Project Reveal

January 17, 2012 at 6:47 AM 7 comments

The orthodontist office installation was a big success.  I had a great time and I owe a humongous thank you to my worker bee helpers – Graham and my mom.  Without them, I’m pretty sure I would still be there measuring and hanging the gallery wall and trying to lug in the chairs all by my weakling self.  Everyone loved the results and I can’t wait to share all of the before/after pictures with you!  We have a few more details that we are finishing up this week.

But there is one area that I’m excited to share with you today.  The back waiting nook underwent a fun transformation.  Here is the before…

And the after…

We had custom made a bench to fit exactly into the space to keep the same amount of room for patients to sit but added in a huge amount of style.  I wanted to bring some drama to the little space by having an oversized headboard-back for the bench and one of my favorite details is the large brass nailheads.

The only sort of dental framed poster that was requested to stay up was this invisalign poster that resides by the bench because the kids really love it.  I wanted to incorporate in some of the feel of the poster with a bit of animal touches – the seat is faux ostrich (which can also be wiped down with a sponge) and the custom accent pillows have a fun giraffe print to them.

I absolutely love this bench and I’d really would like to use it in a home one day – either in a mudroom, where it would be flanked by built in storage for the family to hang their coats or in a breakfast nook.  So you may be seeing this again one day…

The orthodontist office is called Los Altos Orthodontics and the orthodontist is David Boschken.  David, his family, and his staff are some of the nicest people ever.  If I ever need braces again (knock on wood that stage is over), I would go there in a heart beat.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ashley  |  January 17, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Kate, you’re soooo good! I can’t imagine how much more relaxed children will feel while their waiting to see their doctor! Way to go!

  • 2. dmm  |  January 17, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Love the bench w/ the faux ostrich and the “headboard” back. . . the height and nailheads just MAKE it! You are so creative; the eye of the designer and the sense of an architect w/ function @ the top of the list; that’s Kate. Look forward to the rest of the Reveal. . .

  • 3. katecollinsinteriors  |  January 17, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    It was great fun to be a part of the transformation. Excellent job. Love, Mom

  • 4. Allie  |  January 17, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Awesome job, Kate! It doesn’t look like the typical orthodontist’s office at all (which I think is a HUGE success) : )

  • 5. Glynnis  |  January 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    I love it. Well done.

  • 6. The Vintique Object  |  January 17, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Wow!! That bench can come live at my house any day. I bet they are thrilled with the results!

  • 7. Katie  |  January 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Kate, it looks awesome! Love the bench and the nail heads!


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