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FLOWERS ADD FENG SHUI

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Flowers add Feng Shui By Fishgirl energy to any setting. Feeling down? Plop a colorful bouquet on your desk and watch your mood rise! Want to add a festive touch to your dinner party? Flowers in the center of the table create instant party panache. Outside, a “deadzone” can instantly be activated by hanging plants or potted flowers. You don’t need to spend a lot of money. Wildflowers from your yard in a bud vase work just as well.

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HEMP RUGS ARE HOT

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I love this beautiful Tibetan rug hand made in Nepal from Hemp and Wool. The coral and neutral tones are gorgeous and the brickwork pattern lends a rustic touch. Looks great on wood floors. Since it is custom made, we can offer it in any size. Please contact me if you’re considering updating your home with a new floor covering for good feng shui!

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FULL HOUSE…the opposite of minimal but still good feng shui.

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Here’s an example of “organized clutter”. The room is filled to the brim but the feng shui is still very good. There is great natural light, room to breathe, a good mix of elements, the room holds the owner’s textile collection, the colors used are vibrant and warm, the view to the park brings the outdoors in…all in all, a successful eclecticism that works. Message? You don’t have to be a “neat freak” to have good feng shui. Nor do you have to “follow rules” set down by home furnishings magazines. What you do need to bring on is your own personality and sense of adventure applied with some common sense. Let your room tell you what it wants!

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OFF THE WALL PAPER, Part II

Pink Ballerina

Isn’t this lovely for a little girl’s room?
Bunnies & Kittens & Bears, Oh my!

And this slightly scary bunny on the donkey would be cool in our guest bathroom…
The Pony League

But if I had a little boy, I’d splurge on ‘The Pony League’ wallpaper and read him bedtime stories about The Babe and Reggie Jackson.

More vintage wallpapers to go ga-ga for at Rosie’s Vintage Wallpaper. She’s got 50,000 rolls, 50!

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DOORMAT WITH SOUL

We’re on our way over to see the sustainable “Float Rope” doormats over at Nervous Nellie’s. That’s Anne & Peter’s dog Scout seen next to a pile of the colorful recycled float rope mats. Scout and mats We think these are way cool, do their job well, and are one small step (pardon the pun) you can take to help save the planet. Is that good feng shui? You bet! What’s in front of your door? Send me pics, please.

Photos courtesy of Nervous Nellie's.

Photos courtesy of Nervous Nellie's.

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CAN A MISMATCHED PAIR OF NIGHTSTANDS EVER BE GOOD FENG SHUI?

A pair of mismatched bedside tables that defy a feng shui principle.

A pair of mismatched bedside tables that defy a feng shui principle.

Trying to get your love groove on? If you’re having trouble with your mate or problems finding a date, the feng shui solution could lie in your choice of bedside tables. Traditionally, feng shui for activating the Love & Relationship sector includes the following ‘rules’ about bedside tables;

*Always have two bedside tables, not one.

*Always have matching bedside tables to represent a balanced, equal, loving relationship where one person(table!) doesn’t dominate or overwhelm the other.

Rules are made to be broken (and it’s so much more fun to break them, don’tcha think?). I found this photo on Apartment Therapy that illustrates my point. Here are two not-so-obviously mismatched tables that work beautifully. And, I think they represent a union of two individuals, separate but equal, finding common ground in love. What’s next to your bed?

UPDATE 3/17/2010: Here’s a photo from Apartment Therapy that I just love. The homeowner used etageres as nightstands. Good feng shui? Yes, these work because they are the same but also importantly they do not overpower the bed because artwork was hung properly to balance it out in the center.

Here’s another bedroom with beams and a beamed bed.

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FIVE MINUTE FENG SHUI FIX

 

Lupine blooming in Maine. (c) Katy Allgeyer

Lupine blooming in Maine. (c) Katy Allgeyer

Enough already with winter! I’ve got cabin fever, don’t you? I realize it’s only 4 days or so until spring is officially here but it still can’t come soon enough for me. 

My desk feels like it’s closing in on me. Here’s a quick fix:

1) Stop what you’re doing, breathe in and out deeply 3 x.

2) Drink a big refreshing glass of water.

3) Get up off your duff and stretch to the ceiling.

4) Take a few moments to tidy up your surroundings without going for the full spring cleaning routine (save it for another day).

5)Treat yourself to a beautiful floral bouquet to enjoy for the rest of the week. The color and fragrance will lift your chi (energy). Be sure to display it where you will enjoy it most–your desktop or somewhere in the room you spend most of your day in.

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