About: Inside Inspiration 2U – Let Me Inspire You!
I could start off with the usual spiel of how Inside Inspiration 2u has been servicing the Adelaide metropolitan and surrounds, offering advice and solutions to residential and commercial clientele with Interior Decorating and Professional Organising services since 2005 etc etc etc….BUT….I would rather tell you about me.
I am a truly passionate person, I love nothing more than helping others feel happy, content and alive!
I started off my career as a Baker/Pastry Chef, and I worked my way into designing and making wedding and specialty cakes, but after around 12 years, this creative outlet was no longer fulfilling me. I was spending my life savings renovating my own houses to make changes and express my creative side in all my spare time. So I decided to study Interior Decorating part time for 5 years, whilst raising 4 children in the hope this would be a smarter idea to save and make money at the same time.
I took the leap of faith and opened my business in 2005 whilst also working part time at Solver Paints, where I would provide Colour Consulting services and also worked in the shop. When we were quiet, I would get the mis-tinted paint cans and add different tints and make them into more saleable colours for fun! I have a true passion and eye for colour and still to this day LOVE Colour Consulting!!
After about 7 years of providing Interior Decorating and Colour Consulting services, the urge to help others in more ways was gaining momentum, so in 2012 I decided to branch out into the field of “Professional Organising” Yes I was helping people make their house a home with what I was already doing, but what about making their home a peaceful and relaxing space?
In the busyness of life raising 4 children, running a business and working part time, I knew all too well how overwhelming things can become when living in a house with 6 people. I felt like I was always yelling, nagging and trying to “control” my home and life to gain some sort of sanity, and I knew how much better I felt when my home was in order.
I wanted to help other people find some ‘Peace and Calm’ in their lives, and living in a home where ‘everything’ has its own place can help immensely with this feeling. Combining the Organising into my current Interior Decorating Services fulfilled me for about 8 more years.
Then in 2018 I upended my own life and set out to work on myself as a person, all the children had now finished school and my responsibilities were over, so it was now time to find me! I left my relationship of 17 years and set out on a venture…to find ME!
I had my first child at 19 and I was now 44 years old, left wondering who I was after spending my life looking after others and never finding my true passion and purpose in life.
I knew how important it was for me to help people live their lives in a beautiful and organised environment, and this is why I spent the last 14 years trying to build a business around this.
But what I realised, was building a beautiful and peaceful internal environment inside ourselves was more important, and I could spend my life helping people work on the outside (house) but without working on the inside (soul) we cannot achieve our greatest potential!
So in 2020 I thought to myself….this is my passion!
A holistic approach to life!!! Inner & Outer the whole shebang! Why can’t I offer this! Who sets the limits? ME…..
This is where the next venture took me… my “Women’s Circle” idea. We all need a safe space, we all have stresses, we are all hiding our truest pain from the world and what could be more rewarding than to be able to offer a “safe space” for women to gather and unite in truth and honesty. Discovering the vulnerable place inside ourselves, in a place full of love and support, where we could all start to BELIEVE in ourselves and be more authentic! No Judgement or criticism, just support and encouragement to be who we are.
Being an Interior Decorator, I was creative and I always needed to be creating things, I always had the dream of making an “I Dream of Jeannie” room (TV Sitcom from my childhood!) but it wasn’t really possible when I had young kids, and as they got older and the kids started to move on, I wanted a smaller house, smaller yard and less to mess to clean and manage. I wanted to down size and live a more minimalistic lifestyle – but still having two adult children living at home in a smaller place left me needing to think outside the square for a while, and then it came to me!
My ‘Painted Tent’ idea, I figured I could use my creative skills and make a place to hang out by hand painting a circular bell tent into a “Jeannie Bottle” and all who enter can bring their dreams to life!
This is where I really had to take the leap of faith in myself to BELIEVE I had the skills to pull off such a dream! The idea of holding “Women’s Circles” was still in the dream phase, so I made VLOGS on YouTube of my journey, which are posted in my blog below.
Dreams are made by us, and my holistic approach to life and helping others in a holistic way are still coming to fruition. Throughout 2020 I studied to become a Meditation Teacher and a Holistic Life Coach, I also completed a Women’s Circle program with Imogen Bailey to teach me how to hold a safe space for women in Circle.
In 2021 I studied to specialise in ADHD coaching after my own diagnosis with ADHD, this may come as no surprise to those of you who know me or worked with me as, I’m sure you have seen my passion ignite and my pace gain momentum when I get excited. Studying showed me a lot about who I am and how I am and why I’m always seeking new and interesting things in my life.
So my plan from here is to be able to help people in their lives in a more holistic way. Its funny, as when I named the business Inside Inspiration all those years ago, I knew one day it would somehow incorporate the inner self, but it couldnt all come under the same banner so I now have another business:
The Believe Revolution
Soul – Life Coaching, Meditation and Self-Love
Inside Inspiration 2u
Home – Colour Consulting, Interior Decoration and Home/Business Organisation
Now back to the average Spiel!
Most of us do not spend the desired amount of time we would like in our homes these days, Therefore it is more important than ever for your home to be an environment in which you can relax, enjoy and unwind from the everyday stresses. It should reflect who you are and how you want to feel in your own private space.
We combine your taste with our creative flair, identifying what a home means to you.
Talk to us about creating the ideal environment for you and your family through the application of colour, finishes, furnishing and textiles, to create your own unique harmonious interior.
Colour creates mood and evokes emotion and it is not always easy to decide on a colour scheme. Whether you’re starting from scratch or working with existing features and fixtures, get the advice to do things right, the first time!
You take your car to the mechanic for repairs and trust your doctor for healthcare, so why not use a professional to update your home?
Don’t make expensive mistakes, get the advice to do things right, with a little Interior Decorating insight!
We all know disorganisation leads to a feeling of disharmony and being overwhelmed, we can assist clients and their families with organisational services, providing clever storage solutions and ideas to create harmony in your home that you’ve been searching for.
Howdy Sarah, thanks so much for all your helpful advice, you are very efficient and inspirational. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others. Tiles in next week, then the kitchen painting begins! We are hopeful to start the blinds soon. Keep well, thanks again!–Jillian & Andrew Mill