How To Make Your Home More Healthy

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Healthy Home Air Quality      The Hollies had a hit single with this song the year I was born.     It felt appropriate today. But not in a good way. Air Pollution     Horrified by the devastating new story yesterday I felt compelled to bang my drum for healthy homes today.   […]

Why Buying Sustainably Isn’t An Option

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Sustainable buying is KEY!   The Joy of Marketing     We are constantly bombarded with temptation. As we speak, emails are eagerly flowing in the direction of our inboxes each day.     For all the cost-of-living rises, consumerism still seems at its height. The wonderful world wide web and its friend, the email […]

Why Design Trends Are Bad For You

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Why Design Trends Are Bad For Your Health      Gosh, so many issues with them, so where to start…?     Mental health, not feeling at home, the push for constant gratification, and social acceptance.     Financial and environmental implications, stress creation. Imposter syndrome.     But let’s start with the issue of […]

What is Sick Building Syndrome?

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How Could Sick Building Syndrome affect me?   Cause & Effect     Sick Building Syndrome can cause many effects and symptoms which can range from mild to severely debilitating.     From physical symptoms of lethargy to headaches and pains through to mental illness and depression if left untreated. External Factors     The […]

How Toxic Is My Home?

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Home Toxins & Pollutants   A Breath of Fresh Air      Last week I was enjoying this. Fresh sea air. It’s a welcome change. I always feel refreshed by the coast.     It made me think, however, about how we take clean air for granted.     And, actually, how toxins and pollutants […]

Why Colour Matters in Interiors

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Using Colour in Interiors   Creating Impact     Colour can have a profound impact.     Not only on our psyche and mood but on our behaviour. It also impacts not only our mental but physiological and physical health.     The introduction of biophilic elements such as green paint, greenery, or a room […]

What Is Biophilic Design?

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Biophilia – Natural Interior Design   Firstly what is biophilic design?     Biophilic design is the incorporation of the natural world into our built man-made environment.     Our bodies are natural elements, and we thrive on connections with nature.     To live in a minimalist white cube might be your ideal home […]

Why Living Naturally Is Good For You

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Natural Living: Why Our Ancestors Got It Right   Living in Harmony     Our ancestors chose carefully, building homes in safe locations.     Sustainable homes connect you to nature.     A natural house should use its surroundings to benefit its inhabitants. For example, by orientating the house to maximise the benefits of […]

How Healthy Homes Improve Wellbeing

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Healthy Homes help create Healthy Minds   Stressed out?     Firstly, just to say that it’s OK not to be OK. Mental health issues from low mood and trouble sleeping to anxiety and depression can affect us all at different levels at one time or another.     Whilst talking with friends, family or […]

The Impact of Acoustics in Interior Design

Why acoustics are underrated.   Can’t hear yourself think?     When you enter a space, sound can have an impact on the feel of the place. Often unconsciously.     Imagine when you’re on holiday somewhere new and are trying to decide on a café or bar to spend an evening.     It’s […]