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Sophisticated Retirement Flat

At Pfeiffer Design, we love how unique each project is, and this particular one was something really special. The refurbishment of a two-bedroom retirement flat for a wonderful client in her 80s who was downsizing from her large family home and looking for somewhere to live that was elegant, comfortable and sophisticated; whilst cosy and ultimately practical for an elderly lady to live alone. 

In its original state, the flat was in desperate need of refurbishment and bringing up to date, in order to make it a comfortable home for our client. We oversaw the project completely, from start to finish, and project managed the whole thing. No stone was left unturned by Jenna, our Senior Interior Designer, who saw the project through from concept to completion, providing the following along the way:

Concept & Layout Options Project Management throughout Refurbishment Liaison with Main Contractor Overseeing Tradesmen on Site Bespoke Joinery throughout Specification of Fixed Elements: Flooring, Interior Doors & Ironmongery Kitchen Design Made-to-Measure Curtains & Blinds Wallcoverings & Paint Sanitary Drawings Design & Manufacture of Bespoke Deep-Buttoned Upholstered Headboard Procurement of ‘Off the Peg’ Furniture and Furnishings Specification of kitchen white goods Design and manufacture of Bespoke Upholstery Specification and Procurement of Decorative Items Bespoke Soft Furnishings Decorative Lighting Design & Manufacture of Bespoke Master Bed Quilt

Throughout our design process, we considered the fact that the flat needed to be practical for a client in her 80s. This brief influenced our designs throughout; marrying the traditional with the contemporary and creating a home that felt modern in terms of design, but not too far out of our client’s comfort zone. We specified every aspect of this home, and considered every tiny detail in order to be absolutely certain our designs would work amongst the client’s existing furniture, artwork and belongings, and think the finished result speaks for itself.

Another interesting quirk of this particular project was that our client didn’t use email – or even have access to a mobile phone! Meaning our communication skills had to be finely tuned in order to keep her abreast of any developments as the project progressed. In the end, it ended up being a blessing – enabling us to have lots of face time and getting to spend many hours in the company of a wonderful storyteller!

Contact us now to arrange your free local interior design consultation or call us 01273 512873