Chameleon Design Featured Project: Waterman Junction, Barstow

Chameleon Design Featured Project: Waterman Junction, Barstow

For this project, Chameleon Design transformed the Harvey House restaurant in the middle of Barstow into an information center launching a new 80,000 home development. Dating back to 1885, the building used to be an old railroad depot. The building’s historical designation lead to considerable construction constraints. We made it work for us by drawing on original features such as the Doric columns, box beam ceilings and hammered copper chandeliers to infuse elements of the past with fresh modern styling.

 Original columns at entry.


 Bold patterns on upholstered chairs recall the feel of a passenger train car and standing displays resolve the problem of no wall space.
 On the solitary usable wall, one finds an enormous map suspended with steel and custom wood framing.


 Welcoming windows, lively carpet tiles, and a rich gem-like palette all signal a Barstow with vitality, history and community where new residents and homeowners can imagine beginning a new.