Increasingly aware of the importance of nurturing our wellbeing, many of us are asking how to achieve wellness in the home – the place in which we spend most of our free time with family and friends. So, what is the answer? How do we achieve wellness in the home? The answer, it seems, is to think holistically.
Phoebe Oldrey (Associate BIID), who recently sold the world on holistic interior design through an amazing TEDx Talk, has joined us to explain how to achieve wellness through the 7 aspects of health, and the best accessories to help you achieve them in your home.
Check out Phoebe’s incredible TEDx Talk below.
But what Pheobe doesn’t share in her talk is how you can take personal action towards achieving wellness in your home today. So Phoebe has joined us to explain how you can achieve wellness in your home today through the seven aspects of health, and seven items you can pick up today to achieve them:
Homes can become stressful and hard to manage as bad layouts, lack of good storage and clutter become overwhelming for the families living in them. In the US, ‘The Wellness Institute’ recognises 7 aspects of health that need to be addressed in buildings to be awarded a “Well Certification.” These 7 aspects are Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort & Mind. These 7 essential elements can be incorporated into the home with a few simple accessories…
- Pendant Lamp with Plant Holder – Bloomingville
(1) Air & (2) Light
Though our bodies need vitamin D from rich natural light to really flourish, we also need to see when it’s dark in the evenings, so we have to light indoors. I treat pendent lights like sculptural pieces to give focus to the top half of a room. This clever design gives us a very simple light but also helps our plants to thrive so they can help purify our air. I would love to include three of these in a kitchen design where you could keep some fresh herbs in them, not only helping you cook but they’d also fill your rooms with beautiful smells too.
- Mr & Mrs Night Water Set – Nude
We all know about the two litres of water a day we should be drinking to keep healthy but so few of us do it. Not only could you have these amazing people on your bedside table but I would recommend keeping them on your desk at work so you can keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Keeping water to hand makes it so much easier to and makes sipping your way through the day a habit.
- Dual Max Juicer- Cuinsinart
In the UK, we have a recommend fruit and veg intake of 5 a day. In Japan, they recommend up to 17! This is where having the right tools for the job really helps out and getting as many as those fruits and veg in a nourishing juice makes life a lot easier and I’m a big fan of juicers. I also love the brand Cuisinart as they make robust appliances that really live on and keep on doing their job amazingly well for years to come.
- The Sports Bottle – S’well
There’s nothing like getting outside for some exercise to boost your health & wellness, and having the right accessories helps. These bottles from S’well keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours, making them the perfect addition to your hike or run, and they come in different finishes to match your personality. What’s more, these clever reusable bottles save 3,000 plastic bottles form being made every year. Good for you, and the planet.
(6) Comfort & (7) Mind
Velvet Linen Bedspread – Niki Jones
Linen Cushion – Harlequin
A desire to be comfortable is ingrained in us humans and I’m all about layering for comfort on sofas and bed using cushions and throws. This allows you to snuggle up as much or as little as you want. In addition to wellness, I am also a big supporter of the unique and individual small business. I get really great peace of mind when I make a purchase that supports these artisans. Niki Jones products are fabulous and her designs have become the benchmark for current geometric designs on the market.