Updated: May 16
Okay, we are going to try this again. Sorry, technical difficulties just trying to get things connected right. Get the microphone working right, but I think we are good to go. I have my husband joining to make sure, but would like to get started. Sorry about being 20 minutes late. I wanted to make sure we got this little video session in. So, yes, this is my first time going live ever on Facebook. So, just give me grace on as I start to get things figured out and how this works but we are going to give this a try. And we're just going to roll with it. So, I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day. I know I had the chance to get out and do some hot yoga and breakfast with a friend at Anna's house, and it was just such a great time. And then my girls ended up getting me some beautiful Lego flowers. So like a lot of little kids, they love Legos and it was just a really fun way for them to love on me and I was just so grateful. A Sunday, I got to spend time with my mom and the family. So, it was a great weekend. I hope you guys all had a great Mother's Day. But I am coming live. So, I am Becky Bonnell owner of Lykke Haven Design, and it is pronounced Luca and then Haven which we'll get into more today as well, but wanted to take time to get to know you all a little bit better. I am a relationship driven person. So coming live and getting questions answered and just spending time with you is the way that I like to to do things. So going outside my comfort zone, going live with you over the next six weeks. So every day except Sunday, I will be here at one o'clock. I'll get my two-year-old down for a nap hopefully and be able to spend that time with you guys as I just dive into how I look at interior design differently. Lykke Haven is a purpose-driven interior design company and I just want to share with how I look at things differently, give you guys some tips, tricks, and just dive into everything into your design. And so today I just wanted to get started with where I even got the name Lykke Haven. As it is definitely a little different. I understand that, but there is a lot of intentionality behind it. And that's just who I am as a person. I do a lot of things very intentional. So when I decided to start this business about a year ago it came to my mind to do this. And I started with this big whiteboard of so many words. I think words are very important and wanted to choose a company named that had meaning behind it. So, sorry just throwing up all these words in in this whiteboard. And just went through the meanings, the definitions, in order to figure out that Lykke Haven was the best best choice for for this company. And a little bit more background on things. I love to study different cultures and specifically around how other cultures connect with each other. So, that coffee, coffee culture type connection where you just get to sit down and be real with people. For me, I love to grab tea at night with people. So, just love to dive into how other cultures do that and one of the things we learned while homeschooling my girls is in Greenland. They have what's called Cafe Meek. At least I think that's how it's pronounced and they come together midday and have this specific type of bread and tea together and just break bread and a break in a day and spend time with each other. And I love just figuring out how other cultures find that connection. I just find it super interesting and I feel like you can't talk about connection, like a deep connection with people, without talking about Scandinavian culture. And I know we, our almost all familiar with Hygge. It's, you know, this coziness factor, this connecting factor, this really intimate connection that you can create in your homes. And I mean, I've studied what hygge is and how to to do it for many years now and have just loved it. And when I was studying a little bit more diving deeper into this culture, I found the word Lykke. And Lykke in its very simplest form means happiness, but to go deeper, I have the definition here, sorry, have notes for this, but it's to go beyond it, it's the mental state of well being, characterized by positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is to behold joyfully and continuously and I just fell in love with this word, the moment I heard what it mean to just have this joy just fully and always everlasting. It just had a lot of, it really just struck me and once I found out more about the word, I was like, yes, this this is what this company is to me. It's not just creating this in homes but it is what this company is for me. It's just where I find some joy and just want to just have it continuously and fully and then I paired with the word haven. And so, haven, right? If you think of this, it's more of a safe harbor for ships that when they're out on the storms, it's a place of refuge. From the storm, for them to come in and wait the storm out or be protected from the storm. And so many times I think of this, I mean, this is, this is our world. It's, it's how we are as moms, right? We're, we get chaotic. I mean, I couldn't even go to the store and what medicine I wanted to get my kids because I'm constantly like, oh, get a medicine that has, you know, works really well or get a more naturopath medicine and there's all these options and all these views in the world and we get caught up in the storm of what the world brings us and our homes can be those havens from the storm, right? It can protect us from all the worldly views. We get to be ourselves here. And a home to me is is a haven and even though there may be little chaos and storms inside with little kids, I will admit. You can create that haven even with those things inside and to start transforming the storms even inside your home to be to create that haven that we so desire even with little kids and I'll get to more of that throughout these six weeks, but when I pair the Lykke with the Haven, right, we're creating places of refuge that are just filled with joy continuously and I just love that. I love the thought of that. I love creating that for people and I just wanted to transform the way we think about our homes that it's more than just your pillows and it's more than just your paint. It's more than a beautiful picture because we know that's not what life is and that It is creating a purpose-filled, joy-filled home and I hope that over these next six weeks, you can I can inspire you to this message. I'm super passionate about looking at homes in this new way and I just bring these purpose-driven homes to life by creating intention and mission and connection in our spaces. Those are the three words that Lykke Haven lives by. It's intention, there's mission behind and there's connection always to create Lykke Havens, and I am excited to take you in deeper over the next few weeks into what each of those pieces mean and then start diving into just tips, tricks, and training and how to create your own Lykke Haven at your house. So, I would love for you to join me in this journey of 6 weeks and possibly looking beyond that. To get to know me to get to know Lykke Haven and just to create your own in your own home. So, I look forward to chatting with you more tomorrow, one o'clock. Hopefully, I don't have all the technicality challenges, but I hope that you'll join me and we will get to know each other deeper. I hope you all have a great rest of your Monday. Thank you.
Lykke Haven Design is a full service, purpose-driven interior design firm serving clients in West Michigan. We work with clients from Ada, to Grand Rapids, to Holland (and the occasional out of state). Our mission is to create Intentional Interiors curated with a Meaningful Mission that Cultivate Connection. We do this through a process driven by Human-Centered Design. We would love to discuss your next project and how we can help.
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