Peace, Calm and Tranquillity: The Surprising Role of the Interior Decorator

As a lifestyle consultant, I am frequently called upon to help busy people manage their demanding lives – from travel and education to interior decorating and building projects.

Twenty-first-century life is a far cry from a couple of decades ago where the pace was somehow slower, families were closer, and we had time to do the things that really mattered to us. Indeed, today’s world consists of trying to juggle what we want to do with what he have to do. It’s no wonder that stress management is such a common term!

There are many ways to manage your life and, by extension, your stress levels, which range from gentle exercise to meditation. You may be surprised to learn, however, that an interior decorator can play an unexpectedly large role in enhancing your calm.

The Role of the Interior Decorator in Relieving Stress

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we appreciate the effect of a tranquil and serene setting to wake up to and to come home to. A place where everything has a place, where the colours and textures appeal to your senses and allow you to de-stress and unwind.

Conversely, the last thing we feel like doing when we’re pressed for time is engaging in any sort of interior decorating project – quite the contrary possibly! Yet while this paradox exists, we will be denying ourselves a soothing and relaxing space where we can recharge and face the world again tomorrow.

An article in has some fascinating information on how our home environment can either revitalise us or rob us of time, energy and peace. Tackling a project like this on our own, with the inherent lack of time and mounting responsibilities of the 21st century Londoner is a recipe for burn-out.

It makes sense then, to call in a professional interior decorator in order to organise, pare down, decorate or style a home or room to meet your exacting standards.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Janine who has been creating the most magnificent spaces for discerning Londoners since 1987.

Have you ever dreamt of having an experienced interior stylist holding your hand to decorate your house? The Invisible Collection helps you to create your own unique space with a team of dedicated advisors and home stylists, as well as a breathtaking collection of one-of-a-kind statement pieces.

Enjoying a home which reflects who you are while offering a peaceful space for our families to enjoy is truly a gift.

Getting The Foundations Right

Of course, any home décor project needs to be based on a solid foundation. Home refurbishments most often require more than a lick of paint: the right architecture, correct plumbing and electrical services, adding or repurposing rooms, or replacing doors or windows require a very specific skill set.

I have been very fortunate to meet Sam Kershaw, a trained architect who has been running a very successful building and renovation business for the past 10 years. His focus is on offering his personal service to assist you with room renovations and small building projects.

If your refurbishment plans extend to something a little bigger than a room makeover, I can recommend Nicole Mahal. Nicole is a calm and professional project manager who has handled some impressive building projects over the past fifteen years. Nicole has rightfully earned a reputation for delivering high-end results and offers excellent prices, without compromising on quality or style.

Creating a Space as Individual as You Are

Creating a Zen-like home in which to unwind will certainly take careful planning and in-depth conversations with your chosen builder or decorator. You want the end result to be stylish, sophisticated, and tranquil.

If you would still like to add a uniquely personal twist to a room, I can recommend Mellony who has turned monogramming into an art. Whether you would like to remember your favourite pet, your family home, or simply add your initials to a sofa cushion, she is our go-to person. You can choose from a whole range of luxurious fabrics and trimmings. One of their classics is a Swarovski crystal embellished personal initial cushions. A luxurious gift for the one who has it all.

Delegate the Interior Design

Is it time for you to delegate some of the work involved in creating the home environment that you desire and deserve? I have helped many busy families over the years to manage their lives in such a way that they get back the one thing that they cannot buy – time!

If you have an interior decorating project on the cards, or you need assistance in managing your busy schedule, I would love to assist you. Let me refer you to my selection of tried and trusted service providers, or give me a call on  +44 (0) 207 183 8088 to talk about taking some of the day-to-day responsibilities off your hands.