Wellness and Design, How do they correlate?
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. At Sublime Design we believe in taking a holistic approach to designing for wellness, designing homes to improve health, mind and well-being.
1. Create a cleansing bath ritual for your home
You cleanse your body in lavish baths, so why not cleanse your space too? I think a ritual bath for the home is just as important [as a bath for you], and it’s something I do about four times a year for my house, I routinely sends my clients off with recipes for baths infused with essential oils, crystals, and other natural elements. For crystals, add in grounding black tourmaline, topaz for abundance and health, and clear quartz, either in a tea strainer or right into your bottle. Then, spray it around your home.
2. Zero in on a space with a wellness purpose
A huge part of creating a wellness-centric home is making sure you have a space you can go to and unwind and clear your head after a long, busy day. That means designating an area—even if it’s small!—for that exact purpose. Whether it’s your yoga mat or a meditation cushion, or a "reading nook", it’s so important to create a space that’s just for you to retreat from your daily life. Somewhere you can turn off everything else and focus inward and find that coziness and inner peace, wherever that may be.
3.Detoxify your home
Detoxify your home by opening the windows and using a doormat , turning your home into a wellness zone means limiting the things that can cause you harm. And that can start simply (and powerfully) with opening your windows. Indoor air tends to be more polluted than outdoor air, A lot of things we have in our homes contaminate the air in the dust, so it’s good to ventilate airflow in your home. Also know dust can contain dozens of toxic chemicals, so having a large doormat at the front entrance and a no-shoes policy can reduce toxic chemicals in your home significantly.
4. Limit your technology
Limit your technology (and adorn it with crystals!). you may have noticed in our designs that there is always a set and separate space for technology and entertainment. Creating boundaries with technology is most important for your well-being, but when you’re binge-watching your favorite Netflix shows (because obviously it’s gonna happen!), your crystals can come in handy.
“Crystals, plants, and other things can modify your electromagnetic fields (EMFs)—energy created from our wireless and wire technologies—to help you become more resilient,” Gushée says.
That’s exactly why some of Hanekamp’s gems always hang with her tech: “I have crystals on all of my technology at home. In one way its blocking the EMFs and cleansing whatever is coming through them that we’re not too sure about,” she says. “I use lepidolite; it’s a beautiful purple mica thats very accessible and sustainable.”
Rethink your lighting When you’re trying to set a sense of serenity in your home, lighting plays a big role. While Himalayan salt lamps are always good additions, a new type of lighting might just take over your Instagram feed soon: selenite lamps.
“Selenite is also a salt, but it’s a much more condensed version. It’s even more of that neutralizing negative energy,” Hanekamp says. “Also, in lamp-form, it’s very aesthetically pleasing and it’s important to focus on when you look at something that balances you, that has an effect on your well-being as well.”
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