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Exploring the Concept of Creating Sanctuary

Amidst the complexities of life, the idea of home holds a deeper significance than mere bricks and mortar. It represents a sanctuary where our souls find solace, a haven away from life’s storms. In this blog post we will delve into the art of crafting your personal sanctuary right within the walls of your home (even if you rent). What is a sanctuary? In our fast-paced, often chaotic world, finding solace and peace within our Read more…

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Sankalpa: a Powerful Alternative to New Year’s Resolutions.

Photo by Cristian Escobar on Unsplash I relish the energy of renewal that lingers in the air this time of year and the sense of opportunity between one year ending and another beginning. I typically embrace the new year with optimism and usually have in mind some things I would like to improve in my life. But I don’t do new year’s resolutions. They’re just not my thing and never have been. After qualifying as a life Read more…

Elevate your Home Decor by Embracing Second-Hand September.

In a world that’s becoming increasingly conscious of sustainable living, “Second-hand September” marks the perfect time to embrace a “second-hand first” mindset. As an interior designer who values both sustainability and well-being, I’m excited to share with you why you should consider integrating pre-loved items into your home decor. Let’s dive into all the compelling reasons to embrace the charm of second-hand treasures. Unique and Timeless Pieces One of the most exciting aspects of incorporating Read more…

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Beyond Decor: How to use Symbolism to Empower your Self-Care Altar.

self-care altar In the realm of holistic interior design, creating a sanctuary within your home involves more than just arranging furniture and selecting color palettes – although they certainly are a part of it. It’s about curating a space that resonates deeply with your soul, a place where every element exudes intention and meaning. One powerful way to do this is to create an altar. I’m not suggesting anything akin to what you’d find in Read more…

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The Psychology of Pink

“If hugs were a colour, they would be pink.” ~ Karen Haller, The Little Book of Colour psychology of pink Culturally, the colour pink has a few established connotations. And maybe it’s time to rethink them. In this blog, I’m going to look at why that might benefit us. Exploring the psychology of pink, let’s consider when to use it in our home decor, when not to, and how to use it to its best Read more…

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Creating your Sanctuary.

Expert Tips for Transforming a Corner of your Home into a Serene Self-Care Space. Self-care has become something of a buzzword in recent years, and social media conjures up images of bubble baths, spa treatments and other kinds of pampering. And a little pampering certainly has its place in a self-care regime. But true self-care goes deeper. It’s about getting clear on what we need to be able to function at our optimum level. And Read more…

Feng Shui: Personal Development versus Manifestation.

Feng Shui is the art of setting up our homes to support our health and well-being. And that well-being stretches across all aspects of our lives, not just our physical health. Fundamentally it works with our home’s energy, which is divided into nine zones that represent different facets of our lives. The aim is to have the purest possible energy which can easily circulate throughout the home. This nine-zone grid is known as the Bagua Read more…

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It’s time to embrace ‘Hygge’ season – and make it a year-long practice.

Broadly speaking, the Danish concept of Hygge is the creation of a feeling of cosiness and contentment. Typically, it is portrayed on social media through images of candles, blankets, and mugs of hot tea and cocoa. Anything that brings us comfort is hygge-lig. And really, the Danes weren’t the only ones practicing this. What is different in Denmark though, is that Hygge is a year-round way of life that cares nothing about Instagram-worthy photo opportunities. And the Danes consistently rank Read more…

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Seeing Green: 12 Creative Ideas If You Want To Start Decorating With Emerald Green

Check out the recent Apartment Guide article we were featured in: “Energetically bold, emerald green is a powerful color. In fact, this popular shade is so influential and dynamic, Etsy actually named emerald green its color of the year for 2022. For those looking to elevate their apartment décor, decorating with emerald green is one of the easiest ways to make a statement.” To help you get started, Apartment Guide reached out to us and other experts for Read more…

Rental Home, Room Makeover Challenge

I want to prove that design doesn’t have to be expensive and that renters can benefit from investing time and a little bit of money into making their homes feel like it reflects them, and supports their needs. So, I’m setting myself a challenge to work with ONE rental client on a zero-charge basis, located in west Mayo. What I’m offering: Design a room makeover for one space in your home. Initial design concept, including Read more…