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When Dr. Judith Hong hired me to redesign her teensy, itsy-bitsy, windowless office that boasted a single, glaring overhead fluorescent light, I was thrilled!

When I went to see the space in person I felt like I was in an interrogation room at a police station I’d seen on TV. (Not kidding)

No windows, no art on the walls and a desk facing a wall had recently been flipped 180 degrees (Thank God).

Not a great work environment for a busy dermatologist taking care of 30 patients a day, am I right?


So, what happened after I redesigned my client’s teensy, itsty bitsy, windowless, closet-sized space?

A lot.

Take a quick peak:

Almost immediately, one of Dr. Hong’s admin staff gave her a bear hug and said, “I’m so happy for you! We all felt so sorry for you.”

And… suddenly, staff and other docs (including the practice’s owner and physician) started visiting more regularly, wanting to hang out. (True story)

Other admin staff shared how much they loved sitting at my client’s new desk while she was away taking care of her patients.

Here’s what my Dr. Hong said about the redesign:

When I realized the importance of lowering my stress levels at work, I hired Cheryl to redesign my office. After the new design was installed, I felt an enormous weight lift off my shoulders.

Cheryl took a lifeless, uninspired, windowless box and transformed it into my personal mini-work retreat. A new wall color, artwork that feels like I’m looking out a window, a new desk, ergonomic chair, lighting and other personalized accessories now lift my heart as soon as I walk in my office.

Cheryl understood my experience of daily stress and gently encouraged me to make the right design decisions to optimize my work health.

I’ve never been happier at work, and this is thanks to Cheryl!”

—Dr. Judith Hong, Redwood Dermatology

If you’re ready to transform your medical office or wellness space into a mini work retreat every day, start here: