Matthew Tenzin of Home Harmonics knows a thing or two about creating a tranquil space

It’s fair to say that today’s world is anything but tranquil. From email notifications making your phone ping every five minutes to sitting in a traffic-filled commute, it’s hard to find five minutes to yourself.

“…we need places in our home that help us to rest, rebalance, reconnect and open to the inner stillness in which the most meaningful ideas, inspirations and insights arise,” says Matthew Tenzin of Home Harmonics.

Tenzin lived as a Buddhist monk for five years, so it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about tranquility and energy. After years of working as a lead designer with his life-partner Joe McGuire at Joe McGuire Design, Tenzin is launching an additional venture, Home Harmonics.

In Tenzin’s words, Home Harmonics is an “intuitive design consulting firm focusing on the energetic aspects of homes. I help people access greater empowerment and flow through the process of rearranging, refreshing and realigning their living space. It’s like feng shui, only more intuitive and personalized.”

Tenzin says that instead of long-term full-service design projects for high-end homes, as is the focus of Joe McGuire Design; a consultation with Home Harmonics is a “half-day in-home immersion,” says Tenzin. This smaller scale approach to interior design makes it so that a beautiful, energetically balanced home is accessible to all households. Although Home Harmonics doesn’t necessarily pick all of the items, he advises on spacing, colors and furniture recommendations.

For Tenzin and Home Harmonics, tranquility can only come about when “aesthetics and energetics” are aligned. Everything from a calm color palette to soft textures and soothing sounds comes together to create a tranquil environment, and there is no one size fits all.

“Because, whether we like it or not, our home is a reflection of who we are,” Tenzin says. “And who we are is what we focus upon. By helping us direct our focus from who we used to be, or who we think we need to be, to who we truly are and who we want to be, our living spaces can greatly support us in stepping into a more aligned and empowered expression in the world.”

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