Mary Sue and Oscar built their new brick ranch home on a quiet cul-de-sac on Picardy Place in the Oak Park subdivision in Raleigh in 1963, and moved in January of 1964. After their two children grew up and left home, they lived there together until Oscar's passing in 1995. Mary Sue continued to live in the home until her health declined and she moved to an assisted living facility in early 2012. Her power of attorney (POA) and longtime family friend was tasked with selling her home as quickly as possible in order to return the funds to her estate to provide for her continuing long-term care.
Popular award shows such as the Emmy's and the Academy Awards set the stage for a rich array of new fabrics, trends and color inspirations. Celebrities step onto the red carpet with hopes of being noticed and to rank upwards on the best-dressed review list. These huge star-studded events also influence production in textiles and fabrics for interior design. Like a "best-dressed" actor a well designed room has a distinctive mood, a sense of comfort and is well thought out and put together. Initiating the design process seems intimidating if you are unfamiliar with room designing. The goal for room design creates distinctive moods from vibrant to calming; it creates a balance of color, a visual and/or tangible comfort for the audience.
Aging In Place is defined as "the ability to live in one's own home - wherever that might be - for as long as confidently and comfortably possible."