Thursday, July 30, 2009

Office interiors by Nashville interior designer, Amanda Burdge

I am THE quintessential design savant when it comes to interiors. I know, I know, but what can I say it's a gift! Last fall Dr Harr came to me with a set of blueprints, a plot of land and a dream. So like the good little designer that I am, I got to work.

Dr Harr is a dentist (OUCH!) and my visits to the dentist have not always been pleasant ones. As soon as my anxious, uneasy, apprehensive feet hit the floor of a dentist's office Im gasping for air, sick with worry and swallowing a tizzy of uptight strung out jitters. I can't think straight, and Im blurting out a range of high pitched carnival cruise line horn noises. Another words I get a bit squirrelly.

I wanted Dr Harr's patients to feel at home when they walked into the door. I wanted the interiors to ooze contentment and ease. I wanted it to feel like an extension of their home.

The interiors consist of warm wood floors, stained trim, and oh so comfortable upholstery. Chocolate velvet on the sofa, creme chenilles on the side chairs, herringbone wool for the other side chairs, and brown leather for a quiet masculine nook. I even put a fluffy wool and flokati rug on the floor. The cocktail table is reclaimed, acid washed oak. With a weathered look and feel, kids can come in and shove magazines, toys, or any other items without hesitation. And for a little pop I installed two oversized black and white tables for either side of the sofa.

Now this may not be an ordinary reception area for a dentists office. But when Dr Harr came to me with his plans I knew right away the interior approach this needed. It needed to envelop every patient with a warm hug, encouragement, and a "no need to worry, your in good hands" touch!


  1. Ugh...from someone who has spent alot of time in the cold, blue, hydrolic, vinyl chair this would be one place I wouldn't mind opening my wallet...oops...I mean mouth for! LOL! FANTASTIC Work! Do they have ipods and flat screens in the rooms? How far is Dr Harr's office from MD?? ;O)

  2. That is so gorgeous! Hey, can you come down to Houston and help me when I build my house!!

  3. even i too am afraid of dentists, but seeing those designs, oh my god, i would love to stay there itself

    its one of the most unique and better designs that i have seen amanda god, they are so so beautiful

    absolutly gr8 work,

    take care and keep writing........

  4. That puts my office to shame...LOL

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  5. Wow! You are amazing! :)

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  6. wow that looks awesome!! come on, tell me the hit up the laughing gas while you were there, didn't you?

  7. Aw, absolutely fantastic! I would be more comfortable visiting the dentist! ;)

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  10. Love it! Wish my office space looked like this. Very inspirational

  11. “I wanted it to feel like an extension of their home.” That’s a very smart concept for dental space. A dental space that feels like home would be easier for patients to get comfortable while having their dental appointment. This is very important most particularly for children. We know, that some children don’t like being in a dentist, but with this concept, it sure going to change their point of view. #Allan Olson

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  13. Many get nervous every time they get to have an appointment with their dentist. Seeing a cozy clinic will somewhat lessen their anxiety and help them feel relaxed while waiting. What you did in this place is truly awesome, Amanda. The reception area is what I like the most. With its calming atmosphere, I feel like visiting a spa rather than a dental clinic. Good job!