Daily Archives: September 5, 2012

SCALE IS AS IMPORTANT AS ELEMENTS IN FENG SHUI

Is it just me or is this post and beam new construction home trying too hard? When I see a photo like this I do see that all the feng shui elements are present: earth (stone fireplace), wood (obvious everywhere, including beams), water(glass used on cabinets), fire (the fireplace), metal (the copper flue and metal banisters as well as white color). So if it’s a good mix, why don’t I feel comfortable in this space? The overall design doesn’t make sense. Look closely and you’ll see that the oversize scale of the fireplace as well as it’s location is more awkward than a teenager on his first date. The contemporary metal wire banisters on the second floor fight the post and beam ruggedness. The wood floors even bug me…I think a wiser choice would have been a wider plank to compliment the posts and perhaps a matte satin finish instead of the highly polished look here. Does this space feel right to you?

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