Landscaping is often an afterthought or viewed as less important than the design of the home. However, landscaping impacts the way you FEEL about your home…and a home that feels good is a happy home.
With the power to increase the value of your home AND the value of your life, landscaping MUST be integrated into your home design with consideration from the three essential viewpoints.
What’s your elemental archetype? And how does the calling of your heart and soul dictate the way you should landscape your property?
Elemental archetypes are models of personalities that play a role in influencing human behavior based on the elements of earth, water, fire, and air.
What if I told you a simple view of nature from your home can reduce your stress levels? That’s right! Your home can be designed to alleviate stress through the strategic use of views from key locations within your home.
Can intentional design techniques and an enhanced connection to nature be the prescription needed to heal mind, body, and soul?
Our current modern world is filled with discomfort, disease, and disconnection as people have moved indoors away from the healing properties of nature. Finding our way back to health, happiness, and wellness may include a home plan intentionally designed with biophilia in mind.
The word biophilia is the combination of two Greek words: “life” (bio) and “love” (philia). It literally translates to love of life.
This love of life is an inherent personality trait that ALL humans possess as a result of evolutionary biology and psychology.
Earth-Centric vs Human-Centric Light Bulbs: When Lighting is Designed Without Health in Mind
When you google Human-Centric Lighting what you’ll find is that the term is used synonymously with Circadian Lighting. The irony here is that the bulbs used in Circadian Lighting are not human-centric from a health perspective.
Seems contrary to what is being sold, doesn’t it?! Stick with me on this one. I’ll explain.
Believe it or not, the artificial lighting in your home produces physical, mental, and emotional sensations that impact how you feel. If you’re not aware of this, then it’s all too easy to fall victim to the unhealthy lighting that’s prevalent in the industry.
Finally! Awareness is growing around the profound impact lighting has on human health and happiness. As a result, circadian lighting has become a buzzword in the home design industry, but what exactly is it and is it worth the large investment?
Natural daylighting can boost your mood, improve your health, support circadian rhythm, and enhance the appearance and value of your home… if properly designed.
Black, white, and grey are shades referred to as achromatic, which literally means "without color".
These non-colors have been loved by the home design and real estate industry, but are they really the best choices for creating a happy home?
I am Jenny Pippin, founder of Pippin Home Designs and creator of my own inspired living. I grew up as an ordinary southern girl, working in the fields of my family’s tobacco farm. It didn’t take me long to realize I had greater gifts and so I chose to step into my power and create my own path in life, inspired by my heart’s true passion. (More on my personal story HERE!)