CATEGORY: Health Care
Lead Interior Designer: Haden Long, Ellecor Design
Interior Designer: Robbie Moncrief, Ellecor Design
Architect: Bo Hagerman, BOTI Architecture and Engineering
Project Goal: To turn an outdated medical facility into a bright, modern and sophisticated plastic surgery center, using a mix of complete redesigns and facelifts to existing features.
Going to a doctor’s office can be an unnerving experience—even when it’s an elective occasion. But when the space is thoughtfully designed—with natural light, rich wood finishes and a calming mix of patterns and textures—the experience can feel more like a spa visit than a surgical visit. When Shah Plastic Surgery acquired a new facility, they turned to Haden Long, owner and lead designer of Ellecor Design, to transform the dated space into a chic, modern and elegant medical facility.
The building had previously been another plastic surgery office, so while the layout was conducive to the new owners’ needs, the overall feel of the space—the lighting, finishes and cabinetry—needed updating.
“The building wasn’t super old, but the design was really a little more dark and moody than we were looking for,” says Long. “We were wanting that clean, fresh, more modern feel—some more geometric shapes, just a brighter look to it.”
Long took an “old meets new” approach by enhancing already established architectural elements and reinventing them to match today’s aesthetics. “There were some features that we maintained by just changing the finish on them,” says Long. “We did a completely new front desk reception area that kept the drop-down ceilings above it and changed the finish to kind of tie into the new look.”