NATURAL MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN TO RECONNECT WITH NATURE
Interior design begins with human experience. Considering the physical, mental and emotional needs of people, interior designers use human-centred approaches to address how we live today. Biophilic Design uses natural elements to improve the spaces that we live and work in today. Incorporating direct or indirect elements of nature into your environment has numerous benefits to our health and well-being. Our Designers are looking forward to collaborating with you on future projects and bringing you more nature-centric experiences.
At My Biophilic Space, together we can push the boundaries of natural modern interior design in Abbotsford and offer healthier design solutions for people and the planet.
WHAT IS BIOPHILIC NATURAL MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN?
Until relatively recently in human history, humans had constant interactions with their natural surroundings. The term “Biophilia” was first popularized by American biologist Edward O Wilson in the 1980s when he observed how the increasing rates of urbanization lead to a disconnection between humans and the natural world. Ultimately, it is the idea that humans have an affinity towards other living organisms and the natural worlds.
Because of high rates of migration to urban centers, and 90% of our time is spent indoors, where the air is 5x more polluted. As a result, Biophilia is becoming more important to our health and well-being in the built environment.
The most popular elements include natural materials, natural light, vegetation, outdoor views, cultural symbols, and experiences all of which are built into modern environments. Natural modern interior design principles improve the spaces that we live and work in today, with benefits to our health and well-being.
NATURAL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES BENEFITS
One of the big reasons why Biophilic design continues to grow in popularity has to do with the health benefits it brings. The World Health Organization (WHO) expects poor mental health and stress-related illness to be among the largest contributors to disease by 2020. Additionally, research has shown that even small interaction with nature throughout the day can reduce stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates while increasing productivity, creativity and self-reported rates of well-being.
Natural modern interior design elements further better indoor spaces by limiting VOCs from recirculating.
Numerous studies have shown that an increase in Biophilic Design principals in different urban areas can have tremendous benefits to:
- Offices. Biophilic design elements improve productivity by 8%, rates of well-being by 13%, and increasing creativity with reduced absenteeism
- Hospitality spaces. Guests may be willing to pay up to 23% more for rooms with biophilic elements
- Education spaces. Nature elements increase rates of learning by 20-25%, improve test results, concentration levels, attendance, and reduce the impacts of ADHD
- Healthcare space. Elements decrease post-operative recovery times by 8.5% and reduce the need for pain medication by 22%
- Retail spaces. Customers are willing to pay 8-12% more for goods and services
- Homes. Biophilic elements make the home more calming and refreshing, with 7-8% less crime attributed to areas with access to nature and an increase in property value by 4-5%
NATURAL MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES IN Abbotsford
We have an integrated natural modern interior design team in Abbotsford including interior designers, horticultural engineers, scientists and project managers. Our dedicated team works to bring biophilic elements into your living, work and social spaces, allowing everyone to enjoy their benefits. At My Biophilic Space, we assist designers and customers in specifying local and environmentally conscious furniture and finishes. These biophilic elements include greenery, planters (custom & standard), and advice on the inclusion of natural patterns, light and air.
Biophilic homes are a perfect blend of natural, comforting elements with positive health benefits. Your home is a place that should feel like a sanctuary, a space that rejuvenates your spirit, lets you reconnect with nature, a source of energy and a haven from whatever is going on in the outside world.
The social environment is the space we choose to spend time with friends and family or observe the interactions around us. Social spaces can be aspirational and are often an extension of ourselves, our interests and tastes. Through biophilic design, we strive to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor environments so that even when you’re out, you’re out!
The office is a space where we spend a great majority of our time, ideally, it should be a space that motivates you to be your best and offer you all the resources you need to perform. The inclusion of natural biophilic design elements in an office has a direct link to improving employee well-being, happiness and creativity.
ABOUT MY BIOPHILIC SPACE
My Biophilic Space is a design studio that offers biophilic design services in Abbotsford to enhance the bond between people and nature by integrating natural elements into our living spaces, improving people’s wellness and happiness. We provide holistic design services that work with people to understand their unique cultural connection to nature to provide design solutions that enhance their wellness, health and happiness. What sets us apart is our ability to design for people’s environments, and the environments plants live in. We have in-house nature-centric design gurus who understand the unique relationships between people and nature. We value this mutualism and are committed to providing sustainable, non-toxic local products.