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Designing for Seniors

Sunrise Senior Living communities are designed to feel just like home, from the beautifully appointed common areas to thoughtful details found throughout the community. The Sunrise Design team draws upon their expertise in both interior design and senior care, fusing form and function to create a senior-friendly environment designed for comfort, convenience and safety.

Sunrise Partners With HGTV’s Emily Henderson

Professional designer Emily Henderson, winner of HGTV’s "Design Star" and host of the HGTV show, "Secrets from a Stylist," shares her expert advice and recommendations for designing spaces for seniors in our helpful design guide, available to all new residents. Emily recently gave Fran, a lucky Sunrise resident, a complete makeover of her suite to reflect her happy style. Check out the "Suite Style Makeover" video in our gallery to watch Fran's reaction!

A Sunrise principle of service is to celebrate the individuality of every resident and that is exactly what I try to do as a designer. When someone walks into your room, it should feel like and look like you.
– Emily Henderson

Sunrise Design Guides

Download the exclusive Sunrise Senior Living design guides for expert advice on designing your living space. Each design guide features a collection of tips from HGTV's Emily Henderson, for senior safety and comfort in your home.

Emily’s Mood Board

Emily's Mood Board

Emily’s mood board showcases a composition of the choices she used to develop a living space for one senior’s needs. These selections truly make a difference — read about the makeover of her new home at Sunrise Senior Living. To read Emily Henderson's product recommendations and design tips view our interactive floor plan here.

Bedroom Mood Board
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Bedroom Mood Board
Craft Station Mood Board
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Craft Station Mood Board
2012 Mood Board
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2012 Mood Board

To view more design tips on our blog click here.

Discover the difference at our senior living homes and schedule a tour at one of our Sunrise Senior Living communities near you.

Floor Plan

Click on the image above to see the floor plan in a new window to view helpful design tips.