Monthly Archives: October 2012

HAVING A CONCRETE OPINION

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.

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FAIRY BATH

Now THIS is a cool outdoor bathroom. No, it’s not Hef’s grotto. It’s from FaeMagazine. We’ve got a couple of outdoor bathtubs with hot and cold running water but what I love about this particular one is the stone surround and the plants. Next summer I’m going to have to do more landscaping, methinks.

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SUITE BED DESIGN

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.

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PLAYFUL HOOPS MAKE A GARDEN CHIFUL

This is a wonderful idea! I saw it on somebody’s facebook page…not sure where now, so sorry. But it’s green, sustainable, and the use of round shapes adds yin energy to your yang trees and garden space.

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I’M ATTENDING #HPMKT…. AS AN EXHIBITOR!!!

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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!

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STAIN REMOVAL MADE EASY

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.

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DANCIN’ ART

Jonathon Borofsky “Dancers” in Denver

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.

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