London-based Shalini Misra is an architect, interior designer and founder of her eponymous international design studio. Winner of countless design industry awards, Shalini features in the top 100 designer lists of Architectural Digest, House & Garden and LuxDeco. She serves as a highly respected authority on design for various boards and committees within the industry, including the South Asian Acquisition Committee at Tate and the Advisory Board of KLC School of Design. Style-wise, each of her projects is notably individual, adorned with incredible art and supreme craftsmanship, and formed by the diverse lifestyles of her international clientele.
It is her passion for wellness in design, however, that I am most curious about and, in this episode, I caught up with the resolutely conscientious designer about just that. Listen in as we discuss why wellness should always be an intrinsic design principle and how interiors can serve as positive forces—both physically and emotionally—for their inhabitants.
What designing for well—being is at 08:22
How she designs for emotional wellness at 14:41
What she thinks about sustainability at 29:49
And the search for increased wellness in her recent home renovation at 36:45