"Virginia's Sanctuary" - An Adaptive Design Case Study

Credit/ 1 barrier free CEPH

Date/  Tuesday, April 12

Time/ 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Location/  Nomads Loom, 1525 Slocum St

Designer Shelly Rosenberg participated in Dallas' second annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2021 and was the first in a 48-year history to feature accommodations for disability within her space. Over twelve thousand guests toured the bedroom with an ensuite bath and were introduced to the benefits of smart-home technology and the autonomy it can provide for clients like her muse, a 7-year-old girl living with Rett Syndrome. Although non-verbal and using a wheelchair, Shelly's client acquired the power to independently control many facets of her daily life, like operating window shades, listening to music, and adjusting her shower with Kohler Konnect®, a cloud-based system. Expect to discover multi-sensory design solutions that can be applied to any and all interior projects.

Shelly Rosenberg

Owner, Acorn and Oak

It is at the heart of Acorn & Oak by Shelly Rosenberg that all spaces should be accessible and inclusive, beyond being beautiful. While raising her 3 children, who live with ADHD, Autism and Down Syndrome, Shelly realized that families navigating various disabilities are vastly underserved. Utilizing her design experience, she feels called to create spaces that not only inspire but assist and empower those with disabilities; at all ages and stages. Shelly works together with fellow interior designers and their clients to develop environments that help foster mental, emotional and physical well-being. Shelly has been featured in numerous publications including Forbes, Business of Home, Veranda, AD Pro and House Beautiful.

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