Meth-Wick Community is a continuing care retirement community located on 65 landscaped and wooded acres in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Their seven residence buildings offer a variety of living options from independent to skilled nursing care. When they were ready to redo the first floor common areas of the Deer Ridge independent living residence, they challenged design firm Shuster Interiors to update the
style and brighten the interior.
“From creating a jumping off point for a color palette to inspiring the use of other materials such as the grass divider panel, the Interface tile I used on this project gave me a great foundation to start with.” – Kate Coolong, Project Designer, Shuster Interiors
Why Interface? The Meth-Wick Community wanted to update several areas of its Deer Ridge independent living building. When it came time to update the first floor common areas (a central front lobby with lounge spaces on either side) Deer Ridge at Meth-Wick challenged Shuster Interiors to brighten up the space and update the style of the building. Part of this could be done with new lighting, but because the spaces were centered in the building with basically no windows, a new color palette was also needed.
That presented its own challenge because the atrium ceiling of the first floor opened up to the 2nd floor dining room, which had recently been refinished using the original color palette of the first floor. Because the first floor would be visible from the dining room, the two spaces needed to coordinate.
Shuster Interiors solved these challenges by using a multitude of accent colors within the carpet to subtly tie the new colors into the second floor. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, Interface carpet tile also offered a high performance solution for heavy foot and rolling traffic.