28th November 2022 | IN INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn As biophilic design grows in popularity (no pun intended!) so does the number of interior projects where clients request a green ‘infusion’ in their refurbished homes. Biophilia, or the love of nature, provides a connection to the natural world and instils a sense of wellbeing through the creation of a healthy environment. The air quality in a city dwelling is said to improve, through the air-purifying potential of plants, with certain varieties able to remove many pollutants. No small feat, considering indoor air quality is often inferior to outdoor, with residents breathing in all sorts of undesirable pollution. The Royal Horticultural Society also reports that the potential psychological and physical benefits of indoor plants include improved mood, reduced stress, better productivity, longer attention span, quicker reaction times on computer tasks, lower blood pressure and a significant reduction in fatigue and headaches. Undoubtedly, this need for repeated and sustained connectivity to nature and its positive impact on people in general, is becoming increasingly important in our busy, urban lives. The brief then, for this penthouse perched on the River Thames, was to incorporate a biophilic aspect into the space in order to make it a restorative refuge. Other than the views, it was originally an uninspired space and the two large terraces empty and unused. With cohesive vision and contemporary furnishings, it was transformed both inside and out into an attractive and harmonious home. The copious amounts of greenery that were added, including a living wall, together make the space incredibly calm and congenial. The residence now ticks all the boxes with close proximity to work in the Wharf, whilst infusing a sense of spaciousness and serenity. Who wouldn’t want to relax and rejuvenate on a lounger surrounded by vegetation gently rustling in the breeze? As a biophilic design studio, Oudejans Interiors feels it’s vital to live more sustainably and regularly draws upon the proven benefits of nature as a key design element to create exquisite and enduring residences. About Oudejans Interiors Oudejans Interiors, a leading biophilic design studio, draws upon nature, with its many proven benefits, to create beautiful, enduring spaces that engender wellbeing. Our ethos is to live sustainably, increasingly connected to the natural world. When designing interiors, we instil this organic connection to enhance clients’ lifestyles. Visit Profile If you’d like to feature your project news here, get in touch to find out more. If you’d like to become SBID Accredited, click here for more information.