I am currently writing a book that explores interior decorating through the lens of the Koshas, a yogic approach to the subtle body created some 3000 years ago. From this framework, I can incorporate stewardship of our planet, and care for the minds and bodies of its inhabitants. Divided into five chapters as corresponds to the layers of the koshas, expect to pick up tips and ideas to design your home in alignment with progressive values around social justice, natural movement of our bodies, trauma, consumerism, and the climate crisis. You will also read about individuals and organizations that are leading in these areas, giving us concrete examples from which to draw inspiration.
In the meantime..... creating a comfortable and eclectic home, office, studio, or business space is my passion. Whether or not you want a small nook in your home or a larger space transformed into a warm and nurturing place, no job is too small or big. We will collaborate together to create a unique space based on your lifestyle, art taste, personal movement or meditation practice, countries you have traveled to, your values around sustainability, or your business vision. It all matters and we will bring it all together to be reflected in your home, office, or studio.
As a movement instructor, I have a particular passion for creating spaces that encourage natural movement possibilities: wide couches to sit cross-legged, floor seating for one's home-office desk, unique kitchen designs that incorporate squatting, and reaching for pots and pans.
I also travel to Asia to purchase furniture, clothing, and small home design objects. My next trip is scheduled for Spring 2023. Stay tuned!
Jamari Designs' pop-up furniture stores are the best! Janet helped me choose some furniture for my living room and new lights for our kitchen. We had several consultations and furniture moved back and forth and viola, I am so delighted with the results! - Jasper
I have been struggling with lower back problems and after meeting Janet she suggested I move my desk to the floor. I purchased one of her handmade gorgeous floor desks (for $50!) and my back has never been better. Now I tell all my friends...Jamari says stop sitting in chairs! - Suzanne
I was a frequent customer of Jamari, the cafe, and was devastated when it closed. I lined up for an hour on her last day so I buy something...anything from her place. Her whimsical style is friendly, functional, and funky. We need more Jamari style in this world! -Loletta