This has got to be in the top three of the most exciting things The Care Home Interiors Co. have been asked to do.
When asked by Macc Care Group to design a reminiscence apartment as part of the full home design for their newest luxury care home, Blythe Rose, they jumped at the chance to replicate a 1960’s/70’s style interior.
Having researched many homes from the period the design team worked with a set budget to produce something residents would like but also remember. The TV, typewriter are original pieces from the era. The original furniture was lovingly restored by the company’s team to ensure it was fit to meet care home standards., and the fashionable colour of the time, orange, was embraced in all its glory.
“The brand-new dementia care home specialises in memory loss care so to be able to support that care through a carefully designed and authentic interior was just a dream come true for us. We also love the original 60/70’s décor as some of us can remember it from when we were children in our own homes.”
The old furniture upholstery was exchanged for new modern fabric that is antimicrobial, repels liquid, and viruses, but still representative in style to its time. Shag pile carpets were avoided as the trip hazard they are for two tone flooring with an in-lay carpet with wooden floor boarder, still a very popular design feature of the era.
The design team also featured a cat. Although not real this dementia resident aid is a wonderful addition loved by all as the cat breaths with a moving belly. Quite a novelty but also a calming aid for those with or without dementia.
“We have loved every aspect of creating this flat as part of the top-class facilities and care on offer at Blythe Rose. We’re happy to have contributed to what is a wonderful environment all designed around wellbeing, safety, happiness, and community. It has been an enriching process for all of us and we are so pleased to hear it is being embraced with fond enthusiasm.”