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HOBBIT HOUSE FENG SHUI

I couldn’t resist sharing these fab tree house pics with you from my files. I’m not sure where I collected them from so if you can identify them, please add to the comments section. Hobbits have wonderful feng shui and spending time in a treehouse really does LIFT your spirits to the treetops! Enjoy.

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PERSONALIZING YOUR SPACE

Photo from Vogue

A formal room like this one from a chateau in Provence is not practical for most of us. However we can glean some inspiration from a photo like this one. A reminder to layer patterns and textures, for example. Don’t be afraid to mix and match. Be bold in your choices of lighting fixtures. Get creative with your crockery and put it on display if it’s pretty. Letting your personality shine throughout your home environment is good feng shui.

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A-MAZING!

Photo from Vogue

Some people know how to live. Have the acreage? Put in a labyrinth like this one that you could get lost in. Somewhere in Provence….

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POOLSIDE CABANA

Photo from Elle Decor

The symmetry of this poolside cabana designed by Jamie Durie creates good feng shui balance. I’m a sucker for turquoise color–it’s so soothing and instantly puts me in the mood for relaxation. There are a couple of design elements here that are off kilter—the two lamps are mismatched and either side of the structure has a different potted plant arrangement. This slight assymmetry gives an extra boost of energy to the overall space and does not harm the balance at all. See more from this designer at Elle Decor.

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GHOST CHAIRS STILL A CLASSIC

Phillipe Staark’s ghost chairs still look good to me. What do you think? I love the clean lines of this dining/conference room. The eclectic elements are right up my alley, too. They’ve included  the feng shui elements: metal, wood, water, and if the dishes are red ceramic they’ve got earth and fire covered, too. Photo from the Miss Design blog. That wine bottle chandelier is fab, too. BTW the beams overhead painted white cut that negative beam energy perfectly—it’s a classic feng shui solution to overbearing beam energy, although in a dining room it’s not as problematical to have beams as it is in a bedroom.

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THIS POOL IS OUT THERE

This pool in a house designed by Antón García- Abril is truly out there. It makes me squeamish just looking at it and the rest of the architecture. How do you feel about it? Is a cantilevered pool a can or a can’t in feng shui ?

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TINY TOILET TANK A WINNING DESIGN

Check out this sleek ‘tankless’ toilet design…at ApartmentTherapy.com

Fitting a toilet into a small space is a design challenge. If you’re feeling flush, Gerberit has a system that hides the tank within 2 x 4 stud walls so it appears tankless. Go get the full story at Apartment Therapy. And don’t let anyone give you that crap about not being able to design a sleek toilet, okay? 😉

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STILL MAKIN’ IT RIGHT IN NOLA

We first covered Brad Pitt’s “Make it Right NOLA” back in November, 2009 with this post. It’s three years later and Brad’s non profit org has made inroads into rebuilding New Orlean’s lower 9th ward —hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina—one house at a time. Using sustainable construction and known architects, the affordable housing is making waves in the design world. Here are just three of the completed houses. Go to Make it Right NOLA to see more and find out how you can contribute to this worthy cause (which also contributes to your own excellent feng shui). Oh, and there’s a great video of Mr. Pitt there, too.

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DON’T THROW ANY STONES…

A house made completely of glass. That’s way too much water element to be good feng shui. (Glass = Water). I had this in my files…not sure the source. IF anyone can help me I’ll post the proper credit.

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MAKE YOUR OWN ART CHAIRS

I wish I had a larger photo of these cool rejuvenated resin chairs but I don’t. Directions on how to paint your own at DIY, your source for Do It Yourself Projects with complete instructions so you won’t f*ck it up.

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