CommercialINTERIOR DESIGN Interior Designer Under $250,000
Our client, a dermatologist with two locations in SW Florida, turned to our firm in designing a third location. Second generation in his father’s practice, this was to be the doctor’s premiere location. Our client had a clear vision of what he wanted this new office to look like and the feeling he wanted to convey to his patients. Being a dermatologist obviously makes one take note of esthetic value. He became an integral part of the process in designing the finished space. The doctor wanted his waiting room and treatment rooms to convey a clean, upscale, modern feel while providing ample functional space for his clinical and administrative staff. Beautiful walnut finishes are evident throughout the space from the elegant reception desk to the floating clouds of light that run the length of the hallways leading to the consultation and treatment rooms. The office walls are adorned with multiple abstract giclees in colors that are harmonious with the furnishings and finishes. Sculptural decor depicting abstract faces were a nod to the nature of the doctor’s specialty. The most impressive piece of art, however, is the chandelier located in the central part of the sculptural ceiling detail. This chandelier, “Spiro,” by Remedios Simon, is designed with a frame containing a mass of irregular wood veneer spirals. Additional light comes from the cove lighting in the masterfully designed ceiling detail also trimmed in walnut. The waiting room furniture was selected to provide patients with luxurious seating for a spa like restful atmosphere not always found in a medical office. The choice of lighter color fabric for the seating provides a nice contrast with the walnut floor, walnut coffee tables and end tables. Lighting was also an important consideration in the treatment rooms. Plenty of natural light from the windows along with intentionally positioned lighting in the treatment rooms allows the doctor and his staff the ability to practice dermatological procedures at the highest level. Our client achieved his goal of having an impressive space for his patients and a state-of-the-art facility for his administrative and medical staff.
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