Bringing the outdoors in | Understanding biophilic design

Join us for plant displays, talks, and a workshop, which explore the importance of biophilic design. Find out how you can quickly and cost-effectively bring the outdoors in for improved health and well-being.



Saturday 4th May

Time: 10am - 4pm

(Talks between 12-2pm)

Location: Elements Kitchens Showroom, RG30 1EA

If you have any questions, please contact:

Maria Lloyd | [email protected]

Please note: page regularly updated with new information

Who is the event for?

Anyone interested in...

1. health and well-being;

2. people who want to know how to incorporate the outdoors into their home;

3. businesses and professionals who want to improve staff well-being and productivity.

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What to expect

  • Elements Kitchens designers will display a kitchen design to show how the outdoors can be incorporated indoors
  • Jordan Hardy, from 7 Flowers and Tea, will be offering a taster of one of their popular workshops: 'How to build a terrarium'
  • Nicla Diceglie from Nicla D. Interiors will be do a talk on how to incorporate biophilic design into your home
  • Kim Dixon, from Office Principles, will do a talk on the science behind biophilic design and its impact on employee well-being and productivity.
  • Richfield Garden Centre are providing plants to help demonstrate the impact of small tweaks to an overall room design.


At Elements Kitchens, we offer a wide variety of events that aim to develop connections with local businesses and creatives, as well as educate and entertain our local community.

Here are some of the things that people have said about our events:

It's been really interesting. It's made me think differently about my home and a project that we're working on at the moment.

Sarah Helm, Reading Design Trends event attendee

It's really interesting! You don't expect photography or art at a kitchen showroom. It's really lovely to have that interaction and look at something that you hadn't thought of previously.

Janina, Food & Photography Day attendee

There was a great atmosphere. The incorporation of local artists into the event was really unique!

Lynda, Food & Art Experience Day attendee

Kitchen design

Our talented kitchen designers have crafted a stunning kitchen that showcases the power of biophilic design. This will be revealed on the day of the event. This innovative approach integrates elements of nature to create a space that's not only beautiful but also promotes health, well-being, and a sense of calm.

Discover the Benefits:

  • Reduced Stress and Improved Mood
  • Enhanced Focus and Creativity
  • A Connection to the Natural World

Beyond Inspiration:

Our design team isn't just here to showcase possibilities; they're here to help you incorporate biophilic principles into your own kitchen. We'll work with you to find ways to bring the outdoors in, creating a space that reflects your unique style and supports your well-being.


The above image is a concept kitchen design produced by our kitchen design team, which incorporates some aspects of biophilic design. The team has created an ultimate biophilic kitchen design, which will be revealed on the day of the event, but look out for hints on our Facebook (@elementsRG) and Instagram (@elementsKitchens) channels!


Nicla Diceglie | Nicla D. Interiors

We are happy to host Nicla Diceglie, from Nicla D. Interiors, a certified Biophilic Designer operating in the UK and abroad.

Nicla's mission is simple yet profound: to create spaces that are not just aesthetically pleasing but also vibrant, biophilic sanctuaries where happiness and well-being flourish.

In addition to offering both onsite and online interior design services, Nicla is creating an online course for either professionals or interior enthusiasts who would like to learn more about Biophilic Design.

With Nicla you will discover:

  • The psychological impact of colours and the benefits of plants in your home
  • How to select plants that complement your interior style
  • How to take colour inspiration from nature to create a fabulous colour palette
  • How to look after your plants with her easy tips

Don't miss this talk if you want to transform your dull interiors into vibrant, plant-filled spaces!

Kim Dixon | Office Principles

We're thrilled to welcome Kim, a Commercial Interior Designer at Office Principles. Kim brings a wealth of experience in creating functional and stylish workspaces. Her passion for human well-being has led her to specialize in biophilic design, and she holds a Biophilic Design Blueprint Certificate from UGreen Green Building School.

Kim's expertise will help you:

  • Understand the science behind biophilic design and its impact on employee well-being and productivity.
  • Learn practical strategies for incorporating biophilic elements into your office space, regardless of budget or size.

Don't miss this opportunity to discover how biophilic design can transform your office into a thriving environment for your team!

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7 Flowers | Terrarium Taster Workshop

7 Flowers and Tea will be leading a terrarium-making taster workshop! Led by their shop manager and terrarium guru, Jordan Hardy, this introductory session will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create your own miniature oasis.

In this fun and informative workshop, you'll discover:

  • The fundamentals of biophilic design and the well-being benefits of terrariums
  • How to select the ideal plants and materials for your terrarium
  • Step-by-step guidance from Jordan on building and maintaining a thriving, self-contained ecosystem

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Plant enthusiasts of all experience levels
  • Those curious about biophilic design trends
  • Anyone seeking a creative and relaxing activity

Plant Displays | Richfield Garden Centre

We're delighted that Richfield Garden Centre, our neighbours around the corner on Cow Lane, are helping us to demonstrate the impact that plants can have on a space. Plants will be distributed across some of our 17 kitchen displays, while the remainder will not have any plants added. This will help you to gauge the difference that greenery can have on the spaces for yourself.

All the plants will be available to purchase on the day, and the team will be able to provide you with details on the plants themselves as well as any care details. We'll also be able to provide you with guidance as to what types of plants will best suit your home and lifestyle.

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We look forward to seeing you!

Parking is available directly behind the showroom, off Ashmere Terrace.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Maria Lloyd | [email protected]