By Megan Leblond
Dated and unappealing, this office space needed to be transformed into a contemporary doctor’s office. To do so, the room was gutted of existing walls and the wallpaper and border were painstakingly removed.
Our next step was to determine our design palette. We placed samples of tile, carpet and wood flooring next to each other and next to paint chips. The goal was to create a sophisticated and natural feel.
On the unfinished floor we mapped out the space to understand where different elements would meet and add to the overall feel. This is a great way to better understand space and make simple modifications before the pieces of the puzzle are installed.
Next, we primed the walls in order to better understand the light in the space and make color decisions without the influence of the old cornflower blue.
Golds, forest greens, and a teal blues were present in the carpet we selected. Honey-colored wood flooring and a cool, gray-toned tiles were chosen. We constructed an exam room, several report rooms and a theater space with a rounded wall.
To create a confidant, stable and intimate feel, darker colors were chosen for the exam and report spaces. Because the large open room had less natural light, we chose a light sage and cream color for the common area used by the secretary, doctor and patients.
The colors we used were Panacea 6002-3A, Belle Grove Moss 6002-3C, Woodlawn Lace 3006-10C and Fairmont Suite Gold 3003-8A.
Please Remember: When attempting a project of any scale, make sure to record evidence of friends and loved ones who help you. It’s always fun to reminisce about hard work completed!