Restorative design: the process of creating a space which supports your superpowers.
Unlike design companies which aim to create an image by selling you a lot of stuff at markup (hello, Houzz!), Practical Sanctuary starts with the essence of good design: YOU. Your essential self is our template.
Our Restorative Design system closes the gap between your brilliant mind and your overwhelming matter. We take you through a series of assessments, discovery and problem-solving which address ALL your concerns: your relationships, your health, your productivity and your personal growth. We help you move gracefully through major changes, whether they be a new job, a move, a relationship shift or a health crisis.
Change takes time, and our signature Restorative Design package includes structured support over the course of those changes.
We kick off with an intensive discovery session where we delve into everything which you may be struggling with, as well as the goals you aspire to.
At this meeting, we will also do our initial documentation: gathering photos, measurements and style inspiration which will form the basis of the planning process.
We set up a communication plan: a schedule of regular meetings, shared albums, inspiration boards and clear goals with concrete milestones.
Design is an organic process. The structure we use allows for play, serendipity, and a gradual unfolding at a pace which is comfortable for you.
Inspiration is one thing; tangible results are another. Your project package includes a highly personalized set of concrete goals and milestones which help you stay on track.
Your customized project package may include any or all of our unique special offerings:
We understand how challenging–even triggering–major changes can be. A big part of your investment in yourself is receiving empathetic support from people who have been in your shoes. We have worked with clients in the process of international moves, divorces, health crises and chronic illnesses.
Only a small part of your interior design is about fixtures and furniture. The bigger part is your FEELINGS: memories, relationships, goals and activities which can either hurt or heal.
We help you create a space which reminds you how amazing you are, every moment of every day.