Feng Shui 101

Feng Shui in my way is about designing your dream life.
These feng shui basics and tips will help you to personalize your environment and make it feel fantastic while ithey bring your intentions to life!
Here we break down feng shui terms like the bagua, yin and yang, the five elements and other “technical” feng shui lingo so that you can understand and assimilate these big concepts in your life with grace and style.

yellow splash bedroom

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Color brings lots of feng shui fortune to space, but if you are either color shy or color apprehensive in your space, a statement color can bring you the energy you want without painting all your walls and completely redecorating! Continue Reading…

neon brights

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Uplift!  Its what we all crave.  The shot of espresso. The You Tube video of a dog doing just about anything adorable.  Diving into a pool. Having news that sets us soaring.

The bright spot in a day is also visual if you let it be visual.  Today’s feng shui desgn idea is all that you can do with some neon bright floursecents to create that uplifting punch of wow-factor!    Continue Reading…

carnations

Feng Shui in my way is about story rather than just space.  It doesn’t matter if you live in a tiny studio or a 12-bedroom estate,  your home will tell a story about you and every day you will read that story.

We all know what happens when you read something every day…

Consciously or unconsciously it will affect you.

It seeps into your mind, reminding you….

Perhaps in a less-than-great way  your home will remind you of how much you’ve neglected (because the shower still isn’t fixed), of your financial limitations that you can’t seem to shake (as the furniture frays), of your breakups (with old lovers gifts stuff in your house) or your illnesses (with a medicine chest packed with old prescriptions)…

Do you see how this works?

Everything in your space is part of a narrative you absorb daily.  And you are in charge of the script of that story!  Continue Reading…

sunset

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I am so excited for Labor Day I can’t even begin to tell you!

Not only is it a break from Los Angeles, its a sign that 5 things are coming… 1. fall food and a zillion dinner parties, 2. the best art openings, 3. exciting back-to-school energy, 4. family holidays and, to be self-indulgent, 5. my birthday, too!

Today I am thrilled to share some Pre-Fall feng shui from my very own feng shui master, Dr. Gabriele Van Zon, to help you smoothly transition into an incredible season of action ahead!  Continue Reading…

you matter

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This is is.

You matter.

You.

Not what your parents want, what your friends say, what you imagined in movies or read online, not some silly standards or some societal pressure… YOU matter.

Organize your life so that you matter most.

That’s the fast feng shui that really makes a difference.

If feng shui is all about designing spaces to optimize your life, the key feature in all of this is that your life is important.

Ask yourself:  ” Am I treating my life like I matter?”  Continue Reading…

rug

I just did a little bit of a haul’s worth of shopping at Urban Outfitters to finish several bits of my unfinished place. Yes, Urban Outfitters. It is the untapped land of boho accessories and little bits that really work in the context of a great big home. It’s been my secret for quite a while.  I thought I’d take a moment to share my haul of very affordable finishing home touches that you can easily swap around your house to change the energy. Also, before my big “home tour” reveal in September, I thought I’d share the ways I have learned to deal with challenges like pet hair and noisy neighbors!

Basically, I’m giving you a sneak-peek into my feng shui, in progress… Continue Reading…

rainbow eucalyptus

(omg, nature is so amazing that these rainbow eucalyptus actually grow this way!)

We rush, we run, we do many things at once, we have a big day, come home… and the action of the day feels “stuck” to us.

It’s as though the energy of a day covers you, hanging on you and hovering around you.

You know that feeling, when certain moments of the day play on a loop, you are over-excited (even in a good way) and feeling really unlike yourself.

The temptation is to escape in food, drink, TV, and other was to go numb.

That’s the modern condition. It doesn’t have to be your reality.  Continue Reading…

rocking horse

Motion is something we forget about… until things get blocked up and boring. Today’s fast feng shui is all about elevating rooms… by making them move! Continue Reading…