Designer Brings Color and Confidence to the Lives of Women When They Need It Most

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Designer Brings Color and Confidence to the Lives of Women When They Need It Most

Anyone who has watched a pink sunset on a summer night—knows that color can be healing. New York-based designer Tanya Taylor is putting the idea to good use in her new partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital.

Taylor had already taught color-therapy painting classes for the hospital and designed curtains for its pediatric exam rooms. Her recent partnership delivers chic scarves full of color to women on their first day of chemotherapy treatment.

Facing the realities of cancer treatment is daunting, and Taylor hopes her sunny accessories can help to ease some of the stresses—even just superficially. 

In the past, we have discussed the different meanings and importance of colors in healthcare design. Tanya Taylor is a shining example of bringing cheer, hope, and healing to the people who need it most.

Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped modernize healthcare organizations locally, regionally, and internationally, improving patient experience and outcomes. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff

Source: Mathew Hall. “Pediatrics.” HCD Magazine Play Room At Maastricht University Medical Center+ Comments, 2019,

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