JL Studio Designs has been hired to design the space for Lennox + Lane, an Uptown New Orleans women's clothing boutique. Lennox + Lane is located in the Wegmann Building at 2131 Magazine St. Design Management Group (DMG) has been contracted as the General Contractor to begin the buildout for the renovation. The renovation project is set for completion in time for the holidays. Head designer Jacquelyn Lindsey from JL Studio Designs said, "Completing a project of this size so quickly is a very tall order and that's why it is essential for a General Contractor such as Ryan McCroskey and his company, DMG, be brought in on our project. Their ability to meet tight deadlines while still paying attention to every detail is nothing short of impressive.”
Lennox + Lane boutique was dreamed up by owner and curator, Bonnie Lane Eslick. After working years in corporate retail, it was time for that dream to become a reality. The Lennox + Lane mantra is, “If Coco Chanel and Jimi Hendrix had a daughter and she dated Jim Morrison…” That is the driving inspiration behind the clothing brand. Their goal is to bring the buyer fun, flirty bohemian looks that merge with a classic take on edgier pieces.
The renovation will feature a modernization of the space going far beyond just flooring and paint. Eco-friendly Vicostone countertops will be complimented with a backdrop wall finished in a seamless Statuary porcelain that is brand new to the construction industry. The wall will display the logo of Lennox + Lane and it will be made out of a lazer-cut, powder coated metal to emphasize their brand. Custom shelving will be provided and installed by NOLA Closets. Unique wallpapers will be used to create accent walls, but they will be subtle in color in order to maintain an elegant vibe. High fashion art combined with timeless furniture pieces will bring a lovely, warm contrast to the cold, contemporary finishes of the space. Mirrors with LED backlighting will adorn the dressing rooms and the shopping experience will be rounded off with a revolutionary invisible surround sound system.
The project’s general contractor, Ryan McCroskey, said, “For any new business that is opening on Magazine Street, there is a very high level of expectation for the overall design aesthetic. The competition on Magazine is fierce, so it's important to set oneself apart from the other businesses. One key way to do that is through the design experience and that's why head designer Jacquelyn Lindsey from JL Studio Designs will be a fantastic designer for Lennox + Lane. Her eye for proportion, color, and texture is absolutely superb."
JL Studio Designs will add this project to a long running list of successful projects in a very diverse repertoire consisting of commercial projects, residential renovations and new construction. Stay tuned for the after photos!