It Starts Within – Building your home one memory at a time.

By the Principal Director for Design Elemental Studio – Angelo Adamo

November 11th, 2021 Traverse City, Michigan

The year of 2021 was a remarkable year and perhaps the turning point with my profession. For me, it has always been meeting the right people at the right time. Meeting my wife Katharine, for example, has not only given me two beautiful children but the courage to never give up. It is imperative to have strong relationships.

Creating Design Elemental Studio has been a life long passion for me since I left Adelaide, Australia, in 1996. My biggest strength has been my ability to build partnerships with designer labels globally that are aligned with Design Elemental Studio’s natural aesthetics and European minimalist styles.

Today’s consumer is well educated in interior design. However, we are forgetting the most important value of our interiors which is how interiors can effect your mood.

Design Elemental Studio’s brand pitch is Awaken Your Senses. Connecting your senses to memories of color, texture, and scent is our studio’s priority when designing a home.

Combining our sensory memory programming with our selections of quality material and product selections improves our emotional wellbeing, and should be the leading factors when considering color and material palettes.

Visual Inspiration for the new Design Elemental Studio opening in 2022, Michigan

With my experiences as a designer and a coach’s mentor, the market no longer wants just a home with more efficiencies, sustainable benefits, and economical values.

The next generation of homeowners are looking for a place to belong to. Today, we face a symptom called “information overload” because we carry devices in our hands with easy access to almost everything. This is preventing us from what we humans should be doing, which is connecting to our senses for a harmonious bond to the environment.

In Australia, as a young lad I had a clear vision. Explore the world and discover a more meaningful and purposeful life.  I have spent the last 23 years learning to connect memories by giving a purpose to an object or thing.  This philosophy, called Human Sense Connectivity, is to create a space that can have a profound affect towards decision making, restoring energy, and wellness. 

It’s only taken 25 years to figure this out but my formula in life is quite simple. Clarity + Direction = Passion. What’s more significant is that without passion, you do not have a formula. Also, I have realized that nothing lasts forever, but something inside of me feels that memories do.

In summer of 2022, Design Elemental Stdio will open its first flagship studio, introducing our designer label partners -that include Duchateau Flooring & Design, Vibia, Palecek, Emdee International, MLW Stone, ADAMO Scent & Body, Brizo Plumbing, and Rizzoli NYC.

Our services includes design and interior architecture documentation, finish schedules, style books, project management, site installation, furnishing and accessories, audio & visual, and window treatments.

For more information, please visit for further details.

Angelo Adamo

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