Living Spaces: Nell Taylor’s Assisted Living Apartment

Nell Taylor’s studio apartment in BTV’s Assisted Living cottage is filled with art, mementos and keepsakes. Her daughter, Jenni Taylor Swain, decorated the stylish studio with the items she knew would mean the most to her mom. An Assisted Living apartment is a great option for residents who may need help with meals, housekeeping or care. In Taylor’s case, Swain handled all the details so her mom could simply walk out the door of her former BTV cottage on campus and step into her new, fully furnished apartment home.

The apartment offers easy, comfortable living with large rooms, generous storage and a kitchenette.


A partition with cubbies lets Nell store and display keepsakes – like quilts she made and heirlooms made by her grandmother.


In a mix of frame types and sizes, Swain created a gallery wall of family photos in the living room.


A chair and side table instantly make the bedroom even cozier.


A space-saving drop table works as a puzzle nook, helping maximize every inch of the apartment.


The large bathroom includes a powder room vanity.


Pieces in her collection of invalid feeders originate from as far as Belgium and Nova Scotia.