How can dentists find their interior design style and incorporate it at the dental practice? In this article, Emily Pieshefski, Interior Designer with Benco Dental Design discusses 17 style categories to help dentists define their personal style and the mood they want to create through interior design.
Do you love bold accent colors, clean lines and metallic finishes? Your interior design style might be Glam Art Deco.
Then Glam Art Deco is a style you might want to incorporate at your dental practice.
At their practice shown above, and at top, see Glam Art Deco in all its shining glory at the practice of Dr. Generoso Quijano Jr. and Dr. Anna Valera-Quijano in South San Francisco. They collaborated with Benco Dental Design to create this beautiful office design at their practice, Quijano Dental Group.
“The mood you want your space to give off is going to help drive interior design decisions. If you want a calming vibe, for example, you’re going to want to gravitate toward softer colors with more subtle textures and patterns.”
- Emily Pieshefski, Interior Designer with Benco Dental Design
Every dentist likely has clear vision for the style of care they provide at their practice. When it comes to interior design, though, their opinions may be more fluid. Below, Pieshefski offers insight of 17 style preferences and their key elements. Which style or styles do you identify with most?
Constantly evolving, contemporary style delivers a sense of the here and now. Are you drawn to clean lines and a focus on natural light, glass and metal, and a neutral color palette? Then the open feel of contemporary design is calling.
Classic and orderly, traditional style features ornate architectural details, dark wood tones and striped or floral patterns.
Crisp and refreshing, Transitional style mixes traditional and modern design elements and includes either warm tones, cool tones, or a blend of both.
* MODERN MINIMAL
Simple lines and shapes signify Modern Minimal style. Clean and crisp, this style spotlights natural materials and neutral colors.
* MID CENTURY MODERN
This design movement of Mid Century Modern style was popularized from the 1940s through late 1960s, featuring a Scandinavian simplistic influence. Its signatures include abstract prints, clean lines, function and practicality.
Exposed architectural elements, concrete, steel, iron and wood signify Industrial style. Part of its charm: simple color palette and raw function form.
* MODERN RUSTIC
Warm informal elegance arrives with Modern Rustic style. Layers of exposed natural elements combine with modern furniture to set the tone.
Scandinavian style promotes simplicity, minimalism and functionality. Expect light wood and a muted or neutral color palette.
* MODERN FARMHOUSE
Relaxed and comforting, Modern Farmhouse style offers neutral color schemes. This style is accentuated by smooth lines, industrial accents, exposed beams, shiplap and barn doors.
* FRENCH COUNTRY
Shabby Chic and Classic Farmhouse styles blend in French Country style to offer both simplicity and a rustic country aesthetic. This style exudes old world charm and a relaxed and welcoming color palette.
With Coastal style, soothing color palette and natural finishes allow nautical patterns to stand out. Striped fabrics and wallcoverings can be found in these comfortable, relaxed settings.
* SPA ZEN
The balanced, calming atmosphere of Spa Zen style incorporates natural light woods, plants and water features.
* GLAM ART DECO
Luxurious and dramatic, Glam Art Deco style presents bold accent colors, metallic finishes and clean lines.
* EARTHY ORGANIC
The Earthy Organic style brings the outdoors in with natural light, plants and warm woods. Its neutral palette focuses on woods and greens.
Casual and eclectic Bohemian style is inspired by nature and culture. Highlights include warm tones and a variety of textures and patterns.
Eclectic style melds a variety of styles and elements but delivers a cohesive look through color, texture and shape.
* FAMILY FRIENDLY
Lively and dynamic, Family Friendly style delivers bold pops of color and playful design elements.
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