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Medical Offices of Hufford & Knopf – “Diane’s Dragonfly Room”

"Diane's Dragonfly Room"
Designer Lisa Silverman dedicated this room to her grammar school friend Diane Di Gregorio Grey who died of breast cancer. Before Diane died, she told her dear friend Lisa, “Whenever you see a dragonfly, think of me.” Dragonfly symbolizes the kind of maturity, power and poise Diane demonstrated in her life and her fight with cancer. “Diane loved life, family, friends and laughter,” says Lisa. “Dragonflies will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. May her memory be a blessing forever.”

Project Info

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

Project Description

 “We can’t express enough how much we appreciate the time, effort and LOVE designers have shown our patients. Thank you!”

  • Before-.
    Before . After
  • Before-.
    Before . After

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: Lisa Silverman

Volunteers: 15

Rooms Rocked: 7

Designers: 6

Chair/Beds Transformed:10

Patient visits: 2500/year