The culture of your organisation is on show at reception. Clients, potential partners and prospective employees gain their first impression, current staff can take pride in the place they work.
Alongside your confidence and character, meeting practical needs and making people welcome shows your understanding of business. Good hospitality is a reflection of appreciating a client’s position.
They can learn more about you and your brand. Subtlety is needed but still good to display your ethos, perhaps charities you support, a little history, company literature available to browse.
Caring For Visitors
Letting guests see your image is great, although they will have their own concerns. They may need to get work done while they wait, drinks facilities will help, above all, they are at a service point.
Ensuring your reception staff can see where people sit matters, thinking about small needs. An umbrella stand in the rain, do they want a wifi key, keeping people up to date with timings, or delays.
The environment counts, a level temperature is better than sat by a door, natural lighting will be welcomed, a side table is really useful.
Morgan Stewart Interiors consider these points because each one is part of design. They should be carefully planned in, as part of a welcoming statement.
Furniture and Fittings
There is a trend to theme reception areas. This can make sense, although so can an elegant, tranquil colour scheme and high quality fixtures. Above all, creating continuity from reception to the rest of the building is assuring.
The funishings you choose can help build trust. Also worth remembering that people are not in reception all day, not being too complicated helps key design features have more impact.
A few plants, or good art work can differentiate the area, careful use of texture and finish. A fine reception desk a good example, which can make an impression and should allow easy eye contact with reception staff, not hide them.
That feeling of contact and support is enhanced by choosing furniture which doesn’t cram the space you have. Designing in space allows guests composure and privacy, further aspects of trust.
Design From Morgan Stewart
We naturally look after every element, from storage needs, to IT and audio visual, including tucked away cabling. The seating we select for your visitors, or your staff will be durable and comfortable.
Before any of those points, our designers want to understand your needs, your operation, your message. They will listen carefully, to ensure your reception design enhances your building and your business.
Our professional installation teams take equal care, to build an accessible, welcoming reception area, a core part of commercial design. If we can help look after your visitors, we hope you will get in touch.