This year, we worked alongside Leekes to help renovate Glanmarlais Care Home in Llandybrie. We recently uploaded a brief summary of this project to our portfolio, but we love it so much we thought we’d dedicate a post and go into more detail. We created the curtains and supplied the furniture for many of the rooms, including the hair salon. As well as this, we made all soft furnishings. The overall scheme was contemporary and full of bold colours, whilst still providing ultimate comfort.
In the dining room, we produced double pinch pleat curtains which were blackout lined, and we used feature wallpapers from Andrew Martin, which we used for all rooms. We supplied armchairs and dining tables, using both square and round, all with an oak finish, keeping the room rustic and simple.
For the ground floor of the day room, we supplied a range of armchairs and sofas, two seaters and three seaters, with accompanying side tables. Coffee tables were used as well. Four pairs of curtains were created in our very own workroom. Like the dining room, they were double pinch pleat with blackout lining, installed on wooden poles. The furniture was supplied by Knightsbridge, and the bright colours lit up the room to give it more of a contemporary feel. The scheme of the first floor was the same.
We also worked on the hair salon that is on site. Feature wallpaper was used, and our fitter fixed two styling units to the walls. We also supplied the upholstered waiting chair and the styling chairs.
In terms of the bedrooms, we created piped cushions with feather inners, as well as bed throws and curtains. The fabrics were matching for each room, so anything patterned became the focus.
We supplied the artwork throughout the building using multiple companies, such as PI Creative Art and Wild Apple. In the reception, the framed and mounted prints were woodland themed, and the day room followed suit, only in black and white. In one of the corridors, literary themed photos were used, featuring a typewriter and a collage of letters. The other corridor’s art was based around vintage Paris. This contrasted with the corridor on the first floor, which focused on London. Floral prints were also used. The style of artwork we selected is quite popular at the moment, with the vintage style paired with the incorporation of nature, via the floral and woodland prints. This also tied the whole scheme together, as both floors reflected each other.
Calico have worked on many care homes over the years, and this one is certainly one of our favourites. It’s contemporary and comfortable, the floral theme reflected through the fabrics and the artwork, reflecting the beautiful environment that surrounds the building. For more information about our work with care homes, take a look at our website.