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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

PORTFOLIO Interior Design for Long Term Care, Assisted Living and Independent Senior Living Environments

MARCH 2010

Spring forward to new ideas, bright interiors and inspired interior design solutions for Senior Living Environments.


Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Hollandview Trail

Assisted Living 2009

LEFT: The Dining Room’s millwork serves a multi function: displaying a collection of French Country ceramics. MIDDLE: The scheme continues into the kitchen. A mobile island allows residents to participate in cooking activities.

French Country…

that is the best

way to describe the activity room in this assisted living floor at Hollandview Trail. “I felt the furniture should be ergonomically correct and at the same time have strong silhouettes to evoke a classic French country look”. Joanna Marowits BOTTOM: The Activity Room is visible from all areas, so residents can actively or passively participate in various activities.

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Hollandview Trail

Assisted Living 2009

ABOVE: Front entrance reception acrylic and pin signage add visual clarity. Custom millwork. BELOW AND BOTTOM RIGHT: Every retirement community needs a cafĂŠ. This one has a self serve component and is a local gathering place.

ABOVE: The elevator lobby is designed to be seen and provides drama with custom millwork around the elevators.

BOTTOM: The marble topped cafĂŠ counter provides a social spot for the guests.

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Hollandview Trail

Independent Living 2009

OPPOSITE: The dining room is always set with fine china. The zones help guests focus on conversations.

RIGHT: The entrance into La Tulip Dining Room evokes a glamour's spot. Guests can wait while they are seated by the friendly staff.

TOP: The entrance to the SPA is serene, yet vibrant and relaxing. It evokes a place to relax and be taken care of.

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Hollandview Trail

Assisted Living 2009

LEFT: Activiy Room and Demonstration Kitchen. RIGHT: The SPA, a place to have a message or meet with the attending Physician.

BELOW: A view of the corridor leading into the activity room left side. The signage and strategic millwork aids in wayfinding.

ABOVE: The Movie Theatre: A place to gather and catch a movie, or gather to meet in groups.

FRESH AND TRANSITIONAL The continuous use of colour palette……………... By keeping things consistent and simple adds just enough spice The contrast of dark woods and light walls keeps the space fresh elegant and simple.

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Carleton Place

Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Independent Living 2009

LEFT: Front Entrance / Fireplace Lobby . For symmetry, classic topiaries flank the main dining room entrance. Signage on the glass and freestanding, located adjacent to the dining roomdoors.

JOANNA’S TAKE: The designer on her decorating and design style. •

Keep a the wall light: opt of a subtle palette

Carry accents throughout the space for continuity.

ABOVE: The activity room, a place to create and display. Here is a mixture of new furniture with antiques sourced by the designer. RIGHT: View of typical corridor lounge.

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Carleton Place

Independent Living 2009 LEFT: Clean classic millwork in a medium tone evokes an Old English Pub. The bar stools are custom sized for ease of Seniors to get in and out of the chairs. BELOW: A view of the billiards room in the Pub—comfortable seating, balanced lighting and contrast of the table tops to the floor allow the residents to feel comfortable.

BOTTOM AND RIGHT: The activity room’s adjacent demonstration kitchen allows residents to participate in cooking classes.

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Carleton Place

Independent Living 2009

MEET the MAIN DINING ROOM A COMMUNIAL DINING AREA COMPLETE WITH VARIOUS ZONES ALLOWS PREOPLE TO HAVE VARIED DINING EXPERIENCES

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Lakeside Retirement

Assisted Bathing and Grooming 2009

BELOW: The assisted bathing room, situated in the SPA, and down the corridor from the beauty salon allows residents to enjoy a real SPA experience. The artful display of art above the “wicker/ resin� chair complete with waterproof fabric.

ABOVE: The main beauty salon is used for both independent and assisted residents. BELOW: View of the hair washing station, fully accessible.

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Terrace Gardens Assisted Living 2008

JOANNA MAROWITS CRAFTS AN ELEGANT SENIOR RESIDENCE IN TORONTO.

TOP: The Stone Fireplace Mantel is a strong contrast to the floor and walls and is raised for easy viewing whether sitting or standing. LEFT: The Typical corridor with contrast handrails and artwork strategically positioned for wayfinding—is light and airy.

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Terrace Gardens Assisted Living 2008

ABOVE and LEFT: The lounge and library is situated on the assisted living floor. The electric fireplace is cleverly built into the wainscoting. The high contrast millwork stands proud of the neutral wall colour. The millwork is styled to display books as well as items for recreation.

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Arbour Creek

Long Term Care 2007

LEFT: This view of the main dining room shows the open and airy space. The neutral palette visually expands the space. ABOVE: The unique signage is silkscreened on porcelain tile.

ABOVE: The activity room is situated directly opposite the dining room. The airy millwork sits on vinyl backed carpet, and the acitivity tables can double as card tables as well. RIGHT: The assisted bathing room or SPA.

Small nooks allow residents to have personal items with them.

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Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Bay Ridges

Long Term Care 2006

ABOVE: Rich vibrant colours are a nice contrast to the neutral walls. The faรงade of the fireplace is cultered stone. Natural light filters thru the generous gathering space and main lobby. In view are the foldable cheery wood wall partitions off the Chapel and multi purpose room. RIGHT: The private dining room with built in server also acts as an extra meeting room. 13


Body + Soul Design Ltd.

Bay Ridges

Long Term Care 2006 LEFT: The typical resident suite’s millwork is designed to facilitate independence. BOTTOM: The suite entrance shows the memory box, an element that is viewed from the side as well as straight on.

MEMEORY BOX A solution for way finding.

ABOVE: View of the main dining room and RHA kitchen. The elevated fireplace is a comforting view while dining.

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A sample of Interior Design Work in Senior Living Environments.