Design for a Medical Office in Gainesville, FL

Designing a Medical Office in Gainesville, Florida

Over the past year, I’ve worked on a complete redesign of a medical office in Gainesville, Florida. Slightly stuck in the 90’s, this office was ready for a complete redo! This very busy practice sees hundreds per day and it was time to give these patients a more modern place to visit. Let’s take a look at how it came together.

The Before

The 2 Concepts Presented

I created two distinctively different concepts for them to select from. Since this portion of the practice sees mostly women, I created a soft “color” version and a refined “neutral” version.

Colorful pink and green option

Refined neutral option

Which would they choose?


The Selection

A neutral palette was selected with lots of texture and rich details. Greige, white, beige and gray were the settled on color scheme. Split face travertine at the entry and a gorgeous custom made reception desk were the focal points.

Design via Carson’s Cabinetry

The After

We couldn’t be happier with the results! A beautiful office now greets the hundreds of patients seen each day.

Debra Main, the company’s Marketing Director, sums it up like this. “Recently we’ve undergone a major renovation because we want to improve our patients’ overall experience.  We believe that patients  chose their health care providers based on who can respond to their needs and the sum total of their interactions while they are in your office.  If we can make you comfortable in this environment, it becomes a better experience for you.”

Let’s take a look!


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Holiday Gift Guide: Family Game Night

Every family loves to get together and have some fun with a Games Night! Here are my top Holiday Gift Ideas for giving to those that love games!

Playing Cards – A staple for any family home!

Dominoes – Simple, yet super fun for all the family to enjoy

Scrabble – Ideal for gifting to someone who loves literature and words

Memory Game – A great game to test everyone’s memory! Who will come out on top?

Checkerboard – Another classic board game that every family should have!

Clue – Do you know someone that loves murder mysteries? A fun game for them!

Abstract Puzzle – Everyone loves a good puzzle

Bean Bag Toss – Perfect for families with young kids!

Monopoly – A boujee Monopoly board anyone? Yes please! 

Backgammon – A classic game, but always enjoyable to have in the house

Petals Puzzle – Ideal for those that love to enjoy quiet time at home

Playing Cards – Another great set of playing cards!



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Thanksgiving Table With Nothing Over $10

Thanksgiving tables don’t need to be expensive to look amazing!

This year, while we’re building our “Dream Home”, we are in a rental that won’t hold our 14+ crowd for Thanksgiving. I’ve decided to take it outside and create a casual, but chic table right on the property. I love how it turned out and I spent NO MORE THAN $10 ON ANYTHING! Let’s take a look…every single item is linked below.


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Click on the numbers above… or let’s walk through it together.

Flatware in champagne gold. Each piece came in at $5

Water goblets on sale for $7 each

Tablecloths from Tablecloth Factory at under $6 each

Burlap runner $7.99

Wood-look charger plates $1.99 each

Lamb’s ear garland $9.99 each

White plates $2.99 (on sale)

Gray fabric napkins $2 each (on sale)

Gold pumpkins on each plate $9.99 each

Glass bubble vase $3.99 each

Gold mercury candleholder $5.99

White candles $3 each

Twine $5.99

Acorn filler $2.99

Farm chairs rented for $8 each from PRE Events

Soup tureen used for centerpiece $9.99 (from TJMaxx)

Candleholders were on Facebook Marketplace for $8 each! You can find the originals on WSHome.

Here’s a handy dandy chart for your Pinterest board.

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So, what do you think? I’d love to hear!


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Brizo Luxe Gold Fixtures – 2024 Cheat Sheet


If you’re planning a bathroom or kitchen remodel in 2024, you’ll undoubtedly be considering plumbing fixtures. Among the latest and most captivating finishes available is “Luxe Gold” by Brizo. It’s a true showstopper! In this post, we’ll provide you with a valuable Cheat Sheet that includes helpful links to explore this stunning finish and the hard-to-find items to coordinate with it.

Luxe Gold truly distinguishes itself amidst the common finishes like Brushed Nickel, Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and the now-popular Matte Black. Its warm-gold tones can add a touch of luxury to your living spaces without resembling the bright brass fixtures of the ’80s. Instead, Luxe Gold exudes sophistication and style, making it an excellent choice for both kitchen and bathroom remodels.

Here’s just a glimpse of what Brizo’s Luxe Gold collection offers:

Scroll *all the way down* for for the Cheat Sheet with links.


Luxe Gold definitely stands out in a sea of Brushed Nickel, Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze and (now) Matte Black. It’s the perfect warm-gold to bring a hint of luxury to your spaces.  It’s not bright brass from the 80s, not even close. It’s sophisticated and stylish! They have everything you need for your Kitchen or Bath.

Here’s just a very small sampling…

So, let’s say you’ve decided to use this lovely combination of plumbing fixtures in your home. Amazing! But… you need some things to coordinate with it too. Knobs… lights… mirrors… And you may be questioning, “What goes with this gorgeous finish?” Brizo makes a few things to coordinate – but not much – like one light…seriously.

so What actually coordinates?

You can actually MIX the finish with other finishes…maybe matte black? That’s definitely a valid option. But, let’s look at what will actually coordinate with Luxe Gold from other brands so you’re not stopping short after choosing new plumbing fixtures. Here are a few of my favorites. Don’t worry, all the links are down below at the bottom of the post.

But wait…

Is This The Same As Delta’s Champagne Bronze?

Before we dive into each of these items above (links are below) let’s address a mistake I almost made.

Is Brizo’s “Luxe Gold” finish interchangeable with Delta’s “Champagne Bronze”? I mean Delta OWNS Brizo…they look similar…they’re probably the same right?

No…no they’re not.

Brizo’s Luxe Gold is lighter, less “gold-y”. Delta’s Champagne Bronze is deeper and would mix easily with standard brass options. (Maybe we’ll cover that in the future!) But for now, let’s stick with Brizo’s Luxe Gold.

So let’s breakdown that Cheat Sheet. Scroll down for the all the links below!

Mirrors and Accessories

Probably the most important item to coordinate…


shower fixings

Lights for the Kitchen, Bath and Common Spaces

Or…Screw it and paint anything you want 😉

Just kidding, please don’t do that!

Cheat Sheet

So now we have a BUNCH of options to coordinate with the amazing Brizo Luxe Gold line. Here is a handy dandy Cheat Sheet for you, with links, along with one perfectly formatted for your Pinterest page.

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So, what do you think? Will you try this new finish? I am!

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Building Our Dream Home – Exterior Reveal

My family and I absolutely LOVE to spend time outdoors, playing in the backyard and soaking up the sun. Being in Florida, it was crucial that we got the garden and landscaping design right because it’s somewhere we spend a LOT of time!

So how did we get here? Where did the ideas start from, and how did we create the perfect landscape? Let’s explore just that and more – below! Each item is linked below, so be sure to scroll all the way down. 

Where the design started

Similarly to any area of our dream home, I started by creating a Pinterest Board! And saving lots of ideas and inspirational images over the last few years. I started saving these idea waaaaay before we even started designing the house itself!

Another aspect of inspiration for the landscape and garden designs for our dream home came from following a number of gardeners on Instagram. I take you through some of my favorite designers and bloggers in my last blog post: Gardening Inspiration

front porch

The front porch really sets the tone for the entire home, and other outside spaces of course. So when I focused on the front porch design, I made sure to include a large coir mat, potted structural bushes in large planters, and a bench for watching the world go by. 

The "Potting Station"

I knew if I was really going to give this gardening a proper go, I needed a space to do that.

And so a Potting Station was created!

It’s a little corner tucked away where I can pot up and grow new plants. While it’s nothing fancy, it’s functional and stores everything I need!

Pool Area

Ever since my husband and I first started talking about our dream home, I knew I wanted the pool area to be similar to The Hamptons. Clean and sleek materials with teak loungers and blue and white decor to finish the look.

Doggie Lulu loves the new loungers!

Outdoor Dining

When the evenings are warm outside we often enjoy dinner outside so an outdoor dining area that is just off the kitchen inside was a must!

I’ve chosen to use a similar blue and white color palette for the decor, as I’ve used throughout most of the home, to tie the whole space together!

Outdoor Living

In addition to an outdoor dining area, an outdoor living space was just as important!

I’ve used outdoor area rugs to clearly define each space on the patio, which was particularly helpful for this cute set up that separates the dining and living areas.

Outer Areas

Our land extends much further than the pool, so I’ve created quiet little areas to sit and enjoy the sounds of the birds.

First up was a hammock! A firm favorite for my son Jack.

I’ve put together a list of my go to, tried and true favorite items, see below. If you fancy creating a similar garden at home, check out my favorite gardening tools!

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Hello there! I’m Lori Evans, Interior Designer and co-owner of Evans Construction & Design. Welcome to my world! I created this blog to share all the projects, tips, ideas and inspiration that I have. My goal is to help you make your rooms look even better than your Pinterest boards!

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