homes that support the connections that matter most

I'm Emily Nair.

a building designer and the founder of i.Balter Design.

I design homes for families that feel like an extension of the those living within them.
Homes that make people feel something, in a really rich and experiential way.

The kind of design that requires total connection between Designer and Client.


The core of who I am and what I do

Watch my short one minute video about my story and why soulful spaces are important to me.


From my own experience as a parent, I knew I wanted to help people create homes that felt restorative and replenishing. Somewhere that made the daily routine of living easier, intuitive and seamless.

From my journey through cancer and my experience as a patient of countless health and wellness spaces, I knew I could support clients in designing homes that actually aligned with the kind of soul-led lifestyle they wanted to embrace.

From that desire, i.Balter Design was born.

With a mind that constantly seeks out solutions, strong intuition and keen creativity. I help families design homes that are an authentic reflection of who they are.

Design your home with intention

Summary of Services

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

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

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

Together, we’ll distill how you want your home to feel. We’ll make design decisions that maximise your homes function, aesthetics and overall experience. We’ll bring it to life with a process that feels seamlessly strategic, every step of the way.


2 Hr Home Design session with Emily to explore budget appropriate design options.

Explore your Design options


Refresh your home's internal layout so that it’s in alignment with your families lifestyle and values.

Refresh your home layout


Having a Building + Interior Designer who is your advocate and guide through the entire Home Design process.

Design your dream home


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


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


"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.

Get to know me

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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