Traditional Minimalist Design Board

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Clean lines, a blended palette of warm and cool colors, and a touch traditional!

Combining single seating in a classic Mid-Century Modern Eiffel Chair and a tufted upholstery bench to welcome your patients, and warm light glows from the matte black sconces dotting the space. The gold lining of the lighting is a bit of a surprise, and is a gentle nod to the traditional.

The rustic vibe of the wood flooring makes for a solid foundation to balance the modern lines of the furniture, and the classic medallion rug is very traditional. The riot of color in the rug is softened by a treatment that makes it appear worn and almost distressed, and appears plush and comfortable. The print in the rug will also hide the occasional stain and traffic wear.

The warm wall color, Gray Mist also points to the traditional, and the warmth of this color is complimented by the choices of accent colors. To avoid the space from feeling cold, don’t go overboard on the blues and blue/greens!

The artwork is soft, abstract and includes both warm and cool color palettes. Choose canvas wrapped prints over glassed frames to help with acoustics in your office. They are also lightweight and easily moved around the space.

Like what you see? Contact On Point Space today to explore your Office Refresh! Contact me here or at (970) 218-2209 or

Modern Mountain Design Board

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A more elegant, timeless approach to ‘themed’ decor is to create a feeling or an ambiance, rather than obviously themed decorations.

This design clearly evokes a sense of being in the forest, without a pine tree or snow-capped mountain in sight!

The shape of the soft furniture speaks to the modern vibe, and the while the accent tables and the bench are also very modern, the wood keeps them from feeling cold by introducing warmth and texture. This could also be presented as a ‘modern rustic’ design.

“Shoji White” by Sherwin Williams will read as a warm neutral white on the walls, without being sterile. The accent color palette is limited to grays, golds and a warm forest green and can be carried throughout the office.

Keep the artwork simple, and notice the slight touch of gold flaking in the paired abstracts – this is a gentle nod to ‘bling’ and will appeal to those patients with outgoing personalities.

And of course, a manageable number of live or high-quality faux plants will invoke a sense of calm and revitalization.

If you would like more information about how you can create a comfortable, elegant environment for the patient family in your office, reach out today! Contact me here or at (970) 218-2209 or

Company Is Coming Everyday

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I received a phone call recently that went like this:


“Andrea! My gosh – it has been so long! This is Aimee! Remember me, from college?”

“You are kidding me! Aimee? I can’t believe it! How are you?”

“I know this is short notice, but my husband and I are in town and I heard you are living in Austin now. I would love to see you – can we swing by for a quick visit? We only have a day in town, but maybe we can come by for an hour after lunch to get caught up?!”

“Of course! I would love to see you – where are you? Oh, that’s only an hour from here! I will text you my address, just swing by. I can’t wait to see you!”


And then the panic ensues.

Has this ever happened to you?

If you said yes, what is the next thing that happens in your house?

You will find me dashing madly around the house, throwing anything and everything that is out of place into a spare box or a basket, shoving that into a closet, quickly running the vacuum over the worst spots on the living room rug, throwing dirty dishes in with the clean ones in the dishwasher (oh why didn’t I empty it earlier?), spot cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms, and at the last second, throwing on a clean outfit and some makeup just as the doorbell rings.

I know that I don’t live in a dirty home, but my workdays and travel schedule often find me neglecting some of the daily and weekly chores. I get comfortable and stop seeing the clutter until one day, I can’t stand it anymore – or worse, I get that phone call above!

There was time in my life when I worked in a practice, serving our patient family. My career has evolved and over the last 10 years, I have found myself in hundreds of practices and I have seen the entire span of what constitutes ‘clean, organized and clutter free’ to teams and owners. The fact is, humans naturally get used to their daily surroundings and the things that might normally bother them, simply don’t.

So, what’s the big deal?

In this article from American Nurse Today, the author hypothesizes hospital patients are more comfortable in a tidy room. Now, project this to the patient comfort in a dental practice – for many of our friends, this is a far more stressful situation. When we neglect to see the clutter or dusty spots in the practice because we are in it every day, we create an environment that is less comfortable for the patients.

Here’s the deal: when it comes to your dental practice, company is coming every single day.

I encourage you to walk through your practice on an annual basis, put on your ‘patient eyes’ and be honest about what you see. Do this as a team exercise and involve them in the brainstorming session to improve the environment in which you care for your patients.

You will be amazed at the powerful effect this has on team, as well as the patient family. If you would like a full outline of how to conduct this team exercise,  request my free eBook “If These Walls Could Talk” and I will deliver it directly to your inbox!