Jodi Heyman: The Company Store, Brand Manager, hardgoods. Industrial Designer & Urban Zen Integrative Therapist living in NYC. Design Style: Minimalist
This is it- we get one shot at life and are able to design a lifestyle and home that we LOVE. As a designer and integrative therapist I believe the way in which your home is decorated and designed can impact your overall well-being. By engaging the senses, filling your space with products you love, you can create a sacred and relaxing space that brings joy to your life. Indulge your senses by bringing together things that revitalize and calm you. Surround yourself with products, artwork, sculpture, fabrics, photography, memoirs, anything that you love and that inspires you to create your own haven of wholesome goodness.
How to get started:
GET INSPIRED. The first step is to understand your personal style. Create an image board of products that inspire you and that you want your home to represent. Limit your selection to ten images, you must LOVE each image. Review the image board and identify any common themes you see. Use this as a starting point to begin your transformation. Start with one room or space in your home.
Give room for your senses to breathe, so clear away the clutter. Treat your space as if it is sacred. Make your bed before leaving the house. Keep items put away, utilize closets, under the bed storage solutions to keep your space open and airy. Clean out your closets and only keep the clothes you love. Add mirrors to create the illusion of space.
Blue is a very soothing color that helps calm your mind and reduces tension. It’s often used in bedrooms because of its ability to help people sleep. Violet can bring inner balance and peace. Pink helps bring peace and calmness to a room. Green symbolizes nature and helps us feel calm and refreshed. Gray, can provide a very soothing and cooling effect to a room.
SCENT: Essential oils are highly concentrated volatile compounds, distilled from plants and herbs, that not only smell nice but they have antibacterial properties that may promote healing. Try adding them to your Epsom salt to create a relaxing bath.
“These are just a few of the practices I live by and hope they will inspire you to create the lifestyle and home you LOVE.”