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A power point showing new trends and ideas for senior living and hospice design.

A power point showing new trends and ideas for senior living and hospice design.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. The problem with senior living design is? The focus is on the word senior not the word design!
  • 3. Here is a living room in an assisted living facility.
  • 4. A living room in a home
  • 5. The difference
    • A sofa made for a senior living facility
    • A sofa made for a home
  • 6. When I design for senior I ask myself, what would I want?
  • 7. An add for senior living furnishings
  • 8. An add from a home design magazine vs the senior living bedroom ad.Which room would I want?
  • 9. I often here, sure that looks good, but senior living needs durability and functionality !
  • 10. A dining room in skilled nursing same function improved form, form and function can co-exist in senior living
  • 11. This ad is for a hospital bed that “Doesn’t look like a hospital bed.” We are getting there…be could we go further? I think so.
  • 12. Old products and new products.
  • 13. KATHY’S COLOR RULES
    • All rules are susceptible to change
    • Stay away from Old people colors
    • Look for colors that inspire
    • Make sure to contrast your trim
    • Don’t assume all ceilings need to be white.
  • 14. Beige is boring for seniors too!
  • 15. Same lobby with color
  • 16. A little paint, some fabrics will make a room
  • 17. How do you decide on color? What do you Want the space to Say? This is the men’s Club.It needed Darker colors but The contrast makes It pop.
  • 18. The color in this space was used to transport residents to a lakeside cottage
  • 19. = I often hear, How do I know what colors are in?
  • 20. Using colors that are “in” mean they will go out.Can you guess when this was done?
  • 21. Look for timeless schemes
  • 22. Look for colors you find in nature, that inspire memories. The blue of the sky the green of the grass
  • 23. Same room different attitude!
  • 24. Some yellow will bring sunshine to a room.
  • 25. The use of contrast adds punch.
  • 26. A before and after
  • 27. Be braver in some areas less used
  • 28. One space flows into another, yet each has a unique feel.
  • 29. This was one of those schemes that raised some eyebrows at conception, But the doubters became believers at completion.
  • 30. Staff areas can be inspired rooms by simply adding color. This conference room shows an example of unique color pairing.
  • 31. An appointment in the beauty shop should be a destination to look forward to.
  • 32. Now this is a destination! A beauty shop that is a beauty!
  • 33. Make each space an inviting and unique destination. Two sitting rooms one is a room the other is a destination.
  • 34. A fun destination.
  • 35. A hospice hallway, that transports you to a seaside retreat.
  • 36. In existing facilities, you have elements that can not change. These door at the end of the hall were a dismal dark brown and looked institutional.
  • 37. The question is… What would I want?
  • 38. Two rooms where people live.Yet they say very different things.
  • 39. This was the first impression of this facility. What did it say?
  • 40. Same room.What does it say now?
  • 41. A warm first impression