The Man Shop Corporate Office: Final Reveal

We are rolling out several project reveals this month, each one is so unique and we’re so excited to share! We’re starting off with a project that we were a bit behind on revealing after the photoshoot, which also happens to be one of our first commercial jobs!


Introducing, The Man Shop Corporate Office! Anyone local to Spokane will be familiar with this barbershop franchise known for it’s fun, quirky, and bold personality. Catering to quick but quality men’s haircuts, my husband and now my little man of 2 years old have enjoyed their pampering from The Man Shop. I was so excited when their local owner trio reached out to me for this project! What a fun group of people to work with and it was an honor to bring their brand and company to the next level with the design of their first large-scale corporate office.

We had a range of goals to complete, from consulting on the exterior finishes and signage for the new construction building, to working through the interior layouts to ensure functionality was maximized for the growing team’s current needs and future possibilities. The team wanted to bring in their brand’s personality while also elevating it to the corporate world.


The main areas in the building and design included the reception area alongside an exciting peekaboo of the branded training room to meet the company’s need for growth and education for new hires, private offices for the owners and support team, a storage and receiving area for all merchandise and products, and a large open space with modular seating and a kitchen to serve large gatherings, conferences, and a variety of other functions.


One of my favorite design and architectural features of the overall space was the addition of ceiling “clouds.” These rectangular panels drop lighting down from the extra tall ceilings and added visual interest to the large span of ceiling space. I’m so happy the team was open to this idea! I feel it’s such a big part of the incredible end result of the large gathering space! I really can’t visualize this space without that detail now!

Modern and sleek details throughout the spaces feel clean and cool, but we didn’t want to miss out on some opportunities to bring in contrast, texture, pattern, and pops of color where we could. From the kitchen countertops, backsplash, and pendant lights, to the wood paneled focal wall of the reception area and bold color of the training room, among other details such as patterned tile in the bathrooms (not shown).


A big showstopper piece among furnishings we sourced was the custom designed T-shape conference table. It sits 11+ people for video conferences across the region as their franchise continues to expand. Various other seating areas include modular sofas allowing for rearrangement based on the company’s needs and events. Not to mention the inviting feeling of different “meet and greet” spots.

We had so much fun working through all parts of the design on this project! From exterior to interior to those final details of furnishings and decor! Big congratulations to this company for a well-deserved incredible office space as the franchise continues to flourish!