The Interior Design Experience Podcast

Hosted by Joy Nan Rodia

#34 – Transforming Your Backyard into a Zen Oasis

#34 – Transforming Your Backyard into a Zen Oasis

Welcome to a journey of tranquility and mindfulness as we explore how to transform your backyard into a serene Zen oasis. In this episode, we guide you through the essential steps of creating your personal Zen sanctuary, from decluttering your space to selecting plants, rocks, and water features that foster serenity and reflection. Discover the […]

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#33 – Cosmic Interiors: How Jupiter in Gemini Elevates Your Design

#33 – Cosmic Interiors: How Jupiter in Gemini Elevates Your Design

In this episode of “The Interior Design Experience,” we explore a celestial event set to transform your creative journey—Jupiter’s transition into Gemini. 💫 From May 25, 2024, to June 9, 2025, this astrological shift will bring a surge of intellectual curiosity and social engagement, opening up new avenues for inspiration and innovation in your design […]

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#32 – Minimalism and Slow Living: Exploring Two Paths to Simplicity

#32 – Minimalism and Slow Living: Exploring Two Paths to Simplicity

Is Minimalism the same as Slow Living? Short answer — no, but they have a lot in common. Minimalism is a word you might be hearing more and more at the moment. It is a movement which is taking off particularly in the US and in other western countries too. The other night we watched […]

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#31- Designing Mindfully: Crafting Your Home with Purpose

#31- Designing Mindfully: Crafting Your Home with Purpose

Today, attention is often a fleeting state: Stress, distractions and a digitally connected world shape our everyday lives. Being more mindful is a way to counter this dynamic, and now mindfulness has entered interior design and architecture. The mindful home is one of the biggest interior trends for 2024. A harmonious interior design concept in […]

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#30 – Unlocking the Secrets of Yin and Yang in Interior Design

#30 – Unlocking the Secrets of Yin and Yang in Interior Design

On today’s episode, we’ll delve into the symbolism of Yin and Yang and its relevance to interior design. The Yin Yang symbol, with its black and white halves swirling in perpetual motion, represents the eternal interplay of opposing forces – light and dark, masculine and feminine, old and new. But how does this concept translate […]

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#29 – Walking on Moonbeams: Harnessing the Lunar Eclipse for Wellness and Radiance at Home

#29 – Walking on Moonbeams: Harnessing the Lunar Eclipse for Wellness and Radiance at Home

As the cosmic ballet unfolds and the Earth’s shadow gracefully passes over the luminous orb of the Moon, we’ll delve into the profound ways in which this celestial spectacle can impact our lives. During this enchanting lunar event, we invite you to join us on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. Just as the moon […]

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#28 -Zen Living: Pathways to a Balanced Lifestyle at Home

#28 -Zen Living: Pathways to a Balanced Lifestyle at Home

Zen lifestyle has been around for centuries in the East but it has only recently been introduced to the West. Zen lifestyle is characterized by simplicity and awareness. It is about being mindful of what you are doing and why you are doing it. The nice thing is you can experience all the benefits associated […]

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#27 – Springing into Prosperity: Embracing the Dragon’s Year at Home

#27 – Springing into Prosperity: Embracing the Dragon’s Year at Home

In this captivating episode of “Springing into Prosperity: Embracing the Dragon’s Year at Home,” we delve into the art of manifesting abundance within the sanctuary of our homes. As we welcome the rejuvenating energy of spring and embrace the auspicious Lunar Year of the Dragon, Joy Nan Rodia guides you through practical steps to infuse […]

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#26- Grounding : Connecting You to Your Higher Self and Home

#26- Grounding : Connecting You to Your Higher Self and Home

Feeling flustered, agitated and all over the place? Chances are you and your home or office lacks the nourishment, stability and support of the Earth Element. Technology and the modern world has a way of inadvertently disconnecting us from nature – so it’s important we find ways to reconnect as much as possible. The Earth […]

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#25-Creating Harmony Within: The Transformative Role of Interior Design

#25-Creating Harmony Within: The Transformative Role of Interior Design

Have you ever heard about Deconditioning? In Human Design, deconditioning refers to the process of releasing conditioning and conditioning patterns that are not in alignment with an individual’s true nature and design. Because our minds are constantly influenced by our past experiences, beliefs, and cultural norms, it creates patterns of thought and behaviors that may […]

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#24 The Power of Intention: The Real Secret to Elevating Your Interiors in 2024

#24 The Power of Intention: The Real Secret to Elevating Your Interiors in 2024

Intention the real secret to great interior design, and a super meaningful life. Are you completely lost when thinking about the design of your home ? The beauty of intentionally designing your space helps you realize that your intention is the only thing that is important , and the stress of the details melt away […]

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#23 – Embracing the Future of Interior Design: Trends to Watch in 2024

#23 – Embracing the Future of Interior Design: Trends to Watch in 2024

Interested in being in the “know” about the interior design trends that we will be embracing in 2024 ? We will continue to see designs trending out of grays and into browns. Not only will this be seen in fabrics and textiles but also in cabinetry and case goods. This wave of chocolate neutrals has […]

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#22- The Art of Intentional Holiday Decorating – Techniques and Tips

#22- The Art of Intentional Holiday Decorating – Techniques and Tips

The holiday season! A time when our homes transform into magical spaces, shimmering with lights and exuding warmth, love, and nostalgia. But amidst the twinkle and glitter, there’s a growing trend towards a more intentional, serene approach to festive interior design. Join us on our podcast where we share how your home can be adorned […]

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#21 – Functional and Soothing: Integrating Mental Health Strategies in Interior Design

#21 – Functional and Soothing: Integrating Mental Health Strategies in Interior Design

Interior design is incredibly influential. So, how do we harness the positive effects of interior design for human psychological health? Interior design can have a profound impact on mental health. The right design can create a calm and serene environment that promotes relaxation and healing. The wrong design, on the other hand, can be chaotic […]

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#20 – Building Bonds: Effective Strategies for Cultivating Strong Relationships with Loved Ones

#20 – Building Bonds: Effective Strategies for Cultivating Strong Relationships with Loved Ones

Strong friendships and positive family connections are key ingredients of wellbeing throughout your life. But with busy schedules, personal and work commitments, job mobility, and far-flung families, staying connected with family, friends, and communities can sometimes be a full-time job. It’s hard to remember to call Aunt Ella when you get home from work late […]

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#19 – From Chaos to Contentment: The Art of Embracing Slow Living at Home

#19 – From Chaos to Contentment: The Art of Embracing Slow Living at Home

Sometimes, you just have to slow down.  In today’s constantly-connected world, it can be a real challenge – a seemingly impossible feat. We’re always on the move, chasing the next promotion at work or milestone in life. We fill our days with plans and obligations and cram as many activities into our weekends as we […]

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#18 -Wellness Through Art: Transforming Your Home with Interior Design Elements

#18 -Wellness Through Art: Transforming Your Home with Interior Design Elements

Art has been an integral part of human civilization, dating back thousands of years. From cave paintings to sculptures, humans have always sought to express their creativity and emotions through various forms of art. But beyond aesthetic pleasure, artwork also has the power to enhance our well-being and create harmony in our living spaces. Today, […]

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#17 – Trataka: Harnessing the Power of Candle Gazing to Elevate Your Home’s Aesthetic

#17 – Trataka: Harnessing the Power of Candle Gazing to Elevate Your Home’s Aesthetic

On this episode, we’ll explore the beautiful art of Trataka meditation and how it can be incorporated into the design of your home. Whether you’re a beginner looking for tranquility or an experienced meditator seeking a soothing environment, we’ve got you covered. So let’s delve into the world of Trataka, together, and discover how it […]

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#16 -Designing for the Millennial Lifestyle: A Guide to Creating Inviting Spaces

#16 -Designing for the Millennial Lifestyle: A Guide to Creating Inviting Spaces

When it comes to interior design, millennials are redefining the game. This generation, born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, has a unique mindset about creating spaces that resonate with their values, aesthetics, and functionality. With access to endless inspiration through platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, millennials have learned to curate their homes to reflect […]

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#15 – Crystal Infusion: Enhance Your Interior Design with Healing Crystals

#15 – Crystal Infusion: Enhance Your Interior Design with Healing Crystals

Are you a seeker of positivity? Tell tale signs are that in a world that is complicated and sometimes glum, you are always on the hunt for a glimpse of positivity. When it’s raining, you’re talking about tomorrow’s weather report. When the news is too much to bear, you know to turn it off and […]

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#14 -Finding Inner Peace at Home: Creating a Meditation Space That Fits Your Lifestyle

#14 -Finding Inner Peace at Home: Creating a Meditation Space That Fits Your Lifestyle

Home should be a calm oasis that brings us happiness, especially when the world is hectic. To me, there’s no better feeling than coming home at the end of a long day to a place that relaxes me. Turning my house into a personal sanctuary and designing a dedicated meditation space has been more important […]

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#13 – Acoustic Aesthetics: The Intersection Between Sound and Design

#13 – Acoustic Aesthetics: The Intersection Between Sound and Design

Sound has an impact on how we perceive a space and produce feelings of comfort, belonging, and safety. Its power is so great that it has shown 86 percent of people exposed to a pleasant sound in a certain place feel compelled to return. Given its ability to have such a positive effect on our […]

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#12-Scents of Space: How Aromatherapy Can Uplift Your Mood and Mindfulness at Home

#12-Scents of Space: How Aromatherapy Can Uplift Your Mood and Mindfulness at Home

Smell is the most persuasive of all senses, and while it may be considered to be a hidden component, it can evoke emotions and memories, as well as create mood and atmosphere. Imagine scents that can calm you in the bedroom , that excite you in the kitchen, and relieve tension in the living room. […]

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#11 – The Ultimate Guide to Creating A Zen Space through Feng Shui

#11 – The Ultimate Guide to Creating A Zen Space through Feng Shui

Creating a calm and peaceful home can easily become your greatest tool in remaining mentally, physically , and emotionally calm. On this episode, I will show you how your home can become a beacon of light for you amid chaos. It is important that our homes feels safe and serene. That’s where our Feng Shui […]

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#10 – The Intersection Between Home and Mindfulnes

#10 – The Intersection Between Home and Mindfulnes

Changing your space can affect how you feel. Taking a thoughtful and deliberate path can build a sense of self, place, and a nurturing home environment, especially for those who may feel less decisive When decorating, the first question you must ask yourself is: what makes you feel good in your home? Consider your house […]

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#9 – How to Create a Healthy Lighting Environment at Home

#9 – How to Create a Healthy Lighting Environment at Home

Lighting whether natural or artificial, affects so much more than our ability to see. It can impact our mood, our mental health, even our physical well-being. And, improving your home’s lighting environment is one way of caring for yourself and your loved ones. To borrow a phrase from ancient Rome, let’s make an effort to […]

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#8 – How to Create a Supportive, Functional and Inspiring Home Office Environment

#8 – How to Create a Supportive, Functional and Inspiring Home Office Environment

Space or rather lack of space is one of the biggest issues when it comes to creating a suitable working area in the home. It is important that we carve out a space that helps us to be productive, inspired , happy and healthy both mentally and physically. Being stuck in doors… all day …can […]

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#7 – Slow Decorating: The Best Kept Secret to Designing a Phenomenal Living Room

#7 – Slow Decorating: The Best Kept Secret to Designing a Phenomenal Living Room

Interior design today seems to be focused on creating a finished look fit for photographing. With social media and home magazines in every supermarket, in addition to inexpensive home decor pieces in most retail spaces…It’s easy to get caught up in hastening your design process so you can have a finished room as soon as […]

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#6 – Creating a Sanctuary of Well-Being in your Bathroom through Multi-Sensory Design

#6 – Creating a Sanctuary of Well-Being in your Bathroom through Multi-Sensory Design

In search of bathroom bliss and the ultimate bathroom experience for renewal and escape ? On this episode , we dive into how to create a multi sensory experience at home in your very own bathroom . How do you make your bathroom feel like a spa ? It is becoming increasingly important that a […]

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#5 – Designing a Kitchen for a Nourishing Life

#5 – Designing a Kitchen for a Nourishing Life

In this episode, we delve into the critical intersection of wellness and kitchen design. We discuss valuable insights and techniques to create a space that encourages healthy eating habits, fosters positive associations with food, and supports a balanced lifestyle. The kitchen is the perfect space where form marries function . It’s a place to work, […]

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#4 – How to Create a Relaxing Bedroom Sanctuary : Wellness at Home Series 1/5

#4 – How to Create a Relaxing Bedroom Sanctuary : Wellness at Home Series 1/5

How would you describe your bedroom? For some, the bedroom is where you sleep at night – the place where you keep your clothes, catch some zzz’s, and don’t spend much time otherwise. For others, the bedroom is a retreat. It’s a sanctuary, a calming space, and a spot to destress and escape from the […]

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#3 – Connecting with Your Home: Finding Harmony and Nourishment in Your Living Space

#3 – Connecting with Your Home: Finding Harmony and Nourishment in Your Living Space

Keeping ourselves mentally healthy can be a significant challenge in today’s stressful world. When we make our homes a place of wellness, we can see emotional benefits in addition to the aesthetic and physical benefits we already enjoy. Our homes are our havens. They’re the place where we escape from the world and come back […]

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#2 – How Intentional Design Will Make You Happier and Productive

#2 – How Intentional Design Will Make You Happier and Productive

Intentional & wellness focused design matter. The impact of our intimate spaces are shaped by our design decisions. Being aware of the emotions our spaces elicit—emotions we absorb , both day and night is very crucial to find a mindful balanced way of living . This will result in optimizing the quality of our lives. […]

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#1 – My Wellness Focused Interior Design Experience

#1 – My Wellness Focused Interior Design Experience

Both mental and physical health are essential to our overall well-being . By creating a home environment that values and optimizes our health , we are taking the first step in incorporating lifestyle changes that ultimately promote longevity. A holistic home connects your mind ,body, spirit and spaces together . On this episode , there […]

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The Interior Design Experience

The Interior Design Experience

Hello and Welcome to our Podcast . I am your host , Joy Nan Rodia , an interior designer with over 25 years experience and Founder of , OfCourse Interior Design Academy. Here we will be chatting about wellness focused interior design that literally means a positive balanced approach to interior design that supports the […]

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