Since 2001, the Southern family has operated an interiors business from their base in Medstead, Hampshire. To this day, their soft furnishings and upholstery are manufactured in their Hampshire workrooms, and many of their experienced installers and craftsmen have worked with the company from the outset.
Managing Director, Kerry Southern-Reason, chose to specialise in residential care home interior design after many years of working with buy-to-let, hotel and high end resi interiors. Her change in path was driven by her genuine desire to make a difference to residents’ lives.
Over the years, Kerry has become a pioneer in dementia interior design. In 2020, she helped one client secure a Pinders Healthcare Design Award in the dementia design category. Using first-hand experience, coupled with best practice dementia advice, she strives to create a comfortable environment for those living with dementia.
But dementia interiors are not The Care Home Interiors Company’s only specialism. The team works closely with clients – no matter what their needs – to achieve their objectives, always keeping the needs of residents and staff in mind.
This includes working with external interior designers to bring their visions to life, taking their designs and manufacturing, procuring, and installing the interiors.
And whether working with third party designers, architects or operators the aim to enhance the lives of those who will live and work in the home is paramount.
Kerry feels strongly that no two interiors should look the same. She explained, “You’ll never find repeated schemes in our portfolio. I like to tailor the design to for each individual project. It’s my goal to transform every space into a beautiful and practical home that the client, their staff and their residents will be proud of”.
This level of individual interiors extends to every bedroom in a care home, created up to 90 different bedroom schemes in one fit-out.
And this unique approach does not have to cost the earth. The Care Home Interiors Company achieve many cost efficiencies by producing their furnishings in-house, taking advantage of end-of-line curtain materials from top design houses, but never compromising on quality.
Whether a client is looking to refurbish a single room, or they need a full turn-key solution for a new-build, The Care Home Interiors Company’s experienced team is at hand to help.