Caroline Beatty

Interior Design Graduate – June 2014

I take inspiration for my designs from nature and light.


For the people

Our society has moved forward throughout the centuries, architecture and interior design has also moved with it. Our buildings have been transformed, developed and gone through a miraculous evolution throughout the many eras, much like ourselves. However I do notice something that our ancestors benefited from when they once live in simple caves: nature, life and incalculable beauty surrounded them everyday, invigorating all of their human senses. Although we have evolved and moved forward, in the city we have lost a lot of the natural surroundings that helped to keep us grounded and at peace. Today we have created  a world covered in mass production, pollution and stressful environments. We have lost touch with out true nature, design can change this.

I believe In designing for the well-being of the people who inhabit and move around the space. It is very much about how one might feel within the space that captures me,  making people feel like they’ve truly experienced something beautiful. That possibly they have been changed by the experience, helped in someway and that coming into the space has all been worth it. I want to capture the emotions of the visitors, silently, for even a moment and have the light and nature speak through the building. Throughout all of my development i began to realise that simple shapes allow room for light and wild greenery to fill the space more.

What I love about nature within a space, is that the forms are unpredictable, but they touch a part of the soul that no straight line ever could.

Nature is instinctive and crucial for our well being. I believe that putting it into our architecture and interior surroundings is the way forward. A way of creating balance and harmony in our modern day city lives.

Natural movement and freedom

I believe in the importance of encouraging natural movement from people who inhabit the space so that nothing feels forced and they feel a sense of freedom and exhilaration. My ideas are about growth, light and life and molding it in such a way to make the user feel more alive and healthy. It’s great to use light to section a space, to create drama and guide the user into different zones, giving them an enlightening experience.


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