Biophilia is humans innate biological connection with nature. It helps explain why crackling fires and crashing waves captivate us; why a garden view can enhance our creativity; and why strolling through a park has restorative, healing effects.
Incorporating elements of nature into the built environment have been statistically proven to reduce stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates, whilst increasing productivity, creativity and self-reported rates of well-being.
Her parents instilled a love of nature and holistic living in her since childhood through surfing, bush walking, natural healing remedies and eating organic produce. In a fateful moment, she was offered the opportunity to study the GBCA’s Green Star Accreditation Course. This solidified her unwavering passion to reduce the construction industries impact on the world and began her practice of earth friendly interior design.
It is so important to Michelle that each project reflects you, the individual or brand, and that is why she spends so much time getting to know what makes you unique. Every project should be a direct reflection of your values and character. Personally, she is drawn to a modern classic style. She would love to live in the Cinque Terra or Vienna one day to be surrounded by the ancient architecture and the rich traditions that these locations embody.
Michelle and her little family live in the picturesque coastal town of Stanwell Park on the South Coast. Much of their spare time is spent lovingly renovating their forever home. Connecting with the rich variety of people, landscapes and architecture across the globe through travel is also a precious love of hers.
Michelle Viret Designed projects are located across Wollongong, the Southern Highlands and Sydney. We are available to design projects nationally and internationally via Skype consultation. Travel to remote locations will be assessed on a project-by-project basis.