As the design industry grows and transforms, so is the healthcare industry increasingly discovering new ways to facilitate patient wellness in and outside of the waiting room. The two fields have been working together for decades to help patients have the best experience they can upon engaging in the stressful trip to the doctor’s office. But it hasn’t been that easy – progress is slow when it comes to renovating existing offices, and prioritizing funds for creating a better atmosphere over other medical office needs. Needless to say, the future is looking bright for healthcare facilities when it comes to environmental and design trends. No longer is the ‘healthiest’ or ‘most soothing’ wall color the only design consideration – but endless ideas for patient-nurse communication, more conversational and relaxed atmospheric ideas, as well as opportunities for fitness and wellness centers.
For example, take a look at the environments of the emergency centers we at Spaces Designed have created recently.
Austin Emergency Center at Far West
With our newest project, the Austin ER at Far West, we wanted to create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere for patients considering the heightened stress levels that normally accompany an ER trip. We created an undulating receptionist desk with soothing textures and color combinations, a comfortable seating arrangement for people waiting, and a fun space for children. In the children’s rooms, we included custom mural art to create a different, exciting space for them.
And at the Austin Skin Institute in La Grange, we created a bright, uplifting space with fun art and color combinations to inspire the patients that are waiting to be positive about their treatment options and the future that could be possible with their skin!
One of our favorite parts of interior design is shopping for all the right materials to make the whole design a cohesive composition. We were shopping for marble the other day and just have to share these beautiful finds with you! Grab a towel; you may drool over these luxurious pieces!
There are so many things to consider when buying a new home; but reconciling your wish list with what you’re willing to compromise in features of the home doesn’t have to be a negative. Komal Sheth, lead interior designer at Spaces Designed, is also a realtor who has valuable experience and insight into who design and real estate. Her perspective on finding the right home for clients sets us apart from traditional realty companies. Komal looks at the big picture; past just the closing of a home buy into the likely renovation projects, into the resale of the home down the road.
Above: after kitchen of the Kao Residence
Above: before kitchen of the Kao Residence
When Komal works in the role of realtor, she often helps homebuyers select a fixer upper that has good bones and the most potential for a successful redesign. We can consult with outside sources such as contractors, architects, engineers, and material suppliers to get a comprehensive picture of what house is the best buy could with respect to the future remodel projects. Because our company has done so many remodels, our interior designers can also foresee many of the problems likely to occur during renovation.
Even if a homebuyer has to jump on a house that’s less than perfect in order to own property in Austin, Spaces Designed can walk them through each step of that. Remodeling a less than perfect property can provide the client with beautiful spaces far beyond their expectations for a new home. We are not just selling clients on the property. We can provide a new lifestyle that is tailored to the specific needs of each client. Have no fear, new home buyers! You may just need an interior designer as your realtor!
We want to take a moment to applaud the work of local Austin artists Jake Bryer and Erica Wildman, and Leigh Watson of Watson Designs! They worked with us on the Far West ER project. We just love incorporating art into overall interior design schemes. But it’s especially a treat when you are able to commission artwork and collaborate with an artist from early on in the design project. Take a closer look at this great artwork!
We can appreciate a pure white, modern, minimalist space as much as the next interior designer. But our interior designers lean away from the “less is more” and much more towards the “less is a bore” interior design style. You can see a great example of this in the dazzling entryway pictured below from the recently completed Steiner Ranch Residence. We at Spaces Designed loooove color, texture and pattern!
Still not sure what we mean by “less is a bore”? Here are some more examples found on Houzz. These designs are bursting with visual interest!
Lately, Austin weather may be making you feel as though you are walking into an oven when you step outside! You may be tempted to set the AC at 65 degrees! (Even at the expense of a higher utility bill and the more rapid depletion of the planet’s natural resources! Oh my!) But another solution could be to install ceiling fans in your home or even your office. You can keep things environmentally friendlier, keep the air circulating, and keep cool without cranking up the AC too high.
Gone are the traditional fake-wood-with-gold-hardware ceiling fans! There are many stylish alternatives these days. In this Austin residence, our #interior designers selected some seriously chic and contemporary ceiling fans.
These are some other ceiling fan ideas from houzz.com. Enjoy!
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