About us

COLLABORATION

  The nature of design is to synthesize disparate perspectives and create a richer end product through collaboration and iteration      

 

Jens Martin Skibsted
 

 

A design based collaboration advocating for building healthy living environments in partnership with like-minded individuals. 

The sharing of information is imperative for any grassroots effort to gain momentum. WELLness is a global discussion and we are now seeing it being implemented in commercial and multi-family spaced. Through education and advocacy we hope to see the benefits of Well environments take a strong hold in our residential spaces as well.

We know that education is one of the forces that drives a global movement to transform our environments and communities in ways that help people thrive.

 

Through speaking engagements, we open the communication and share the benefits that can be created in environments that are mindful of the habitats well being.

 

As leading professionals in our industry, we understand the impact design interiors has on its inhabitants.

 

We know that healthy design matters.

PARTNERS

Leslie Gustafson
Giselle Ulmo

INTERIOR DESIGNER

ADVOCATE

PUBLIC SPEAKER

WELL AP

Award winning designer Leslie Gustafson is among the first interior designers in the United States to successfully earn the WELL AP*.

Her healthy building practice affords her clients a healthier living and working environment.  

Leslie is also known for her keen eye for developing space. She has collaborated with many distinguished architects to enhance flow which enables the space to reach its full potential.  

With a Bachelor of Science in Design and over 25 years of experience in the industry, Leslie continues to create joyful and balanced  interiors with a sense of individual expression. She is also an accomplished furniture and case goods designer producing beautiful period pieces as well as entire kitchens.

Her approach to being part of a team of goal-minded individuals has been inspirational in implementing "Partners in Living Well".

INTERIOR DESIGNER

ADVOCATE

PUBLIC SPEAKER

WELL AP & WELL FACULTY

Giselle became passionate about the possibility of creating functional spaces where her clients could thrive. She found herself exploring better choices in materials and products, using healthy building practices in her client spaces. Her desire to have more knowledge led her to study WELL and become WELL AP and WELL faculty in New York. Giselle is an advocate and expert speaker on the subject of WELL and design build has presented at engagements, open forums, and presentations. Giselle Ulmo has been a designer for over 25 years, first starting in the fashion design industry and moving into interior design after returning to the University of the Fashion Institute of Technology for her interior design degree. During this time she began to work with private interior design clients and developed her firm Giselle Ulmo Design. She is experienced at working closely with her client's design and creating a space that is a reflection of her client's lifestyles, aesthetically beautiful while implementing features to create a healthy environment.  Giselle is the co-founder and collaborating partner in Partners in Living WELL.

WELL AP

Both Leslie Gustafson and Giselle Ulmo are proud to have successfully earned the distinction of WELL AP*

Click here for more information.

* "Developed in collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the WELL AP signifies advanced knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard. To become a WELL AP, all candidates must pass the WELL AP exam."

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