Hi there, I'm Tara

I’m a curious soul. Most days you can find me working on my Home Design Coach business, grabbing a coffee with a friend and practising a hobbies. I’m full of energy and in a good mood daily. I’m passionate about my personal growth and evergreen learning. My hobbies have their seasons. They include: swimming, reading, sewing, drawing, drama.

      Moving homes every year or so, that was my upbringing. And I became very good at transforming the area between the 4 walls of my room into a space that reflected me

      I have all this experience and knowledge. And I want you to have a space that feels like you.

From the age of 14, I would create a scaled map of my room. I would convert the meters into centimeters (foot to inches ish) and draw out my room layout. After I would do the same with the furniture in my room and cut it out. Once all the pieces cut out I played around with different layout options. And when I was happy I moved the furniture around. I had no clue what Interior Design was or what I would be doing “when i grow up”.

I live life on my terms (your terms for you) so I’ve designed my life how I want to live it. I spend time with the people I care about and I’ll travel for 3 to 5 weeks at a time. I make time for the hobbies and activities I enjoy. 

I’m a freckled skinned hongkonger. My family immigrated to Hong Kong when I was small and ever since it’s been my home. I’m currently developing my business: Home Design Coach, and working as an event hostess. I’ve also been working on this website.

    How is your curiousity? Mine is HUGE! People fascinate me. From cultures and traditions. Languages and relationships. To their routines and habits.

    So in the past 3 years I have been working on myself. How can I be more effective, more productive. Smarter, not harder

    I have accumulated tips and habits. These have changed my life as I added them into my daily life and home

    Want to know how you can do it too? 

  • Developping A New Skill
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1- Creating space in the little flat to practise. Easy enough, I moved the shelf on the floor to the side. To make it easier to move I place felt pad under so that it won't damage the shelf.
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2- practising - handstands had been something I wanted to do for a while. Why? Because it looks fun. Moving your body is good for you. And putting your body upside down once a day is good for your health.
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I always tried to find the right time and place to do it. Now I have a place at home where I work.
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Need a break from work
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No problem
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Do a handstand to change you thoughts.
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This is what create space for your habits looks like. It can be little things, fun things, routine items you name it.
What ever you want to be doing you can find a way to create space to get actionable.
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What habit, action or routine have you been putting off to do because the timming or space is not right?
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#upsidedown #upsidedownonceaday #fungoals #beoriginalbeyou #onlyoneyou #entrepreneurjourney #workingfromhome #breaktimesessions #newskills #hongkongig #homedesigntips #homedesigncoach
  • Give Yourself Time to Rest
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As part of my goal setting, making decision and acting on it.
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I told myself that I would go swimming 3 times a week in the morning (these are the training available for my swim team)
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I have 2 busy weeks coming with my business and the play.
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And my wellbeing is a priority. If I dont feel good I can't serve at my best. I feel great and I intend on doing what it takes to keep it that way.
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11pm - Rehearsal finished
12am - in bed falling asleep
06am - grogy wake up
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I would have gone for a swim should I have time for a 2 hours nap during the day. But today was booked.
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So I grab my alarm and set it 2 hours later.
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I “failed” at my goal of going to swimming 3 times at training.
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I succeeded in taking care of myself.
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Note: the week isn't over and I can schedule a session by myself. training session are great as there is a coach to keep you going.
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-I swim 3 times a week to muscle my back the right way, plus to feel strong and healthy.
-skipping this swim session made me feel healthy as I started the day well rested.
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Keep an eye on your bigger goals and make sure you don't self destroy yourself. Be flexible. And remember WHY you set your goals to start with.
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#goalsetting #settinggoals #knowyourwhy #bekindtoyourself #restisimportant #valueyourhealth #weonlyhaveonebody #careforyourself #selfcareisamust #youbeforeothers #yourbestself
  • How To Stay Inspired & Keep Taking Action
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Read Your Goal Every Day
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Yes I have repeated myself and it's needed until you do it.
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By reading your goals every day you keep your heading in mind.
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It doesn't mean that your heading can't change.
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You can change your heading whenever you feel is right.
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When you don't have a heading you might stop on day and realised you've arrived at a place you do not like.
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A heading will avoid this.
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Ever since I started reading my goals daily I have taken a lot more actionS. <- capital S is on purpose. So many actions I have taken and I am moving towards something that makes me feel great.
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This is why I share this. For you to get the same feeling. Because it feels great. And I don't want to turn back.
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#goalsetting #ultimateedge #readyourgoalsdaily #inspirationalquotes #startsmallstarttoday #knowyourheading #entrepreneurjourney #businessjourney #lifesjourney #lifestyleinspiration #dailytodos
  • ASK ME QUESTION ON STYLING YOUR HOME
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QUESTION:
What kind of information would you like to have about create a home?
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Here is your chance to ask tips for free to an interior designer.
I will reply to comments within 24 hrs or less. For comments within 30 mins after I post I will reply directly.
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PS. above image - where do the items come from:
-FRAME - Ikea and spray painted
-IMAGE in frame - came from a trip in the Philippines, a map that was given.
-GLASS JAR - was a anchovy pot, all cleaned out. I use it for flowers or candles
-FLOWERS - from my walk this morning by frangipani
-GREEN PLANT - from the Flower market in Hong Kong, Prince Edward district
-HOLDER FOR PLANT - from a trip to Bali a  7 years ago
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These items reflect my travels, souvenirs and create a focal point on my coffe table.
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#travelsouvenirs #homereflectingwhoyouare #makeityours #homedesigntips #homedesigncoach #interiordesign #integratedhabits #interiordesigntips #homestyling #homedesign #travelitems #homewithpersonality
  • Tropical Island, On A Boat, In Between Dives
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A little boat comes by, selling coconuts to drink.
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They come with bamboo straws.
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Sustainability starts small. Refuse straws that can only be used once. Even if recycable as this still becomes trash. ⠀
Have your own with you. 
Or only use thoses that are being cleaned and reused.
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It's the litte things that create big changes.
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Start small and start Today
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#designyourlife #sustainablelifestyle #bamboostraws #bamboobamboo #tropicaltravel #tropicalholiday #startnow #thelittlethings #startsmallstarttoday #littlesteps #smallchanges

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