Your next chapter begins now...

You deserve more beauty, passion and adventure. Now is your time to experience “la bella vita” (the beautiful life).

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Your Next Chapter Starts Today!

I know you had big dreams for your life…

Whether that be that dream trip, that dream house, that dream career, but for most of us we never fully realise those dreams.

You see most women put those dreams on hold and put everyone and everything else first. At first you thought it was just a temporary hold and you kept saying one day or when the kids finish school or when we retire, but now you are hitting what is supposed to be the best years of your life, and you’re realizing that there is so much that you still haven’t done.

And now you don’t know where to begin…

All of those years putting your dreams on hold has made you feel a little bit like Sally Safe Pants.  You know that now is your time to shine, you’re ready to break off those sensible shackles and step into the next chapter of your life with more freedom, passion and adventure.  You’re ready for a little less Sally Safe Pants and a little more Risky Rhonda, but you don’t want to go it alone.

You want someone to help you step into that next chapter with clarity and confidence, but want someone you can trust to guide you as you transition.

Does that sound like you?

If so, I want to invite you to take your first step in creating the life you’ve always dreamed of…

It’s time to choose your own adventure:


Visit Bella Places

Take the trip of a lifetime with other amazing women and be inspired. There’s nothing quite like a change of scenery to help you step into your next chapter.


Create a Bella Home & Lifestyle

Create a beautiful home and lifestyle that you love and do those bigger things you want for your life. Learn how to create your bella new sanctuary & lifestyle with me.


Design Bella Spaces

Let me help you design & style your bella spaces.

Hi. I'm Carmen...

One of my superpowers is helping women to take off those sensible shackles and FINALLY do all the BIG things they’ve always dreamt of doing.

I LOVE helping women who are ready to live their next chapter with more beauty, passion and adventure.

And I know that the best way to help them is to share with them everything I have learned over the past 20 years as an interior designer, garden designer, change-maker and lover of life.

So I made it my mission to help women do just that… to step out from behind the curtain and create a home and lifestyle that she loves.

You see, I was a school teacher for many years before I decided to do exactly what you want to do now.  Do the BIG things I always wanted to do, but never actually made it to the top of my list while raising a family and being busy with “life”. I decided I wanted a different life so took a huge leap of faith and became a designer.

Over the past 20 years as a designer I have been blessed to be an interior designer, renovation planner, garden designer, property stylist and real estate consultant.  With this amazing experience, women from all over the world started reaching out asking me to help them not only design a workspace or home that they love, but to help them design the life of their dreams.

They wanted a little taste of living la bella vita life that I live every day, not by accident and not by luck but because I designed my life to be beautiful in every way.

This lead me not only to some amazing design projects, but was the catalyst for creating my design and lifestyle tours which have been truly transformational for the women who have joined me. But I know not everyone can drop their life to join me in Italy (well, not right now anyway!), so I created programs like this that you can do anywhere, anytime to help you to evolve your home, heart and head on an ongoing basis.

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Choose your own adventure

Decide whether you are going to start with joining me on a tour, or start one of my programs  to create a home and lifestyle you love.

Get ready for your transformation

No woman I work with stays the same. This is all about still being you, but stepping into the bigger, bolder you that is inside you begging to be unleashed.

Do those BIG things you’ve dreamed of

Stop dreaming and start doing. Now is your time to create the life you’ve always dreamed of. It’s not too late to actually live your dream bella vita.