Seacoast Periodontics introduces its brand new home, and there are many local designers to thank for this beautiful addition to Portsmouth! Interior Designer Amy Dutton of Amy Dutton Home shares more about this new commercial property…

Amy, can you tell us a bit about this project?

The Seacoast Periodontist building is a new construction building located on the corner of Route One in Portsmouth—just off the traffic circle—and 185 Cottage Street. The structure is designed by McHenry Architecture and built by Ricci Construction; I was hired for the interior design and material selections. 

How did you connect with Seacoast Periodontics? 

Instagram! Dr. Amy Rosania is a young and very talented periodontist who was looking to create a unique, high-end, intentional, and welcoming space for her clients. She reached out to me because she didn’t want the space to look typical or commercial.

We are familiar with your beautiful residential work (which we absolutely adore). What is your experience with commercial work? 

Funnily enough, the only commercial work I had done was for ice cream shops—Dunne’s Ice Cream in York Beach, Maine and The Ice House in Rye, New Hampshire. This project was an incredible learning experience for me. With the expertise of McHenry Architects and Ricci, I was guided through the process, and provided with incredible knowledge and helpful resources. This was a really fun experience for our office to do something different. 

Does this experience make you excited for more commercial projects in your future? 

Definitely! I hope to be able to do more projects like this—I love the challenge and ability to create a commercial space that is warm, welcoming, and creative.

What is your favorite room in the finished building? 

I think the vestibule is an especially unique part of the property. The goal for this room was to relax clients (with a waterfall and plant wall) before having their teeth worked on. 

I love the waiting room too—it incorporates a mixture of wood, fabric, leather, quartz, and paint. Plants were added throughout to create a natural, organic vibe along with the wooden accents, and clean whites were selected to bring in an organic, modern aesthetic. We focused on the lighting in these areas as well; warm metals and lightbulbs make a huge difference in the ambience of the space.                                                                                                                                                                                                             

How long did the project take from start to finish? 

I started working on the project in November 2018 and they moved in the middle of August 2019. They had been working with McHenry for about a year before I started on the project.

Thank you for sharing your work with us, Amy!

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Photos by Tamara Flanagan Photography.