All decorators/interior designers of doctor's offices should be ashamed of themselves! As I sit in the walk-in clinic of Vanderbilt with my daughter this morning, I find myself in complete disgust with medical waiting room decor. Why? Why does it have to be this way. I was an OBGYN nurse for 15 yrs. and a mom of 2 so I have seen my fair share of medical facilities and I have never sat in a waiting room and felt comfortable or relaxed. This is a missed opportunity for those doctors/nurses to get people calmed the f down.
Let's start with color. Why some form of skin color beige. Nobody wants to feel like they are sitting in a band aid box and obgyn offices are the worst! Why always green/peach or pink/blue palette? This really pisses me off. If I don't feel good, I want cozy, warm, and comfortable. Not this:
Seating. Why so generic and stiff? If I have to sit for any length of time, I want to be comfortable.
Artwork. I don't want to look at mother's and children in meadows. Give me something that I can sit there and interpret for an hour or two.
Get the tv off of CNN of Fox News. I feel bad enough already.
Why not have a doctor's office look like a hotel lobby. Make me want to spend half my day there. Your patients won't complain about the wait, staff will be friendlier, and over all it could be a pleasant experience.
So designers....channel Kelly Weastler please!