Tuesday

Another Lab Update...

Over this past year we have been making improvements to several of our sleep labs. I have been helping out with the decorating portion since I enjoy it so much. So, this is another one of the labs that we just finished up. It was pretty drab, white walls, outdated accessories, and just no real style to it. So...we spiced it up a bit with some fresh paint, new lamps and a few new accessories. Once again we were working on a pretty tight budget.

So, here's the before...






and the AFTER!!  We did one accent wall in red to give a pop of color and add some more interest to the space.  It's hard to tell from these pictures, but we also added a padded insert to the headboards to cover up the wear and tear and make it a more durable/wipeable surface.  We used OSB board, some 1/4 inch foam, batting, and faux leather vynil.  We stapled the materials to the OSB board and then screwed the insert onto the existing headboard.


The wall shelves are from IKEA and the lamps are from Marshalls ($30)


We added some new wall art from Garden Ridge ($19.99)


and the mirrors above the bed are another IKEA find for $2.99


The bathrooms also got a mini IKEA makeover with some new shelves, framed pictures, and accessories.






We updated the Lobby with a new loveseat from Garden Ridge ($199) and some new lamps and wall art ($11)




We used some existing accessories in a new way to update the coffee area.


I've learned a lot from the few commercial spaces I've designed.  You have to think in a different way when desigining commercial areas.  You have to think more about durability and functionality than you do in residential areas.  You are limited in what you can do with accessories and it's definitly harder to do on a budget especially when you are trying to make four rooms almost identical.  It's easy to find a good deal on one thing but multiply it by four and it's a little more difficult.  I have thoroughly enjoyed doing it though and hope more opportunities arise in the future!  I'll be away at a conference for a few days and will hopefully have some fun stuff to share this weekend!

8 comments:

Emily A. Clark said...

Just found your blog through Three Men and a Lady and so glad I did! Great stuff.

And, I need to read more closely--At first, I thought you were calling your bedroom a sleep lab and I just couldn't figure out why you had a coffee area in there :)

McCarthy Designs said...

Your Sleep Lab makeovers have been great! Well done! You certainly are very talented! xx

LW said...

Looks great and on such a tight budget!

I'm curious about the red wall. Do you think colors affect sleep at all? I would think you'd aim towards more calming colors like blue or green. I mean, I love the red, but just wonder if it would affect the results or anything.

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow!! amazing transformation! before, it just looked so intimidating and clinical, whereas now the room is so much more inviting.

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you all! LW, I don't think it really has that much effect on sleep. I thought about going with a more calming color but was inspired by a hotel we stayed in that had one red accent wall. So far all the patients have had nothing but good things to say, hopefully that will continue! It would be interesting to do a study on that though...

Kim said...

Wow, this is beautiful, It looks inviting like a home.

Design A-Peele said...

that looks great! I actually work for a company that does electronic billing and solutions management for hme, dme, and sleep labs! It's called Brightree!

Jackie said...

Love your work!! You have done some amazing things. What is the Garden Ridge? That is a great price for a leather loveseat.

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