Daily Archives: October 25, 2010

RAINY DAY INSPIRATION: CEILINGS & FENG SHUI

Was it raining where you lived today? It was here in North Carolina and I heard from friends that it was in Maine and in LA, also. This photo that I first spied at Apartment Therapy and traced to another blog really lifted my spirits today. Such a wonderful image. I bet the Traveler’s Insurance Company would love this image, too. But anyway, this serves as inspiration on how to lift ch’i in your home. Don’t neglect your ceilings. If you have particularly high ceilings, you can circulate the ch’i by adding feng shui solutions such as mobile art works and hanging sculptures. Use your imagination…pretty paper parasols or fans or Tibetan prayer flags—all from Asia—could be mounted in interesting ways if you have the right space for them. Fabrics can be stapled and draped in creative ways, too. This photo (again, Apartment Therapy thank you!) shows an ultra glam use of fabric.

As seen at ApartmentTherapy.com

I like the idea of painting some ceilings with sky and clouds. This mural by Hove Painting Studio takes it to a very high level adding lush flora and fauna as well as sky. I like how the ivy spills out onto the trim, too.

Hove Painting Studio did this mural.

This photo from fauxplay.com shows not only a sky painted ceiling but also solves the problem of that awkward column. By painting it to look like a tree, the column becomes a symbol of growth and the tree of life. Traditionally that is a good feng shui solution. You could also paint faux ivy growing up the column and hanging down from it. Do you have a high ceilinged space that you’ve done something interesting with? Send us your pics and we may feature you on the Feng Shui By Fishgirl blog.

Photo of mural work executed by fauxplay.com

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FENG SHUI JEWELRY

A feng shui necklace by May Pang.

Synchronicity is always at play in my life. I had just finished reading the last interview with John Lennon & Yoko Ono and posted about it on my Feng Shui By Fishgirl blog. Then I was searching online for feng shui jewelry and discovered this line designed by May Pang. In case you are not old enough to remember, May Pang was John Lennon’s companion during his infamous “Lost Weekend” (a weekend that lasted 18 months in LA). I contacted Ms. Pang to find out if this line was currently available so I could feature it here on my blog. She graciously emailed me back to say yes. Each necklace represents a different auspicious feng shui intention such as Harmony, pictured here. The designs are simple, clean, and uncluttered—just like a space should be when feng shui principles are applied to it.

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ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

Photo courtesy of Weego Home, Santa Monica

This bright cheerful bedroom is from Weego Home. I do like the fabric wall treatment behind the bed. You can use this idea instead of a headboard if your bed doesn’t have one. It anchors the bed and balances the bed out with a tall dresser, for example (none shown here, though). The two matching lamps are good feng shui but can you guess why the two bedside tables pictured here are negative feng shui? They should be the same height and preferably matching. What we have is the right side dominating the left side. Gee, I wonder who sleeps on the dominating side of THIS bed?! A balanced set energetically represents a balanced equal relationship. Symbols resonate with us subconsciously and that is why they have impact on our feng shui.

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