Colour balance is disturbed during the winter season in our part of the world. In some areas of Canada, winter lasts six to eight months, during which nature is stripped of its vibrancy. This month’s blog is about how to regain the colour balance in our lives and homes for a healthier state of being
Designing for wellbeing is becoming an increasingly important foundation for planning and building homes around the world. To do so has only one outcome: healthy communities, sustainable living, and consequent social and economic benefits.
The focus of every design must be people's wellbeing needs. When other aspects are placed above the human factor, living spaces become sterile and ultimately unhealthy. Design must continually question itself in order to remain centred on individuals' changing needs and lifestyle and to stay real and impactful.
Vibrant communities encourage deeper connections and add richness and meaning to people's lives. While civic leaders put much effort into forging a dynamic community through art and cultural projects, design and architecture have a fundamental role in contributing to the creation of vibrancy!
This month's blog explores how design elements in our home can support the transition into the cold season. Design has a significant impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing, and consideration of these five key elements can provide the support we need to adapt our homes to the winter season.
One of the most complex spaces in a home, the master bedroom, is a true multifunctional room that is often under-designed and undervalued. Its functions are beyond sleep and getting dressed, but it’s where the kids join on a Sunday morning, where we enjoy a book, rejuvenate, make love, and nurture intimate relations. In Part I, I explored colour, light and pattern, in Part II I’m delving into furnishings, often ignored activities, and the integration of nature.
One of the most complex spaces in a home, the master bedroom, is a true multifunctional room that is often under-designed and undervalued. Its functions are beyond sleep and getting dressed, but it’s where the kids join on a Sunday morning, where we enjoy a book, rejuvenate, make love, and nurture intimate relations. In Part I, I explore colour, light and pattern, while Part II will delve into furnishings, often ignored activities, and the integration of nature.
The impact of human behaviour on the environment is no longer debatable. However, changing our behaviour—even in small ways—can have a positive effect on the environment. Each one of us and each home can make a difference.
Throughout history and into the present, visual art has been used to change opinions, instil values and translate experiences. Find out how you can use art to enhance wellbeing, through creating positive emotional responses.
Do you want to transform your home into a healthy place that supports all your needs for a happy and healthy life? With practical tips and know how this article provides you a good base to make the transformation.
Have you ever wondered what colours you should paint your walls or what colour should your couch be? Then this is for you to read. Discover the effects of colours on the way we feel and even act, what colours to avoid, and how to achieve a balanced colour palette.
Create your home oasis to nurture you during this winter season.
Choosing the right lighting can impact alertness, mood, productivity, and sleep patterns. Find out how light affects us, and the best solutions design can offer to attain the full benefit light can provide indoors.
Does your home lift your spirit and calm your mind? Does it bring contentment and comfort to your heart?
What is Holistic Interior Design, what practices does it apply, and why we need to reconsider how to design our homes more than ever?
It is with great pleasure that I present you Lucida, Wellbeing by Design!