Home & Business Design Services

DESIGN for DEMENTIA

Harmony Ridge Designs is now designing dementia friendly spaces upon request. As we are an ageing population, we will want to stay in our homes for as long as possible. To help with that endeavour, thoughtful design can make a real difference. The most important things to remember are simplicity, familiarity and personalisation. Whether you are moving, downsizing or renovating, consider how you can make your home work for you for many years to come.

If would like to have your home, office or your business space reviewed to determine how accessible and design friendly it is for the elderly, people with accessibility issues and for those living with dementia, please arrange an appointment time to suit.

Dementia does not discriminate, nor do we. It can affect the young, the elderly, all genders, cultures & races. For those wanting to help loved ones, friends, colleagues or themselves to live better with dementia, perhaps design can help.

In addition, we collaborate with suppliers, for example Panaz, who supply a terrific range of fabrics that are suitable for domestic, hospitality, corporate and health care environments. If you would like to see the range of Panaz fabrics and discuss design and colour options, please do not hesitate to get in touch. See this video as one example of the care Panaz takes.

To meet your specific concerns, please contact Jane at Harmony Ridge Designs and have a chat. Additional information can be found on the DSDC website.

REMEMBER 

Small changes - BIG IMPACT!

ACCESSORISE with HARMONY

If you have just completed a major building project or renovation, extension, or move, then you will probably have sorted through all of the major issues, such as electrics, plumbing, landscaping, roofing and so on. At the end of the major work, very little is left in the budget for decorating and accessorising.

However, if you have gone to the trouble of creating a beautiful new space, then taking the additional time for the finishing touches is not only important but satisfying.

Accessorising your home does not have to be budget-busting. You can often create the look you want, with what you already have by simply placing items, such as ornaments and paintings, in a different location and combination. Another thing to take into consideration is lighting.

A plan can be established as to what would be needed to complete the project in the long run, even if the purchases have to wait until funds are renewed. The key is having an idea of the overall outcome you wish to achieve.

With help, accessorising can be made into a simple and fun process.

Contact Harmony Ridge Designs to plan.

REFRESH with HARMONY

Do you often hear about the latest trend or know it's time to change for the new season coming? It can be a little daunting and the prospect of making a costly change just to satisfy a mood seems extravagant. Well, good news, it really doesn't have to be.

With simple accent colours being introduced by way of accessories, it can be a cost effective way of changing things up. If your budget can stretch a little further and you feel so inclined, then you can refresh your environment with painting or papering, covering of furniture, or investing in new bed linen.

The trick is to consider the entire space in your home to create a sense of purpose and cohesion. Supporting colour changes may be as easy as adding the right flowers.

Contact Harmony Ridge Designs for advice.

STAGE with HARMONY

STAGING YOUR HOME - Are you thinking of selling or renting out your property and can't see the wood for the trees? Do you watch the design shows on television, which tell you to de-clutter and de-personalise?

It can be very difficult to know where to start. It can also be quite an emotional journey.

However, it is necessary to present your property in its best light to allow others to see its potential and for them to see themselves living within it. This doesn't mean that the space has to be entirely bland and without personality.

STAGING EVENTS are along similar lines. You have a space that you would like to theme and decorate for an event. Perhaps you need help with the layout or the colour concept. We can help pull a plan together and then source materials to decorate. We are happy to collaborate with other professionals required to achieve a successful back drop to your special occasion.

STAGING AN EXHIBITION STAND is another interior space that can be difficult to create the look you would like you clients and customers to see. Again, colour and design play a big part in the overall appearance. We can help create a concept that will represent your business or product perfectly and get the right message across.  First impressions do count!

If you feel you need guided expertise in any of these areas, then we can help. No project is too small. It might just be a particular aspect that you are struggling with that a second point of view might just help.

Contact Harmony Ridge Designs to discuss.

SPACE with HARMONY

Space is often at a premium. Whether it is at your home or office, trying to maximise the useable space can be tricky. It is a matter of selecting the right furniture for the job at hand, which is attractive and functional.

Ergonomics and storage requirements can be assessed, along with furniture placement that allows for free-flowing movement.

Reducing large spaces to make them more intimate or wanting to make a small space appear larger can be resolved by careful placement of furniture, use of colour, and consideration of lighting.

Contact Harmony Ridge Designs to discuss.