We relied on our expertise and strong understanding of luxury residential design to imbue this nursing home with a sense of warmth, familiarity and style, while being cognisant of the multitude of new material technologies and wide range of products available and adhering to the required construction codes and regulations.
The redesign and refurbishment have revitalised this aged care home and directly contributed to increased number of residents and return on equity.
Lady of Grace is situated in leafy Dural and surrounded by beautiful natural parkland. We took our cues from nature and reflected a verdant, Australian bushland inspired theme in the design, materials and finishes choices. We applied a palette of lively colours such as light blues, teals and greens, which vibrantly invigorated the old facility. Our aim was to recreate a domestic feeling for the residents, which reminded them of home.
In the main dining room area, an 18-metre wall was covered in a striking mural wallpaper that acts as both the focal point and the art and represents a stylised version of the Australian bushland reflected from outside.
The selection of furniture and soft furnishings in distinct but neutral fabrics played an important part and paired well with the textural and graphical finishes of the walls, carpet and vinyl timber-like flooring used throughout.
Thoughtfully curated and visually striking artwork was chosen, and the placement of these pictures work to aid residents in way-finding along with similarly designed signages.
Both the common areas and rooms are dressed to provide residents and their carers a home that is at once welcoming and functional in its requirement of serving as a dignified residence for the elderly.
The end result is a luxurious aged care home that inspires a sense of wellbeing and pleasantness.