With today’s fast paced technology focused world, more and more people are seeking a space where they can relax and feel at peace whether it’s at home or in their office environment. They want a space they can unwind in and be their true authentic self without any judgements, criticisms, or stress that come from the external world. The world can be a harsh, unkind, burdensome, and negative place and we all seek an environment where we can feel safe, protected, and free to be our true self. We not only seek a peaceful environment, but we also want to feel at peace internally. So, how do you create a space in your home or office that provides that soothing and peaceful sanctuary? Here are some ideas on doing just that! It’s not a step by step list, but more of my general thought process.
Many people are afraid to add color to their lives whether it’s their home, office, or their wardrobe and sense of style. They tend to stick to neutral colors because it’s safe. There’s no judgment or criticism from people or external factors. People are afraid of uncertainty and usually end up gravitating to what they are comfortable with and what gives them security and stability. Walking around downtown SF, it’s a sea of people in black jackets, pants, and black bags. Rarely do I see bright blue tops, yellow shoes, or neon green bags. We see color all around us in nature from the beautiful green trees to the soothing blue sky, and the colorful flowers scattered across open fields. It’s time to let go of your fears and incorporate color to your life starting with your interior space. Spring is the perfect time to do just that. It’s a time of renewal, freshness, and new energy. Declutter and get rid of anything that no longer serves your best interest. From soft shades to vibrant hues, here are 6 paint colors to spruce up your home or office this spring season.
I love being in nature, especially hiking in the redwoods or walking along the beach. I especially love going on treks in a foreign country where I get to explore the beautiful local landscape of magnificent mountains, lush green hills, and colorful fragrant flowers. Since I love being in nature, I naturally enjoy seeing designs that incorporate plants in a residential or commercial space. There’s something so refreshing, peaceful, and calming about them. They add life, movement, texture, and good positive energy into any space. Plus, they help clean the air, lower your risk for illnesses, boosts your mood, and promotes healing. Plants are great for a corner area or an awkward space. Here are 5 tips for decorating with plants bringing beauty, character, and connection into your home or office environment.
For those of you who have never worked with a designer before and are considering hiring one for your design project, there are a few factors to consider. Besides education, work experience, and their portfolio, a good interior designer does these 5 things: