The Four Benefits of Evidence-Based Design in Senior Living

Posted on January 24, 2019 by Cynthia Warner

senior couple walking through a garden

Evidence-based design is the process of basing decisions about interior design on credible research to achieve the best possible outcome. The design technique is crucial in designing for senior living because the transition from independent living to dependent living is a critical turning point, with a high probability that it will accompany by a decline Keep Reading

Warner Design Associates’ 2018 Year In Review

Posted on January 5, 2019 by Cynthia Warner

Collage of photos from Warner Design Associates favorite 2018 memories

At the end of each year, we take a moment as a team to reflect on everything we’ve accomplished together. It’s a big statement, but it’s exciting to say that 2018 has been our “best year ever.” We’ve expanded our team, implemented new service technology, were featured in Environments for Aging, traveled across the country Keep Reading

Designing for Love, with all Types of Senior Living in Mind 

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Happy senior couple in love

When it comes to love and romance, most of us typically think of young couples.  But what about relationships as we grow older? No matter our age, many of us have an innate desire for romantic relationships or companionship. And when it comes to senior living, seniors want to develop new relationships or remain just Keep Reading

Making Renovation Funds Work For You

Posted on December 6, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Before and after pictures of a hallway in a senior living community before & after interior design renovations

  How do you make the renovation of your senior living community a success? Keeping in mind budget, timelines, goals and limitations, it’s not always a simple task. I had the opportunity to speak at the 2018 CALA conference this November, along with Michelle Brown, President of Marlo Interiors, and Cheryl Sanders, President & CEO Keep Reading

4 Ways to Design for Social Connection and Community in Senior Living

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Privita dining room at Bright Water Senior Living

  How do we create designs that foster a sense of community? We previously shared thoughts on this topic in Environments for Living, and are continuing the conversation to help owners, operators and designers stay up-to-date with the latest community-building trends in interior design.  To start, think of public or private spaces that encourage social Keep Reading

Designing for Senior Living with the Wellness Revolution in Mind

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Desk and kitchen area in an senior living community. Items were all purchased and procured by Warner Design Associates.

  Are you aware of the wellness revolution in senior living? If so, you know that it is here to stay, and is growing every day. There is a heavy focus on building technology capabilities into community infrastructures, as well as focusing on the main components of wellness: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Keep Reading

The Importance of Color and Pattern in Senior Living Design

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

living room in a senior living resident's apartment

Senior living has changed significantly over the past several decades. Say goodbye to the sterile environments of mid-century homes, and hello to personalization and hospitality! In senior living interior design, strategically planning the colors and patterns is more important than ever. From the colors of the carpet to the patterns on the wall, you want Keep Reading

Hire a Large or Small Interior Design Firm? The Pros and Cons

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Group of interior designers working together

Now there are more options, more freedom, and more choices than ever for residents when it comes to deciding between senior living communities. In making the transition from private residence to a senior care home as smooth as possible, it’s important to make sure the community is as comfortable and decorated as precisely as possible. Keep Reading

15 Minutes with Warner Design Associates Designer, Jenny Zhang

Posted on October 8, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Headshot of Jenny, interior designer at Warner Design Associates

Get to know the faces behind the names at Warner Design Associates! We love to go beyond the business phone calls, meetings, and installs so you can learn more about the fantastic individuals you’re working with and why they’re proud to be working in the senior living interior design industry. This month we’re sharing about Keep Reading

Exciting Changes to Our Order Purchasing and Expediting Process

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Mark Warner

senior living interior designers learning new software tool

As the senior living industry continues to grow and change, so do we! We’re excited to announce a new software system that will increase design efficiencies for the WDA team and our clients.   What are we talking about? We’re transitioning our project management to TheSmartDesigner – a new, comprehensive online system developed specifically for Keep Reading

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