5 Tips for Creating a High Tech & High Style Conference Room

The best meetings happen when you are surrounded by good technology, luxurious style, and good people!  Here are a few tips that will help you think about planning a functional and fabulous design: 

1. Technology and the Table 

Sage Interiors is well versed in working with Atlantic Aviation's Tech Department to coordinate electrical power from the floor with table bases and sleek grommets in the table top for easy access. We assured that there is ample room for the large scale screen for media. The table shown here in Charleston has a nice feature - ALL bases accept power and there is a trough within the table for the power which means we can place grommets at any point in the table top that is needed.  There are many choices of table tops, table bases, wood finishes and edge details. 

2. Lighting 

The Charleston lighting design combines ambient, direct and accent lighting to give you multiple light levels for any meeting activity. Also note the art appears as if you were looking out of an airplane, making this room the perfect place to buy or sell airplanes! 

3. Conference Room Finishes 

The Reno FBO conference room below used a specialty carpet to support a Tahoe theme with branches depicting nature.  Along with leather stitched wallcovering, a canvas oil painting of Lake Tahoe from the air painted by a local artist and a live edge console table - this room sets the stage for high mountain style. And, yes, the wire mesh basket on the table has aspen branches and moss gathered from the shores of the lake. All these details do not go unnoticed by your customers. 

Another Tahoe theme conference room - Don't forget the COLOR!  

4.  Chairs 

Comfortable and durable chairs are a must for long meetings! The chair we have been using is ultra comfortable and comes in a variety of metal finishes and leathers that range from a sleek modern look for Burbank to a distressed leather for Portland. 

4. Themed Art 

Finding the right image that fits a regional style and adds the right amount of color is essential to the success of the overall design.  At Orlando Executive, this sunrise photo is stunning and brings the room to life. 

5. Branded Accessories 

We never overlook details at Sage Interiors and are happy to have added a personal touch to the conference experience with a branded logo crystal pitcher and glasses, complete with a themed tray and ice bucket. 

BONUS TIP:  Make mobile technology available in the lobby at your FBO. Here in Charleston, we created a "Tech Center" where each location at this gorgeous granite bar has two outlets as well as tables with pop-up-outlets for charging. This high technology is surrounded by a traditional brick and a wave pattern wall with stone and metal accents your clients on the go.  

Marilee Wintz
Marilee Wintz