Part One of The Soul of Designing Home covers what it means to live in a soulful home. Part two gives you some tips on how to produce a soulful home for yourself.
“If a man is to live, he must be all alive: body, soul, mind, heart, spirit.”
In our approach to design, we see home as the dwelling place of our souls. While this is not a new way of seeing, perhaps it is new to you or something that you have not considered.
The goal of designing a home is to create an environment that supports the deepest aspects of ourselves; to create a platform to manifest the life that we fervently desire and one where we are able to be at our best. The primary objective is to be in balance with the totality of ourselves (our minds, our bodies, our spirits) and to support awareness, self-understanding, good relations, and peace in our hearts. Some would call this sacred space, and it certainly is, but is also so much more.
Seeking a reputable and licensed trade professional can be daunting. It is imperative to take your time, do your homework and conduct interviews. It is also a good idea to get a second opinion on their portfolio and credentials to make sure they possess the set of skills to carry out your vision. Most importantly, you need to get a good reading on their energy and trust your gut. All of this is especially true when hiring a great interior designer. After all, you’re hiring them to be part of making your most sacred space – your home – what you’ve always wanted it to be.