Watermark Baton Rouge Hotel

Originally a bank in 1925 and a state office building in the 1960s, The Watermark reimagines Baton Rouge’s first skyscraper as it celebrates historic details such as the bank’s vault.

Built in 1925 as the Louisiana National Bank and then renovated as the State Office Building in the 1960s, the client wanted to revive Baton Rouge's first skyscraper to its former glory and transform it into an upscale, boutique hotel. The overall design needed to capture the building's history through time—the 1920s, 1960s and present day. The interior design style for this project was based around blending Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and contemporary elements to create an eclectic aesthetic that transcends time. The artistically weathered multi-tone color of the carpet provided the design team with an effective solution for addressing floor operational maintenance in a high use event space application with beautifully designed running line carpet. The rich hues and subtle nuances in color provide for a timeless aesthetic with a modern flair. The carpet was the perfect fit for a creating a thought-provoking design addition, one that represents the building's transformation and creates an engaging exhibit-like quality. Additionally, Shaw Dye Lab carpet tile provided a fitting solution as both the project and product represents, as well as, promotes thoughtful reuse of existing materials.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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