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Slacter Design Studio specializes in collaborating with owners, developers and architects on interior design projects for senior living, healthcare and housing. Our design process begins with active listening and open dialogue between you and the design team. We excel at zeroing in on your needs and responding with innovative, flexible interior solutions that provide long-term value. Our ideas evolve from your criteria and aspirations along with the uniqueness of the building and natural environment.

Designing successful and life-affirming senior environments is one of the most complex interior design challenges today. Slacter Design Studio brings an uncommon depth of experience and understanding with specific expertise in solutions to optimize independence and comfort. We are excited by each opportunity to further develop what is possible…to create spaces that enable full and rich experience while promoting health, safety and well-being.

Debbie Slacter, Principal, made her mark by fusing her deep knowledge of designing spaces for health and wellness with fresh thinking and distinctive ideas for each project. Her extensive experience designing senior living environments has anchored her belief that design is a powerful tool. Using it with discretion, she achieves clients’ vision while enhancing the experience and well-being of those who inhabit or interact with the spaces.

Debbie has juried the Best of Senior Housing Design Awards for the NAHB National Council on Seniors’ Housing. She has spoken nationally on design strategies for Independent Living and her work has been featured in industry publications and displayed internationally. She is recognized by clients and peers for her leadership, integrity, excellent listening ability and creative solutions.

She is a founding member and certificant of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, holds a certificate from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and is a state Certified Interior Designer. Debbie has degrees in Interior Design and Social Work from the University of Minnesota.

Services Offered

  • With each of our services we follow design practices that address sustainability and evidence-based solutions while adhering to our clients’ budget.
  • Program Development and Review
  • Interior Space Planning
  • Finish Selection and Specification
  • Interior Design Detailing
  • Graphic and Signage Planning
  • Interior Construction Documents
  • Furnishings Selection and Specification
  • Art and Accessories Consultation
  • Inventory and Reuse Planning
  • Interior Design Administration
  • Bid and Procurement Support
  • Installation Observation
  • We welcome your interest in our capabilities. Please contact Debbie for more information, portfolio review or to discuss your project.

Publications

Fall 2010 American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers Newsletter Article authored by Debbie Slacter, “Empowering Seniors”

March 2005 Design for Senior Environments, an annual publication of Nursing Homes / Long Term Care Management Magazine Project highlight, La Costa Glen Continuing Care Retirement Community, category new construction, continuing care retirement community.

Specialty

Residential Care/Senior Living


Sustainable Design


Medical/Dental Office


Outpatient Care