What a year! The launch of a new business and publishing my book, The Sensory Home. Writing a book has always been a dream of mine and something I have thought about for years. I always think that when something is meant to be, the stars align. I know that sounds a little airy, but I couldn’t have predicted that my daughter would be the inspiration behind my book. Even though it was right up there on my career goal list, I wanted it to be a subject that I was not only knowledgeable on but something that I felt passionate about.
My daughter has autism, and it’s because of her that I became more aware of my home environment, the colours, smells, touch and sensory connections. I soon realised that my sensory approach to design was beneficial to each family member.
We now know that our home environment is intrinsically linked to our mental health. How we set up our home is crucial to our wellbeing. Taking a sensory approach means that you are creating a home that is suited to your individual tastes and needs. Sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste all need to be considered to have a calm, future-proof and happy home.