Thursday, March 17, 2016

Designing a Therapy Office

BEFORE (pretty sad looking place)

AFTER (Aaaahhh...much better!)

Psychotherapy Office Decor E-design New York, New Jersey

My client is a therapist and came to me when she was ready to open her own private practice. She was looking for the space to be calm, warm, and a place she could even use for her own meditation. As I designed the office, I kept in mind to stick to neutrals, colors of the beach and colors of a peacock(her favorite), to create the mood we were looking for. These were the color palettes I kept referring back to.

Style by Mimi G Interior Decorator specializing in Therapy Offices and Residential

Paint colors from Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams  I like this color scheme for my living room:

My client's landlord mentioned that I could take a box of antique books that one of his tenants left behind.  Hello?!?! Interior decorator's dream come true! This is the inside of one of the book covers that I framed   (DISCLAIMER:No antiques were harmed in the making of this room! The cover was already broken when I got to it. I promise.).

 I found this vase and fell in love! I was looking for some white pieces to contrast the blue wall and this piece adds great texture. I bought a trailing plant to place inside the vase, but it was too big so I had to do surgery on it on my kitchen counter. It was funny to see how quickly my kid's amusement turned into paranoia once they remembered that there are bugs in dirt (we ordered pizza that night- j.k. :)).

My client loves birds, which was very convenient because I had just drawn this bird a few weeks before she mentioned it.

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I just launched a new service, "Therapy-Office-in-a-Click"! It's basically the bed-in-a-bag idea, for therapy offices! It's a budget friendly way to get the therapy office you've always dreamed of. It includes links to everything from furniture, plants and decor items down to inspiration stones and soothing scented oils. For all the details, click on the image below to head to my online studio shopping site!

I'm also working on a checklist called, "A step-by-step guide to decorating your tranquil therapy office." If you'd like to receive the free pdf, just enter your info in the banner at the top of the page of my official website.


 A new blog post describing the thought process I go through when choosing and positioning each item.  You'll also learn how the collaborative process works, seeing how a decorator and therapist work together to create the right experience for their clients.  The blog post will include a video interview with the therapist, recorded in her office. Together, we will discuss the process of transforming a room from looking like a DMV waiting room, into a calm space with healing energy. Subscribe to the blog if you'd like to get notified when new posts are published.

If you are thinking about decorating your commercial or home therapy office (or really any room you'd like transformed to have great energy), feel free to reach out to me. You can either fill out the contact form here or click here to choose a 15 min. time slot on my calendar to discuss your project with me.

If full service is not the right option for you, but you want a customized room made just for you? Have no fear! I offer an e-design service that will be perfect for you!


  1. Mimi this is absolutely gorgeous!!! So serene and calm. I want you to do my bedroom!!! And the rest of my house, but let's start with the bedroom :)

  2. Chani, I really can do this cross-country. You just need to send me all the measurements!

  3. Gorgeous and so serene! You're so talented! By the way, beautiful drawing of a bird.

    1. Thank you Esty! That's a big compliment coming for someone so artistic!

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    1. Thank you Mina! That was my chant I kept repeating while shopping for this room-"Calm and serene, Calm and serene!". :)

  5. Mimi, you did an amazing job! Love the colors and all the details you put into it! Also love your bird drawing :)

    1. Thank you Michelle! Thanks for mentioning the details. My favorite part of decorating is styling. I like to make sure everything looks perfectly imperfect (and balanced of course). It's a bit time-consuming, but well worth the effort!

  6. Mimi,

    Cant believe I got an honorable mention. I love the way you transformed the tenants space.
    Working with you is always amazing.
    Best of luck to you,


  7. Mimi is a gifted designer who has the unique ability to take my raw ideas, clearly define them, and bring my vision into reality. She is a collaborative player who taught me how to tap into my internal artist by introducing me to new ideas while always staying true to my original vision, color scheme, and favorite items. The final results have far exceeded my expectations! My office is a haven that I look forward to going to every day-and my client’s agree as well!!

  8. What a wonderful transformation you did on that office. Beautifully done.

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    1. Thanks Roxana! Appreciate the feedback!


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