Mora Burnet House – Origin Housing
Housing Association interior design projects vary from new build extra care schemes to refurbishments of communal spaces in existing properties. The brief for this project was to refresh all the communal lounges, reception and corridors working to a tight budget and re-utilising a number of pieces of existing furniture. Residents favoured the conservatory space, leaving a large lounge and dining room as well two sub lounges empty and rarely used. Each of these spaces now has a clear function. The two smaller sub-lounges have been turned into an IT room and a room for younger visitors. The large lounge and dining space is now the main sitting area with the TV repositioned here and the peaceful conservatory is now the quiet lounge. We were able to re-utilise a large amount of existing furniture, adding in the colour through additional new pieces and finishes throughout. The client is thrilled and the feedback from residents and care workers has been extremely positive. The two sub lounges pictured below include wallpaper by Sanderson and Graham & Brown.
‘HomeSmiths were recommended to us by an architect who had worked with them on a housing association project. We were keen to upgrade the communal areas in one of our existing Extra Care schemes and after a first meeting with Jacqui I could see that she had the right vision. There were elements of the scheme which we needed to retain and Jacqui and her team were able to work around all of these yet at the same time produce a design that was fresh and uplifting. Previously under used lounge spaces now have clear functions and each floor has a very strong identity. Jacqui has a great eye for colour and by applying the principles of colour contrast, she has provided us with a scheme that caters for the needs of residents with dementia. I would never had thought about putting the colours together and was very pleased with the final results. The feedback from residents, staff and social workers has been very positive. I am delighted with the interior design and would certainly recommend Jacqui and her team.’