Dear guest, let us return the hospitality, and visit with you in your environment.
We are easy to work with, all budgets and sizes. Welcoming each opportunity with a joyful outlook and excitement to work with you, we promise to exceed your expectations.
Jules Lucero, Designer and Well Consultant
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Our Wellness Approach to Interior Design and Wellness Environments
Designing with wellness in mind is to design with the intention to create spaces using building systems, components and materials that enable a better lifestyle. Wellness-focused Interior Design & Environments involve lighting, materials, air and sound quality, thoughtful color palettes, biophilic elements (connecting architecture and nature), foliage and outdoor-indoor space integration — to name just a few key design areas.
Creating a Wellness Environment is more than Interior Design ...
With a thoughtful, compassionate and communicative approach, interior design elements, layout and architectural details can create a space that increases the health and well-being of it's occupants. We deeply believe that our environment is not only the INTERIOR. Our expertise extends to the outdoors as well, supporting our human nature which craves nature. Where possible, we create outdoor environments which extend your living spaces outward, through connection, layouts, materials and fixtures. We intuitively incorporate eco-friendly materials, finishes and building methods into our solutions, which create something you can be proud of.
Jule Lucero intuitively applies Health & Wellness concepts and selections to all Interior Design solutions, it is in her soul. For the last 20 years, she has been based in both Honolulu, Hawaii and California. Working closely with Architects and Owners, she has delivered many successful and memorable interior design projects.
Her eye does not stop at the inside, Jule Lucero applies her experience and solutions beyond the Interior Design, to propose and create healing and inspiring exterior environments for you to Thrive.
She is passionate about inspiring others to improve their surrounding & habits to create Wellness. Working within architectural firms, she has lead teams and offices, founding Wellness Committees, Learning opportunities, Activities and Design towards Health & Wellbeing.
Tell us about the experience you want, and how you want to feel, and with our collaboration together, Jule Lucero Design will create a solutions that surpasses your expectations.
The result will be a custom created designed spaces, Wellness Interior Design and Environments, that are inviting and evolved for the quality of life you crave, for your workplace or home.
My 'sandbox' for design
NCIDQ . IIDA . WELL & LEED AP
INTERIOR DESIGNER with 20+ years experience & 17 years in Hawaii, has added 'WELL AP' to her portfolio of expertise. Though she has always applied Health & Wellness Lifestyle element and philosophy to interior design and projects, she now offers detailed knowledge and scientific evidence based solutions to her Interior Design and Wellness Environments.
Why Wellness Environments and Interiors?
Interior Design should achieve more - to not only COMPLIMENT your LIFESTYLE, but INFLUENCE your lifestyle through thoughtful, orchestrated design and implementation. The Question is, 'How do you want to Feel?'. We can create an environment that supports this quest.
We bring the focus of INTERIOR DESIGN back to a human-centric view, focusing on lifestyle, health and meaningful experiences.
My Network & Thoughts
CREATING MORE THAN SPACES....
Interior Design solutions create an atmosphere to improve your well-being!
Blue Zones and Interior Design methods can support Health & Wellness. Blue Zones, focuses on 9 Lifestyle Concepts which are attributed to a long, healthy, happy, active, and fulfilling life.
‘The concept of blue zones grew out of the demographic work done by Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain outlined in the Journal of Experimental Gerontology, identifying Sardinia as the region of the world with the highest concentration of male centenarians. Pes and Poulain drew concentric blue circles on the map highlighting these villages of extreme longevity and began to refer to this area inside the circle as the blue zone. Building on that demographic work, Dan pinpointed other longevity hotspots around the world and dubbed them blue zones. Blue Zones® is now a trademark of Blue Zones, LLC, and reflects the lifestyle and the environment of the world’s longest-lived people.
Ultimately, Dan and the team of demographers and researchers found that all blue zones areas share nine specific lifestyle habits that we call the Power 9®.
Dan’s adventure – and all that he learned – is chronicled in his book The Blue Zones, as well as the follow-up The Blue Zones Solution. The books became New York Times best-sellers and drew worldwide media attention. The subsequent best-sellers Thrive and Blue Zones of Happiness takes a Blue Zones approach to solve another mystery: Why are the world’s happiest places the happiest?
Blue Zones is now dedicated to creating healthy communities across the United States. The first effort, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, was a “stunning” success, and formed the blueprint for our Blue Zones Projects.
Secrets from the World’s Longest-Lived People
Original blue zones explorations’
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
As an Interior Designer, using LEED as a resources to ensure the environmental soundness of materials and products through the many certification programs and mandates, that ensure Environmentally Healthy materials & products.
What materials are used, where they come from, how they are made, and how they are disposed of are instrumental in determining how green a project is. Using more green materials, including renewable materials, recycled materials, and natural materials, is good for the building occupants and the environment. The newest LEED rating system looks at materials that have published life cycle assessments and environmental product declarations.
For more information, see About LEED.
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
As a Wellness focused Interior Designer, Jule Lucero has been advocate for WELL since 2014. She consults with owners in the initial consultation to advise which concepts and features are most appropriate.
Since WELL was launched in October 2014 after six years of research and development, the WELL Building Standard is the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness.
WELL was developed by integrating scientific and medical research and literature on environmental health, behavioral factors, health outcomes and demographic risk factors that affect health with leading practices in building design, construction and management.
Jule Lucero find the WELL Standard, applies in Interior Design in the most comprehensive method, from Indoor Air Quality with Natural Ventilation, Purification Methods, Healthy lighting & Noise Levels, to Kitchens that support Healthy Nutrition, Meditation & Quiet areas, to name only a few.
See, WELL Certified, for more information.
Lets start with some definitions...
1. a mineral spring considered to have health-giving properties.
o a place or resort with a mineral spring.
o a commercial establishment offering health and beauty treatment through such means as steam baths, exercise equipment, and massage.
The term is derived from the name of the town of Spa, Belgium, whose name is known back from Roman times, when the location was called Aquae Spadanae, sometimes incorrectly connected to the Latin word spargere meaning to scatter, sprinkle or moisten.
The first Interior Design Spa project I was involved with was the spa at the Illikai Resort, on the West side of Oahu, at Ko’olina in the early 1990’s. Since then, with working on many Spas including Resort, Day Spa, Wellness and Therapy Spas, having a Spa in a resort hotel has become the norm.
This has been my approach to many types of Interior Design spaces, especially Residential & Resort Bathrooms, Hospitals and Dental Offices.
A Spa-like atmosphere can be achieved using materials, furnishings, window treatments, nature & biophilia, and lighting, to name a few.
Simply put, to create a Spa-like atmosphere, the space should feel Fresh, Clean, Warm, Soothing, Inviting, Intimate, Healing and Comfortable
Intuitive Feng Shui is extremely applicable for Interior Design. Feng Shui uses layout, circulation of space, the shape of the room, placement of belongings, colors, plants, lighting, floor materials, windows and natural light, furniture, art and accessories. Also important, is the absence of an object.
Feng Shui when translated from the Chinese language means Wind and Water. The subtle meaning is related to the seen and unseen energy in nature, how it flows through everything and everyone.
Everything is made of energy, including your living spaces
With experience, insight and a high sensitivity to the visual, physical and emotional environment, I work with you, your belongings and the existing architecture to create an ‘energy’ for an improved atmosphere.
With an intimate understanding of the art of placement combined with a comprehensive knowledge of aesthetics, interior design, eco-friendly materials, natural landscaping and world cultures, I offer each client an understanding of the transformative changes that can improve the physical environment.
We are energy sensing beings. We all have ability to feel energy into the unconscious & subconscious mind which become a barometer for feeling a space or environment, which effects our moods, and subsequent health & well-being.
Intuitive Feng Shui uses layout, circulation of space, the shape of the room, placement of belongings, colors, plants, lighting, floor materials, windows and natural light, the size of the space, the furniture, and art.
An an Interior Designer, I have the opportunity to work with you during the early stages of your project to consult with you on many of the below concepts:
· Impacts Surrounding Community Health -
· Reduces Morbidity and Absenteeism -
· Supports Social Equity for Vulnerable Populations -
· Instills Feelings of Well-Being -
· Enhances Access to Healthy Foods -
· Promotes Occupant Safety -
· Increases Physical Activity -
For more Information, see ABOUT FITWEL.