Access to sunlight is so important to our wellbeing, which is one of the key principles of Biophilic design. This recognises our innate need to connect with nature, for our wellbeing, positivity and creativity. You can read more about biophilic design on the Chalk & Moss blog (chalkandmoss.com). ⠀
We lived in a dark apartment in Montreal for 6 months, where the only daylight was reflected light from a window across the street. I can't tell you how much it affected our mood! We felt so low, just wanting to hibernate. I soon became obsessed with finding a bright place to live. We found the most beautiful place and our moods instantly lifted, and I could again see the joys of life!⠀
So when we moved back to the UK, brightness was my number one priority in searching for a new home. I absolutely love our house on the Sussex coast, where light streams in from sunrise to sunset. You really feel the seasonal change too, in the light quality, tone and shadows depending on the position of the sun. We built a large extension to capture all this bright light, and love spending time there. We noticed a big change in the children after the building work; they love to play in this inviting and warm space. We've incorporated lots of natural materials and have wooden floors throughout to connect the space to nature. ⠀
I love my morning rituals in this bright kitchen, looking out over the garden. Today is my birthday, so I might give myself an extra turmeric latte!⠀
Understanding our need to connect with nature in our homes, to feel healthy and positive, led me to start the blog and homeware shop chalkandmoss.com. Do stop by and have a look!
“Hey....I found a penny!!” Wet play on the Cotswold Way today. Donned on the water proof hat 🎩, gloves 🧤 and jacket 🧥 for today’s 20 Mile there and back route from Bath City 🛀 . A boggy affair with a lot of slipping and sliding. More to come tomorrow with the @neverstoplondon community. #onemoresleeptogo
BRUH, MAN DOWN!! The chainless wonder Taking the win. We practice our bike handling skills in a safe setting so when the juniors race, they know how to handle holding their ground and potentially falling.