Good Morning and Happy Sunday! We are so very excited to finally release the first event space our firm has had the opportunity to work on. The Clay Theatre, located in Green Cove Springs, was a historic renovation of the old town movie theater.
The re-design of the Clay Theatre was inspired by the Art Deco movement, with a modern improvement. We worked closely with Basham & Lucas Design Group to coordinate the interior and exterior styles. Cohesively coming together to produce one holistic design that has put a smile on our clients face and catch the attention of over 50 lucky couples who have already planned their weddings here.
As you can see within the exterior facade elements, which was designed by Basham & Lucas Design Group, they included many Art Deco elements in the re-design of the building. We wanted to design the interior to compliment the beautiful exterior by continuing this style throughout with a fresh modern take.
Upon entering the lobby you are greeted by a floor tile that draws your eye directly to where the party happens. This room is accentuated with a clean white square wall trim adding texture to the walls.
The space was designed for cocktail hour before events and weddings begin. There is a table focused in the center of the room for hors d'oeuvres and greeting cards. The lobby is light and airy providing a relaxing experience for its’ guests.
The clients wanted to keep the old ticket booth when the building was re-designed for wedding photo-op’s and other events.
As you walk further into the lobby you are greeted by tile, tile and more stunning tile. This space came together so well and truly sets the tone for this amazing event venue.
DESIGNER’S FAVORITE DETAIL:
"The re-design of the Clay Theatre was one of the first projects I began working on when I started at Micamy Design Studio. I had so much fun detailing the custom bar tile in the lobby. It was amazing watching something I drew come to life for others to appreciate.”
- Victoria Vigarino
Directly above the lobby is the bridal suite. Bridal parties are able to enjoy total privacy while getting ready… not to mention a perfect photo-op alongside their loved ones. This room was carefully space planned by our design team to ensure that the bride is as comfortable and relaxed as possible on her big day.
The bride’s room furniture is very simple yet elegant. The whole room was well thought out to include plenty of storage, electrical outlets and perfect make-up light to ensure that the bridal party had everything they needed on such a special day.
We continued this adorable stone flower tile into the bridal suite restroom and accented it with a classic Carrara marble look.
LEAD DESIGNER’S FAVORITE DETAIL:
“I visited the job site when the interior of the old theatre was completely demolished. I was able to gain a better understanding of the existing structure and knew I wanted a design that would allow everyone to see some of the original ceiling. I also realized that the wall that had the movie screen became even bigger which provided an opportunity to provide a subtle Art Deco element on the inside. I thought the wall needed a little more oomph so we designed the stepped walls to have an ombré affect as well as LED rope lighting that can be changed to any color.”
- Michele Brown
The groom’s room is located at the back of the building as you exit the event hall. It creates the perfect space for groomsmen to chill out before the festivities begin. We are obsessed with how the chevron trim work on the walls turned out.
DESIGNER’S FAVORITE DETAIL:
“It’s not every day your client asks for a Art Deco inspired room! Clay Theatre as a whole was so fun to select furniture for, but the Groom’s Room was by far my favorite room to design. This space was designed with the groom in mind! From the modern leather sofa, to the wet bar, and plenty of space to relax before walking down the aisle, this room is ready for him and his pals.”
- Jade Porter
The courtyard can be accessed from the street or through the event hall. It is a vast open space curated for ceremonies and parties. The isle is accented by turf on either side to ensure for a picture perfect event year round.
The focal wall in the courtyard was designed to simply set the stage for the couple to customize their altar as they see fit. This also allows for a great public speaker back drop or a DJ booth to be located.
Last but not least are the courtyard restrooms. As you can see we made sure that every room within this venue received proper attention. We used the same finishes in each restroom but we had fun with feminine and masculine lighting between the two.
We hoped you enjoyed walking through this project! Stay tuned in to our Instagram for all of our current projects as we document them from start to finish.