HGTV’s Emily Henderson Redesigns One Lucky Resident’s Suite

Sunrise Senior Living  |  June 3, 2013

Sunrise partnered with HGTV’s Emily Henderson to redesign one lucky resident's Sunrise suite. The winner of Sunrise’s Suite Style Contest was Fran Ferguson. Fran is an 81-year old technology savvy resident at Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Emily designed Fran’s new suite with style, comfort and safety in mind as Fran is wheel-chair bound due to scoliosis. She also created a space where Fran could work on her computer, greeting cards and display her memorabilia as her late husband was a U.S. Air Force General, which gave them the chance to travel the world.

Fran’s suite redesign has gained a lot of attention in many media outlets such as the Washington Post,, Northwest Current, AparmentTherapy.comThe Baltimore Sun, NBC Washington , Detroit News and Emily Henderson’s Blog.

To see the redesign of Fran’s suite as well as her reaction watch this video:

For more tips on designing for seniors visit our design page and view our infographic, interactive floorplan and Emily’s mood board, which she used to create the design for Fran’s room. 

To explore Sunrise’s suites for yourself, attend a Tour of Homes June 2-8 in a Sunrise community near you.