Off we go to Richmond! Last month, I attended a networking event hosted by the Virginia Production Alliance at Plant Zero on 4th Street. The building is a converted warehouse or factory, and was decorated inside with hanging fabrics and twinkle lights; it was a chic combination of rough brick and modern elegance. The bathroom also had that marriage of rough and refined…except it reminded me of the morning after, not the night of!
The first thing that caught my eye was the red, subterranean plumbing pipe emerging from the floor. I don’t know what it really is, or why it’s there, but it’s the first thing you see when you walk in. Currently, it functions as a pedestal for an air fresher.
The interior was lovely in low light; the countertop and fixtures are tasteful and clean, the little flower vase fits with the overall aesthetic, and the color scheme is beautiful. It’s modern with a simple elegance. The lovely hanging lanterns would be a simple touch in keeping with the arty chic of the main meeting room…but as many of them have come loose and lay listlessly about the room, spilling harsh light and languishing behind toilets, they remind one of a tasteful wedding followed by a killer reception.
The other notable feature is the location of the toilet paper; it is right in front of you on the back of the stall door! It makes perfect sense – it is in your eye line and easy reach. It just looks funny to me when the door is swung open.