Star Smiles

Thursday, October 09, 2008 | Category: Commercial Spaces, Material Girls Projects

After almost ten months since I was hired on, the pediatric dentist office that I have been talking about/working on for so long is now open for business! I leave on a little roadtrip to go attend its grand opening tomorrow in Georgetown which will be a nice break in the week from the normal routine.

It being my very first dentist office project, I will say that designing for kids has never been so much fun!

It’s amazing how fast a space can be built out and go from this concept board…

To this…in just a few months

It’s a strange bittersweet feeling when a project comes to an end- you don’t know whether to be excited that it’s all built and everything’s completed or to be sad that it’s all over with. I guess you just have to be ready for what’s next!
If you are in the Austin/Georgetown area, you should go stop in and see Dr. Kelly at Star Smiles– she even has “Star Bucks”, video games, and sugarless candy, for the kiddos!

{More Star Smiles pics to come on EJ Interiors site!}

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6 Comments to 'Star Smiles'

maison21 09 Oct 08 at 8:08 am

how charming and fun is your creation! good job!

i know all about that bittersweet feeling- so happy (and often amazed, if the project was rough) to see it all built and looking great but it is also so sad- the people you’ve been talking to everyday for months, are all of a sudden not there (everyday, at least), and until the next big project starts, what to do? the transition is always so abrupt…

sandra/tx 09 Oct 08 at 8:22 am

How exciting to see your hard work all put together. I’m too far south to visit up in Georgetown, so I’ll enjoy all the wonderful pics. :-)

Lisa Jensen Interior Design 09 Oct 08 at 4:36 pm

Very surreal…I am an interior designer in the Boston area and designed my first dental office this past August using the exact same color palette – exact!

Our waiting rooms are the same size though I laid it out differently and used the sage as the wall color in there, but we selected similar dark leather chairs and coffee tables. We also used a very similar wall color in the hallway. I accented my design with black, repeating splashes of black in window treatments, a carpet border, the chairs, artwork, and a black and tan floor tile in specified areas laid on a diagonal.

There have been some setbacks, but when the project is complete (probably in a few months) you can view them on my website if you’re interested at

Anyway, your project looks great! I am not a blogger (yet) or even a blog-reader, but I randomly stumbled upon your blog this morning – very coincidental.

Emily Johnston | EJ Interiors 09 Oct 08 at 5:06 pm

Lisa- that is too crazy! I would LOVE to see the finished pics when you get them up-it sounds a lot like the space I did! Definitely email me to let me know when they are up. I looked at your website- looks great! Seems like you have some great projects going.

Mango Gal 10 Oct 08 at 10:26 pm

It looks beautiful! Great job!

Susan 13 Oct 08 at 12:27 pm

Its cool………you can find more at Furniture

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