When you Google the word “home,” you find endless definitions and examples that try to articulate that feeling inside, that sense of belonging, which is deeply individual and, at the same time, universally understood. But how is that feeling created? And why, so often, are time and money generously spent in its pursuit only to discover later that what we thought would be perfect actually fails to capture the feeling for those living in it?
With Home Being we offer a new approach to architecture, interior design, and home styling: one that is personal, tangible, and places its focus on people and personalities. Rather than functional form and aesthetic inclination, Home Being starts with an exploration that comes from the inside, with the homeowner at the center. It’s an exciting journey on the path to creating a living or work space that’s right for you, a place where you can grasp the full sense of well-being and Home Being, just as you define it.
Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house, a world; and beyond its world a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you: build, therefore, your own world.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the Home Being method, we identify 12 Design Personalities. Each personality has its own characteristics, and each is expressed differently in space, style, material, and color.
Using a simple visual test, we discover your Design DNA, which is comprised of the three dominant Design Personalities that appeal to you most. Implementing style and design principles from your personal Design DNA in your environment is sure to create a sense of Home Being.
Rachel Sela, architect, UTA graduate, successful interior designer, and sought-after lecturer, has spent three decades exploring the connection between personality and design. Working with thousands of clients, peers, and students, Rachel developed The Home Being Method, which easily uncovers the specific styles and design principles that are right for each individual.
The Home Being was first introduced as a 200-page book published in 2016 and is now available to an active, international, and growing audience through this website. Rachel speaks about the method and provides design consultation based on it to public institutions, commercial projects, and private home owners worldwide.
“As a designer, it gives me great pleasure to translate what I’ve learned over the years into tools that everyone can use to easily create their own sense of Home Being.”