At Sunrise, we know that it’s the little things that make all the difference. We decided to treat one of our lucky residents to a suite makeover put together by HGTV interior designer, Emily Henderson. Through conversations with Fran Ferguson, our Suite Style Contest winner and resident of Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C., Emily was able to put her design expertise and vision to work to create a place that Fran truly loves and is proud to live in.
In early conversations with Emily, Fran revealed that her favorite color of all time is turquoise. She now enjoys bright turquoise walls in her living and dining room areas as well as a teal wall in her bedroom, expertly coordinated with contrasting linens and drapery. The look is cheerful, warm and inviting and it’s functional, too! Key furniture pieces were chosen with Fran’s lifestyle in mind: for example, several desk drawers and chests by IKEA were added to create extra storage space for all of her crafting and scrapbooking supplies.
And after a lifetime of collecting memorabilia from living all around the world as an Air Force wife, Fran was happy to see that Emily and her design team thoughtfully incorporated these pieces into the final design. Her U.S. flag, paintings and other souvenirs keep her new suite feeling like home – just a bit more updated!
While Fran was our lucky winner, she’s not alone in the fact that she loves to call Sunrise home! All of our residents enjoy the comfort, security and sociability that come with the Sunrise Signature Experience. Fran is well-loved by all Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue team members and fellow residents and she has been generous enough to open her doors so visitors can view her remodeled suite during the community’s Tour of Homes open house.
Click here to view our Sunrise Facebook photo album that tracked the progress of Fran’s suite redesign, from beginning to end!
It’s the touches of home that make a Sunrise community so special. As Fran pointed out in a recent TV interview, “we have cookies, too!” We welcome you to join us at any Sunrise community for our Tour of Homes open house events across the country, June 2-8. Click here to RSVP to an event near you!