Reviance is a great company with a friendly staff. They plan to relocate to a new office in approximately 6 months so it was important to figure a design plan that allows the integration of the same items into the new space. Julianna's job is to help medical companies implement ways to grow. Aside from the marketing strategies she focused on, she recognized the fact that the waiting room could use a dose of warmth and luxury. She gave me a call and I was more than excited to have the opportunity.
This is the view as you enter the front door.
This back corner is where they provided water, coffee and tea.
As you can see, the space is rather small. The five chairs are comfortable and supply adequate seating for clients.
Reviance agreed that changes to the waiting area was important, but due to their temporary occupancy, decided that they should only budget $500 at this time.
We accomplished a lot with this budget! I chose to paint the pale blue walls Sherwin Williams Universal Khaki to add a neutral warmth. I left some darker blue accent walls to bring out the blue from the company logo (seen above the reception desk).
It's difficult to see the color in the after photos, but this picture shows the difference in the shades of paint and how much warmer this color makes the room.
After the walls were painted, I set the chairs up in their original arrangement which is ideal for the room. The only other item that remained in the room was the end table between the chairs. Because the majority of the clients are female and because of the nature of this practice, I brought in metallic and shiny finishes to give a feeling of glamour. The mirror above the white chairs is from HomeGoods and has a shiny silver finish. The only lighting in the room are overhead florescent fixtures which doesn't make a room feel cozy. Adding a lamp helps add warmth, direct light and reflects off of the newly painted walls. There was no outlet available for the lamp so I added a silk tree in the corner to hide an extension cord that runs behind the chairs and up the wall into an outlet on the other side of the reception area. Lack of electrical outlets can sure cause issues!
Here's a closeup of the gorgeous crystal lamp!
I purchased large silver frames from Ikea to hold before and after marketing posters.
The small side table is also from HomeGoods and is perfect for a beverage table. Ikea shelves above provide a place to hold brochures.
Whatever the budget, small changes can make a great difference in the overall feel of a room. I've been in many Dr.s waiting rooms that lacked warmth and comfort. After all, their primary concern is patient care. That's why I loved having the opportunity to make the visual appeal stronger in this incredible place of business!