What do you do when you’ve launched one of the most successful media companies around (Hello, The Huffington Post!), raised two daughters, written no less than 15 books, and regularly made all sorts of “Most Powerful” lists?
Me – I’d probably take a nap. But no, Arianna Huffington decided to start yet another powerhouse brand, this one devoted to health and wellness. And, the power of naps.
Thrive Global is the new destination that seeks to help us improve our well-being and productivity through trainings, seminars, coaching, and science-based articles. It champions sleep, tech-breaks, and taking a global approach to wellness. Things that make such a HUGE difference to how we live. Needless to say I’m a fan.
This powerhouse also took the time to answer my favorite questions on designing a well-lived life. Plus, she shares a secret about her home you’re going to flip over…
When it comes to decorating “rules”: Is there such a thing and if so, is there one you constantly break?
I don’t know, but I’m so unaware of the rules that I’m sure I break them.
What is the most unexpected thing in your home?
I have an office space hidden behind a revolving bookcase. Kids particularly love it.
What does your dream house look like and where would it be?
My dreams about my dream house mostly focus on the inside, and less about where it would be. And then, within that, it’s mostly about the bedroom. It has to be a sanctuary for sleep and disconnecting from technology, which means a nice, beautiful bed, relaxing colors and fabrics, sound-proofing (especially in New York), a nice bedside table with fresh flowers and a candle, and lots and lots of books.
What’s your signature touch in your home or your personal style?
I love having fresh-cut flowers around. Peonies are my constant favorite, but lots of other varieties make their way in, too.
What color/pattern/texture/style are you currently obsessed with?
I love the abstract patterns of my daughter Isabella’s painting and artwork. She’ll often start with small representational images, and then repeat them to make a larger abstract image. You only notice what the works are composed of when you move closer. So I love how they change depending on your perspective.
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All photography courtesy of Arianna Huffington.