We had a Colorado Escape last week! Bob, lovely husband, and I went to Boulder to visit daughter, Morgan and her hubby, Craig, in their natural habitat--The Flatiron Mountains!!!!
We hiked everyday, the trail to Royal Arch, with sweeping views from the top, was my favorite. So warm and sunny up there--we definitely got our dose of “nature vitamins”!
So, this week, back to business--feeling rejuvenated and ready for anything…
I am highlighting a Veterinary Clinic this month--I have been working on a few commercial spaces recently, an attorney's office, the Galaxie Luxury Apartments Office and Model, Kelly’s Coffee in Richland Center and the entire Companion Animal Care Clinic in Fond Du Lac, WI.
This week, I thought you might enjoy the before and after shots of this thriving business...
A married couple, Hadley and Joel, both veterinarians, purchased the clinic in late 2014. They were full of energy and drive and could see the potential in their investment.
The clinic had been in operation for 12 years, with a single, ready-to-retire, veterinarian at the helm. The business was holding steady but not growing. And the details of the business were in a bit of a tangle, chaotic and disorganized, at best.
We applied Feng Shui Principles to the entire clinic: The Entry, 4 Patient-Care rooms, Techs’ office, Break room, Dog Day Care area, Doctor’s private office and Reception area.
Today, I’ll highlight the Reception area (because that’s where all of the energy flows in--through the front door) and the Doctor’s private office. The rest of the pictures will be available on my website portfolio tab--coming soon!
BEFORE: Reception Area--
In the BEFORE shot of the reception area you can actually “see” the chaos the business was experiencing…
DARK purple walls with peach accents, purple formica countertops (to match), dusty storage shelving scattered all over and an overall oppressive and cluttered feeling:
We painted a sunny yellow (even the ceilings) for health and light. We decluttered the counter and the white shelving unit and added the spiky greenery (5, the number for health) to fill the “chi trap” on top of the shelves. Nothing else changed--the lighting is all the same.
AMAZING results from attending to Color and Clutter!
BEFORE: The Doctor’s Office--
Everything in the doctor’s office was stagnant, old and in desperate need of an energy boost! The walls were a dirty blue and the couch doubled as a dog bed (?) Well, we’re not exactly sure about that, but there was A LOT of dog hair and stains all over the huge ratty sectional. The tree was dying and the desk was a mess.
This office says… “I don’t really care that much.” And that translates to EVERYTHING! How staff are treated, how meetings are conducted and most importantly, how the clients and their pets are cared for in daily practice.
Everything had to go--only the white file cabinets and shelving remained.
We chose back-to-back desks for both doctors to collaborate and work and lined them up with the only window in the room. Clean, new blinds and refreshing paint lifts the energy in this office sky-high….
On the other side of the room, a table for meetings with staff, drug reps, or interviews--doubles as a place to spread out a bigger project or eat lunch. A small settee to sit and read a journal or relax for a moment. A mirror doubles the window and bounces light around. Colorful art brightens the room. The space is clean and it’s purposes are clearly defined.
This office says, “We care. About Everything.”
The Bottom Line--
This practice has grown by a whopping 16% in the 2 years since Hadley and Joel purchased it. Their schedule is bursting at the seams and it’s almost time to hire a third Veterinarian.
Business is booming and, yes, these two have worked incessantly to create a top-notch, state-of-the-art practice. They are motivated, sincere, and full of integrity for the work they do.
And, the environment we created together supports the fantastic work that happens at the clinic every single day.
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead--please let me know if you have any questions or comments about the post (or your own space), I would love to continue the conversation.
Lots of Love,
“Jane had a clear vision for the entire clinic. She helped us prioritize our efforts for maximum WOW! We did all the work on the weekends and our staff and clients were SHOCKED and AMAZED and the results. Adjusting the colors and furniture and decluttering makes it feel SO GOOD to come to work every day!”
~Hadley DeJaynes, DVM
PHOTO CREDIT: Janice Laufenberg-- “After” pictures