Learn Why This Pro Says Beautiful Homes Are Integral To Well-Being


Dining room with cream-colored upholstered chairs around a wood table in front of a stone wall by Eva Higby

A beautiful home is “not a frivolous endeavor,” according to Arizona creative Eva Higby, founder of Higby Design. Rather, the LUXE Next In Design 99 honoree finds it “essential to our well-being.” Fascinated by the study of neuroaesthetics, Higby crafts spaces that not only are visually appealing but also positively impact her clients, both physically and emotionally.

“The design process is deeply personal,” she says. “However, there are principles I use that are proven to increase health and happiness.” To reduce stress and evoke positive feelings, Higby focuses on symmetry and proportion, referencing the Golden Ratio as she designs. Prioritizing space planning allows for rooms that streamline everyday activities while creating opportunities for connection.

And, of course, nature plays a guiding role in her interiors, as it is a “proven mood enhancer,” she says. “My mission is to go beyond the pretty to design truly beautiful homes that empower clients to live life to the fullest.”


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