It’s funny, as almost four years ago I was given a couple of names of people who I should meet and it was only in September last year that our paths finally crossed. That’s Niki Schäfer of Dwell-Being, an interior designer based in Henley on Thames.
When we met for a coffee in Carluccio’s in South Kensington back in September we had an instant click. As we were both extremely passionate about what we did and the end result was important for us. By that, I mean when our clients say ‘thank you, I could not have done that without you’. We also have the same morals, values and visions for our businesses which I believe is key when you forge associations.
So, as a result we have become friends and I am really excited that she is launching a book just in time for Mother’s Day on Saturday 9th March. I do however wish I had this book about three months ago when I purchased my flat, but I can’t wait to get my signed copy at one of the events she is involved in next Saturday in Henley and using it to create my perfect space in my new home.
This is what Niki of Dwell-Being sent over to me to summarise the book so I thought I would share it with you:
Creating Space by Niki Schäfer is a step-by-step guide to how to design a calm, sane, outrageously gorgeous home and family-life. Inspiring and practical in equal measures it takes you on a journey through the seven spaces of your home creating rooms that work on many levels – aesthetically (outrageously gorgeous), emotionally (calm) and psychologically (sane). This isn’t just another pretty interior design book, Creating Space is a guide to understanding how you and your family think and feel. And the design tools taught are as much about family dynamics and the wellbeing of your family as they are about the practical side to creating a home.
Niki Schäfer is an interior designer, coach and speaker. She has written Creating Space to help women who are frustrated with their homes, to understand the surprisingly positive impact their environment can have on their relationships, their esteem and the wellbeing of their family, so that they can create a home that truly reflects their personality and genuinely supports their wonderful, but let’s face it, ridiculously busy lifestyle.
So, if this has wet your appetite and you want to know more or want a copy, then go to Niki’s website and check it out at www.dwell-being.co.uk