Maintaining Your Wellness Through Yet Another Lockdown

Maintaining Wellness Through Lockdown

So, 2021 is here!  After a lovely Christmas with my family in Ireland (following a period in quarantine in a portacabin on my sister’s farm, and a negative Covid test), it was back to London and the New Year with a bump.  So here we are, in yet another lockdown.  How are you all doing?  […]

How Can We Design Our Homes to Nurture Our Mental Health?

Interior design to nurture our mental health

The latest report from the Happiness Research Institute was released earlier this year.  Titled “Wellbeing Adjusted Life Years”, this report investigates how can we produce the greatest happiness return for humankind?  Interesting reading, especially in light of COVID-19. In many countries around the world, including developed countries, average wellbeing levels have stagnated or even declined […]

Biophilia is Important, but Don’t Overlook Adding Joy!

Don't Overlook Adding Joy!

In my last blog post I talked about the importance of Biophilic Design – adding that connection to nature to our interior spaces.  But so often, when I see examples of biophilic spaces, it is a sea of natural wood and indoor plants.  What is missing for me is those elements of joy. When I […]

Why is Biophilic Design so Important?

Why Is Biophilic Design So Important

Since the beginning of human evolution, we have been connected to the natural world, observing the changing seasons, learning what foods grow when, and when we can celebrate earth’s bounty, or when we need to build up reserves for the leaner seasons. The term Biophilia refers to our innate biological connection with nature.  It helps […]

Is Your Home a Happy Home?

Is Your Home a Happy Home

My front door is yellow.  I chose this colour because it’s a colour that says happy and optimistic and that’s the vibe that I want for my home so why not start with the front door! If this COVID-19 outbreak has taught us one thing, it is the importance of home!  Last year The Happiness […]

Finding sanctuary in our homes

Finding sanctuary in our homes

Finding sanctuary in our homes has never been so important.  A global pandemic can do that.  Our homes are our safe places – where we are isolating and social distancing with our loved ones.  They should be somewhere where we enjoy spending time, and should help us to feel relaxed, calm and safe in these […]

Designing for Introvert vs. Extrovert Personality Types

Introvert vs Extrovert

I am used to spending quite a lot of my days alone, with my husband out at work, and me quietly working away in my business.  However, spending the majority of time during lockdown under the same roof as my husband has highlighted to me our different personality types.  I am very much an ambivert.  […]

7 Ways to Bring Pattern into your Home

7 Ways to Bring Pattern Into Your Home

Before I get started on pattern I thought I’d say a quick word on the virus. I am not a doctor or a scientist, and it’s hard to know who is right and who is wrong at a time like this when things seem to be changing on a daily basis. As an interior designer, […]

Nine Designer New Year’s Resolutions You Need to Adopt


Happy 2020 to you all!  I hope that you’ve had a good and restorative holiday season, and are ready to tackle this new century head on! Whilst 2020 is still shiny and new, I thought I’d share with you some design resolutions that you can adopt in 2020 to make a positive chance to your […]