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Medical Offices of Hufford & Knopf – “Valerie’s Venetian Room”

"Valerie's Venetian Room"
Valerie Willis, the room designer, dedicates this room to all the cancer survivors and their families, including her own mother and father who both beat cancer against all odds. Valerie associates the warm Mediterranean glow from this room with the Italian saying “la dolce vita,” which means “the sweet life."

Project Info

Client Medical Offices of Hufford & Knopf | San Francisco, CA | October 2011
Project Specs Rooms: 1 | Beds/Chairs: 1 | Patient Visits: 355/year

Project Description

I can’t say enough how beautiful and elegant this room turned out! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Our patients love it! Thank you so much ladies. We are blessed with your talents and kind hearts. – Dr. Hufford

The bigger picture …

It all began in Dr. Stephen Hufford’s office in May of 2011. We chose Dr. Stephen Hufford’s patient rooms as our first RTR4C project after witnessing their dismal state. In his defense, Dr. Hufford had just returned to work after a difficult year battling pancreatic cancer. His chances of recovery were slim. He would live just 17 more months — enough time to see the wonderfully transformed space and to host a reception to show his gratitude for our RTR4C volunteer designers. The reception was held in September 2012. Dr. Hufford passed away a month later. Dr. Kevin Knopf has since taken over the practice and is committed to maintaining the new look and feel of the treatment rooms. Six different volunteer designers renovated the seven patient rooms in Dr. Hufford’s office, creating unique environments they saw as healing and soothing. Each room has its own story and dedication to a cancer patient that inspired the designer.

Patients have their favorites and often request certain rooms, but all are appreciated and treated with care by the staff and doctors. The transformations include new lighting, paint, wall treatments, wallpaper, Venetian plaster, new furniture and cabinets, chairs, art, window coverings and an extra bit of love and hope in every corner.

Designer: Valerie Wills

Volunteers: 25

Rooms Rocked: 7

Designers: 6

Chair/Beds Transformed:10

Patient visits: 2500/year