What to expect next from Beatengreen
To make it as easy and helpful to navigate as possible, topics will be divided into categories:
‘How to make a Top Trend your own’: Here we will be taking a closer look at interior design trends, breaking down the elements, researching the products and looking at how we can rework the trend into your own unique style.
‘Design tips and techniques’: Practical, actionable ideas on everything from ‘Choosing the right colour’ to ‘How to stay sane during a property renovation’.
‘My Soulful Home ’ Here we will look at how to create a soulful home that successfully reflects your needs, habits, health and personality. To really bring it to life for you, we will start with a series following the progress of a current renovation project with owner, Tara Leaver and her clifftop barn conversion. Get ready for before and after photos, links to gorgeous furniture and accessories, and a lot of behind the scenes details!
‘Alchemy’: Here we will take a closer look at how your home can affect your wellbeing, taking notes from my Life Coaching experience and chatting about the psychology behind our lives at home. We'll discuss topics such as ‘De-cluttering’, ‘Why minimalism is good for the soul’ and ‘How the right interior can empower us’.
There will also be updates on our Airbnb journey, as well as the Australia resettlement plans but if I have learnt anything along my Interior Design journey its that planning doesn’t always work and to allow for change, so there might be some adjustments along the way!
'It is what it is' - Sam Narbett, St Ives Builder.
The next few posts will be the first in the series ‘My Soulful Home’ which is the idea that our homes should be a reflection of our lives, our habits and our loves, and should represent and nurture our most authentic selves. This notion includes both creating a home from scratch to our ideal blueprints (as in the next Case Study), or curating an existing home to better reflect our lives and personalities.
This series will form the basis of a new design course that I am currently working on, which is due to be launched sometime around the New year.
In the spirit of fate, I was lucky enough that towards the end of the summer last year my ideal client found me online and asked me to help her design her absolute, all time, most authentic home. I am incredibly lucky to have found such a perfect case study for this blog series and am really excited to introduce Tara Leaver, her Cornish, clifftop barn and its transformation into a soulful home.
Although I have been employed as the designer, this project is definitely a collaboration. Tara is an artist with an incredibly beautiful eye for seascape detail, and with over 1.4 million monthly viewers on Pinterest and over 12,000 followers on Instagram, is quite an influencer.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for allowing us to share her journey.
If you have questions or topics you'd like to see me write about in the context of creating a soulful home (which I will be talking about in more detail later on), please always feel free to leave a comment or send me a message.
Before I sign off I would also like to say a MASSIVE thank you to YOU for joining me in this new adventure (read the full story in the previous post). I am so excited to be sharing this journey with you.
NEXT POST: 5 steps to cultivating a Soulful Home, followed by, CASE STUDY: Tara Leaver.
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