Square or Round Rug? How to Use Shapes in Feng Shui

Katherine Graham - Feng Shui Shapes

In Feng Shui each of the Five Elements, or five stages of chi, have attributable colors, textures, patterns and shapes. Since shapes correspond to an element they can be used just like color to help balance a space and activate the ba gua, the energy map of your home.  Find out more from Katherine Graham Below are some examples of ways to use square versus round shapes to help you achieve the invisible luxury of Feng Shui. Round rugs represent Metal Most interiors I see have an overabundance of the Wood element. This happens easily when Continue Reading

Double Your Personal Success With Mirrors

Adding mirrors can be your secret super power. image: lush home

Here’s the thing you need to know about mirrors: Mirrors are a BIG DEAL. In Feng Shui, mirrors are what aspirin is to doctors, often used in simple remedies for many things. But it’s much more profound than that. Find out more from Susan Chan The mirrors in your home are a mirror of your life. Look around. How’s your home-sweet-home looking these days? Chances are, if you’ve been giving your home love and attention, it will deliver the same. If you’ve taken the time to decorate with your full attention and intention, you probably Continue Reading

Feng Shui and Sea Shells

Feng Shui and Sea Shells by Donna Stellhorn

Seashells are often found in homes in coastal and island properties. But they are also lovely reminders of shore trips full of joy, hope, and love with family and friends or in peaceful solitude.  Find out how the beautiful seashell has a place in Feng Shui - by Donna Stellhorn. Feng Shui is the Chinese art of creating a harmonious environment. It is the idea that the space we live in has an effect on us; emotionally, physically, even spiritually. In Feng Shui we use symbols of what we desire (happy relationships, prosperity, good health, Continue Reading

When Design Isn’t Livable

Mia Staysko - When Design Isn't Livable

Automobile designer Henrik Fisker said that ‘If design isn’t profitable then its art.’ This certainly would be true in the industrial design world but in the world of building design, I would say ‘When design isn’t liveable, then it's art.’ I have come to call architecture, art-chitecture. In Facebook conversations with colleagues at the International Feng Shui Guild, photos are often posted of interesting homes and buildings around the world. Some are beautiful like this culture and art center being built in China.   Some Continue Reading

ABBA Lives in My Garage

Garage - Robyn Stevens

Whenever I discuss de-cluttering I remind my clients that they don’t get to move the clutter somewhere else...like to the garage, for example.  Why? Because, even though it’s "just" the garage, it matters from the feng shui point of view. IT ALL MATTERS.  The garage IS part of your home.  Find out more from Robyn Stevens I get it, I really do. The garage is, well, the garage. Its not pretty. It's not sexy. Its primary function is to store cars, lawn mowers, bicycles, oil, rakes, and more.   All of which are the dirty, greasy, grimy items we Continue Reading