We are an interior design firm with a passion for healthy living. We use a personalized approach to wellness design with the goal of helping you discover the root cause of discomfort or dissatisfaction in your home. We will work with you to create a beautiful, healthy and balanced home that is perfect for you and your family.
Your home should be your sanctuary, a place to enliven, stir, motivate, calm, restore, revitalize, and renew.
Your home should be a personal reflection of you and your family – who each of you are, what inspires you, what calms you. Each space should have elements of your past as well as what you imagine for the future. We believe everyone who occupies the home should experience physical, emotional & spiritual well-being.
Our design experience is a bit different; we focus on a healthy interior. We coach each client on how to create a healthy interior environment, by first relaying the science behind the concerns. We will then recommend healthy options with the goal of creating harmony and balance throughout your space.
Why We Focus on Wellness:
At Wellness Via Design we are interior designers with a passion for health, well-being, and knowledge. This is because we believe our physical health, emotional well-being, along with our knowledge, whether it is from intuition, education or observation are truly our most precious assets.
When I founded Wellness Via Design it seemed simple. We all place immense value on our health and well-being, and surely everyone must understand just how toxic our environment has become, right? The problem is that, with our busy lives in this 24/7/365 world, few people have time to stop and truly grasp the health implications of our current environment, even the conditions present in our own homes.
Yet, study after study shows us that the health of our population is rapidly declining:
- Life expectancy in the U.S. is decreasing – CDC, Mortality in the United States, 2015.
- Millennials are less healthy than Gen X members were at the same age. On average, a major decline in health begins at age 27 – Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
- American children have never been sicker. Over half (54%) are suffering from one or more chronic illnesses. – Children’s Health Defense, The Sickest Generation.
- Children Lost Over 160 Million IQ Points Due To Toxic Chemicals, New Study Warns – International Business Times
As our society struggles with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, mood disorders, asthma and allergies, eczema, obesity, food allergies, diabetes along with a staggering number of autoimmune disorders and cancers – it is no wonder we are all too busy to stop to grasp the full health implications of our current environment.
At Wellness Via Design we have spent a decade researching and analyzing the data to determine how to create a truly healthy and balanced home. Because a home is more than a pretty space to live, ‘home’ is a feeling. A feeling that begins with our personal health and well-being.
It is time to be well!
We Want You To Experience A Healthy, Balanced and Functional Home
While air pollution in our cities is a serious concern, a more pressing issue is the growing body of scientific evidence indicating that indoor air is often more polluted than the outdoor air in the most-industrialized cities.
As lighting technology moves forward, some advancements including fluorescent and LED lights have left us a bit in the dark when it comes to our health. Both fluorescent and LED lighting lack the near-infrared light our eyes need. These bulbs also often operate in the 3500K to 6000K spectrum, a spectrum that is detrimental to our eyes.
Electromagnetic Radiation EMF/EMR
When we look at our bodies in terms of electricity, it is easy to see why outside interference can affect our internal systems. What we do know is that extensive independent research has shown enough evidence to conclude that bioeffects of EMF/EMR can, and do occur at low levels. Levels that are well below the federal guidelines. It is important to understand that there is an alarming contrast between the results of studies conducted and funded by the telecommunications industry, versus those by independent researchers.
Biophilic Design & Forest Bathing
Biophilic Design and Forest Bathing are two areas of research focusing on human exposure to nature and natural elements. Our modern homes, which are often lined with artificial lighting, drywall, painted wood trim, and synthetic carpets, are often lacking the true natural elements needed to connect us to nature.
Water is a precious life-sustaining molecule which makes up 70% of the human body. Yet, clean and pure water is becoming increasingly difficult to find, even in our own homes. Tap water in the United States includes a hearty dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants linked to a multitude of negative health effects.
Acoustical issues can be difficult to mitigate. This is the reason acoustical engineers exist and spend their professional lives either trying to amplify beautiful music or dampen unwanted noise. At home, acoustical mitigation, as with many areas, often ends up being trial and error
until the correct solution is reached.
Consumer Products, Finishes,& Furniture
We have reached a point where toxic chemicals have consumed and infiltrated every part of our environment, including our bodies. Consumer products can contain any number of the over 80,000 chemicals currently used in the United States, most have not been tested for safety.
Concern for the environment has been an element of Feng Shui for millennia. Tao, or “the Way”, means living in harmony with ourselves, each other, and the natural world. This philosophy contains a very holistic view, connecting not only the heavens and the earth, but also health, medicine, food and lifestyle as part of one interconnected system. Creating balance in our homes, living with intention, and being mindful of our lives, environments, and outcomes creates a greater propose.