I’m so excited to show you guys the occupational therapy office I’ve worked on over the summer! It has been such a privilege. I think that it’s a very classy, inviting, and homey place.
A little disclaimer: the pictures aren’t the best. Last week my new camera arrived. It’s so wonderful….the photographer (me), not so much. I know it will be the key to making this blog a million times better, but I am going through a bit of a learning curve. The light was very low when I took these pictures, and there was pretty much zero natural light from the windows. Last night I was reading through my instruction manual, and I kept saying, “That’s what I should have done.”
Professional pictures will be coming later, but for now, here are a few of the shots I’ve taken.
First up, the front desk. It welcomes everyone when they walk in. The floors are a distressed, dark, quarter-sawn white oak. The arched cabinet in the back is one of my favorite cabinets. Cream tile lines the front. To the left is the waiting room.
To the right is an antique door replica that leads to another office. The inspiration, or the real antique door, was in no condition to be used again in a commercial setting, so we had a local craftsman re-create it. I absolutely love it.
The local craftsman is Stacey Heiner of Woodworks Unlimited. He made the door and all the custom cabinetry. Seriously, he is amazing! I literally drew the cabinetry (paneling and all) on some graph paper, we worked together on finished and door types, and he made them all come to life.
The trim was designed by me and my husband. That base you see is nearly a foot! Does it convince anyone out there with doubts that white on white is gorgeous?
Let’s walk over to the waiting room. The attention-getter is this fireplace. We painted the mantel black, then did some wonderful paneling above it…..cream with a glaze. We surrounded the actual fireplace in some more cream tile. An assortment of objects arranged on the mantel make it feel like home. The therapist and his wife found most of the items…I only contributed a few. Didn’t they do a fantastic job? The botanical prints are bought from Etsy. They are from a 1970′s book that reprinted some botanicals from the late 1800′s. I then had them custom framed at a local frame shop. The books are random and owned by the therapist and his wife. The candle holders are from Target. The florals are from Distinctive Designs.
Here are a few shots of the furnishings. The chair and couch are from C.R. Laine. Side tables are from Guildmaster. (To the trade, but can be ordered through us). Lamps from Target. The print, which captures the essence of the business in a beautiful way, is a canvas print from All Posters.com. It’s a study of hands from Leonardo De Vinci’s sketchbook….one of my all-time favorites. The basket encased wine bottles are antiques found at a local antique store. The pillows are from Go Home, LTD (to the trade) and World Market.
I don’t have pictures of everything in the back, but here are a few shots. If you ask a designer for a sink, they can’t keep from making it gorgeous, right? For some hand sinks throughout the office, I did wall mounts and some pedestal sinks. The combination of black-stained quarter-sawn white and and cream/glazed cabinetry continues throughout. The chairs here are from Ballard Designs.
Now, we are still missing a few pieces of furniture, so when we get those in, I’ll take some more photos for you. What do you think? I’ve been so blessed to work on this office and with such amazing people. I could almost move in and stay for awhile……