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‘The ambience and energy which interiors will exuberate is simply amazing when holistic interiors governs the approach’ – says Pooja Srivastav – Holistic Designer

 

written by Elizabeth Percy ( in conversation with Holistic Designer Pooja Srivastav)

 

Isn’t it amazing? We love colors and we believe in the warmth of homes and structures giving a good feeling about the space we live in or choose to be – however there is a greater science and here we have Ms. Pooja Srivastav, Holistic Designer who loves to add value with her inspirations on Holistic Designs
Says Pooja Srivastav, ‘Holistically Designed rooms in your home serve its highest purpose, create eco-friendly spaces, bring nature indoors, guides flow of energy and creates a peaceful and organic home’.
‘Holistic interior design is not only about designing spaces for clients, but finding a holistic design solution for yourself and your business which supports your life purpose
With 90% of our time spent inside four walls, people have started to realize that the spaces they occupy have a huge effect on them – Physically, Emotionally and Visually. Bad design can lead to employees being disengaged from their work and left feeling undervalued because they find the environment they work in as ‘depressing’.
Homes become stressful and hard to manage as bad layout, lack of storage and clutter become overwhelming for the families living in them. It is also helpful to know that restaurants and shops go out of business as people find them ‘uninviting’ to be in.
These are issues which need a little more than a quick swab of paint to resolve – but all are resolvable. You just need to search a little deeper for the answer – as its all interconnected to how someone feels in a space – there are lots of threads to pull together to solve the problem. It has become an aspect of design that many have begun to be mindful of.
Health and wellness in buildings is becoming a revolution with people like Oliver Heath and Kitchen god Johnny Grey leading the way.
So, lets quickly break it down into the three aspects we want to address to create full contentment in interiors
The Physical Ambience
When designing look at how people function in a space – how do they flow from one thing to the next? What is their lifestyle and their little routines? Says Ms. Pooja, ‘we need to think through them all and start to plot layouts around the fact file. It is only right to think of the things people ‘feel’ physically.
Such thoughts as ‘does my client feel uncomfortable with his back to the door’ is also important when creating the client’s workspace or living space – yes all of these factors go into building a layout that flows with the person who is in the room and makes them feel physically comfortable in their space.
The Emotional Rendezvous
This is the hardest of the three to address but in many ways the most exciting as it stretches beyond just designing skills and into the areas of Color Psychology – Psychology and even Neuroscience. This is what makes people happy and unhappy in a building, and it can cause them to make healthy or unhealthy choices. The research in this area is very refreshing and certainly fascinating. The expressive fact is that it is the one aspect which I s hard to quantify – People know what they are feeling, but they find it hard to pin point to their environments – that is why it is within a designer’s parameters to SWOT up and blend the good stuff into the design.
The Visual Essence
Like the designs and textures which build us, the space too needs to be decorated and needs to speak about who we are – the style we love, the beautiful aura we fill our homes with, the whole work of art that tells our story – we pick hotels and restaurants to visit because we love the look of them. Things we find beautiful make up happy – the visual side of interiors is so important.

The holistic interior design is moving towards the sustainability and green design movements
As Einstein proved, everything in existence sentiment and non-sentiment is a field of energy, “It makes sense why the holistic interior design revolution is the future’
The incorporation needed is to incorporate holistic interior design into your business
The thought process needs to be to think about the way in which our design work can help people to rejuvenate, recharge and support their deepest desires, whatever be the structural or functional need

Points to consider
• The intention needs to be to tune the space as per solar, potential or kinetic energy
• Holistic interior design today takes into account what your client wants to feel when they are in the room – it also takes into account how they want to express themselves in such surroundings and feel in harmony
• Holistic Interior design is simply translating what your client needs to express on a soul level to feel at peace in their home
• Holistic interiors re-energize the occupants from a long day of work by boosting their mood or making relaxation easier or finally creating a space to help them make the time for that hobby they’ve been interested in
• Holistic Interior Design puts all of the pieces together and strives to bring delight, wellness and contentment to the people using the spaces we design for them

The best advises – Role of 5 elements and 5 senses in Interiors

Water – it is associated with conception of new ideas, clarity of thoughts, creation of new vision, flowing of new opportunities, healing energy, immunity and restoration of health

Water is associated with TASTE senses – it governs the flow of growth of your taste in life – what we will attract in life is based on the water element.

If there is an imbalance in the element then the issues are related to kidney, liver, water retention, low BP, sleep disorder, running nose

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AIR  represents growth in our life – it is also associated with movement, especially rotational movement so it brings refreshment, fun, joy and happiness in life.

Air is associated with TOUCH senses

If there is an imbalance then the sicknesses associated are cold, cough, asthma, jaundice and eye issues

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FIRE is the driving force behind all life processes and thus is equated with money in modern era. It can transform your life with confidence and enthusiasm

Fire is associated with SIGHT senses – it governs how farsighted the person is – goal oriented, warmth in relationships and flow of income ,health issues

If fire is not balanced then one witnesses skin allergies, weight issues, high BP, Anemia

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Mother Earth gives stability, balance, infinite patience and maturity in character

Earth dominates the center and diagonal directions in every built-up space

Earth element is associated with the sense of SMELL – if the element is balanced then there is stability in body, health, body joints, income, relationships

If the element is not balanced then depression can be one of the issues one has to deal with

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SPACE represents expansion, enhancement, extension, spread, communication and even thought process (mental space).

Space is associated with the HEARING sense

It governs mood swings, new ideas, conceptions and growth

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In conclusion, Holistic Interiors vision is to create user-friendly spaces that nourish body, mind and spirit and which have the least possible negative impact on our community and global environments
Holistic interiors’ vision to body, mind and spirit is integral for creating interiors which breathe – let us look at the attributes
BODY needs environment and interiors which are functional and in harmony with people’s lifestyle and purpose and when holistically designed the structure empowers individuals with physical limitations
MIND requires stress-free and organized environments where people can be productive and have limited space distractions
SPIRIT needs beautiful, warm and welcoming spaces to relax and enjoy – these spaces energize people and revive their spirit

To know more connect with consult@poojaenergyvastu.com or call Strategic Consultant Elizabeth @+971501674018 or WhatsApp @+971558249571 to book an appointment for consultation