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Surface Design Show 2024


Furnishing Futures - The Importance of Design for Mental Health/Living in the Right Environment

07 Feb 2024
Founder and CEO of Furnishing Futures, Emily Wheeler will delve into the importance of the charity and how it helps those escaping domestic abuse that have been rehomed into empty social housing. Emily will also be joined by Reena Simon, co-author of ’Scandi Rustic: Creating a Cozy and Happy Home’, columnist for Simple Scandi Magazine, an interior and lifestyle influencer and collaborator of the Main Company. Through their individual and personal knowledge, Emily and Reena will discuss the importance of design for mental health and wellbeing, and the effects/need of living in the right environment.
Emily Wheeler, Founder - Furnishing Futures
Reena Simon, Co-Author, Columnist & Interior Influencer


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