Monday, February 20, 2012

Almost Done



 Many of you know that I started a project with my friend Laurie in December.  I was first offered the decorating portion and then the painting.  We thought, "Heck, we can do that!".
We quickly learned that 5200 square feet is huge and that we had bit off more than we could chew.
 This is one of our favorite rooms.  A consultation room for clients and staff.  The mirror was a wonderful find.
 It is really hard to get a good picture of the green.  It is Meadow Grass and can look differently under various lights.  We were really worried when we did the 1st coat because it looked like pea soup.  We just had faith that it would be as fresh as we wanted it to be for this modern look of an office.  We also went really "brave" and painted the doors Fired Earth.  Once again "trust" played a big part.  Thanks Laurie for believing in me and for being a great person to work with.  We did a great job together.
 We had to bully the contractor into making the reception desk this shape, but we are so happy we stuck to our guns.

Before:
After:
 In the two corners by the fireplace are TV monitors that fill up the space.  This area to the right of the reception desk is a counter for clients to make coffee, get a drink, etc.  And of course, check in.
 The hexagon window lets people look into the children's play area that is an undersea adventure.  The mural is "under construction".

I absolutely love the artwork above the fireplace.  Gives a bright splash of color.  See the picture above to see how we could put the artwork in there with all that green.  I love this rug.


 I had a vision in my head what the finished project would look like and I sighed a HUGE sigh of relief when it all came together.
 Ben (the dentist) had confidence in me that I sometimes feared, because if it didn't work out, it would all be on me.  I thank him though for his confidence.Believe it or not, but the picture above is the lobby.  Hard to imagine, huh?
 My shoes while we were painting.  I know... what's up with those pants?!
See how the paint looked pea green?
Before:
After:
 The Operatories are original but work well with the new floors and walls.
  The lab is the only place that has different cabinetry, but we had to try and keep the costs down somewhere.  After all, we did go with the wood floors through the entire building.
We used a lot of unique art pieces to pull this place together.  She (Laurie) leans towards ultra modern and I tend to classic, so it was fun to compromise and maintain the integrity of the office.
 Laurie and I fell in love with this sink.  We got mocked by the plumbers, but what do they know.
 I think we need a zebra covered bench for this entryway.  What do you think?  Not the normal white and black, but more of a caramel/tan and black one.
We are still decorating and finishing it up.  It's a lot of square footage that requires some thought to pull it all together.  Laurie was/is a blast to work with and not to mention an extremely hard worker.  We had fun working those late nights painting.  She made it easier for me to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  This was truly a conglomeration of our minds.  We are alike in many ways, but see the same things so differently which helped us both to be much more creative in creating this work space.

3 comments:

Will and Marcie Davis said...

Oh my gosh! You are AMAZING! You can come decorate my house ANY time! LOVE it!

Shannon said...

Robin, this turned out beautifully! You have a real talent for decorating - you should do this professionally!

Ben and Laurie said...

That makes me feel a lot better when I am reminded of the BEFORE shots. Wow...that place was horrible. You really are an amazing decorator, Robin!