Chic Houston Office Earns National Love

High-powered PR firm's stunning downtown office honored in Interior Design's Best of Year Awards

Stunning Houston office saluted in Interior Design Best of Year Awards

News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
The stunning interiors of Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations recognized as finalist in Interior Design Best of Year awards. Photo by Eric Laignel
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
A glass wall separates the office foyer from the elevator bank. Photo by Eric Laignel
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
Contemporary art provides splashes of color in the white-on-white interiors. Photo by Eric Laignel
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
A marble slab table serves as the "water cooler" where staff and visitors meet and greet. Photo by Eric Laignel
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
The 21 employees have well-defined, though open work spaces. Photo by Eric Laignel
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The office is perched in an 11th floor corner of the Niels Esperson Building. Photo by Eric Laignel
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
Design by MaRS, Mayfield and Ragni Studio. Photo by Eric Laignel
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015
News, Shelby, Dancie Ware PR office, Dec. 2015

The team at Houston-based MaRS, Mayfield and Ragni Studio is kicking up its heels over the fact that their design for the Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations office in the Niels Esperson Building was one of four small office designs highlighted in Interior Design's Best of Year Awards.

The announcement was made in New York earlier this month with close to 1,000 design industry leaders on hand. Taking the lead in the small office category was Vicland, a developer in Melbourne, Australia, that office created by the Australia-based design firm of Travis Walton Architecture.

MaRS, Mayfield and Ragni Studio's DPWPR office also was honored last spring with PaperCity's top award for Commercial Interior Design or Architectural Design, Office or Public Space.

“I admired previous spaces that MaRS designed so I gave them carte blanche to show me their vision," Dancie Perugini Ware said. "My only direction was for the space to have energy, a refined sensibility, an open concept for creative collaboration and that I was able to incorporate my existing collection of vintage mid-century furniture. The results were nothing short of stunning!”

High-gloss white floors, walls and ceiling contribute to the sleek sensibility of the space that is separated from the elevator bank by glass walls. Contemporary artworks provide splashes of color throughout the office that is anchored in a corner perch on the 11th floor.