Creating Quality of Life

Published 12:35 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The environment around us affects our mood, attitude, outlook on life and our relationships with family and friends. It also improves our productivity and energy levels. Creating a beautiful, functional environment in which to live our lives is not just about impressing your guests and surrounding yourself with fashionable furnishings. It is about creating a space where you feel relaxed, comfortable, organized and at peace. It is about expressing who you are and how you want to live your life.

Lately, working with some real estate agents to stage houses for the market and by going online to see what is on the market and what is selling, has given me the opportunity to see how many people live. It has been an eye opener. It is not about money and how large your house is or how expensive it is. It is all about creating an atmosphere of beauty and functionality so that you are leading a life of comfort, peace and tranquility, or to have a festive home to entertain in. You want to create a home that you are proud of and want to share with friends and family.

A professional interior designer can truly improve your quality of life. Over the years, I have witnessed the positive changes that good design has brought to my clients. Does this sound too good to be true?

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Below I have listed the answer to this question.

Creating a comfortable, relaxing environment

Families and busy professionals need a space where they can unwind, but many people aren’t sure how to go about creating a restful and harmonious space. I consider everything from the placement of furniture to the colors impacting your space, to create a relaxing environment which is balanced, comfortable and properly proportioned.

Improving organization and making the space functional 

Designers take the time to understand your lifestyle, and then they create a space that fits you. They bring organization and order to your home, including creative storage solutions. They create a space where there is a place for everything. Having a home that is neat and well organized not only makes your home more comfortable and inviting, it also works as a tranquil haven. I know what questions to ask to understand how you live and what you need. Good design is not just beautiful, it is functional and it suits your lifestyle.


Designers also give considerable thought to creating a space that is healthy and safe. I am concerned with your well-being, not just aesthetics. I can also create a space with aging in mind. Your home will be safer and more comfortable.

Designers create spaces that improve family time and family togetherness, but they can also create individual spaces suited to each member of the family such as children’s rooms that express their individuality, or a reading nook or library for a book lover. I have also been asked to design places for pets, such as a barn, a tack room or a special place to wash your dog. When each member of the home has personal space that is suited to them, everyone feels more comfortable.

Working with a professional will ensure a beautiful house and make everyone happy to be at home. It will not necessarily cost you more than doing it on your own and I promise the outcome will be better. •

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