The height of luxury is a healthy, happy home.
How does your home make you feel?
This might sound like a strange question, but there’s a proven, essential connection between our living spaces, state of mind, and quality of life.
The better-designed your home is for you, your life, and our inherent, human longing to connect with nature, the healthier and happier you’ll be. And the best part? You can see big changes with little shifts.
Let’s get your home working for you! Click here to schedule a free and relaxed 20-minute phone conversation with me and let’s talk about what’s possible. Looking forward to speaking with you!
The way we live has changed.
The past decades have seen us spending more and more time at home, indoors, putting our living spaces on triple duty: they’re not only where we live…… they’re where we work and sometimes even where the kids go to school! Our living spaces are trying to keep up with their ever-changing roles and responsibilities … but many of them just aren’t designed for it.
That’s where we come in.
At Studio YYC Interiors & Design, we REALLY love uniting design with wellness – wellness in the home, wellness where we work and play, wellness in the built environment.
Working on biophilic principles – which is a fancy way of saying that all our work is designed to feed our innate human need to connect with nature and each other – we create spaces that feel just as amazing as they look.
We meet you where you’re at, and work with you to create an interior that truly supports you and your family’s well being. So, whether you’re looking to update an old design, make a space function better, maximize natural light, or even alleviate airborne allergens, we can help.
a human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature
and I’d love to help you feel happy and healthy in your home.
I’m a WELL Accredited Professional, a certified designer with a B.Sc. in Environmental Science, and a member of the Canada Green Building Council. I founded Studio YYC because there’s nothing that makes me feel better than seeing someone come home to a house that truly feels like them, and gives them the support they need to live their healthiest life.
If you’d like that too, let’s have a chat!
Click here to schedule a free and relaxed 20-minute phone conversation with me and let’s talk about what’s possible.
What’s on your mind? What’s bugging you about your living space? I’ll help you turn things around so that you’re happy with your home.
To improve your home, click the green button below and let’s chat.
HEALTHY HOUSE = HAPPY HOME What does that ACTUALLY mean?
Do you love the idea of improving the health of your home WHILE you improve the way it looks? Do you look for low VOC products for your home, and worry about “Greenwashing”? I’ve done the research and I love finding interior design solutions.
Do you wonder if color or texture has an effect on behavior? Are you intrigued by the benefits of Biophilic Design? I can help!
Could changing your lighting help stabilize your circadian rhythms and improve quality of sleep?
I can answer these questions and show you how to make positive changes in your home. Whether your focus is lighting, furniture, floor plans, improving flow in your space, using sustainable, low toxic products to update your home, or all of the above, I’ll help you reach your goals of wellness in your home. I’m certified as a WELL Accredited Professional, and I’ll incorporate principles from the International Well Building Institute when we work together.
HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
This in-home consultation is the perfect option if you feel tired of trying to do it on your own. Do you need help with a room that just doesn’t work for you? Do you feel like your home doesn’t match your personality? Can’t figure out your style?
Whether we have an in-home consultation or we have a virtual walk-through, I’ll create a design just for you. I’ll send you a presentation that includes furniture, décor, colour palette, layout, etc. and the list of ideas and products you need to implement the design.
- Creating an inspiring home office that supports your workflow, functionality and your wellbeing.
- Updating a living room or bedroom with new furniture or fixtures, décor, paint colours, wall treatments or lighting.
- Determining floor layouts for improved flow and function.
- Solving design dilemmas that you are tired of living with.
Studio YYC’s full service starts with an in-home consultation to discuss your wish list, get to know your family’s needs, take photos and measurements, and discuss your budget. We’ll collaborate on a design until you absolutely love the plan. My team will take care of placing orders and receiving deliveries. We’ll coordinate installation of your new decor and we’ll bring the vision to life. Your job is to sit back and relax knowing your new space is in the works.
RENOVATIONS - PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Studio YYC Interiors & Design can take the lead and manage your renovation. We have preferred suppliers across the city, and a great team of contractors and trades who work with us on all sorts of construction.
Call to discuss. 403-870-4769.
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HOW I’ve helped my clients
What did I appreciate most about working with Michelle?
Number one: her remarkable patience! We have started and stopped our project too many times to count. Michelle keeps saying this is our family’s project and therefore our timeline.
Number two: her incredible vision. I don’t have much talent in this department. My husband and I talked a little bit about colors, style, etc. We had a loose vision about our end product that I was only lukewarm on. During our first visit, Michelle walked through our house asking me what I liked and didn’t like in our house, looked at colours, styles, etc. that we currently have. Then she went to work and sent me a series of vision boards. Wow! Quite a bit different from our original not-so-inspired vision and much much much better. We LOVE it. She heard us when we said we wanted storage and seating, but a warm, inviting, uncluttered, updated environment as well. Thanks Michelle.
Number three: Michelle’s attention to budget. Like many folks (I suspect), budget was top of mind for us. Michelle was able to source really beautiful products for us at a reasonable price. We really appreciated her awareness of our budget constraints.
― Marla H.
Now that we've been in our house for eight months...
…we can really appreciate how well it was designed to meet our needs. There is everything we need, and nothing we don’t need. It’s great!
In particular, the double vanities in the bathrooms are fantastic in the mornings when kids are brushing their teeth to get off to school. So many fewer fights! We finally got the backyard sorted out and put in sod on the labour day weekend, so have been able to fully appreciate the mudroom too. That extra space just makes it so much easier when the kids are coming and going! And the kitchen is simply a joy to use and to be in. Thanks for all of your work and insights! It really made our home just the way we wanted it.
– Jennifer S.
Michelle came recommended by my realtor after working with her on some projects. Michelle then came for a consultation and she was able to understand my desired style very quickly. I most appreciated that she was able to find items at multiple different retailers to fit my space and style and form a cohesive vision.
– Ryan B.
Working with Michelle on the building process of our new, energy-efficient house was a great experience as she has a fabulous personality, listened to my ideas, and was quickly available if there were any problems.
– Marion H.