Hackett House Studio: Our Wellness-Based Approach to Interior Design
Something that isn't talked about enough in interior design is the impact that our surroundings have on our mental health and overall wellbeing. We all have first-hand experience with the positive emotional impact of good design, and yet, this all-too-important factor is often left out of the conversation when embarking on changes or updates to our homes.
The study of Neuroaesthetics is a relatively new field that looks at the neurological response we have to art, design and beauty. According to wikipedia, this field of experimental science aims to combine neuro-psychological research with aesthetics by investigating the "perception, production, and physiological chemical responses" to art, objects and scenes.
In other words, those good feelings you get when you walk into a beautiful five-star hotel (or let's be honest, a freshly cleaned living room)... they've been scientifically proven. We now know that we receive a shot of serotonin when we enter a well-designed space filled with beautiful objects. And, on the flip side, we receive a shot of cortisol (the stress hormone) when entering a room that is unattractive, unorganized or poorly designed. To put it simply, surrounding yourself with aesthetically pleasing things truly does improve your health and well-being.
With that in mind, my interior designer business has been practicing in the arena health and wellness since the beginning. I know that my work goes far beyond filling spaces with furniture and decor. The real work presents itself in achieving that shot of serotonin that is delivered when a space is balanced, beautiful and fluid. Thoughtful incorporations of color and texture, or even something as simple as remaining mindful about functionality and organization, are the kinds of details that elevate our homes from spaces that contribute to our stressful lives, to spaces in which we thrive mentally and emotionally.
Almost everyone is familiar with the icky feeling of walking into a messy, ill-appointed room and being overcome with stress or anxiety. Conversely, I know I'm not the only one who gladly shells out a little extra money on a fancier hotel when booking a vacation. Being in a clean, beautiful space is a part of the relaxing vacation experience that I seek.
While we have anecdotally understood the value of good design for a while, I'm excited to see that these theories are finally being studied in academic and research-based settings, and that the positive health impacts of aesthetics are finally being proven.At Hackett House Studio, it is our goal to use this developing research to bring beauty and wellness into your home, where you can experience the positive health impacts of good design on a daily basis.
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Hackett House Studio is a full-service residential interior design studio. Using a combination of your exquisite taste and our creative know-how, we bring your vision of a beautiful and balanced home to life. Here at HHS, we use science-backed research to design carefully-styled spaces that have a positive influence on your health and wellbeing.Our processes have been carefully refined so that we can fully appreciate our clients' personalities and aspirations from the outset. After gaining an understanding of your goals and wishes, we get to work creating functional interiors that enhance our clients' quality of life. HHS designs are timeless, elevated, approachable and, most importantly, a reflection of the beauty and opportunity you desire to bring into your life.Click HERE to read about our services and submit your information in our project inquiry form.
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