Boston-based designer Barbara Vail of Galyean Vail strives to achieve ‘mindful’ spaces, and in a holistic way. I create or redesign spaces in a way that is attentive to the impact those spaces will have on the people living in them. I often use products that reflect this mission, whether that means sourcing items locally or integrating pieces with stories. Because I believe that our spaces can have a meaningful impact on our well-being, my design process often includes clearing out energies of the past and creating a functional space plan for the future. I frequently work with clients through transitions, and have found that mindfulness in design can be a source of harmony. It’s no wonder I felt such a sense of calm looking through her portfolio, and want to dive into any of these spaces and experience a little zen. They all give off such beautiful energy.