photo of Hilda Carroll

The energy of a home matters to me as much as how it looks.

And, of course, I want my client’s homes to look good. How they look also plays a part in supporting our wellbeing—but only if we can make them look good in an easily sustainable way. If keeping our homes looking great becomes high-maintenance, then it becomes a chore and a drain on our energy.

I’m also very mindful of the well-being of our beautiful planet, and I’m not keen on fast furniture or home décor designed to be replaced in a few short years.

All of the services I offer boil down to self-care and well-being really, which has come as something of a surprise to me. I grew up spiritually sceptical and prone to anxiety and stress. I was also prone to a variety of physical ailments which were all rooted in that stress, and my idea of managing them was to take a pill or apply some ointment.

Not anymore!

If you had told me anytime up to fifteen years ago that I would become a daily meditator I would have laughed in disbelief. But here I am, not only a meditator but certified to teach it since 2009.

And my passion now is to help people to create true sanctuary in their everyday lives, by combining self-care practices with home-care practices.

I believe we don’t need to own our homes to set them up as nurturing sanctuaries. I sold my own little house back in 2006 and I’ve been a serial renter ever since. That doesn’t stop me from making a place my own, and I take such good care of where I live that my landlords have always been sorry to see me go.

In setting up our homes to be true sanctuaries, the most important thing is to have a mindful approach to how we organise, decorate and maintain them.

So, when it comes to interior design, my intention is to make the process affordable, holistic, and sustainable. Well-being matters as much as style.

I want to help you solve problems and create a functioning and soothing sanctuary without breaking the bank, or the planet.

I focus on:

  • Making the most of, and improving, the space and furniture that you already have.
  • Planning for living with, and loving, any new furnishings for a long time to come.
  • Sourcing second-hand as much as possible to help stretch your budget as well as help the environment.
  • Investing in quality big-ticket items that are ethically produced, and will stand the test of time.

The benefits of meditation are many and varied, and well documented. However, to truly experience and sustain them, the key is to have a regular practice rather than an ad hoc one. I am here to help with that if it’s something you want to build into your daily routine.

I write on both topics, plus self-care in general, here on my blog. And you’ll also find me published on: