Through the window
“Our physical and mental wellbeing are dependent on our environment; what we see, touch, smell and hear. Each aspect must be considered in a design to create harmony in the ideal home. Interiors cannot be thought of in isolation and it is essential to understand a property. For example, you need knowledge of its history and understand how it sits in context with its neighbours. You need to consider what lies beyond, through the windows in the visible landscape, and what we experience as we enter and leave a property – they all have a palpable effect on our expectations, our mood and consequently our relationship with the property. A designer’s role is to make the experience as enjoyable and positive as possible.” Yasmin Chopin.