I love getting inspiration from the most unexpected sources, and recently I found it in one of the most unusual places you could ever imagine: a dentist’s office. A few weeks ago, I took my kids to a new dentist for the obligatory checkup. The dentist happened to be the mom of a kid that my kid goes to preschool with and she was highly recommended so I made the appointments and brought my kids in.
I could not believe this was a dentist’s office.
As I looked around, I admired the use of color and the deliberate mix of textures and styles pulled together in a cohesive way. I noticed that there were both Lucite and wood stump end tables in the entry, vivid color on the walls, bold original art on large scale canvases, and chrome and beaded sconces and chandeliers.
In a dentist’s office. Wow.
After my kids had their cleaning, I had the opportunity to talk to the dentist herself, Dr. Praveena Permalla. Praveena explaned that no, she did not hire anyone to decorate her office space, and yes, she designed it all herself, floor to ceiling. She chose every color, fabric, fixture and surface.
It. Is. Uh-may-zing!