Designing for well-being is where the physical, psychological, social and ecological meet to focus on well-being, happiness, and longevity in the spaces and communities we live, work and play in.
My interior design training, holistic studies and life experiences, allow me to recognizes the person as a whole, taking into consideration every single aspect of the human composition. I take the whole person into consideration and work with them from the INSIDE + OUT.
I design with a simpler, more immediate, intimate and people-centric view, with a focus on your well-being and lifestyle. My goal is to work with you, so your physical environment has the potential to transform the quality of your life and enhance the richness of the spaces you spend your time in.
How do Interior Design & Well-being relate to each other?
Healthy interiors are as just as essential to us as a nutritious diet and physical exercise.
The state of our well-being is influenced by the spaces we use. A well thought out interior that supports the person on every level, can significantly impact a person.
Incorporating natural elements to support well-being
Given how quickly an experience of nature can elicit a restorative response, and the fact that billions of dollars each year in lost productivity due to stress-related illnesses, design that reconnects us with nature – is essential for providing people opportunities to live and work in healthy places and spaces with less stress and greater overall health and well-being.
My team and I, design mindful interiors that support your well-being by incorporating design elements that help to reduce stress, improve sleep, and accommodate busy lifestyles.
Connection is key in any relationship.
It is my honour to begin our relationship with a introductory FREE one-hour consultation to acknowledge you and your project on a holistic level, MIND - BODY - SOUL.
The most exciting step of the design experience revolves around getting to know you and exploring your tastes, discovering what you like, what inspires you, both for who you are now, and how you want your surroundings to encourage you and your well-being.
I love this tuning into your aesthetic flow - your personal design station. I dig deep and really get a feel for what speaks to you, what inspires you and what you want in your space. We discuss your current space, and your vision, and ways to harmonize the old and the new.
I collected your inspirations, direction, lifestyle choices, needs, wants, photographs, room dimensions, and all the other relevant details to begin creating your space.
Please allow time for your soul to speak to you during this process.
Upon acceptance of the proposal and subsequent budget, my team and I will send you a PDF idea files that will help you communicate your design inspirations and goals that will help us transform and harmonize your space.
We have spent time connecting, I've gotten to know you, we have exchanged several conversations, and we've spent a great deal of time being inspired together. This is the process where I begin creating your space.
I schedule a meeting(s) via Zoom and present you with two different design options accompanied with any necessary construction drawings, 3D renderings, fabric and finish samples, mood boards, and shopping lists.
Each design option is assembled in its own file for you to experience the elements of nature, colours, shapes, weights, and textures together and on their own. Now it time for you to decide which option to choose!
Based on 24 years of design experience, I can confidently say, my clients always have a clear and immediate stand out option.
I have spent several years listening, watching, and weighing in on every aspect and its influence on a clients decision making. For some clients, design decisions can be emotional, as these decisions not only represents money, these decisions represent change, both of which may be stressful. So,I keep an eye on how many decisions you will be making in any one meeting.
Expect that if you don’t make decisions in a timely manner, it may cost you more. There are a number of factors that contribute to the overall cost of a project. This phase is a place where we can move fairly quickly, or we can get stuck.
This is the RELAX...hurry up and wait stage!
Soulful, hand crafted and sustainable products and fine furnishings take time to make and deliver, then there is time for them to be shipped and installed. This is what comes of working with high-end, artisanal pieces. Pieces that show the hand of the maker, because they are made by human hands, artisans who spent years learning craft. This is why the product is so soulful in the end. You can’t rush heart.
Expect timelines to be estimates. Contractors and vendors also will have a timeline, and that timeline may stretch, due to their own suppliers, and/or the fact that they, and all of the vendors on your project, have other clients and projects they are serving.
Expect things to go right—and trust us to fix it if they don’t. There is no better salve for a project, than a client’s ability to trust us to do our jobs. That means allowing us the space to take care what comes up, so that we can quickly move through it, and make it right.
Once your decorative items arrive, we’ll provide a remote staging consultation so everything is arranged just the way you like it!
This is it! The grand finale — the moment we are always
waiting for, the final reveal.
Expect to feel all the feels. You might have a wide range of emotional responses, from utter joy, to the possibility that you may be uncomfortable — initially.
Many of my clients are simply excited and thrilled by change, however if you are the sort of person who has trouble getting used to alterations to your environment, there’s a chance you might need time to adapt to what I’ve created. I suggest, before you decide how you feel, give the new design 21 days.
The brain settles in that time, lets go of the idea of what used to be there, and opens up to the newness. The old is comfortable, comforting.
But if you wanted to stay in that place, you wouldn’t have hired a designer. In the end, we designers are creating beauty and magic, just for you.
I look forward to embarking on the design journey with you!
Please feel free to call or email with any questions you have about your project.
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Andrea Leja Interior Design & Co.
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