It’s a gentle and personalized approach to home decorating, organizing your space, and telling your personal story through the walls of your home.
You’re capable, creative, and smart but your home doesn’t currently reflect your JOYS and passions.
You’re a parent and you’re not sure how to keep the chaos under control and still have pretty things.
Your home is ready for a refresh but you’re a bit overwhelmed by the many decisions and choices.
You want to create order, beauty, peace, and calm in your home.
You’re tired of your boring space being a quiet drain on your energy.
You’re ready to invest in yourself by putting JOY back in the center of your home and life.
• It feels like a breath of fresh air.
Every JOYFUL home looks different because it’s unique to YOU!
• It’s a place to laugh freely and welcome friends.
• It reflects your personality and the way you live.
• It’s easy to keep clean because every item has a home base.
• Sentimental objects, cherished memories, and life giving collections have a place of honor.
• The goal is JOY not perfection!
• You're surrounded by things that are meaningful, useful or beautiful.
• It’s a place for your mind to relax and focus on the things that matter most.
"Having a plan like this makes me feel peaceful. Tessie’s step-by-step process is very easy to follow and so common sense."
For the past 20 years I’ve been moving with my family across the world. I’ve dedicated my adult life to creating a joyful home and I know the power of having a space that functions well, reflects your values, and welcomes friends. The trouble is… life tends to get in the way! I’m all about accepting the “messy middle” and finding joy in the everyday moments of life.
I’ve learned that having a JOYFUL home isn’t about having lots of stuff, or spending loads of money. It’s not about throwing everything out and starting over. It’s about assessing what you already have, being intentional about the items you allow inside your home, and crafting an environment that lets your heart be happy, your mind be open and allows your lungs to breathe freely.
I’m in the process of fixing up our 100 year old lake house and I want some friends to join me! So should we do this together? I’d love to invite you to come along with me as we create a joyful home!
We’ll focus on one room per quarter and have “goal posts” to keep you making progress. This isn't meant to add stress or overwhelm into your life—it's meant to provide joy in the process as well as the result.
You get to decide how involved you want your room "refresh" to be. You could completely redecorate your space from top to bottom, or choose to focus on one or two small things that will make a huge impact in making your space more joyful.
You’re not alone! Lean on our community to post photos of your space, ask for suggestions or talk through a decision you're trying to make.
Get feedback from Tessie each month during our live sessions “Tea Time with Tessie!” Students will have an opportunity to submit specific questions for Tessie to answer. This is a great time to get personalized advice!
Each week you’ll receive short digestible lessons to keep you moving forward on your space. These lessons will help you learn how to create pockets of joy in your home, giving you the confidence to continue designing your space.
We'll set regular Goal Posts to keep you on track and moving forward to create a home you love. Goal Posts help you take this project one step a time. A little accountability goes a long way!
"Tessie has such a kind heart and a gift for seeing the true beauty in things. She has given me a new perspective of joy and gratitude. She is such a kind and intentional soul; with her guidance, every home can be one of true peace and joy."