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  • Writer's pictureTina Witherspoon

Lifestyle Photography: Vanlife

I recently reconnected with my friend Marissa, founder of Honey Lune Hivery, a home and lifestyle consultation service focused on holistic health to improve your relationship with spaces. We used to work together at Board & Vellum, and I hadn't seen her since I left that job in December, 2019. Early in 2020 she took a leap and bought a sprinter van, DIY'd the whole thing and decided to give up her home in favor of vanlife. In the middle of a pandemic! We scheduled a little photoshoot to capture all her handiwork and celebrate her spirit of adventure.

The van is named Matchbox (you can follow her adventures here) and she stayed true to the name creating an all wood interior, which feels really warm and inviting. She maximized every inch of the space with shelves, drawers, hooks, etc. It's a very functional space.

Being surrounded by the wamth of the cedar paneling and shiplap cabinets, it feels like being in a tiny house!

Small spaces require thoughtful and intentional design, and often these projects can be more creative and rewarding that having a blank slate to do whatever you want. It takes problem solving skills to get everything you want in a small footprint. Marissa did a great job and really made it her own.

I love the use of Mason jars that attach to the underside of upper cabinets. Brilliant! And you can see what you have without digging through a pantry cabinet.

I have to admit that I'm jealous of the sense of freedom she must feel being able to pick up and drive whenever she wants a change of scenery. In this new normal with working remotely and fewer in-person requirements, it seems like a great way to carve out a life of one's own.

"Our spaces are just one of the many ways we connect to the physical world, and they have the ability to impact our lives, physically and psychologically. My wish is to strengthen a person's relationship with their space so they can live a happier and healthier life." - Marissa Lada

If you're looking to transform your relationship with the spaces you inhabit, get in touch with Marissa!

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