Biophilic Design: Connecting You & Your Home with Nature – NKBA


Smart Home Integration

Biophilic Design: Connecting You & Your Home with Nature


September 26, 2023


Susan Fefferman, Owner, Harmonious Surroundings

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What You Will Learn

Yale Professor Stephen Kellert has said that “biophilic design is a modern take on feng shui.” In these current times of financial uncertainty, health concerns and more people working remotely from their homes “Biophilic design expresses our love of life (biophilia) in our homes and work spaces for greater wellbeing. It’s never been more relevant, nor more desirable, than now”.

This course will introduce you to the concept of Biophilia and how to incorporate it into residential homes and commercial or medical offices to put you or your clients in touch with nature. Areas covered will include materials, color, views and natural light.

We’ll also touch on the links between one’s home, health and happiness via environmental research and neuroscience.

During this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding how the concept of Biophilia works and the science behind it.
  • Learn how Biophilic design can complement your K&B design practice.
  • Learn some quick and cost-effective tips to incorporating Biophilia in kitchen and bath spaces to see and feel its impact.
Featured Presenter
Susan Fefferman – Owner –Harmonious Surroundings 

Susan Fefferman, owner of Harmonious Surroundings in San Diego, is an interior designer and feng shui practitioner since 2006.  She has traveled to Ireland, China and within the US to study earth sciences with experts in the field. Her mission is to help others bring not only beauty and function to their new and remodeled spaces but also balance, tranquility and harmony to their surroundings. Susan has completed trainings in Healing Touch for Animals, the International Association of Color Consultants/Designers and she currently is a Site Consultant for ADU Resource Center, a California based Design/Build firm.  Additional specialties include Educator/Workshop Leader.

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