Jul 26, 2010

orthodontist office

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.
we selected one chair with two fabric options.
this creates a more unique and causal look.
all of the framed photos on the wall are
from local photographers.

the curved reception area,

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 lab.
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.


  1. Seriously it is tricky sometimes finding balance as a Mom. I am really good about leaving a messy house to play with the kids but not so good @ keeping it clean...someday, someday.

    AND WOW you did such a great job on that office. Very talented girl you are.

    xx - CB

  2. it would be nice to go to a dr's office like this. so many need makeovers, desperately.

  3. you are so talented! best looking doctors office i can remember seeing! glad you enjoyed your week off :)

  4. 當最困難的時候,也就是離成功不遠的時候。..................................................

  5. you guys are rock stars!!

    i don't have kids, but i know all about feeling overwhelmed and sometimes needing a break from blogging. so many other things go on in a day, that the blog can feel like a burden if it's something that adheres to a strict schedule. hope you had a fab blog-break!

  6. Wow, that is an awesome office...and the guy who works there must be equally as awesome...
    Julie found this by tracking through from Design Mom! Your stuff is awesome! Hope all is going GREAT for you and the fam. Tell Allen I said, Go Vols (in a few years).

  7. wow! your clinic looks pretty awesome..it is well organized too and at the same time its very attractive..

  8. That's a one-of-a-kind orthodontist office and very spacious. Thanks a lot for sharing this office space to the readers.