I love when I get a chance to chat with folks in the interior space that I have been following for some time and share their thoughts on self-care as well as some go to inspiration for creating sacred spaces. I was happy to chat it up with Angela Belt who happens to be my friend Jeanine Hayes who we spoke to months ago sister.
Profession: Interior Designer
What have you done for you lately? Yesterday I got up and took my daughter to school and took a 2.5 mile walk.
NoireCare Practices: My biggest struggle is being consistent with anything I love to do. One of my favorite things is running. I also like to walk vintage and flea markets outside of doing it for a client. I also enjoy taking day trips, I live in Conn which is a new place to me so I try to wander, around the towns, exploring new places keeps me sane.
Did you witness your mom, aunts or any family matriarch consistently having a care practice while you were growing up? No. My mom and I have similar habits, she was always working and if she was not working she was organizing which is why I am probably an interior designer. The home always had to be clean. Now I am trying to learn that its ok to have a little mess in the house especially with a four-year-old. Sometimes you need to learn to get comfortable with things not always being perfect.
Do you have a sacred space at home? I have two spots, a blue chair in my living room with a Moroccan pouf and side table that I set up my coaster and my special mug on and I read a book like Game of Thrones or Harry Potter.
My other space is my bed. It is super comfortable. I love my bed, when I go there I am done.
What do you think is a key element for creating a sacred space:
- No TVs in that room
- Bring in elements of happy. Artwork is key to me, it doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy it can be and tears from magazines that you like in a cheap Ikea frame.
- Blackout curtains help create a peaceful space. It can change the feel of the space. I made Roman Shades for my room and it changed everything.
What do you think we need more of in our homes? Entertaining, we need to have more people over and not to take pictures for InsIt’sram. It’s about having more people in our homes, we have homes to share.
A quote, verse or song that inspires you:
I think everyday something should be done, something for you, work, always be doing something. I need to more or I get antsy.
What do you want your daughter to see or pick up from you to understand the importance of personal care: My daughter sees that mommy like to run and mommy likes us to eat healthy food and mommy likes yoga. Last year I ran a 5k and it was nice to have my daughter running toward me and clapping. I will have to work on showing her its ok to take a break. I want her to see mommy and daddy reading and that we are not always on our phones or computers.