That BIG day happened! I was exhausted yesterday but in a really good way.
I’m beyond thankful that I was contracted to stage a vacant assisted living apartment by Oakleaf Village in Lexington.
So many emotions & thoughts went into this project because I’ve personally gone through that trying time of transitioning my Daddy to an assisted living facility, which he did not want to go to but as his daughter I knew he had to be safe but I also wanted him to feel comfortable and cozy so that’s what I took my inspiration from. (I have said many times it’s very much like finding daycare for your child)
During the time with my Dad, my sister had a brain aneurysm she miraculously survived & that presented a whole different set of parameters to make sure she was secure at first in my home and transitioning back into living alone.
There are challenges in decorating in these kinds of spaces. Traditional furniture placement will not work. Many older people utilize walkers and need to be able to maneuver, safely. Open spaces to allow sitting on the sofa, getting in & out of bed, showering. That means no fluffy rugs, no coffee table, no cushy sofa, no large beds, no square corners, only the necessary furniture. BUT it can still feel homey.
My hope is when all parties enter this space they maybe a take a sigh of relief and then a smile or a giggle from the happy cow artwork. 😉
In my real estate practice I have assisted clients going through this process. Helping to declutter and stage their home to sell, connecting them with the right vendors and services to make the process a little easier. And now I can say I have decorated their new space!
I didn’t know all the hardships that I went through were preparing me for something that I am now oddly thankful for.
Of course I could not have done any of this without my biggest fan, Steve Peebles💕
I’ll post the other rooms in the next few days! #assistedliving #aginggracefully #seniorhousing #lexingtonsc #invitingspaces #homestaging #stagedtorent #agingparents #babyboomers #farmhousedecor #cafeseating #happycow #trundlesofa #sleepersofa #placesetting #tickingstripe #firstimpression #cozy - 3 days ago