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.

Dentist Office 

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. 


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






No accessories on the ledges.




PB160711 No art to dress up the walls.

After Pictures:

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


Great rug at the entrance.

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

Terry fInteresting artwork helps warm the space and bring in some personality. 


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




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.


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!


Hill Country Furnishings With Southwestern Flair: Could This Be Your Style?


Do you like leather furniture with a flair?  Do you like the look of  different types of  hides on sofas and chairs?  With curves and lots of detail work?  A room with rustic furniture, maybe some Southwestern accents, the look of logs, or natural wood?  Then perhaps you lean toward Hill Country Style.  Hill Country decor offers a unique warmth and personality to a space. You won’t get quite this same “vibe” from any other style category.  These pictures below from Anteks detail the look with flair. 

Living Room Notice the curves on the sofa back and arms of this interesting piece; also the scalloped edge above the legs. They’ve combined a couple of leather textures here, added detail in the wood edging and detailed the arms with nail heads.  This piece is paired this with the upholstered club chair on the right and the interesting chair peaking in on the left.  Great look!  (You don’t have to carry it this far with the Indian accents if that’s a bit much for you.)  You can tone this down a bit and still have that swanky, ever-cool Hill Country vibe.

Log Bunk Bed For those of you who love that rustic look these unique bunk beds made from logs might be perfect for you. 


Bedroom I like the painted wood floor with this rustic bedroom.

Master Bedroom Rustic meets elegant with this beautiful bedding.


Log Cabin Bedroom Not so sure about animal heads in my bedroom can you say ca-reepy?!), but some people might like this sort of thing.  (Whatever floats your boat!) I like the rest of the room, though! 


Cozy dining area.  Great chairs, don’t you think?


Hill Country Dining

Elegant dining with a cozy, interesting flair.  How about that chandelier?  Notice the front of these chairs are different from the backs?

Dining Room

Again, rustic meets elegant for “fine” dining.  Check out the interesting lighting…..and the brick walls.  Details, details…..they make the difference.


Cow Hide Chair

Love this cowhide chair and tree branch lamp.    

Living Area With Oversize Ottoman

Wonderful seating:  Camel back sofa with the combination of leathers and curved arms.  Great chair with its own unique personality.  And how about that incredible ottoman!  Gotta love it!  Hill Country at it’s finest!

More great chairs with the Hill Country flair:

Southwestern Highback


Club Chair


Cow Hide And Leather Chair


Leather Chair

As I’ve said before I LOVE the Hill Country look.  Love it!  If this is your style pay close attention to all the details above when planning your space.  Remember – the details make the difference.  You can play up the Southwestern flavor or tone it down a bit and still have that classic, unique Hill Country space. 

Happy Decorating, Y’all!


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