CANVAS Lounge, Lagos, Nigeria

Where every space is a canvas waiting to be explored, the newly worked on project situated in Lekki, Lagos, is finally ready to be explored.

After a given timeline of four months together with the carefully mapped out design plan, we were able to complete this wonderful renovation into the dreams of the client. From the three-story building of a primary school to a sophisticated fine dining room, private meeting space and cocktail bar, the project CANVAS was created. It is a diverse, vibrant, and eclectic lounge space, and as its name suggests, it transforms the old space (its canvas) into a dynamic hub where creativity, relaxation, and socializing happen.

Welcoming you into the space are the interiors of nature; flowers & plants, to give you that eco-friendly invite as well installed strip lights at the steps that lights up as you approach the door, creating both a beautiful touch to the exterior as well as illuminating your way as you enter. The magic begins once the door is opened, indulging your eyes with everything creative, and it starts off with its name, intentionally crafted in the finest and strongest of wood and boldly mounted on a brick wall to introduce the artistic nature of the space. As you go further, the use of several art pieces was introduced to exhibit well-known creatives and their works.

Using warm and dark hues on this project really gave it the proposed exquisite look, these colours were chosen to highlight the brand’s identity as well as create a warm cozy and inviting ambience for its guests. From the plush brown furniture to the green marble counter tops at the bar section as well as the tables, balanced well with the warm lights that create the nooks and crannies for an ideal relaxing, working, and socializing space.

Each floor on this project has its own unique design that meets the functionality of what it was curated to do. The ground floor being the cocktail bar, has two sections; the area where the bartenders get to make the signature cocktails that has very convenient fixtures like the well-structured and functional compartments, the shelves to showcase variety drinks and more and the bar side sitting area for its guests to fully witness the mixologists in action. You could also see the other section which has the long sofa and dining chairs where guests come in to have a nice meal and laugh over drinks.

The second floor comprises of the private area which includes the dining room and the private meeting/conference rooms. The dining room, is mostly used for celebrations, booked dinners and surprise gatherings, it holds majority of the astonishingly done art pieces on each mapped out section, making the walls look like an art gallery. Our designers on the team did their best to incorporate what a dining setting looks like by using the 20-seater technique and touching it up with a long island table that is finely crafted from a solid mahogany tree and tropical orange roots, giving it that custom touch but in a modern style. And to enhance the purpose of this room, the installation of a built-in kitchen, that is well fitted and done to the likelihood of our client, was created.

Having the private meeting rooms on the same floor gives off the feel of a MANCAVE, with the cozy grey and brown colours used, the office space certainly looks like a meeting room. This space comprises of a wall fitted console that houses the TV as well as shelf for storage at the bottom and the sectioned-out areas on the console where décor pieces are used to add a nice feel to the space. It also has a single wood-like table that is centered around 4 brown comfortable suave armchairs, all blending perfectly to the patterned floor. You can also find in the second meeting room a glass-like storage space, that has been set aside for, membership guests to keep valuable items while on the premises or can be used as a wine cellar. Further up is the top floor that is discreetly for the staff and administrative offices.

From the textured wall colour to the balanced out flooring, and grey hues found in other rooms, the concept of this project embodies the beautiful fusion of modernism and wabi-sabi, with carefully chosen textures that add depth and character to the space. The combination of finely done woodwork and vintage modern looking interiors really outdid its harmony, thanks to the experts on our team and workers on site, the essence of CANVAS lounge was brought to reality. 

Level Lagos Restaurant, Herel Play, Lagos , Nigeria

The concept behind project Herel Play was to integrate modern aesthetics with the serene functionality of its compound by creating a space where fine dining and lounging can be done pari-passu other activities which take place in the environment.

With the inviting ambience as one walks in, are placed versatile seating arrangements that are carefully curated to aid everyone and anyone pick their desired spot as they come in.  From the well crafted counter stools stationed at the bar, to the three aisle seating arrangements, the dining setting facing the outdoor view as well the comfortable semi-circular seating booth for larger groups, these were chosen peculiarly to the intent of the restobar. 

Amongst the many beautiful decor pieces lies the plants and flowers placed at corners of the room as well as the wall, to give the colour pop in the midst of neutral colours.

Utilising a blend of high-quality materials and contemporary design trends, DHK Designs curated a space that reflects the upscale nature of its location. In navigating the challenges of a tight schedule, our team has embraced pre-fabricated solutions for certain components, facilitating quicker installation without sacrificing the integrity of the design. Constant communication and decision-making have been integral to the success of the project, ensuring that every aspect align with the vision for Herel for Level.

As we worked with a timeframe, that best meets the client, settling low on quality was not considered. Also we  leveraged on current relationships with other professionals in the field, we’ve optimised the construction workflow, collaborated closely with contractors, and strategically sourced materials and components to ensure timely delivery.

DHK Designs takes pride in delivering a restobar that not only meets the expectations of the client but also stands as a testament to the Palette, even with the constraints of a demanding timeline.

Rooom XIX – The Gold Store, Lagos, Nigeria

Located in Lagos, Nigeria The Gold store- Room XIX is a sophisticated piece of interior design with the gold statement, blending with lights that illuminate every component in the making. In our attempt to disrupt the design norm of the fashion industry, we partnered with sketch lab to execute this design masterpiece alongside our clients, this presented the result that users of the store would admire and harbour a sense of luxury, arts, and culture.

Our intention was to create a luxurious space with a perfect blend of minimalism, achieving balance and rhythm in our composition, where each component is meticulously crafted and designed purposefully to give the users an exciting shopping experience, from the golden shiny metals to the crystal-clear glasses.

At Room XIX, the standard of tastefulness is set to achieve an attribute of being unusually effective and simple.  The design adopts a balance of minimalist yet ornamented pieces that reflect its richness and simplicity likewise.

We want our users to encounter pure metallic lustre so closely that the experience makes a remarkable difference and to also use colour effectively, it is necessary to recognize that colour deceives continually- Joseph Alber.

The quality of design and work put into crafting each hanger to taste is a perfect interpretation of our aim to make each piece a strong statement “The goal is to always make a statement”. And in this masterpiece, we were able to define light and shade with a clear cut of smooth transition as expression of bond; to create both an experience of light and the bold golden lush.

The details are not the details. They make the design- Charles Eames

The distinguishing character created by the murals transforms the space in the stylish and creative ways. Like the unique idea to place the murals above the ceiling and in the changing room adds a personalised touch to the design, despite the patterned form it blends well still with the bright gold. Also, there was the idea of making a mounted glass frame that allows for the owners and designers of each outfit to put out their pieces in form of an art exhibition, making it a very stand out design in the store.

The gold store precisely made its brand colour stand out by using gold plated pieces like the full mounted mirror with a golden frame, the wall paintings depicting gold, the cylindrical stands for shoes and bags to be placed on as well as the curtains in the changing room. The thoughtfulness to go all out gold was put to perfection and Room XIX became what was envisioned. It is in the experience of the art, we can tell a story of form, colour, and shapes, while defining our idea of a perfect blend of beauty and elegance.

Medplus Flagship Store, Lagos, Nigeria

A Dose of Unique Style

Medplus Pharmacy, a leading healthcare facility in Nigeria, underwent a distinct transformation that points out its brands colours in a fun and functional way, for its customers to feel comfortable and have an approachable environment. Our goal was to create a unique store that would sell the story of the brand and serve as a flagship for future stores. The design concept was strategically to take key elements of the MEDPLUS brand, integrate elements of biophilia to create a standout Pharmacy design that emphasizes their status as the leading line in the industry.

Knowing that brand colours play a vital role in establishing a company’s identity and recognition, the role of colours as used on this project has the psychological wellbeing of an individual in mind and that cannot be overemphasized. Playful use of the brand colours was introduced to create visually appealing space as opposed to the conventional store accustomed to the brand. These colours are repeated on the various components of the store to continually communicate and celebrate the brands’ identity. The combination of these colours and the greenery that ushers you into the space creates a welcoming, calm ambiance to incoming customers.

Diving into the symbolism of the colours, Pink being Medplus’ primary colour, it means to bring forth good health, nurture, compassion, and comfort which by so doing a pharmacy with what it stands for gives off that aura, and not to leave out the green which generally means nature, growth, health, and wellness, which all perfectly aligns with the pharmacy’s purpose. That is why we incorporated these two colours repeatedly around the store, to make its purpose not just inviting but also passing the right information.

Integration of green as its secondary colour were used in areas like, the natural moss wall as the counter area backdrop, as well as the suspended artificial greenery in the middle of the pharmacy ceiling biophilia enabling customers connect conveniently with nature. This colour as well can be found at the walk in of the pharmacy where natural plants are placed in vases to keep it growing and healthy as well as keeping the down to earth feel in plants.

One of the most intentional and creative pieces on this design journey with Medplus are the carefully crafted and sculpted shelves, made to take the shape of a conventional capsule, a form that is very much familiar in the pharmacy world. With that customers get to spend more time carefully picking out what they need from the shelves while admiring the concept behind creating a well-structured and inviting pharmacy such as MEDPLUS. 

Prissy Micheals Fashion Store, Lagos, Nigeria

Welcome to Prissy Michael’s Collection new store, where the oasis of fashion has been crafted with luxury and style. As requested by the client, DHK Designs created a space where exploring fashion trends in the store comes with ease and comfort while keeping you visiting as often as unexpected.

Further into the compound is a lounging area accompanied by an umbrella tent, with wooden chairs that has mint green cushions and backrest pillows that blends well with the green scenery of plants around it.

Further into the compound is a lounging area accompanied by an umbrella tent, with wooden chairs that has mint green cushions and backrest pillows that blends well with the green scenery of plants around it.

Stepping into the building presents the realm of a gold coloured theme that gives warmth and luxury, from the bright yellow-gold painted walls, to the chandeliers hanging from the ceilings, the warm lighting that is installed all around the corners as it ignites the beauty of the floors and walls. The beautiful hangers, racks, ornately carved gold-framed mirrors and wooden shelf in the office, all pleated in gold, giving off the richness in quality designs.

Taking a closer peek at the interiors of the building, DHK Designs implemented everything it stands for, by bringing to light, exquisite ornaments to beautify the space, pieces of plants and flowers (to bring nature into the room), quality furniture, well stationed glass shelves (to keep the bags and shades), beautiful walk-in shoes and bags closet that has side stools which one can sit and try them on.

Going up the beautiful stairs with marble tiled floors is the office & work section, where the brainstorming takes place and private team meetings.

Moreover, as the CEO of Prissy Michael’s Collection, we did our very best create a working space that gives her the opportunity to be creative and think freely as well as feeling congenial while at work. Same goes for the co-workers, as we made available sectioned out rooms for relaxation & pep talks; implementing the vision, values and work ethics of the brand was smooth ride for us at DHK Designs.


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