Archive for September, 2014

How to Design a Conference Room

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Conference room design

When it comes to creating a productive conference room for your business, attention to detail is necessary. If you want a conference room to reach its full potential, you cannot just simply throw a table and chairs into a room. Planning is helpful and some decisions must be made before furniture is even purchased for the conference room. Here are some details you should consider while designing a conference room:

  1. Size- Consider the size of room you are working with along with the size of your staff. Choose a table that will be able to fit in the room comfortably. You should then choose chairs that will allow staff members to sit comfortably in the room and around the table. A room that is too tight of a fit could cut down on overall productivity.
  2. Atmosphere- You should determine what type of atmosphere you would like to have in your conference room. If you want a more serious atmosphere with a person in charge, choose a rectangular table. This will allow an individual to sit at the head of the table and could lead meetings as an authoritative figure. If you would like a more casual atmosphere with everyone working as equals, choose a circular table. This will allow everyone to be seated evenly and allow a better flow of collaboration.
  3. Décor- Make sure your table and chairs flow with the rest of the conference room décor. Depending on the size of your room, include file cabinets or shelving units that match the table and chairs you have picked. Choose décor after you decide on a table and chairs. Your table will be the main focus of your conference room, so other décor should revolve around the table.
  4. Functionality- Decide what functions your table will need to serve. If computers or phones will be used at the table, make sure electrical outlets are easily accessible. If projects will be worked on in the room, make sure there will be enough space to work comfortably.

 

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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The Changing World of Hotel Interior Design

Friday, September 19th, 2014

hotel interior design

Hotels are continuously changing their interior designs to stay up to date for their guests. In today’s society, guests are expecting more from their hotel experience than just a bed to sleep in.  Because of these changes, hotel interior design trends are beginning to reflect those changes.

Hotel Interior Design Trends

  1. Lobbies- The lobby of a hotel will be presenting the first impression for your guests. Instead of simply housing the front desk, the hotel lobby is now becoming a communal space for hotels. While still housing the front desk, the lobby now provides a meeting area for groups while also providing more private areas to charge and work on electrical devices.
  2. Guest Rooms- The rooms that guests will be staying are seeing major face lifts. The interior of these rooms are beginning to include more colors and textures rather than the traditional patterns that are typically found. The guest rooms are also becoming for device-friendly while also allowing guests to feel more at home.
  3. Green- With the economy in its current state, hotels are constantly finding ways to save money while also being environmentally friendly. This means subtle changes to help save water and energy throughout the hotel. More hotels are washing bath towels once the guests leave instead of every night. Larger windows are being installed to allow more natural light to enter guest rooms.
  4. Bathrooms- Previously, bathrooms were deigned to be minimal spaces to allow more room for the guest in the bedroom area. Now, more attention is being placed on the bathroom design to create a more luxurious experience for guests. More room, larger bathtubs, and oversized towels are available to help guests feel relaxed and pampered.
  5. Restaurants- A hotel restaurant is now becoming a major draw for the hotel itself. Restaurants within hotels are now creating their own theme to draw attention to not only themselves, but the hotel as a whole.

 

Hotel Interior Design with Edwards and Hill

 

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish hospitality businesses as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

Source:

http://freshome.com/2013/08/20/the-11-fastest-growing-trends-in-hotel-interior-design/

 

Colors in the Classroom: Beneficial or Distracting?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Colors help in the Classroom

With the school year beginning across the state of Maryland, many teachers are taking the time to step back and observe their students within their new classroom. While some teachers enjoy decorating every area of their classroom, some teachers prefer a plain white classroom. Although too many decorations can become distracting for students within a classroom, studies have shown that different colors within the classroom and other areas of a school can benefit students in different ways. In an article written by Perkins and Will Associate Kathie Engelbrecht, colors can help improve overall productivity within a classroom while also helping the different systems within the human body.

After reviewing a study performed by Antonio F. Torrice, certain colors have been proven to help with the different systems of a student. The study results are as follows:

  1. Violet- Nonverbal skills
  2. Yellow- Cardiopulmonary system
  3. Red- Motor skills
  4. Blue- Eyes, nose, ear functions
  5. Orange- Circulatory system
  6. Green- Speech

 

While the effects of colors on each student may vary, it could be helpful for teachers to consider the results of the study as they decorate and arrange their classroom. As teachers begin to learn about their new students, they can adjust their classroom interior to meet the needs of each student. Studies have also shown that generally, having colors in the classroom can have several benefits for students. These benefits include:

  1. Place Identity- Developing a color plan within a primary school setting can aide in “wayfinding” for younger students.
  2. Easy on the Eyes- Providing a colorful area for students to look at in contrast to the black and white lines of text can help relieve some eye strain they might experience during the day.
  3. Development Support- Each student is different, but most students will respond to colors in a certain way. By changing the colors that surround students as they grow older can assist in their overall development during their school years.
  4. Accuracy- In a study performed by the United States Navy, certain colors within a classroom can help to improve the accuracy of students along with their overall productivity.

 

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish educational settings as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, hospitality businesses, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.

 

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

 

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Source:

http://sdpl.coe.uga.edu/HTML/W305.pdf

 

Baltimore Horseshoe Casino: Open for Business

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Baltimore Horseshoe Casino

Last Tuesday was the opening of the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, which Edwards and Hill proudly helped furnish, as well as Maryland’s other casino Maryland Live! When guests enter the casino, they will be greeted by crystal chandeliers, slot machines, cocktail waitresses, and blackjack tables.

 

Owner of the new casino, Caesars Entertainment, has made it a goal to bring the gaming industry to post industrial cities, including Maryland. While many were against the new casino in Baltimore, the mayor’s promise of reduced property taxes and increased money given to recreational centers and schools as helped to soften the harsh criticism surrounding the casino. The casino is already responsible for generating at least 2,000 jobs in the construction industry as well as at least 1,700 jobs within the casino itself.

 

The casino opening is not only great for the Baltimore area, but great exposure for Edwards and Hill as a smaller furniture company. With both casinos on our resume, Edwards and Hill has taken the next step into making a name for ourselves among the bigger named furniture companies and providers. As mentioned in our previous blog, those involved in the gaming industry are looking to smaller providers to help furnish their lobbies and facilities. The casino has

 

 

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish local casinos as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, hospitality businesses, educational settings, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries. The new casino has already seen progress, with 15,000 guests recorded for the opening night.

 

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

 

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Source:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/with-the-horseshoe-casino-baltimore-adds-to-the-urban-gambling-jackpot/2014/08/25/3b0ae492-28a3-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-08-27/business/bs-bz-horseshoe-folo-20140827_1_chad-barnhill-horseshoe-casino-baltimore-gaming-control-agency