Our story is not uncommon. We are a family of three generations living under one roof. My husband Jim, and I are in our early 70’s with a few health issues who both love our work and have no plans to retire any time soon. Our son, Bryan, was diagnosed with ALS twelve years ago. He has increasing limitations with mobility and independence. My mother, Dot, who just celebrated her 92th birthday, remains active in helping us care for one another.
Four years ago, I met my biggest challenge in my 30 as an Interior Designer – the need to transform our house into a comfortable, safe and accessible home that meets our long-term individual needs. More about renovation. Consequently, my perspective on design has evolved. I have always prided myself on my ability to meet the needs of my clients whether they were first time home owners or First Ladies of Universities. Now, my personal experiences and new found knowledge allow me to provide so much more.
Change is life’s only certainty. Everyone deserves a comfortable, safe and accessible home that can support them through an unexpected injury, a debilitating diagnosis or the inevitable challenges that come with age. With the help of the Living in Place Institute the stigma of “Aging in Place” design is being replaced with a more proactive “Living in Place” mindset. Through its intensive certification program designers are taught the importance of incorporating long-term adaptive features discreetly into everyday decor; preparing the home for both the unexpected and the inevitable changes in life.
Jim and I want this to be our “forever” home and because of pre-planning and a few simple adaptations, that is now possible. I want to be able to provide the same for you – to create a proactive plan for your home to work for you as long as you want it to.
If you would like to explore the possibilities of making your home of today into your home of tomorrow, give me a call. 316-992-1855
I am the only Interior Designer in the Wichita area to be a Certified Living In Place Professional ( CLIPP) as well as a practitioner of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). I have been practicing interior design in south central Kansas for over 30 year. Vicki Flores Interiors places great emphasis on designing interiors for your life. My specialties include multi-generational design (multiple generations living under one roof.) and creating spaces that are comfortable,safe and accessible as well as beautiful.Change is life’s only certainty, so I try to anticipate those changes for your family when we work together on your design plan. I want your home to be your favorite place to be…Today and Tomorrow
The decision to hire an Interior Designer is not an easy one My clients range from First home owners to University First Ladies. I am honored when they place their trust in me to guide them through changes in their spaces and I would love to do the same for you.