Holistic Interior Design
We spend on average 90% of our time indoors, the indoor environment can be up to 50 times more polluted than the outside. The effect of poor indoor air quality is having a grave effect on our health both physically and psychologically. Holistic design can make a positive contribution to preventative healthcare and promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
The first step is to remove toxic materials and pollutants from the indoor environment, many of these come from furnishings, paints, carpets, floorings and cleaning products which release harmful VOCs (Volatile organic compounds) into the air we breathe. Other pollutants come from poor ventilation, dust mites, pet dander, fireplaces, woodstoves, HVAC, mould, heating and cooking and pesticides. Once the home has been given a full health check we will eradicate the pollutants and toxins causing possible health problems then we can move on to creating a beautiful interior scheme.
Holistic design creates healthy spaces to live and work, where we can thrive and live healthy happy lives whilst being kind to the environment and our own personal well-being. Holistic design pays special attention to the intricacies within the home that are often overlooked: such as light, colour, aroma, texture, shape, scale and personal space.
The key factors to creating an environmentally friendly holistic design include using the following methods:
Using renewable resources such as the sun, wind, and water for most of your energy needs. Green, environmentally friendly materials that are non-toxic, non-polluting and sustainable. Materials that have low energy, environmental and social costs. Design homes that regulate energy, heating, cooling, lighting and water consumption. Provide homes with adequate re-cycling space that work in relation to your local recycling facilities. Provide fresh air, natural air flow and ventilation, natural daylight, fresh water, good humidity and negative ion balance. A space where you feel secure, protected and insulated from noise, a place that feels visually and mentally uplifting.