Refresh of Shepherd Center Common Areas Under Way
A team of Atlanta interior designers are donating their talents and time to provide elegant and calming spaces for patients and families.
A refresh of the common areas at Shepherd Center’s main campus is under way with the help of some of Atlanta’s top interior designers.
Fifteen years ago, in the midst of new construction at the hospital, Shepherd Center co-founder Alana Shepherd tapped Barry Hutner, owner of Parc Monceau Antiques and a longtime Shepherd Center supporter, to assemble a team of designers to decorate the new spaces. While these spaces have endured, wear and tear necessitated a refresh this year. So once again, Alana asked Hutner to gather a team of designers willing to tackle the project.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to a place that offers healing and new beginnings for so many amazing people,” Hutner said.
Shepherd Center has always strived to provide elegant and calming spaces for patients and families, and this refresh is no exception. Fifteen designers were charged with planning spaces that inspire hope and positivity.
“Everyone’s attitude and willingness to participate has been overwhelmingly humbling,” Hutner said. “It’s especially fun to see some of the designers who worked on the original project breathe new life into the spaces.”
This team of designers is working on waiting rooms, entrances, outdoor areas, event spaces and family areas. They are working pro-bono, donating their talents and time, as well as finding resources willing to heavily discount or donate materials.
“We are lucky for many reasons to be in Atlanta, but this is a reminder of the pool of talent in design right around the corner,” Alana Shepherd said. “Their eyes for design are instrumental in helping us provide the right tone in each room.”
Their schemes are unbelievable, and implementation is under way, Alana added. Installation is expected by late summer or early fall.
Betty Burgess Design
Main Floor Marcus Radiology Waiting Area, Third Floor Post-Acute Waiting Room
Robert Brown Interior Design
Main Floor MS Waiting Area
C. Weaks Interiors
7th Floor Atrium
Carter Kay Interiors
Family Residence Plaza Level
Clary Bosbyshell Welsh
Clary Bosbyshell Design
Main Floor Admission Waiting Room
Courtney Giles Interiors
7th Floor Marcus Lobby
Outdoor: 7th Floor Deck, Patio 2 outside Cafeteria, Secret Garden
Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs, Inc.
Main Floor Multi-Specialty Waiting Area
Linda Beth Martin
Linda Beth Martin Interiors
Main Floor Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute Waiting Area
Liza Bryan Interiors
6th Floor Family Lounge with Susan Bozeman
Margaret Kirkland Interiors
Main Entrance with Sara Alias
Sara Alias Interiors
Main Entrance with Margaret Kirkland
Susan Bozeman Designs, Inc.
6th Floor Family Lounge with Liza Bryan
Cheryl Womack & Alison Womack Jowers
4th Floor ICU Family Conference Room and ICU Waiting Room
Parc Monceau Antiques
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.