A project we’ve been working on lately at Ruth Chafin Interior Design is the Mexican Consulate in San Bernardino. The needs of the Consulate are growing and expanding, and so too must the space. While the overall footprint of the building remains the same, we are achieving a sense of openness by using glass walls instead of drywall for offices and turning unused small offices into large, open spaces. The finishes are being upgraded, with new tile, hardwood flooring, countertop materials, furniture, wall color, and furniture.
When such drastic changes are planned, it is always helpful to show clients what the new spaces will look like. At Ruth Chafin Interior Design, we can always show you what your space will look like, and we use tools like SketchUp and 2020 to help you visualize what it will be like to stand in your new space! Below are some images of the Mexican Consulate created in SketchUp.
Protection area, with walls removed in favor of glass partitions. A beautiful existing mural on the far wall remains intact and is a focal point of the room. A new collaborative workspace was added with a large floor lamp over it to delineate the area in what is a large open space.
A close-up of the new documents area, with two new informational windows.
Several small offices are being removed and in their place will be this beautiful art gallery! The paintings and 3D media of local artists will be on display, as well as Mexican cultural documents. At the end of the gallery is a receptionist and waiting room. We cannot wait to see how this space, in particular, will turn out!