Last month my dentist, Dr. Jared Slovan, asked if I would design his waiting room. He shares this space with three other dentists, all with different styles. The space is approximately 12’x15′ and the criteria was that we had to have seating for 10+ patients, had to incorporate arm chairs, magazine storage, newspaper and book display and not to use the color purple, :). I was very excited for the opportunity and went right to work. I wanted the room to appeal to the masses and have a timeless quality, not too trendy and definitely not boring. Here is the before:
The room felt dark, the wallpapered walls had been painted over, the furniture was in disrepair, and the chairrail (though practical) cut the room in half and the carpet needed replaced.
So we removed the wallpaper, tore up the carpet and slate tile at the entry, scraped the popcorn ceiling, and updated the recessed lighting.
We added crown moulding, ebony colored bamboo flooring, painted the walls Analytical Gray by Sherwin Williams and freshened up the trim and ceiling with Creamy Delight by Valspar.
Here is the AFTER:
I think the show-stopper in this room is the light fixture! It’s a beautiful 23″ chrome drum pendant from Rick’s Lighting and adds the right amount of modern sparkle. The armchairs make a statement with their bold fabric and are balanced well with the faux leather accent chairs in ivory. I chose a seagrass rug for texture and linen-colored roller shades to lighten up the space. The demilune and side tables have a hammered copper top that add yet another element to the room. I kept the artwork simple with black and white photography highlighted with black matting and frames. This is a modern, yet classic waiting room that makes a great first impression!