Vintage Hollywood with a modern flair! That’s what residents and visitors can expect when Kingsley Manor undertakes an ambitious lobby remodel this winter.
The new lobby will boast a warm, contemporary design blended with a bit of whimsy, drawing inspiration from Hollywood’s bygone era. Decorative elements include pendent and recessed lighting; a mix of carpet, wood and tile flooring; new window treatments; classically designed accent furniture and bold artwork with a hint of nostalgia. The unique and charming circular seating around the lobby columns will remain but with updated fabrics.
The lobby color palette and style is a nod to the Beverly Hills Hotel – complete with palm motifs and bright cheerful colors to feel fresh year around. Artwork that reflects the Southern California lifestyle will be framed and displayed on the walls throughout the space.
“Our goal is to make the lobby a more comfortable space where residents can hang out and socialize with friends and family,” said Kingsley Manor’s Executive Director Ms. Liyon O’Quinn. “It will be brighter and bolder but stay true to the community’s Hollywood roots.”
The resident library will move from nearby Holly Cottage to the lobby. The Cottage will transform into a multipurpose Life Enrichment Center. Although plans for the Life Enrichment Center are still underway, preliminary designs show adding outdoor seating on an expanded patio that will also accommodate visiting entertainment. Additional large windows will allow in more natural light. An art studio and expanded fitness center are also being considered.
“We want the Center to be the hub of the community,” Liyon said. “Residents can enjoy events, attend classes, play some cards, exercise or just relax with a good book.”
These projects reflect Kingsley Manor’s commitment to improving resident experience by investing in capital projects that include the latest amenities. Renovations are scheduled to be completed in the spring. Kingsley Manor has been a Hollywood icon for more than a century. It is the only senior living community in the area that offers multiple levels of care for a monthly fee.