It was a glorious night for the Artisan of Beauty team celebrating the new office and newfound relationship with Artisan of Skin, the skin care arm of the practice. Well over one hundred friends, colleagues, and patients attended to enjoy good food, spirits, and sounds from the renown Eliza James rocking the electric violin to the beats supplied by one of LA’s hottest DJs, Monika Starling.
In August, 2018, Dr. Neavin began the build out of the new office located at 421 N Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills. The space, which sits outside of the valet of the prestigious Rodeo Collection, once belonged to a large hair studio. When Dr. Neavin visited the collection to find a new office more suitable for his growing practice, the real estate agent, Tamara, showed him a number of doctor offices that had recently become available. However, while perfectly appropriate for seeing patients, none of them possessed that special, eclectic vibe that Dr. Neavin aspired. That is, until the agent proposed something out of the box which sparked his interest.
“There’s a space that just opened up. It’s a hair salon right outside of valet with a lot of glass and a large glass ceiling. It’s not medical space but I can show you it,” Tamara said.
“Glass is great! Can we convert it to medical space?” Dr. Neavin asked.
“Probably, but we will need to check with the city of Beverly Hills.”
“Great! Let’s check it out!”
Tamara lead Dr. Neavin down the steps, past a beautiful flower shop and busy fountain, to the glass doors of Suite A-1. Dr. Neavin was immediately impressed.
“This is really cool!”
“The space is great,” Tamara said. “But it would have t be gutted and reconfigured for medical use.”
After the city approved the space for medical use the entire space was gutted. LA Architects along with Dr. Neavin, designed the new layout which would provide a large “airy” lobby situated below skylights continuous with the hallway and four exam rooms. A back hallway would lead into the parking structure for patients and celebrities whom desired a more private exit and entry. It would take 9 months to complete, and for a short period time Dr. Neavin lived a nomadic life by using a kind colleague’s office to see patients. He also took his first vacation in over five years.
Dr. Neavin desired a dark Bohemian interior design inspired by vibrant SoHo hotels in New York City. To that end, he looked no further than the wildly eccentric Gary Gibson to make it happen. Working closely with Gary Gibson Interior Design, the office transformed into something nothing short of spectacular. Walls donned cool vintage oil painting portraits and antique African masks. Hand painted wallpaper and photos of hundreds of butterflies greeted visitors in the lobby.
While the office is almost complete, Dr. Neavin believes it never gets old finding cool pieces for the space to keep it hip and fun.
“Almost there,” says Dr. Neavin. “Just waiting on the perfect plants for the corner and Gary and I still need to reupholster a pair of cool vintage chairs we found.”