Renray Healthcare, leading supplier of high quality furniture, beds, and interiors to the healthcare sector, has collaborated with Greensleeves Care to offer bespoke interior solutions for its new home in Kent.
Renray provided an interior solution that matched the beautiful period setting of the home, while ensuring high quality, contemporary care. The project brief was to create a homely care home interior which was not institutional in appearance and used evidence-based design to create a dementia friendly interior to promote confidence and independence. It was also imperative that the design connected with the local area using local history, geography, and attractions for inspiration.
The project utilized the following concepts:
- Intentional use of distinct colours on walls to assist with orientation and wayfinding, and bright shades on soft furnishings to support those with sight loss.
- Floor and room names inspired by local people and landmarks.
- Imagery of people and places connected to the site and the local area, including portraits of founder Sir Edmund King and local author William Makepeace Thackeray, and historical photography of the surrounding area.
- Bringing the outside inside by introducing floral and greenery motifs in fabrics as a nod to the home’s historic gardens.
- Using plaid patterned carpets to make the space feel comforting and homely rather than clinical.
Kate Hayter, business development manager at Renray Healthcare, said: “Working with Greensleeves Care was a pleasure. Together we came up with an excellent and unique interior solution that was in keeping with the overarching theme of Mount Ephraim House. Greensleeves Care required bespoke cabinetry and beds which we were able to provide.”