Personal style is, well, personal. That’s why we all have opinions and different strokes are for different folks. In my humble opinion, this space falls into the category of “trying to hard”. Why bother to put wooden paths into your tinted concrete flooring, for example? It doesn’t make sense and it clashes with the rough wood support columns. Ditto on the random tiles in the concrete floor and the chandelier. When you’re going for eclectic you really do have to know what you’re doing. What do you think? Does this bomb or is it the bomb? Photo courtesy of ApartmentTherapy.
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Hmmm….the jury is out on whether or not this compact OnOff bed Suite designed by Giulio Manzoni for Campeggi Italy is positive feng shui or not. However, it is pretty darn creative and I like that a lot! In general, for optimum feng shui you want air circulating freely under your bed with no obstructions stored under it. But these pieces are soft upholstered sectionals. I think for a temporary situation such as a guest room it would be acceptable feng shui.
After five years of attending the High Point International Furniture Market week as an observer, part-time showroom worker, guest, and feng shui reporter I have caught the bug! This weekend Oct 13 through Oct 18 the city I live in gets between 30,000 and 40,000 or more visitors from out of town. They are furniture and interior design professionals looking to buy and press professionals looking to report industry trends. I’m hoping my fine art paintings will appeal to interior designers and market attendees who may want to purchase some art for their personal pleasure. The Art By Katy space is in Market Square Suites in the Made in America pavilion number 1-407. Come on by to say hello if you’re at market!
I’m designing a new collection of rugs that will be handwoven in Egypt. It’s too early for me to show you the designs but stay tuned to Feng Shui By Fishgirl as we get closer to High Point Market week I’ll have photos of the rugs to show you. Meanwhile, I discovered a great interactive program online that lets you search for the proper stain removal method for particular stains you may have on your rugs. Check it out here at the Dilmaghani rug website . They have some gorgeous rugs on display there, too, like this wavy gravy contemporary that has a good feng shui feel to it.
The Denver Performing Arts Center has this sculpture of two stick figures dancing in front of it. They remind me of Steven Spielberg aliens. What do you think? Like or dislike? Of course, whenever you have public art you almost always have controversy. One man’s trash is another man ‘s treasure.
Check out this new “Omni” trivet designed by Louis A. Lara. He’s attempting to fund the project via kickstarter.com and you can pre-order yours and support this direct design idea if you agree it’s cool! I like the starfish quality of it and the sustainability. I only learned this summer that silicone products can withstand heat. They feel rubbery so that surprised me, too.
Fresh blossoms add beauty and grace to any space. Displaying them beautifully adds positive impact to your feng shui. These colorful glass vases add charm to home or office. Look for multiples to display floral arrangements in an artful way. You can even make your own by repurposing pretty wine bottles like those shown above. Or go for some gorgeous designer vases like these ‘bulb vases’ from Ed Branson.
Just for fun shui, here are some beds with attitude that I discovered in google this week. The hamburger bed is perfect for Ronald McDonald, don’t you think?