Hey there! Well, I’ll jump right in because you all know how sporadically I post, haha! I am so excited to share about the latest project that I’ve been working on! Late this summer I was approached by Freedom Recovery, a faith-based addiction treatment program, to give several office spaces a makeover and design and a multipurpose room.
This project is very close to my heart because a family member of mine struggled with alcohol addiction and received treatment from both an inpatient and outpatient program. At the time, it was our goal to find a facility that not only provided the best care and treatment, but also felt comfortable, welcoming and safe. And honestly, when all you have to go on are pictures, the decor speaks louder than words. So, my goal with this space was to create a sense of peace and security to the patients who seek treatment here. I also wanted to give the family members solace in knowing their loved one is in a relaxing and serene space where they can begin healing.
The first space I worked on was a waiting area. They already had some furniture, a rug and some wall decor. The great thing about this office space it that it had been updated with new flooring and fresh paint, but still needed a few more pieces to round out the rooms. Below is a before picture.
Below is the after, which shows both sides of the room and a piece of decor that hangs behind the reception desk.
The picture below is of the opposite side of the waiting area
Behind the reception desk
I am so pleased with how this area turned out!! It’s fresh, updated and functional. I traded out the coffee table that was originally there for a narrow table (Homegoods) to allow easier access to the reception window, added a plant (IKEA) and a console table and decor in the entry.
Another goal of this project was to stay inside a tight budget. They needed several big ticket items and furniture so I did a lot of thrifting and found several “new” Target pieces at our local thrift store. Score!
The next space I worked on, which was the biggest space eeever, was the multipurpose room. It’s in the basement of the office building and was recently drywalled, painted and carpeted. Here are are the before photos.
The first goal for this space was to be able to hold group therapy sessions, worship services, and gather to watch sporting events. The next goal was to be able to utilize the conference room table they had, so that there was a workspace for meetings. And lastly, they wanted to curb the daily Starbucks run and put in their own coffee bar.
That’s a pretty tall order for one space, so I got to work on some mood boards. My initial thought for these boards was to add some warmth and color. I accomplished that with the camel colored couches, plants and rugs that helped to soften the space. Next, I wanted each designated area to feel separate, but also coordinate with the rest of the room.
The mood boards really came to life in this space. With the exception of a few minor changes, they’re pretty spot on. Below is the space used for group therapy, worship services and watching football games.
They already had these barrel chairs, lots of them in fact, so I put them to good use. Use what you have, right?!?!
The couches and rug are from Wayfair.
Conference Room/Meeting Space
Next up is the conference/meeting space. This was placed in the center of the room and created a clear separation between the two other ends of the room.
The bookshelves from Overstock anchor the conference table so it doesn’t feel like it’s floating in the middle of the room.
The wood accents on the chairs (Wayfair) and bookshelves definitely warm up this space….goal achieved!!
Onto the coffee bar! I think it’s easy to say that this was a favorite for both me and the client! It’s located by the entrance to the room so it’s easy for anyone to access without disturbing events going on in this room.
The buffet is from Wayfair, shelves are from IKEA, and decor is from World Market.
I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of this project! Let me know what you think in the comments!