A cryptic title you may think, well you'd be right!
I sometimes think and ponder why I do what I do, searching the depths of my brain for an answer. I sit and wait for a mystical message to pop into my head like a small child waiting for the ice cream van!!
Well, the answer isn't as cryptic as it seems; I love helping people be happy... Anyone that knows me, knows I'm a people pleaser, so why would my career choice be anything other than doing just that?
I love that I get to create a home for someone to enjoy; I love that I have the opportunity to help someone personalise a home they have lived in and they want to add a little bit of themselves into it; I love that I can design a home that will suit their needs for not just them, but their children, family and friends.
Homes are special places, they're where we learn, love and share our lives with those closest to us; they're somewhere we feel safe and secure we see them first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Homes are more than four walls a roof and a floor, they are a place that captures our memories and acts as a stage for us to play out our life story.
For me, designing homes is a special responsibility, one that I am grateful for.
For me, designing homes is a special responsibility, one that I am grateful for. I get to help people create the stage for their future life and help to create the place their children, grandchildren and maybe even great-grandchildren learn to walk, play and explore! This a special responsibility, and one I don't take lightheartedly.
Good design takes time, effort and a great client. The clearer the needs and wants of the client the better we can shape the spaces to suit those needs, but... we also have to remember that those spaces will become other people's spaces and you must also remember that the spaces you use to now, you will use differently in the future. That tricky bit is where we come in; we always keep the principle of adaptability in mind, how the space we create can be used in the future and by future generations. Not an easy task, but that's our job!
Many elements go into creating an ideal home, but one element I always strive for is Biophilic Design, the human's desire for a connection to nature. Imagine a home where you don't need to turn the TV on or hang an amazing piece of art on the wall... you can look out of the window! Imagine a home where every window gave you views of nature and that connection we all desire. That is the goal, and if you don't have the outdoor space to make that connection, we look at ways we can make that connection using clever design within the house.
So, as cryptic as the title may of seemed, I'm hoping you have connected the dots and realised that a home is far more than a floor, some walls and a roof. It's an emotional object that you will invest your money into, your love, your life, along with those surrounding you.
It's an emotional object that you will invest your money into, your love, your life, along with those surrounding you.
My final words are this; if you wanted to live where you felt safe, secure, happy and healthy, why wouldn't you? We all have the opportunity to make changes, and yours can be as simple as adding plants within your home to home renovations and even a completely new home all designed to promote your health, and your happiness and improve your life!