Step One. Color pallet. The color was really dictated by existing carpet and chairs which the Dr. hoped to salvage. I agreed and came up with two of my favorite colors, SW Halcyon Green and SW Tassel. (Not strangers to my loyal followers!) To my surprise and glee, the Dr.'s partner's wife decided early in the game that the old chairs had to go! I didn't fight it one bit. We selected these dark stained chairs with a rep print (like a man's tie) in rusty gold, accented by a tiny spec of the aqua. Durable, sustainable, cute!
Our great painter/paperhanger, Mike of Perfect Hangups, started right in taking down the hideous and aging wallcovering....drat, no photo! Mike had the "night shift" this time around! Work began at closing on a Friday night and continued through the weekend. Several more nights followed until the work was completed. *Note my signature black doors! The Dr. gave me some resistance on this, but succumbed to the pressure of future "visits" from me with the same repeated critiques.
After Mike finished the painting, Sneelock and I went in to do the final installation. Art, magazine racks, chairs delivered, new blind installed, accessories and several plants later...voila! Finished.
Great view of the two colors and a favorite piece of art. Small corner table and a new lamp grounded the addition of a new plasma TV, a request from the staff. I enjoyed it myself, watching the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Sweet.
Closeup of one of my favorite pieces of art---the New York Skyline, which marries the two colors and makes perfect sense. I admit that I hung this piece of art quite a bit higher than I would normally do, all in the name of sensibility...I'm not known for this! All things considered, I knew that it just wouldn't do for patients to bump their heads on the oversized and deep frame.
It's a bit difficult to perceive the ledge above this art. Let me just tell you that prior to this collection of charger, vessels, monstera leaves and large apple scuptures, there were bushes of the worst quality ivy plants held in place with phonebooks! Yes, once again I can't believe that I had no photos of that!!
Here is a great shot of the deep window sill that I had painted black, along with the window molding. This favorite woven blind combines rich wood tones and black. Beautiful. Another city scape in the perfect colors and the addition of some wrought iron magazine racks complete the room.
A broader view of the same wall with the addition of two architectural pieces of art, once again echoing the colors of the room and accented in black frames. The vertical lines of the two pieces help balance the room as well.
I love this little touch of whimsy. Two doves perch on a high beam overlooking the new digs
One more overview of a perfect waiting room.
Project completed. Door locked for the weekend. I'm just wondering what the conversation will be like next time I go for a colonoscopy...right before going under!