Safe, socially distanced interior design without risking the health of your household

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Virtual Interior Design
Virtual Interior Design

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“Your Home Made Perfect,” a BBC Two renovation show, debuted in 2019, but its new second season has found particular relevance in the pandemic era.

Hosted by Angela Scanlon, the basic pitch of the program is that it allows two architects to use virtual reality to present homeowners with a fully formed, interactive version of their designs that allows them to “walk” through their potential new home without anyone ever having to pick up a hammer. Homeowners then pick the design that most appealed

Redesigning the nursing home system: health & design experts study COVID-19 spread, and how to stop it

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s not a group you’d expect to find working together, but some of the state’s top health care professionals and visual designers are searching for solutions to the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes.

“Design is a very creative process that considers the human needs of whoever you are designing it for, first and foremost,” Design Institute for Health Executive Director Stacey Chang told KXAN in May.

Chang leads the partnership between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, breaking ground at the intersection of health care and design.

Yes, Your Home Being Messy May Affect Your Mental Health

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Given the extended amount of time we’ve spent at home in recent months, there’s no denying the importance of turning your home into a personal oasis. After all, the state of our homes can directly influence the state of our minds. Dr. Toby Israel, author of Some Place Like Home: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Places, used this idea as the founding principle for the field of Design Psychology, which proves a point we at House Beautiful have long thought to be true: Our visual surroundings have a profound impact on our mental health.



a close up of a flower: Given the extended amount of time we’ve spent at home in recent months, there’s no denying the importance of turning your home into a personal oasis, and that’s because the state of our homes can directly influence the state of our minds.


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