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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Assisted Senior Living - "Dandelion Landing"

ALLIUM GREAT ROOM: Energy, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Carpet: Shaw carpet tiles in Casco Punch; Textiles: Architex Angela Adams Spike Punch and Architex Angela Adams Hazel Pinot Noir; Light fixture Moooi Dandelion Chandelier.

In the book Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, the wine is a metaphor for packing all of the joys of summer into a single bottle. Life is like a dandelion, after flowering is finished, the dandelion flower head dries out. The dried petals and stamens drop off, the bracts reflex, and the parachute ball opens into a full sphere. Finally, the seed-bearing parachutes expand and lift out and the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called “dandelion snow.” Once landed, they sprout and the cycle continues.

Dandelion Wine is the inspiration for the design for Dandelion Landing, an assisted living facility. Although the occupants have parachuted to their final dwelling, all the joys of life remain. Incorporating the therapeutic value of colors, sunny citron embellishes the common areas increasing confidence and joy. The great room and gaming room are awash with red punch - an emotionally intense color stimulating circulation and alertness. The library bubbles in blue tonality lowering stress and promoting intellect. And rich chocolaty browns and neutral waves of wheat symbolizing orderliness and convention adorn the dining rooms. Modern furnishings, bold patterned textiles, coordinating flooring, exuberant lighting and geometric patterned wall coverings complement the sphere of a home filled with memories and wisdom


CELANDINE COFFEE SHOP: Joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Carpet: Shaw carpet tiles in Haven Citron; Textiles: Architex Angela Adams Hazel Citron and Architex Angela Adams Munjoy Citron; Wallcovering; MDC Angela Adams Collection Casco.

PERENNIAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER: Trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, and intelligence. Carpet: Shaw carpet tiles in Jimi Bluebird; Textiles: Architex Angela Adams Ivaloo Dusk and Architex Angela Adams Teddy Robins Egg; Wallcovering; MDC Angela Adams Collection Betty Suede.

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