Nolan is a cancer survivor and after many months in the hospital, his family was looking for a place to retreat and relax together as an entire family. After speaking with Nolan's family, the goal was to create a retreat that they could enjoy together to create joyful and long-lasting memories together. After learning more about the family and their hopes for the space, we decided to create a craft area and living area with a hidden secret fort. Nolan and his little brother Sutton love to color and draw. Designing a space to create is right up our alley! We had a blast getting creative with the space to cultivate creativity and freedom. The style and aesthetic of the room was inspired by the boys’ favorite colors and was designed to be intentionally masculine yet youthful. We wanted to create a space that would be appropriate for the boys now, yet still transition practically when they grow up.
Shameria lives with a neurological condition and had a wish for a new bedroom. This room was special because we were able to design a bedroom for Shameria and her sister to share. At our first site visit we met Shameria’s mother and received more information on how to make this room perfect for them. When asking further questions about the function of the space, we needed to ensure there was ample space for Shameria’s wheelchair to move easily through the room, the beds were at a low enough height for smooth transitioning, plenty of storage, and lots of pink and girly touches! We left feeling so inspired and eager to start dreaming. The room is designed with space and function in mind. The joy on Shameria’s face after seeing her new room is a moment we will never forget. It’s truly an indescribable feeling being able to provide a space that fosters so much happiness.
Wallace was referred to us by our friends at Mitchell's Place for a room where he could play with his brother and have sensory output. With the help of AVX Inc., this room was completely transformed into Wallace's ideal space! With a new TV, sound bar, and projector, Wallace can be immersed in all that he loves. Lighting, a ball pit, a swing, and other sensory items that Wallace enjoys and uses at school were also included in his new sensory room to make this a place for Wallace to escape in his own home. Our team is grateful for the opportunity to have been able to provide this room for Wallace.
Jed’s family came to us with a specific need of a bedroom that was seizure safe and unique to his needs. His new bed was designed with specific dimensions to protect a soft spot Jed has on his head. Each slat on the outer perimeter of the bed is a specific measurement to protect his head while also being seizure safe. The mattress and sheets are also made with a breathable material to provide safe sleeping and safety in the event of a seizure. Additionally, the storage added was explicitly chosen to be accessible and easy to manipulate for Jed. It was an honor to serve and provide this room for Jed and his family.
John Wesley was born with many challenges, not the least of which was finding sensory play and comfort in his own home. Given that John Wesley is nonverbal, he communicates in nontraditional ways. The purpose of this space was to provide an environment where John Wesley can relax, communicate, and play to aid in managing his emotions and behaviors. Each item was specifically chosen to bring the tools and resources he has in school into his own home. We are honored and humbled for the opportunity to touch John Wesley’s life and serve him and others through design.
Faith has been in and out of the hospital since November of 2020 battling cancer. Faith was preparing to return home in January 2023 and was in need of a comfortable and safe place to rest, relax, and continue to heal. With the help of our team and Faith's family we were able to surprise Faith with a new bedroom including a new bed from Ensley Fairfield Mattress Company and artwork from Carrie Pittman to complete her new room!
Our team installed a sensory playroom for Savvy and Jack! Savvy and Jack both have the same rare genetic condition and were in need of space that catered directly to their needs. This space created by our team at Christopher Architecture and Interiors focused on sensory output, imaginary play, and familial bonding.