Fairhaven Nursing Home, Bournemouth
This was a very rewarding project as I was asked to decorate a room within the nursing home which could be used by either resident’s visiting family members or people attending the home for respite care. To ensure a homely, but non-clinical feel I choose an elegant Sanderson wallpaper and smart white furniture to provide the necessary storage. To comply with regulations within a healthcare environment a JHS Hospi-Loop 100% Polypropylene carpet was laid which could be bleached or scrubbed if required. The chair and footstool were selected from Morgan Contract Furniture’s Healthcare range and upholstered with an Edmund Bell fire retardant fabric which was waterproof, resistant to MRSA and tested to 100,000 rubs, a highly practical choice for this environment as it could be also be cleaned and scrubbed. The en-suite bathroom was fully refitted with contemporary tiles and suite to emulate the homely feel, but with a non-slip Altro floor and appropriate grab rails to ensure a safe environment.