Brio Retirement Living

The natural finishes and organic colour palette of the whole community are inspired by the architecture and rural setting of the Cotswolds, in addition to the agricultural influences of the local area. The show home at Stow-on-the-Wold shows beautifully the intended look and feel of this modern retirement community.

THE AIM

Brio Retirements aim is to develop communities which attract the modern retiree; those who are seeking something different from retirement living. A home in a Brio Retirement Living community offers beautifully designed interiors located within engaging and uplifting environments and set within contemporary architecture that reflects the local area.

Interior Designers Anna Perovolari of Brio Retirement Living and Nadine Bentley from Nadine Bentley Design were inspired by the stunning Cotswold setting of Brio Beechwood Park and therefore specified products with natural finishes and organic colours. Finishing products including furniture, textiles and carpets all had to be suitable for the various levels of care offered within the community, and also the physical changes of the maturing eye, while also offering that superior look and feel Brio Retirement Living so wanted to achieve.

THE SOLUTION

Using subtle design techniques, the safety considerations of all homeowners are considered within this development. “When designing Brio Beechwood Park we have looked at the way colour and light reflects, the contrasts between the floors and walls, to ensure all furniture and flooring makes people with declining eyesight feel safer and more comfortable. We have used organic tones, and saturated hues in contrast with playful palettes to create vibrancy,” commented Anna.

The team at Brio Retirement Living selected the Portland Wool Twist range for installation within homes; comprising of apartments and bungalows, and communal areas. Not only does the available colour bank offer muted and natural tones to compliment the overall design schemes but the beautifully crafted range, incorporating a wool mix yarn, offers durability, a natural level of flame resistance and a reduction of static electricity.

Wool is a natural and sustainable fibre which is biodegradable and recyclable, resulting in many positive effects for our environment.

"When designing Brio Beechwood Park we have looked at the way colour and light reflects, the contrasts between the floors and walls, to ensure all furniture and flooring makes people with declining eyesight feel safer and more comfortable."

THE OUTCOME

The facilities at Brio Beechwood Park are finished to an exceptionally high specification and a considerable amount of thought has been given to the design in order to create an environment for people to live well and connect with others, preventing loneliness and boredom.

With the installation of the Portland Wool Twist carpet the flooring enhances the environment and also offers the following benefits:

  • Available in two weights – The Portland collection is available in a 40oz and 50oz weight to meet the needs and demands of all your installations.
  • Wool mix product – Wool is a natural and sustainable product which offers outstanding performance qualities, static resistance and a luxury feeling under foot. Wool is also naturally flame resistant and offers fantastic stain resistance properties, making it a practical flooring solution to maintain.
  • Jute Backing – The backing is a non-impervious flexible solution, which is suitable for all traditional fit applications that require grippers and underlay. The backing is suitable for use on stairs and is compatible with underflooring heating.