Designer Tip: Deboni Sacre on Sanctuary Spaces

A home needn't be expensive, spacious, or overly designed to be a Sanctuary. When spaces can nurture each of the four essential elements: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual (read more here), our families, communities, and planet can be changed for the better. It starts at home!

One of my most favorite ways to make a home become a Sanctuary is by using quote walls, like the one showcased below.  A constant reminder of what's important for your family, displaying your family’s mission and goals is a perfect element of a Sanctuary. Plus, they can add scale and visual appeal. 

When I was still in design school I got married and inherited the last name Sacre- which in French means Sacred. I named the beginnings of Liv Design Collective, "Sacre Maison" meaning Sacred Home. Over the years, we transitioned the name (to something easier to pronounce!), but the sacredness of home has always been important to me.

I always knew I wanted to write a book about sacred spaces, referencing home, but never dreamed it would become a reality! When the publisher approached Tonya Olsen about writing another book, and she approached me to see if I had any ideas, sure enough – I had the beginnings of a book all mapped out in my head. To emphasize the book’s inspirational interior design focus, the publisher changed the title from Sacred Spaces to "Sanctuary: Essential Wisdom for an Inspired Home".

I can remember specific spaces from my childhood – some in my home, some in the homes of friends and even public spaces, that really made me feel connected to something bigger than myself. I’ve known from that young age that creating the right spaces can make a better world. 

Liv with intent,



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