Episode #8: The Mind, Body, Home Connection with Frederick Marks

Have you ever wondered why a round piece of furniture might make you feel more relaxed than a square one? Well, today’s guest has just the answer! Frederick Marks has been a licensed architect for over 25 years, with a planning and design specialty in healthcare and laboratory science facilities. He holds degrees in architecture and business administration with a major in real estate & urban land economics and is here today to talk about neuroarchitecture – the study of the relationship between our physical environment and our health.

Our environment affects the neuropathways of our brains. We are affected by every single thing around us and knowing this helps us apply the principles of neuroarchitecture to the purchasing and designing of our homes. Whether you’re home-buying, moving, decorating, or remodeling, the journey is an emotional one, and being more aware of the psychology behind it can mean you can cultivate a positive experience from the outset!

Join us this week where we’ll discuss how our senses pick up on our environment and why our homes can change and shape our behavior. We’ll learn why a home should have ‘good bones’, and the potential that a well-designed home can have upon our wellbeing. Who knew there was so much science behind home design?!

To celebrate the launch of this show I’m giving away some great prizes to four lucky winners. One winner is going to get a pair of AirPod Pros and the other three winners are going to get a $100 gift card to either Serena & Lily, Restoration Hardware or Amazon.com – you get to choose! All you have to do is subscribe, rate, and review the show on Apple Podcasts. Click here for more info on how to enter!

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • How different architectural designs change your perception.

  • The relevance of ‘color theory’ in home design.

  • How your past experiences affect your decisions in your home.

  • The origin of ‘domus’ and why you should look for it when buying a house.

  • Why remodeling should be exciting rather than disruptive.

  • The importance of balance in all aspects of home design.

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