What Makes Soulful Home?
A Soulful Home, or Workplace, is a place that invites you to connect with your heart and soul. It is a place that is more than just beautiful. It is a place that centers and strengthens you while you express your own aesthetic, or as I call it, your ‘Soul Style’.
What is your Soul Style?
If a key principle in curating Soulful Home or Workplace is a Soul Style, you might ask, ‘what is my design Soul Style?’
Well, you’re either a Modernist or a Traditionalist.
Traditionalists value being grounded by their ‘roots,’ either family roots or cultural/historic roots. This means they also value:
- Grounding – a place to gather strength
- Family-oriented activities
- Sentimental things such as heirlooms
- Sense of community
- Love of history
Modernists value ‘openness and innovation’ and they operate out of a sense of discovery. They are also:
- Travel light
- Are world citizens
- Love novelty
- Enjoy bringing the outdoors in
In addition to these design soul styles, some are either Practicalists or Sensualists…
Practicalists values ‘purpose’ which means they:
- Like to keep moving
- Get it done
- Say “When I see it, I know what to do with it”
- Need everything to have its place
- Need their place to be clean and orderly
Sensualists values ‘nurturing’ of the self and other. They:
- Savor the moment
- Love to explore
- Collect objects and experiences
- Need for their environment to stir their senses
- Needs some space and the luxury to unwind
Designing a Soulful Home requires not only knowing your design Soul Style, but knowing how to bring it into your home or workplace.
This includes identifying your aesthetic (the things you love to do) and your lifestyle (the things that make you feel alive), and with these clarified, deciding how the space will be used. Once this is clarified, we map out the Building Blocks of your project by establishing your Timeless and Classic Base… And finally, through a creative unfolding process, we bring in your design Layers — the pieces that define your unique Soul Style — This can be the perfect rug, the paint or wallcovering and even side tables, lighting and artwork.
Are you curious to know what your own Soul Style is?
Download my complimentary Soul Style Compass!
Do you have an interiors project, but don’t know whether it’s mostly Building Blocks or Layers? Find out more about how to work with Marcelle and her team to create your own Soulful Home or Workplace.
Schedule a complimentary initial design consultation with Marcelle
Do you know a group of individuals interested in discovering their Soul Style, and how to apply this information towards their own Soulful Home? Then a Soulful Home Event may be in order. Examples are:
- Real Estate Agency Training Event: How to identify your Client’s Style and Apply it to their Home Search
- Evening Entertainment: Discover Your Soul Style with Marcelle Guilbeau: How to put together a home interior that speaks to your soul
- Day Long Retreat: Discover Your Soul Style