Inspired / Palace of Fine Arts

In preparation for one of my current projects, M and I took a trip over to the Palace of Fine Arts for a bit of inspiration hunting a few weeks ago. Researching and gathering as much information and detail about my clients / projects is such a key part to my design process and developing a design solution that fits the client's needs. Sometimes, the smallest details of a space or story can become the main focus point of a design, so it's important to observe and scourge for pieces of these little bits of information. For this particular project, we visited the Palace of Fine Arts as it's the venue for the client's upcoming event. I was especially drawn to the pattern and pop of color of the Palace's green doors and the carvings in the rotunda. It's a gorgeous place that I often only see by car, so it was fun to make it a point to walk the grounds and take in all the structures. The Palace of Fine Arts has so many intricate architectural details, colors, and a rich history dating back to the 1915 World's Fair in San Francisco. With the 100th anniversary of the World's Fair, designing for this particular event is extra special and I'm looking forward to sharing more with you soon!