Anne Hagerty Interiors is proud to announce that we were recently hired for a healthcare project in Augusta, GA. We are currently working on an 11,000 square foot phase of a comprehensive group of doctor’s offices, clinics, laboratories and pharmacies. Our Clients specialize in the treatment and care of patients with infectious diseases. In short, many of their patients are very ill. This project reminds me that as interior designers, our job reaches far beyond just creating an attractive, functional interiors; we are truly Designing for Wellness.
Embarking on this project, each decision we make about the interior is thoughtful and done with the end users, the patients, in mind. Our approach to shaping the interiors of this space is to make the patients and their care givers feel as comfortable as possible, while maintaining accessible, calming and nurturing spaces to help with the patients’ treatment and recovery process.
We are looking to nature for inspiration, bringing in natural colors and organic features as key design elements. The use of 3-Form Ecoresin products with natural botanicals allows for partitions and light art that is transparent just enough to filter in light throughout, while defining spaces and gently guiding patients from one area to another.
Moving away from the traditionally bland healthcare vinyl wall coverings and vinyl composite tile flooring, we are choosing fresh, inspiring materials. Our flooring is a durable product with an organic pattern in tones of warm gray on gray. We are using a “Wavy Wall” (as we have dubbed it), or a three dimensional sculptural wood wall element that can be painted any color, to bring texture and pattern to reception and public spaces. Additionally, we are creating a custom vinyl wall covering using detailed photography of nature blown up large scale. The result is a beautiful, almost abstract image with strong references to nature.
This is an exciting job, and I’m fortunate to have a Client with a progressive approach to healthcare. It reminds us that we can all use design for wellness in our everyday environments, not just when we are receiving medical treatment. Finding ways to bring natural elements, soft lighting and texture into our homes and offices can shape our every day living into living for wellness.