Keeping your space clutter free and organized is the best thing for your feng shui. This DIY shoe rack from iNewIdea is attractive enough to keep outside of your closet. Get complete directions here.
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Lighting doesn’t have to be boring. Check out this Brodie Neill design for Kundalini. It’s got curves (and we know that’s good for feng shui!). Designer Julie Moringello of Modernmaine design has these sea urchin inspired lamps made from a variety of materials for endless possibilities in customization.
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?
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.
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.
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….
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.