Restorative Room

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Exhibition Space Design
  • Company/Firm
    Laurence Carr, Inc.
  • Designer
    Laurence Carr
  • Photo Credit
    Lisa Russman
  • Location
    Southampton, NY
  • Project Date
    June 2019
  • Client
    Hampton Designer Showhouse (sponsored by Traditional Home)
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I wanted to create a space that not only complements, but amplifies the serenity of a renewing weekend away from hectic everyday life. Internal peace and harmony contribute to our physical wellness, and this ripples out from each of us into the world around us.

Therefore I envisioned this room as a spot for quiet meditation, a sun salutation or two, reading, reverie, or any practice that facilitates finding inner peace for the visitor.

I chose to anchor this space in the ancient Japanese philosophy of Ikigai. I feel strongly that the application of ancient, spiritual teachings is a vital part of a regenerative interior design plan, and the 5 Pillars of Ikigai align beautifully with the purpose of The Restorative Room. Mental decluttering in a sustainable, harmonic environment allows us to relish in the small details, finding our flow in the present.

I included biophilic elements to offset the minimal visibility to the outdoors. I stuck to products from brands that emphasize sustainable and circular design practices, which is a cornerstone of my mission.

The Restorative Room truly is a space that nurtures sustainability, health, wellness, and rejuvenation.

Laurence Carr, Inc, specializes in regenerative interior design emphasizing wellness and sustainability for luxury environments. Laurence is best known for her signature style: blending wellbeing principles and ancient techniques with contemporary design and smart technology. Laurence is the executive producer and host of her EarthXTV original series, Chez Laurence. She is also a proud ambassador for the Sustainable Furnishings Council, sits on the advisory board for Thinking Huts, and is an outspoken advocate for advancing circularity in design.

Other prizes
Laurence recently received the 2021 Holistic Design Innovator of the Year Award from Corporate America Today. She also received the Interior Design Awards (IDA) 2021 Bronze Prize for interior design in the sustainable living/green design category for her Restorative Room at the Hampton Designer Showhouse by Traditional Home. Her passion for educating the design community about their role in the betterment of our environment earned her the 2019 American Society of Interior Design (ASID) nomination for “Design for Humanity.”