We have worked with Charisse for years now. We have done small projects – from hanging artwork and determining the best location for a child’s bed to whole house projects. Charisse has come to the paint store the tile store and the department store with me. We have picked out paint colors, matching tiles and then off to get new bedding or fabric and pillows for furniture. I never feel rushed and I always feel part of the process. Charisse is professional, timely and dependable and has amazing talent. She has the ability to walk into a home and really understand and appreciate a person or family’s need. Charisse notices everything – she has the ability to really tie an entire home together all the while keeping individuality alive in different rooms. She always includes all family members in the process, understanding that spouses and children want to be heard and have their opinions heard and incorporated into the final product.
We always get compliments on our fabric choices and our window treatments are original and beautifully made. We wouldn’t know what to do without Charisse, she makes you want to keep renovating even after the project is long done!
-Katie Binnion, ABR Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Fox & Roach, Realtors
Charisse Marei is an accomplished, and gifted interior designer, who is interested in helping her clients design healthy homes using Feng Shui principles, green living, and interesting applications of essential oils, even in paint! I have personally known Charisse for over ten years. Early on she helped design my Wellness Studio to provide healthy flowing “qi”, Chinese word for energy, in the space. She is passionate about what she does to promote having a healthy home, body and mind. For most assuredly your health is your first wealth. Charisse is my friend, a consummate professional, and one that is dedicated to helping you achieve balance, wellness with a touch of magic in your life!
-Debi Dunn, Lifestyle Coach
Long before feng shui and in-home environmental concerns were understood as important, Charisse had those concerns. From her beginnings in the design of aircraft interiors, regardless of the safety concerns they require, she was vigilant toward the health of passengers in small spaces with close proximity to others. She helped design my 650 square-foot solo-practitioner healthcare office and provided valuable input for the 4,000 square-foot fully-custom home in which I dwell. Her team work approach, effective and professional manner of communication and charm allows everyone in a project to meld their talents into one coordinated effort that we who are not in a creative-arts field can relax. sit-back and enjoy seeing the environment being created right in front of our eyes.
-Mark Saracino, DC, DACAN
We all try to make healthy choices for our families. It’s not always easy. At times we opt for less expensive, more convenient products. Because of health issues, I’ve learned not to do that. Charisse introduced me to Young Living products several years ago, after my diagnosis of Leukemia. I must admit, I was skeptical. I decided to give it a try. After all, what did I have to loose, but a few dollars? Currently, I am in remission and I still use YL essential oils in my home on a daily basis.
I diffuse several oils, depending on my needs. My “go to” oils are: Thieves and Joy. Thieves is a blend of Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lemon, and Eucalyptus. The combination makes this blend antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic. I also enjoy the scent. It’s a natural fragrance and it scents the whole room. Joy is a blend combining floral elements such as Ylang Ylang and Jasmine with herbs like Chamomile and Coriander. The combination is mood elevating. It’s my favorite oil to diffuse.
In addition to diffusing oils, I use the entire Thieves line to keep my home healthy. Thieves Spray and Thieves Wipes can be used on most surfaces. Thieves Household Cleaner is diluted with water so it lasts and lasts. It will replace many of the products that you use every day, such as kitchen and bath cleaner, dishwashing liquid, laundry pretreatment, glass cleaner, flea and tick spray or pet bath. It is a great fruit and vegetable spray, too. Of course, it is biodegradable and safe for children and pets. In my home we use Thieves oral care as well as Thieves lozenges and mints. I believe this is why my family has been so healthy for the past few years. If you can keep your family healthy, you can keep your home healthy and it works both ways.
Charisse, I thank you for giving my family a healthier home.