this is my second project working with dr. lassiter, do you remember the henri bendel inspired master bedroom i designed last year? his dental practice was in need of an update and he asked for my help to transform the tired, dated waiting room into something modern and appealing. say no more, once i saw the space, i immediately knew what had to be done.
it bodes well that dr. lassiter is a lover of mid-century design as am i. pulling together the design board was a breeze. i was actually inspired by walking through the older parts of the office. i saw yellow and aqua exam chairs and x-ray equipment from the 70's and thought, that's a great color combo, i'll start there! an added bonus, i was finally able to use my favorite rug ever!!!
i wanted to add a few soft items to the space, pillows for the sofa and two new upholstered cornices. i chose these fabrics to go with our scheme.
the office has seen two additions over the years, so the waiting room ceiling was broken up by bulkheads. the ceilings also had the dreaded 'popcorn' texture, and since i wanted to center a new overhead fixture in each of the three ceiling spaces, we decided to use a 'skip trowel' treatment to cover the old texture. love these jonathan adler fixtures for this office!
the existing seating arrangement consisted of twelve bulky chairs. i knew i wanted to add a sofa and still boost the seating count. with an apartment sized sofa and sleeker seating, the office comfortably accommodates fifteen patrons without looking cluttered. i love the lines of these chairs and the faux leather is easy to keep clean.
i found these great lamps at the mitchell gold + bob williams store in atlanta while lindsey and i were there attending market. they were the perfect fit for this office!
take a look at the original design board...
it took two days to demo a planter box, take out the old carpet, lay new wood flooring, retexture the ceilings, paint the walls and install the lights, blinds, cornices and art. before we see the finished product, let's go back and see where we started...
and where we ended up...
the waiting room is phase one, our next goal is to revive the rest of the office; exam rooms, common spaces, etc. this is the fourth dental office i've had the pleasure of working on and i can't wait to tackle the rest of it!
design is a way of life.