue to blur, people are attracted to physical environments that feel less like 9-to-5 institutional factories and more like a home-away-from-home where they can be their best, most productive selves. Resimercial is a big step in that direction.”

David Sheehan and Nicole D. Sheffield

Work Design Magazine

Orange powder-coated industrial style bar stools make a style + color statement at Lazy Dog Cafe’s corporate headquarters. Furnishings by SOURCE Creative Office Interiors.

Contract Consulting Group conducted a survey of 250 A&D professionals as well as extensive interviews with key influencers in and around the design industry to gain a pulse on the industry’s thoughts on the matter. Their key findings?

  1. The driving factor in resimercial, not as a trend, but as a new way to view the entire office environment of the future, is the desire to bring the comforts of home into the working environment. In fact, the survey revealed that one third of all projects are now incorporating a more casual feel.

  2. Work can happen anywhere, anytime, due to technology that simply wasn’t available for previous generations. However, with that “always-on” mentality comes the idea that the actual workplace must also include elements conducive for relaxation.

  3. It was revealed that the top three drivers of a casual workplace interior include the attraction and retention of employees, a more advantageous work/life balance and increased wellness.

  4. 94 percent of respondents said resimercial design principles are here to stay.

Read the entire article here for more information. At SOURCE Creative Office Interiors a resimercial inspired look is one of many ways we can approach YOUR office furnishings. Whether your company is a traditional and conservative environment or a funky and cutting-edge tech start-up office, our team will turn your thoughts and ideas into a personalized solution - perfect for you and your employees. Get in touch with us today.






Paint + Sip

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As part of SOURCE’s monthly variety of staff events, we discovered a new way to unwind with our colleagues and friends. Many of our staff had a bit (just a bit!) of wine while a local artist guided some of our team members through painting their very own masterpieces.

Pinot’s Palette has been a premier paint & sip franchise since 2009. and is a fun go-to spot to relax, unwind and let loose after some hard work in the office - and is a unique way to enjoy each other’s company - even if the occasion is just called "Friday."

Everyone had a great time - can you tell?

If you would like more information about SOURCE Creative Office Interiors, whether you’d like to work with us (we are A LOT of fun!), or if we can assist with your company’s furniture needs, please let us know!

Welcome to SOURCE

We have moved into our new showroom at The Launch in Irvine and we ♥ it! Our new workplace amenities include an outdoor meeting area, a really well equipped gym and a lobby that pulls double duty as a conferencing area.

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Being in a unique and creative office environment inspired us to think of interesting ways to approach our entry corporate signage. One of the ideas, a living moss wall, got the thumbs up and we got to work designing.

A series of chunky repeating laminate “slats” created just the right amount of depth we needed to insert cut-down strips of a beautiful living product from Italy, Benetti Moss. We used a simple sans serif typeface for our new logo and had the signage fabricated by one our local sources, Eric Milligan at Brand Sign Co.

For furnishings, we worked with a partner vendor, Montisa, who provided Graphite and Yellow Ella steel lockers. From there, we designed a blocky black base and a rough-hewn wood top with waterfall edges, made by our friends at Millpro. The lounge chair is a comfortable delight - Lily from 9to5 Seating in a bold yellow.

What can we make for you? Our teams work with dozens of national furniture vendors and a lot of talented local artisans to design and craft personalized solutions for any office environment - what can we do for YOU?

We love what we do and are always happy to be of service - contact us today.

Logo my Eggo

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A new location, a new showroom, a new…logo?

Along with our upcoming move, we have been researching and developing ideas for a new and more graphic identity that, visually, will compliment and reinforce the commitment we have to our client relationships, our collaborative company culture, and our unique position in the southern California contract furnishings market.

We have read. And read some more. We bounce ideas around and we are left…overwhelmed!

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Thank goodness we ♥ collaboration.

Excuse us - it’s time for coffee and another round of ideation and drafts...

Ready for take-off!

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We are excited to plan and move into our new showroom location in early 2019 at one of Irvine Company’s newest premier office locations in Orange County, THE LAUNCH. Located on the 4th floor at 18600 MacArthur Blvd., SOURCE Creative Office Interiors will have some great new neighbors, including SAA and our customer, Bonfire Studios.

In the photo above, we are highlighting one of the statement pieces that will greet visitors upon arrival to the new SOURCE showroom. Using oak and charcoal grey as the base finishes for the integrated sit/stand benching solution, we are accenting the piece with glossy black and yellow storage. We have added a planter one of the many available accessory pieces, a planter, filled with succulents (shown on the right). “Rockit” is a flexible hospitality influenced benching solution that our customers love for its truly unique look.

How can we help you make the move to your new office, or refresh your existing space? Contact us and we will share our passion about creative work spaces with your team!

SOURCE is more than furniture

What an exciting time to be part of the interior design industry. So many architectural design firms have added services to better offer their clients a complete package of focused and fully realized spaces. From graphic design and branding/marketing to assistance with creating the casual hospitality environments employees have come to expect, design is more than planning and finishes.

We thought it would be fun to share a little bit of work on a project we are especially invested in - our office relocation. From our internal office relationships to specific technical needs, transition can be difficult. Luckily, with some vision and a few deep breaths we are moving full-steam ahead.

We look forward to sharing our journey!