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Featured Client: The Common House

In Featured Client by Carole Peter

The Common House, Richmond’s newest co-working space and social club, opened its doors on October 15th. With its flagship location based in Charlottesville, co-founders Ben Pfinsgraff and Derek Sieg decided to expand the community to Richmond. The Richmond Common House is located at 305 W. Broad Street in the Arts District and offers monthly memberships ranging from $50 for out-of-town members to $225 for couples.

This 25,000-square-foot historic building serves as an event venue, co-working space, hangout spot, restaurant, and bar. The entry level houses the event space for weddings and other gatherings, as well as a coffee shop. For movie viewing and high-quality vino sipping, step down into the basement to the screening room and wine cellar! You’ll find the co-working space on the second floor, and the third floor offers designated office spaces for rent. The top floor boasts a restaurant, bar, billiards, and intimate seating areas. Did someone say rooftop pool? Yes! A terrace bar and pool top off this modern social club in style.

Specialty’s Engagement with the Richmond Common House

Specialty Drapery had the privilege of leaving our mark on the Richmond Common House, working closely with Hanover Avenue’s interior designers to carry out their design vision. The Charlottesville Common House provided a leaping-off point for the Richmond location’s style and aesthetic, but the designers incorporated elements unique to the River City into the design as well.

The Common House wanted a modern look layered upon the property’s historic charm, so they did not go with drapery. Instead, they opted for roller shades and shutters. They chose Hunter Douglas shutters for the tall, elegant windows that overlook one of the side streets on the entry floor. The second and third floors utilized manually-operated rollers shades, and they selected motorized roller shades in the restaurant area.

Specialty Drapery’s window treatment consultant Allie Spurrier stepped in partway through the engagement at the time materials were ordered. She loves the Common House concept and thoroughly enjoyed working closely with Hanover Avenue to carry their design vision to completion. Not to mention, Allie has a unique connection to the project. She is the maid of honor in her best friend’s wedding, and the venue is the Common House! Allie says that it’s special to see Specialty Drapery’s stamp on the place where her best friend will be married.

Specialty Drapery is delighted with the results of our work at the Richmond Common House. As people work, play, eat, and gather at this modern social club, our window treatments will subtly contribute to their experience.

Since 1967, Specialty Drapery has provided the highest quality of window treatment solutions to the Mid-Atlantic region. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and relentless pursuit of customer delight. Contact us to schedule your design consultation.