thanks for being patient friends!
i had a great week "off" from my blog...
not that i don't LOVE to blog, and
look at other blogs, it's just that sometimes
life gets a little crazy. as i have gotten
older, i have learned to recognize those times
when i need to pull back on those fun little distractions in life,
and focus on my family.
there have been several posts in the last few weeks,
that have touched on the topic of finding a way to
juggle blogging and "real life". i was particularly
moved by this post by ally of from the left bank, and i also
loved this post by christina at full house.
life is all about trying to be happy and finding a
balance that beings us peace. and that's not
always easy as a mom. but i am trying.
now, onto to some fun design stuff...
when we were living in tennessee, allen and i had the
opportunity to do the tenant improvement on the office of a local orthodontist.
when we were approached,
the floor plans had already been drawn, but
the space was just a shell...
no ceiling, concrete floors, no interior walls.
we did all of the systems --hvac, plumbing,
made changes to the floor plan, designed cabinetry, and
selected all furniture and finishes.
we worked closely with the orthodontist and his wife
(who both have wonderful taste) to create a
space that was functional, inviting and appealing.
instead of the entire office having a dropped ceiling,
we designed the ceilings to have a lot of drywall.
this creates a more high-end, custom look, and adds a residential feel to the space.
this creates a more unique and causal look.
all of the framed photos on the wall are
from local photographers.
complete with a patient self-check-in area at the far left end.
the storage behind the reception were custom designed,
and add character to an area that could
have been a monolithic wall of laminate cabinets.
the patient room.
the long bench was designed to allow
family and guests a place to sit and
chat with the patient during their visit.
eventually, window treatments, and
photos of smiling patients are going to
complete this space.
another view of the patient area.
the small square windows were added
to allow some natural light into the
owner/orthodontist's office, which is on the other side
of the wall.
i just had to sneak in some checkerboard!
a consultation/small conference room.
a private consult room.
some projects just seem to go so smoothly,
and this was definitely one of those!
we really enjoyed working with
dr. langford and his wife julie.
if you live in the knoxville tennesse,
and need an orthodontist, give dr. allen langford a call.
he is a wonderful orthodontist...
and, let's face it, the fact that he has a
gorgeous office is just an added bonus.