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Building Design

spaces that support the connections that matter most

I'm Emily Nair.

I’m an intuitive building designer and the founder of i.Balter Design.

I design soulful homes and businesses that value connection at their core.

Working with families and purpose-driven businesses (across the health, wellness and hospitality industries), I create spaces that feel like an extension of who you are, what you do and what really matters to you.

Families and businesses

I design spaces that feel soulful.

Spaces where people feel connected; to each other, and to something bigger than themselves.

Together, we consider how you want your space to feel.

We think about the experience you want to create for everyone who enters it.

And with this front and centre, we build a design that brings that to life.

our physical spaces are the backdrop to our lives.

Whether it’s within our homes, our workplaces or our communities, these spaces are where our most important moments play out.

They’re the centre-point we return to, again and again.

They’re the places we can connect to the people that matter to us.

Whether it’s our homes or our business premises, our physical environments radically impact our lives.

From the moment we walk into a space, it can shift our mood and profoundly affect how we feel.

It can open us up to richer, deeper connection with our loved ones.

It can invite our customers and clients into what our business does, in an immediate, experiential way.

When we design our spaces with intention, they can powerfully affect how we feel.

chat with me about designing your space with intention

Services

For a space to really ‘work’, it can’t come from a template.

It should feel like an extension of you; tailored to your family and lifestyle, your customers and your brand.

That’s why I offer a building design service that is collaborative and personalised.

Together, we’ll distill how you want your space to feel.

We’ll make design decisions that maximise its function, aesthetics and overall experience.

We’ll bring it to life with a process that feels seamlessly strategic, every step of the way.

COMMERCIAL DESIGN FOR BUSINESSES:

I design premises for purpose-driven businesses in the health, wellness and hospitality industries.

Throughout this process, I consider what you do, who you serve and the customer experience you want to create.

Together, we consider how you want your space to feel. We think about the experience you want to create for everyone who enters it.

The end result?

A design that showcases exactly what makes your business distinct and delivers the best possible service to your customers.

create your business with me

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN FOR FAMILIES:

I design homes for families.

Throughout this process, I consider your unique needs, lifestyle and priorities.

The end result?

A design that makes your family life more seamless, more comfortable and more connected.

create your home with me

Connections

"Emily is the linchpin of our entire venue design and construction project management.

Her technical knowledge, together with her ability to translate that to non-technical people, allows her to engage much deeper with the process of building design.

Emily’s designs are translated into some of the most thorough construction drawings you are likely to see and she was able to create an amazing sensory experience for our customers that is exceptionally functional, modern and conveys the “premium” nature of our brand all the way through the facility."

Adrian Pitts, Business Manager of Latitude Group

Get to know me.

Hi, I'm emily nair.

For as long as I can remember, I have been endlessly fascinated by people and how we connect with each other.

In every facet of my life, I am committed to finding ways to deepen and enrich those connections.

I do it as a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a business owner.

But it wasn’t until I found building design that I realised the role our physical spaces play in how we experience connection.

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Free Resource

7 mantras for soulful living

A soulful life and a soulful space go hand in hand.

But to create both, we have to begin by tuning into ourselves and what matters to us.

This collection of 7 soulful living mantras will help you get started.

Use them to ask deeper questions about what a soulful life and space feels like for you.

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