I loathe clutter. In fact, when I see it, it makes me quite anxious. When you are a busy professional, a cluttered home or workspace can leave you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and helpless. Clutter is a significant source of stress for many of us in our daily lives.
Have you ever thought how living in a minimalist home or working in a minimalist office would enhance your busy and chaotic life by simplifying it while still being sophisticated? It can happen, and you will thank me for it.
In 2017, there was a TEDTalk, a series of books, a documentary, and a tour of one of the projects by British Architect, John Pawson that lead me to a new understanding of myself, a lifestyle, and an aesthetic that resonates with me - minimalism.
Treeium is completely different than any other contractor I have worked with in the past, and it aligns with my philosophy of: transparency; efficiency; collaboration with the contractor; communicating to the client; deadlines; and budget.
For so long, many people have believed that interior design is an aesthetic. Yes, that is true, but for me, it is so much more.
It is a thought process. I am constantly asking myself, WHY. Why am I making the choices I am making? I am very critical of everything from the space planning, lighting design, the choice of finishes, fabrics, appliances, plumbing, etc... Why are these the best choices for my clients and how are they going to enhance their experience in their spaces.
Often times, I have had client's say to me, "My architect or (even worse) contractor drew these plans for me." I shudder.
This is like asking advice about your stock portfolio from your housekeeper and losing $250,000.00, overnight. Then, you are mad at your house keeper. Why would you take advice from your housekeeper about your stock portfolio, when that is not her area of expertise?
If you are planning a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, full home remodel, or a new construction project, I'll bet you haven't consider the importance of lighting from the Title 24 codes requirements (if you live in California), the environment, and how lighting has an effect on us psychologically and emotionally.
As an entrepreneur who is an interior designer, I find that structure and order are the cornerstones for creativity and innovation.
One of the misconceptions I face, is some people believe that creative types do not operate in a world of structure and an orderly fashion. For me, I have to have structure to my days, my weeks, my months, and my years in order to make time and space for creativity and innovation.