The Chipman team has collaborated with Senior Lifestyle Corporation for over six years on properties throughout the United States. While the concepts are always unique and specific per project, the team references classic vintage details in a nod to the community’s locale for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
The Estate at Hyde Park is one of the client’s most charming spaces, and it was a pleasure to continue our client relationship with an interior design refresh for their Tampa Bay, Florida location.
With project kick-off prior to the pandemic, the Chipman team had to rethink their project approach with safety restrictions in place. From construction and materials purchasing to the furniture install, the team found flexible solutions to complete the project, despite the challenges and safety restrictions of memory care communities during Covid.
From a design perspective, the concept for Hyde Park was inspired by its geographical location with a coastal theme –– focused on lush plants, woven textures, and deep dusty blues. The goal was to make the space reflect the Florida locale, but without stereotypical nautical or sea coast design using materials like driftwood, turquoise, and sea glass –– hallmarks of the region’s interiors.
The team was challenged with designing around existing finishes and flooring that were to remain, since they weren’t an exact fit with the new coastal concept. Being adaptable, the team pivoted to create a concept that was a bit more toned down, with a shift toward a more earthy aesthetic to align with these existing finishes. Incorporating the original design plans, there was a focus on lush plants and deeper blue hues to organically integrate the existing brown, green and dark woods. Additionally, we went through an extensive value engineering process to stretch the budget at the client’s request. Ultimately, the team was able to achieve a modern, unexpected, and subtle coastal physical environment, surpassing expectations of both the client and the residents.