I have worked with Rebekah both as a stager for a listing of mine, and as an interior designer in my own house. Rebekah is extremely professional, has a keen eye for style, and knows how to install furnishings so that they maximize utility and promote calmness. Rebekah has a sense of inner peace that is lovely to be around and that trait shows in all of the work that she does. I would recommend Rebekah to anyone seeking to establish order out of chaos in their workplace or home.
Working with Rebekah of inSite Contemplative Design was an incredibly worthwhile and rewarding experience for me. I have never worked with a designer before, and I am happy my first experience was stellar. I am a new business owner, running an evidence-based strength training facility in Emeryville, CA. My protocol demands concentration, so I needed to provide a welcoming and calming environment to allow my clients to deeply focus on working intensely. Rebekah not only did a lot of research into my line of work and unique modality, she signed up to go through a session to get a better understanding of my approach, teaching style, and my work.
Her deep understanding, artistic eye, and years of experience allowed her to make incredibly informed and thoughtful decisions when selecting carpet colors, artwork, paint, and furnishings. She is a great communicator, timely, fairly priced, and an incredibly thoughtful human being.
A common first impression response for my clients seeing my facility are along the lines of, "THIS PLACE IS BEAUTIFUL!" "WOW" - - jaws often drop.
If you get an opportunity to work with Rebekah, I highly recommend it. It was an investment I am happy I made, and it has truly made a positive impact on my ability to focus and give my clients a higher level of service, which in turn allows them to get better results - becoming stronger and healthier so they can show up fully present and share their gifts & passions with the world. It was a fun process, and a gift that will continue to give for years to come.
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Just wanted to give you an update on my reaction to the space: I LOVE IT!!!! Friends who’ve stopped by, and my staff, all agree that the arrangement and energy are very much improved. It was really interesting for me to go through the holiday weekend and notice that I had almost no urge to watch television. In fact, I spent a big chunk of Saturday reading, looking out at the lake, and enjoying the (very noticeable) quiet.
What I’m definitely noticing is a bit of discomfort over what is truly a major change in my routine; but I know this will pass in time. And I have a whole new appreciation for what a lovely, nurturing home I have, and how blessed I am to now have increased and more intimate connection with the beauty of nature right outside my window.
Thank you so much for your guidance in helping me initiate and implement this transformation. I am confident I will be reaping the positive benefits for years to come.
inSite Contemplative Design overhauled my home office in grand style! Rebekah Younger takes the time to find out how you live in the space, what makes you comfortable, and what your goals are. She has an incredible energy about her!
Kathleen's review on Houzz.com I tried many ways and many times over the past 15 years to make my home office a comfortable place that gave a good vibe even in the most stressful of times. My little ideas of where to put things, how to display things.... it would last a little while and then I needed to change again because I couldn't get things to flow in the workspace. I learned about inSite Contemplative Design at a business networking group. Rebekah Younger presented before and after photos of rooms and homes that she had redesigned. She explained how she takes the time to sit and talk with the client and learn how they work, live, and what they feel is missing in the space. I invited her to my home office and I am happy to say that her professionalism and attention to detail was top-notch. She listened to our needs and concerns and we are so happy with the results. She communicates regularly and gave many ideas and options, guiding us the entire way to a home office that fits us perfectly. Thank you, inSite Contemplative Design!
In a recent move, my husband and I purchased a home that met both of our basic goals in a home. Unfortunately I could not arrange my new home in a manner that "felt good" to me. As my frustration began to mount, I stumbled onto Rebekah Younger's website, inSite Contemplative Design.
After one phone call, Rebekah met with me and took great care to tease out what I liked and didn't like about the home and discern what was important to both myself and my husband as well as the budget we were working with. She sifted through the special items that made the move with us and was able to bring these into our new space in a way that seemed to fit perfectly, as though they were me[an]t to be there. Also she was able to track down some harder to find pieces to tie our home together.
Rebekah painstakingly sifted through colors to find the best matches that both highlighted the natural beauty of our environment and the warmth we both desired to bring into in our new home. The results have been amazing. The flow of the energy in this space has improved dramatically. I am much happier, comfortable and content in my new home! I cannot thank her enough!
My husband and I had our home designed and built almost 20 years ago. The living room has always been a challenge to decorate and arrange furniture in, with a sloped ceiling, odd shape and lots of windows. Now that all the kids have left home I was ready to make some changes to make the living room feel more balanced, warmer and comfortable. I had always tried to fill the open space in the high ceiling with plants and tall furniture hoping that it would make the room feel bigger.
Becky worked with us to balance and ground the room and made the space a wonderful retreat for the two of us on a daily basis, as well as an inviting and comfortable room to entertain in. The colors she picked for paint, flooring and furnishings are spot on and thoughtfully coordinated in terms of our lifestyle, preferences and our furniture. She was invaluable in helping us de-clutter and simplify the room and she was able to show us what her ideas and the colors would look like on her iPad. More than a decorator, Becky is an artist and her artistic talent showed as she arranged our objects, plants and furniture and helped us pick out flooring, rugs, window treatments and pillows.
We are thrilled with the new look and serene feel of our living room and are so grateful to Becky for really making the whole process fun for all of us.
"It was delightful working with Rebekah to bring some sanity to this room. She helped Eric and I identify the ways we used the room (as a guest room, a shrine room and a home office), but mostly as a dumping ground. We talked about the relative importance and time needed for each activity. We started making small changes, based on her recommendations, (like removing the ceiling fan) that had a surprisingly large change in the feel of the room. That led to other changes, like clearing out much of the clutter and deciding to stop using the room as an office. The small changes led to larger ones.
Rebekah was encouraging when we met obstacles (like a leak in the roof!). She connected us with a great furniture maker, Charles Durfee, who worked collaboratively with us to design a custom meditation table, under her guidance. In addition, she worked with us to find other furnishings, select paint colors and lighting. We made good use of the internet to stay connected (emailing photos, mockup drawings and links to websites with possible furnishings and paint colors). We are very pleased with the result." L.
“This used to be a room that we always kept closed, now I can’t walk past it without wanting to go in.” E.
“I had no experience with thinking through an approach for an integrated living-space, and Rebekah took hours to talk with me about my interests and wishes, as well as spending contemplative time in my apartment. She has been especially helpful in choosing colors that communicate both restfulness and energy; as well as furniture arrangements, suggestions for new pieces to purchase, and decorative highlights including window treatments and picture shelves.
My entryway feels like a glimpse of my life, and I am inspired every day to keep my place neat and spotless! I feel proud of my living space in a way I never have before--love showing it off to friends.”
"What prompted me to begin this process was a realization that I was spending more waking hours in the office than I was at home yet spent no effort on making the space my own. After many years of working with whatever corporate furnishings were available I figured there had to be more. When I saw your website I was struck by the open, quiet atmosphere you had created in the student lounge. [the Rest...Room installation]
The calm sense I feel in the office space now is quite obvious. My concentration has improved and my workflow has increased all with no obvious effort on my part. I began just wanting the space to look nicer and have become a convert to the notion that the space has a clear power to affect what happens within it.
Perhaps what I appreciated most about the process was also what has made it so comfortable for me. That is, the careful attention to 'me.' There was almost as much time spent interviewing me and getting to know my work needs and my personal passions as there was in doing the physical work of transforming the space. The result is a space that is uniquely mine in a way that I could not have verbalized... in a way that I perhaps didn't even fully understand.
The process was fun, the result was better than expected. I am comfortable strongly recommending your services to other professionals."
And months later...
“I owe you a debt! I can’t believe what a difference this endeavor has made and kick myself for not thinking to do something sooner. Even my office manager recently asked “what’s gotten into you?” I am doing so much more with such a lighter heart and such a greater sense of joy. People need to know what this can do!!! I’m a convert!!!"
My mission at inSite Contemplative Design is to bring beauty and harmony into homes and offices through attentive listening to the client, attention to detail and great design. Whether you are preparing your home for sale or plan to live there for years to come, I can help you create spaces you'll love, because where you are affects how you are.