#StationPlace (Commercial)

Intracoastal Interiors was approached by Glenn Real Estate Group to furnish and redesign two existing lobbies in the Station Place building in Wilmington, NC. Upon my initial visit to the space, I left feeling that the building had a lot of potential but was too dark and in need of an updated color palette and fixtures. The lobbies featured handsome marble tiled floors and wood paneling, but the similarly toned paint color on the walls and ceilings didn’t allow for enough contrast to let these features shine. Additionally, the lighting fixtures were very heavy and formal, and didn’t put out enough light to sufficiently illuminate the space.

I chose two shades of off-white paint, Benjamin Moore Sea Pearl and Elmira White, to brighten up the walls and ceilings above the line of the paneling and to paint over a dated faux finish within the raised ceiling detail. A windowless stairwell connecting the two lobbies was also repainted, and freshened with new commercial carpeting from Shaw.


New light fixtures were specified with an emphasis on scale and brightness. I wanted to fill these spaces with as much light as I could to help visitors feel welcome and employees entering their office building everyday feel energized. I chose exposed bulb fixtures in brushed and polished nickel finishes for a contemporary yet classic look that would give off plenty of light while adding interest and gravity to what before felt like cavernous open ceilings.


When it came time to search for furnishings, my focus was on selecting quality, durable pieces that were also stylish and sophisticated. I used lots of leather and mixed metals to embrace the more masculine elements of the existing lobby finishes, and employed the repetition of geometric shapes and clean lines to ground the space and give it a cohesive, sleek appeal.


This transformation was completed with the addition of a commissioned oil painting by local artist Rachel Kastner, which depicts the beauty of our coastal environment in a serene, abstracted marsh landscape. This work of art brought in the color that was lacking in the first floor lobby and added a natural and bespoke element to the space that I like to bring to all of my work.


If you need assistance to make your office or commercial space a beautiful reflection of your business, let’s talk! We can work with any type of business and budget!

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    Nancy Miller
  • Jenny is amazing at what she does. She exceeded my expectations and helped me turn my house into a home. She was flexible and worked around my schedule and was able to get me the best products within my budget.

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  • Really enjoyed working with Jenny Lackey. She has great ideas works, quickly and very flexibly with appointments. She even accommodated my schedule by coming on Sunday. Highly recommend her.

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    Michael Senter
  • We called Jenny after she was referred to us from a neighbor. She got to work right away by finding out what it was we wanted in a new kitchen remodel. We knew she understood us when she presented the design board for our kitchen. Jenny assisted us in picking our paint colors, tile back splash, lighting fixtures as well as flooring and cabinet hardware, all of which we love. Being new to the Wilmington area we didn't know many people and Jenny was instrumental in getting us in touch with wonderful painters, flooring and drywall contractors, as well as tile and granite showrooms. We would definitely work with Jenny again and would recommend her to anyone looking for an interior designer.

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    Michele Mise Brandon
  • Jenny was a pleasure to work with on a remodeling project including two dated commercial lobbies and a stairwell. The process was seamless and her attention to detail and level of communication was second to none. I would strongly recommend her for any interior design related project.

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    Daniel Glenn
  • We were introduced to Jenny & Intracoastal Interiors by our builders, who have used Jenny in the design end of projects they have worked on. Our experience with Jenny was exceptional! She is extraordinarily personable, listens to what your design goals are & works toward that end, is very adept at resourcing design options at all price levels, timely in communication & sharing ideas, & has access to a multitude of resources. Our project was a beach house that we were working on from out of town, & Jenny was very accomodating in going to the job site when needed & efficiently communicating with our builder & project manager.We couldn't be more pleased with the design help we received from Jenny at Intracoastal Interiors!

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    Thomas Stone
  • Working with Jenny was exceptional. She is very resourceful and has connections to the vendors and technical resources needed to make a dream come to fruition. What drew me to choose Intracoastal Interiors for our living room and den projects was that I could tell she would be someone who got me to the Finish. Throughout the process she listened, measured, searched for products and gave insightful opinions when necessary. As a busy mom myself, she made our move into our new home effortless by scoping products at stores and taking me to see the key ones. She managed our project within budget and really found us quality, fun, stylish pieces that I would've never found myself.We hosted our first party this past week in our new spaces and everyone felt comfortable and kept commenting on how perfect the house was. I had to admit - I had some very accessible, expert help - from Intracoastal Interiors.

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    Leah Bussert

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