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.
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?
Which color has been scientifically proven to improve mental health? What color aids in decision making and confidence? And what does a certain color choice mean about your personality and lifestyle?
Carl Jung, a renowned psychiatrist, believed that color choices reflect personality traits. He encouraged his patients to use color to express some of the deeper parts of their psyche.
Color is IN again!!! And thank goodness because when used wisely, colors can play a significant role in creating a happy home life.
We are affected psychologically and physiologically by colors. Colors affect our mood, heart rate, alertness, and stress levels. The perception of color is mostly rooted in the subconscious and our relationships with colors are impacted by personal life experiences.
The term “beauty” has all but been eradicated from the vernacular of architects and designers for over 100 years. The era of Modernism, based on reductionist, minimalist, intellectually justified aesthetics has resulted in a built environment that fails to meet one of the most fundamental human needs; the feeling of pleasure through the experience of beauty!
The Science of a Happy Home: Neuroaesthetics and How Home Affects Your Mental Health
We are mentally and emotionally impacted by our surroundings, whether we consciously realize it or not. The science of neuroaesthetics helps us understand more about how we’re affected by the built environment around us. Utilizing this knowledge can help us combine useful design techniques to create homes that better support mental health and wellbeing.
Home is Where the Heart Is
Home truly is where the heart is…free to be expressed, safe to be seen, and authentically acknowledged.
In the final post of Pippin’s Inspired Life series, I share with you my heart. I introduce you to my true love and forever partner in life and in business, Wes Stearns. Together we designed an industry hallmark home (Healthy Haven) and grew Pippin Home Designs into a firm rooted in health, wellness, love, and inspiration.
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!)