This basement cafeteria was designed for the Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company located in Glenview, IL. The cafeteria was enlarged by 15’-0” to provide more seating and circulation space as the old space was too densely packed with furniture. The flooring was selected to be the main focus in the space. The carpet tiles have random multi-colored lines which give the room a vibrant and lively feel. We wanted the room to be an enjoyable place where employees could both relax and socialize. A variety of seating arrangements were provided including bar height, booths and community tables. Abstract giclee artwork decorates the walls and splashes of lime green paint further animate the room for the “fun factor”. Light maple wood laminate was used for table tops to introduce nature. Simple white seating provides relief from the vibrant colors and the general wall color is a light cream to give the room warmth.