Uptown’s Newest Luxury High-Rise Showcases Interiors And Commissioned Art In Lobby
Dallas – Award-winning interior architecture firm Moore Design Group has unveiled its latest creation with the opening of the Marquis on McKinney, the latest and most stunning upscale high-rise apartment building in Dallas, located at 3324 McKinney Avenue.
Moore Design Group’s outstanding interiors reflect the commitment of developer CWS Apartment Homes LLC to provide a fully realized interior design style from the lobby up.
“We know that today’s urban professional will appreciate an upscale feeling of being at home from the moment they enter the lobby,” said Stephanie Moore, president of Moore Design Group. “Everything we created in the public spaces is designed to make residents and their guests feel at home and cared for.”
In addition to the outstanding lobby, Moore Design Group also applied its unique vision to the finish-out for all units, the 10th Floor fitness facility and the model unit.
The distinctive look of the public space of the Marquis on McKinney features clean, modern areas punctuated with large windows opening onto a bustling streetscape. Large spaces are carved into smaller, intimate gathering areas that contribute to a sense of warmth and comfort.
Moore Design Group has inhabited the lobby with more than 50% custom pieces, in furniture, rugs, and decorative items.
Residents feel surrounded by luxury and enduring style throughout the building. Residents are greeted at the entrance by four monumental pylons bringing great architectural clarity to the entrance, only to be further enhanced by custom-made etched glass panels spilling a “falling rock” pattern. The floor is defined by two five-foot-diameter circles with Italian Maluka black pebbles, inset into a floor of oversized imported Italian tiles laid in a random pattern.
Off the lobby, the Cyber Café contains three state-of-the-art Sony VAIO laptop computers placed on specially designed tables at a comfortable banquette. The entire area is dramatically lighted with three hand-blown ceiling fixtures complemented in a tobacco glaze finish.
Kitchenette, Gathering Areas, Library Alcove
Residents will delight in the rituals of morning coffee or evening wine tasting at the lobby kitchenette, which boasts top-of-the-line appliances and custom-milled cabinetry. Two intimate gathering areas encourage convivial resident socializing and informality. A cozy library alcove is the perfect place to relax with a good book or the morning paper. The adjoining corner banquette with seating for ten spotlights Thai silk tufted pillows below a dramatic oversized mirror.
Residents’ Lounge, Conference Room, Leasing Area
Across the lobby, a resident lounge area is defined by lush and comfortable furnishings embellished with distinctive custom rugs and an oversized custom cocktail table, integrating hidden storage for magazines. An oxford louvered armoire is topped with a 19th century Thai wood ox cart carving and an outsized dripping-glaze vase. A conference room with seating for eight is anchored by a gallery trestle console. A commissioned art work above the console is complemented by a notable silver lamp, with a breathtaking saffron-lined scarlet shade.
In the leasing area, two distinctive desks in sleek ebony and stainless steel marry the best of modernity. The unusual frosted inset modesty panels combined with the application of leather stitching and scarlet piping on the custom guest chairs ensure the first impression a prospective resident has is one of luxury and comfort.
Textures and Color Palette
Unusual textures exemplify the trademark signature design of Moore Design Group, and the approach is in evidence in the Marquis on McKinney lobby. A wide variety of tactile surfaces delight the eye and create the stimulus for touch through the use of materials such as brushed stainless steel, silk fabrications, intricate wood carvings, acrylic, glass, stone, Maluka pebbles, and more.
The color palette of finely tuned hues provides warmth and sophistication. The rooms and their contents are interwoven in tones of berry, mocha, sesame seed, sandalwood, dark ash, licorice, gravel, and lichen.
Commissioned Art Work and Accent Pieces
Throughout the project are thoughtfully chosen art and accent pieces that enhance the ambience of this urban oasis. Five commissioned acrylic-on-canvas paintings by Texas native Geoff Hager enrich the warmth of the interiors and add color and vibrancy to the mélange of patterns. Mr. Hager’s vision as an artist is to engage the viewer in his exploration of light and color and its effects on texture.
Unusual accent pieces include a 19th century Borneo figure and a Thai Lanna finial set into vertical niches on either side of the entrance to the mail kiosk facility and resident elevators.