Admiral Jellicoe Nursing Home - UK
Our brief was to create a woodlands mural and an English nostalgic beach mural for the dementia floor corridor area
For the beach design: With the ages of the residents in mind, we researched and through illustration created nostalgic memory pieces, such as 1950s-style candy floss, lollipops, rock sweets, ice cream, fish and chips signage with beach huts, sun umbrellas, beach balls, buckets and spades and deckchairs set on a long stretch of sandy beach. Overlooking a light blue sea with sailboats, houses, and mountains in the distance. We included a detailed Portsmouth Pier illustration to set the scene.
Admiral Jellicoe House is situated in Portsmouth, so it was crucial to feature Portsmouth Pier as a landmark in the design. We personalised the beach design by creating a sign in the mural to say,"Admiral Jellicoe Beach".
The mural is installed at the end of a corridor featuring built-in seating and cushions by the windows, perfect for residents to sit and quietly reflect while enjoying the mural design.
For the woodlands design: The initial brief was to create a beach mural design only. The Care Home Manager was so impressed with the beach design in the second part of the corridor, she then asked if we could create a woodlands mural for the first part of the corridor to lead into the beach mural as if walking through the woodlands to get to the beach.
We created two woodland designs featuring large trees in green spaces with flowers and birds, overlooking the sea that links to the beach design with houses in the distance set against the blue sky. We personalised the woodlands design by creating a sign to say "Admiral Jellicoe Beach" with an arrow pointing to the beach mural.
The Woodland murals are installed in the first part of the corridor with artificial trees and two garden sofas leading down to the beach mural area.
Testimonial from Nicola Whyte (Care Home Manager at Admiral Jellicoe House)
"We are so pleased with the murals that you have done for our lovely home Admiral Jellicoe House. In the beach area we have added a sound machine which emits sounds of the ocean, as well as an atomiser which smells of “salty days” This gives a lovely calm environment for our residents to sit and relax. This area has proved very calming and relaxing. We have also added a sound machine to the woodland area so the sounds of birds chirping can be heard in the surrounding area. The murals have provided the residential area with some definition and a destination especially when they are walking with purpose. I just wanted to send this email to say a big thank you, from everyone at Admiral Jellicoe House.
We at ATADesigns and Wallsmiths are delighted with Admiral Jellicoe's comments. On a recent visit to the care home we, were told the families are also happy with the murals. Our mission is to work alongside care homes to create a positive environment that is therapeutic, engaging, and beneficial through our bespoke wallcovering and mural designs. We treat each care home according to their needs.
ATADesigns (designer) and Wallsmiths (bespoke wallpaper printers) are two separate companies working in conjunction on care home projects together.
Wallpaper Printer/Supplier: Wallsmiths
Wallpaper Installer: Paul Walden Interiors