Designing luxury interiors for luxury retirement villages

Designing luxury interiors for luxury retirement villages

Designing luxury interiors for luxury retirement villages 

At Harris Jackson we have a wealth of experience in designing for hotel groups,  luxury resorts and boutique hotels. From concept to completion, we have brought a variety of spaces to life including bedrooms, suites, health and beauty spas, food & beverage, and public areas.

Our focus is always on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, and this spans across all of the sectors we work within. Now as we expand our offer we are actively looking to work with clients within luxury retirement living, which we believe fits seamlessly with our boutique design portfolio.

Our approach

Luxury retirement homes & villages share many similarities to the boutique hotel sector:

  • Designed to suit a variety of lifestyles
  • Focused on creating experiences (not just promoting a product)
  • Built with a variety of features that make everyday life run more smoothly & comfortable (such as using the latest technology)
  • Committed to creating a sense of community

And we truly believe that interior design has the power to support all of this.

Great design is about so much more than how a space can look; it’s about how a space can make you feel. And according to recent research, this is at the top of the agenda for those interested in living in a retirement village:

  • Age UK found that loneliness, isolation and lack of social activity has influenced people’s living choices.
  • A study by Property Week revealed that more people are considering using investments to take care of family, with many people looking for open-plan living, communal areas and social activities from a retirement home.
  • According to a report by the Guardian, people over 65 are looking to downsize near to towns and cities that can offer an array of amenities such as restaurants, cafes and bars.
  • Since the pandemic, the focus on wellbeing for many older people has increased, with many seeking out developments that can support their overall wellness.

Combining our passion for what we do with our knowledge and expertise, we are delighted to be branching into designing for later living as we believe interiors can have a critical impact on residents’ wellbeing and overall quality of life.

So, what drives our approach?

Our clients

We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients, always ensuring we offer a first-class personal service. Many of our clients have different goals and ambitions, so we work on a one-to-one basis to deliver tailored schemes that truly speak to our clients’ individual needs. Once we have established the original brief, we work closely in collaboration to the end of the project to ensure everything is running on time and to budget.

The audience

Our designs are always focused on the audience and what they’re looking for. Within the later living sector, various research has shown people are looking for community, safety, security, wellness, and enjoying the finer things in life. Within the luxury boutique hotel sector we have designed with much of this in mind, including designing stunning spas and communal spaces that bring people together.


Our global experience has seen us collaborate with some of the most elite names in the boutique hotel sector such as Mandarin Oriental, JW Marriott, Langham and Starwood. Staying true to our philosophy of a world of design at your fingertips, we take inspiration from our worldwide portfolio and diverse network of suppliers to deliver unforgettable experiences for our clients – something that we believe is incredibly important within retirement living. People looking for retirement villages are looking for so much more than a place to slow down; they’re looking for somewhere that can give them a new lease of life. Many retirees will have travelled far, and many may still have the desire to travel in later life. So bringing this into the interior design of a scheme can really elevate the experience and inspire people to take their next step.

The area

We always consider the local area, with a focus on including local products and locally-sourced materials, which can give a scheme a real edge over the competition. Across all residential developments, people are looking to interact with the local high street and support community businesses. Sourcing soft furnishings and interior products from the locality can really help to elevate the later living experience and make residents feel even more part of the community.

Designing luxury interiors for luxury retirement

The environment

A home is more than four walls, and as proven by countless studies, people seeking out retirement villages are interested in so much more than this. They are looking for a sense of community, togetherness, and a place that promotes a healthy and happy lifestyle. This is at the forefront of our approach to interior design.

Would you like to find out more about our service and how we can help? Please contact our team today at Harris Jackson on or 07717494217.


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