When adapting property team work is essential but, to fully meet client’s needs and wishes, it must include an Occupational Therapist and Interior Designer.
Elaine will use a case history to explain how a multi-professions team, and a client with a degenerative neurological condition, worked together to transform a sea-side cottage into a beautiful functional home, enabling him to maintain maximal
independence and achieve and enjoy dignified and aesthetic living.
Prior to becoming an Independent Practitioner in 2011 Elaine had a long career as an Occupational Therapist working in NHS and Local Authority settings and employed in managerial and Senior Clinical roles.
In 2009 Elaine studied Interior Design at The National Design Academy in Nottingham and was awarded the prestigious Diploma in Professional Interior Design. In 2011 she left the NHS and founded DESIGNATE – a unique health-focused Inclusive Interior Design service for people of all ages who are in good health or have minor or major health conditions.
Placing her clients at the heart of the design process and working closely with architects surveyors and multi-disciplinary teams she creates beautiful 21st Century environments that are safe functional but non-clinical enabling individuals and families to achieve and enjoy harmonious aspirational living.
Elaine’s aim is to make functional fabulous!