Marcia in her space
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MEET MARCIA

Born and raised in Portugal and living in NYC since 2013, she is a Woman, an Architect, a Designer, a Wellness Coach (and even a DJ on her spare time), whose passion for Retail Interior Design led her to become a Sales Manager for different European Furniture Retailers.

While in Portugal, after working a few years for different Architecture firms, she became an Entrepreneur, opening the first Danish Contemporary Furniture Franchise business in her city, together with 2 friends. For 3 years, she ended up having a monthly feature on a TV show by the National dedicated TV channel for Women (SIC Mulher), where she would give tips on how to decorate spaces with Design.

After moving to NY, she became more focused on managing Furniture Retail stores and on the interpersonal relationships between staff and clients. While accessing to all types of brands and projects, she was helping from bigger clients - in staging and hospitality projects - to smaller projects, covering the most simple needs in order to help people to furnish their spaces, in a way that was functional and beautiful for them. Her personal growth path has helped her having a different attitude towards Interior Design, from the way she was choosing to work with colors, to the positioning of pieces in a room. After the transformative change that she went through in her health and well-being, as well as after helping several clients and realizing that the void of the superfluous beautiful design could not be here to stay, she decided to look for answers on how Interior Design could really serve people, so that they could have a "healthier environment" and promote their Wellness through decoration.

During lockdown in Covid-19, she decided to take the WildFit™ Coach Certification and study Feng Shui towards health. As it became so clear to her why the interior of her body and the interior of her home made such a difference on how she faced this difficult period!... She couldn't change what was happening outside, but she was happy she had changed her inside, before the lockdown.

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Wellness - Body and Home

In a world ever changing and especially after Covid-19, there’s now a multitude of options of furniture and accessories in the online market, so what at first seems easier because everything feels more at reach, it actually ends up being more complicated with too much offer, at the eye of the end consumer which, most of the time ends up buying pieces that aren’t even that practical for what they really need! 

The world of Interior Design is also more affordable than ever, with major online companies offering multiple designers and the possibility of doing online consultations. 

However, most options available to you through those websites are based on aesthetics mainly, and very mass oriented. What if you could have those style needs met, while taking into consideration functionality, sustainability and the energy flow of your space, in what relates to you personally? That's what Marcia is bringing to YOU!

Her goal is to give you, the home you are dreaming of. And the most important - working within your budget! Either by using existing furniture, a mix of old and new, or even all new items - She'll use her practical furniture retail eye, Trade discounts and hey... She can even help you to shop some fun 2nd hand pieces! (Let's recycle!)

Because your needs are the most important starting point to her, and because she comes from a retail background, she knows what's behind the manufacturing process and materials, as well as the real value of the pieces you'll buy.

Her work is very personal, which is why she has chosen not to put herself on other major Design online platforms on the market. She will want to know more about you so that she can work with your energy and with your needs, for the space you are living in. It’s all about YOU! Because at the end of the day everyone deserves a special place to retreat, and she wants you to come home to a place that makes you feel a better YOU. 

As she went through Covid-19 and lockdown, it became even more clear to her that something had to change, as everyone could contribute just by changing the way they eat. It was already growing on her, 2 yrs into her new lifestyle, when she kept having to explain most of the time why she wasn't eating sugar, even though she wasn't on a "diet". Friends kept saying  "why? Just this one bite!" But when Covid-19 started to affect more seriously people with underlying conditions - and more specifically people with diabetes were seeing their chances of dying from it increased by 400% -  she felt the need to offer her transformation tool, to the ones interested in loosing weight, and turning their overall health around. In the end, it was not just about the figure that she had gained, the interest she started to have in going further in her fitness options for the first time, or even in diving into Biohacking. It was about the health benefits that made her go through the virus without barely noticing it, and it was about the regeneration of our Planet. That regeneration that started to take place during lockdown and that it could continue, if we all started to make our buying decisions from a sustainable point of view - sustainable to our bodies and our planet.

And although she was going through lockdown alone, in her small apartment in the middle of NYC with Mr. Grey (the cat), she felt happy and balanced most of the time. That happened because the way she designed her home was inspiring to her. So she decided to investigate more about the flow of her own space through the perspective of Feng Shui. She found out that intuitively it was already very good, but there were some small tweaks that she could try to improve and "correct" minor things. And as more people were having to work from home, she decided she wanted to help more people adjusting the functionality and energy of their home. And so 2beInsidesign was born... As she decided to coach people on the transformation of inside their home and their bodies, for a better energy!

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Advanced Feng Shui Design Professional

Certified WildFit Coach 
Architect
Interior Designer

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