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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 The Raimondos, a lucky Sunrise resident couple, a complete makeover of their suite to reflect both of their personalities. Check out the "Suite Style Makeover" recap on our blog to learn more.

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 Guide

Design Guide

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

Download the 2014 Design Guide
Download the Design Guide

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 lucky senior couple's needs — learn more about the 2014 winners here. These design selections truly make a difference and are noted in Emily's expert design infographic. To read Emily Henderson's product recommendations and design tips view our interactive floor plan here.

Need more designing for seniors inspiration? View Emily’s mood boards from our 2013 Suite Style Contest redesign of resident Fran Ferguson’s suite at Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C. below, or check out the "Suite Style Makeover" video in our gallery to watch Fran's reaction!

Bedroom Mood Board
Bedroom Mood Board
Craft Station Mood Board
Craft Station Mood Board
2012 Mood Board
2013 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.

2014 Suite Style Redesign
2013 Suite Style Redesign
Senior Friendly Interior Design