Atlanta, GA,
14:21 PM

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.


Designers include:

Betty Burgess
Betty Burgess Design
Main Floor Marcus Radiology Waiting Area, Third Floor Post-Acute Waiting Room

Bob Brown
Robert Brown Interior Design
Main Floor MS Waiting Area

Carole Weaks
C. Weaks Interiors
7th Floor Atrium

Carter Kay
Carter Kay Interiors
Family Residence Plaza Level

Clary Bosbyshell Welsh
Clary Bosbyshell Design
Main Floor Admission Waiting Room

Courtney Giles
Courtney Giles Interiors
7th Floor Marcus Lobby

Greg Morgan
Kolo Collection
Outdoor: 7th Floor Deck, Patio 2 outside Cafeteria, Secret Garden

Jackye Lanham
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
Liza Bryan Interiors
6th Floor Family Lounge with Susan Bozeman

Margaret Kirkland
Margaret Kirkland Interiors
Main Entrance with Sara Alias

Sara Alias
Sara Alias Interiors
Main Entrance with Margaret Kirkland

Susan Bozeman
Susan Bozeman Designs, Inc.
6th Floor Family Lounge with Liza Bryan

Cheryl Womack & Alison Womack Jowers
Womack Interiors
4th Floor ICU Family Conference Room and ICU Waiting Room

Barry Hutner
Parc Monceau Antiques

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.