In case you haven’t heard, Aljoya – a brand new retirement home – has recently opened on Mercer Island, just outside of Seattle. I am pleased to have participated in the completion of a sixth floor unit for an elderly client, who was thrilled with the entire process of color and fabric selection, and planning out the new space. The final outcome has been immensely rewarding.

It is a common assumption that this elderly demographic no longer gives much thought to the appearance of their homes. However, I know from personal experience that this is not true. To date, I have worked with a number of elderly clients, all of whom were downsizing from the family home, to a much smaller apartment, or condo, in a retirement facility. Without exception, every one of them was very excited, and involved in planning every aspect of the new home’s design. For me personally, it has been a joy to work with them and assist with this important transition in their lives.