About Inspired Everyday Living

Thank you for visiting us at our online home! We have been passionate about our homes since we were little girls. We started clutter-clearing and organizing when we were 9 and 6 years old. We spent hours cleaning out our mother’s closets and rearranging our own bedrooms for fun. It was also very healing for us. During that time our family experienced a loss and we found creating more peace and order in our physical surroundings, helped us create more peace inside ourselves. Little did we know then, that our childhood pastime would someday become our calling.

In 2003, we created Inspired Everyday Living to teach the principles and practices of clutter-free living and intentional homemaking, exposing the transformative power of our homes in designing lives we love. Inspired Everyday Living is about creating and caring for our homes with awareness, love and intention, so that they become powerful vehicles for realizing the unique and heartfelt visions we hold for ourselves and our lives. In this way, our homes serve as meaningful channels for cultivating the happiness, peace and purpose that we seek.

We’re so happy you’re here! Laura & Alison

Inspired Everyday Living Co-Founders Laura Forbes Carlin and Alison Forbes Van Hook are sisters, authors, mothers and conscious homemakers. Their books (Clutter-free Parenting and The Peaceful Nursery) have inspired people around the world, serving as blueprints for creating physical and emotional space in their homes and lives. Through private consultations and their course, Laura and Alison offer their clients personal, one-on-one guidance and support as they transform their homes and manifest lives they love.

For the past 15 years, Laura and Alison have consulted with hundreds of clients from New York to LA. They have been featured in magazines and websites including Natural Home, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Traditional Home, C Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter. You can view their press and video clips here.

Laura Forbes Carlin

Laura received a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and her Bachelor of Science in Communications from Northwestern University. She also graduated from the Western School of Feng Shui ™ and a Simplicity Parenting™ coach. Laura lives with her husband and two sons.

 

Alison Forbes Van Hook

Alison has a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University. She is also a certified Graceful Lifestyles Interior Re-Designer™, a Denise Linn Soul Coach™, and a graduate from the Western School of Feng Shui™. In addition, Alison is a consultant who works with many Los Angeles-based nonprofits. Alison lives with her husband, son and step-son.

Alison Forbes Van Hook

Alison has a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University. She is also a certified Graceful Lifestyles Interior Re-Designer™, a Denise Linn Soul Coach™, and a graduate from the Western School of Feng Shui™. In addition, Alison is a consultant who works with many nonprofits. She is also a wife and mother.