Bea Pila’s Blog

Why was Design Enlightenment created?

As with any transformative journey, we must start from within. Making the connection to our inner selves and personal yearnings is imperative to becoming of ourselves, which ultimately influences our surroundings, as well. The Design Enlightenment Movement was created...

Daily affirmations for your home and spirit

It is my deep belief that our home should not only serve us but inspire us as well.  This doesn't mean that everything needs to be perfect or even organized, for that matter. It is, rather, developing a mindset of giving thanks to all that we have and everything that...

Sacred Space Snapshot: A Room With No Walls

Many people tend to differentiate the way to design an indoor space versus an outdoor space. I say think of them in the exact same way. It is important to think of durability against environmental elements; however, thanks to the continual evolution of technology, we...

When a Bedroom Feels The Blue

When I first met this client at her home for a remodel consultation, every room she walked me through was painted a different color. “I’m tired of living in a clown house!,” she lamented. They were a family with triplets, so spaces needed to be youthful and durable,...

The Design Enlightenment™ Method

Obtaining the Spaces We Truly Desire “Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be joined in spiritual union.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright As an interior designer, I’m often asked “what’s your style?” I cringe at the question. The word...

Sacred Space Snapshot: Eclectic Living

Throughout my career, I’ve seen and created some stunningly beautiful homes. However, to create a truly sacred space, you have to capture an emotion. The way a room makes you “feel” is the true measure of great design. When I’m out shopping and come across something...

A Story of My Own Design Enlightenment™… And a Little Serendipity

Many of you are now aware that B. Pila Design has relocated across 27th Avenue to 3030 SW 28th St. Now that we’ve settled into new digs, I wanted to share the story of how the move has piqued my own “design enlightenment™.” In this scenario, I’d say it was more of...

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