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Design firm relocates to Abingdon Square

Manning Design Group, Inc., recently relocated from Raleigh, N.C., to Gloucester County. President Lynne Bohon Manning said she moved her business here to be closer to relatives.


Manning said the business, which is now based at Abingdon Square, Hayes, specializes in interior design services for the health care industry, including hospitals, assisted living facilities and physician offices. Some of her larger jobs include design for a new South Carolina hospital, Conway Medical Center, and a major expansion for the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina.


“We want to create a healing environment,” Manning said of the special considerations taken for health care facilities, and recommend acoustics and different types of wall and furniture fabrics that can be readily cleaned and replaced because of constant use such as in hospital emergency rooms.


In addition, Manning does interior design for other businesses, such as recent design w...

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