Before And After: A Dentist Office Goes From Drab To Fab

 

 I have worked with Terry and Stacie off and on for years now – known them since their children were itty bitty.  Now they’re so big!  And one is driving!     I’ve helped with the decorating on two of their homes as well as Stacie’s dental office.  So when Terry called to see if I could help snazz up his office (yes, they are both dentists, but in two different locations) I was happy to help.

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Before Pictures:

PB160702The bones were there.  Great flooring and great walls.  But the decor was lacking and it just needed some serious TLDC  (that’s Tender Love and Designer Care!) to take it to that next level. 

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 Not a lot of personality in the furnishings.  Kind of like wearing that perfect little black dress with all the wrong accessories…..it just ruins the whole affect!

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No accessories on the ledges.

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After Pictures:

P1071304Rich, interesting furnishings and accessories fill the waiting area with personality. 

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Great rug at the entrance.

Terry-a Large, comfortable seating in leather and paisley fabric.

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Terry-bCozy touches help deflect a sterile, dentist feel. 

 

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Iron étagère replaced the original less interesting shelving.  It helps to bring some character to the niche.

P1071307Fun accessories help bring in color, texture and warmth.

Artwork helps dress up the hallway and make it more welcoming.

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All most spaces need is a little TLC or rather TLDC.  The right touches make all the difference as it did in this dentist office.  The richness and warmth of texture, texture and more texture do wonders for creating “atmosphere” — even in a dentist office.

And if you’re having fun looking at all the beautiful, cozy decor, maybe it’ll take your mind off what they’re about to do to your teeth!

Happy Decorating!

 

Tuscan Style: A Kitchen Brimming With Cozy And Chic

 

 Could you have a love of all things Tuscan buried deep inside you, but never new how to define it?  Tuscan style is rich and warm with color and texture.  Think fall colors – shades of rust, reds, yellows, greens, plums – all mixed together and working with each other to create a warm, harmonious, inviting ambiance.  Dark heavy baskets,  iron work,  distressed wood, lots of fruit, wine, roosters…..all of these things create that magical Tuscan warmth that makes a kitchen so cozy and inviting.  Accents of Salado has a wonderful selection of Tuscan accents to create just this look. 

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 Baskets and fruit always make for a cozy Tuscan kitchen.

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 Fall colors are used throughout the space to create the Tuscan theme.

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Combining textures is common. 

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 Lots of distressed wood and iron embellishments fill the Tuscan kitchen.

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Detail work and wonderful curves in the woodwork is common in traditional Tuscan decorating.

onlinetipsorg1This oil painting says it all – wine, fruit, iron, texture and lots of fall color. 

 

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 Pot racks and roosters – very common in the Tuscan kitchen. 

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Love this colorful, interesting, fun vent-a-hood and backsplash.   Rich in fall colors and texture.  You don’t have to be overly serious about everything.  Bring in some whimsy and fun!

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  The Tuscan kitchen with its warm, welcoming ambiance is the heartbeat of the home….like the warm and cozy comfort of  a fireplace in the winter.  So break out that bottle of wine, peruse some Tuscan decorating magazines and books (and my blog, of course) and think about creating this same inviting look in your own kitchen.

 

Happy Decorating!

 

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