Home Style

Home styling is lifestyle transformation.
Add flowers, accessories, fabric, color and design to your space and you activate life force in your home and your life.
Home style is how your personality is reflected in your surroundings and this aesthetic wow-factor can lift you up!
Get inspired here to create your own interiors in your own way.

decor with stripes

(vintage revivals)

One way to really fix attention in a space is to use bold stripes… power stripes I like to call them.  They are a very big statement, but the results are memorable, fresh and fun.  These powerful stripe looks can inspire your own space shift to create more focused and graphic wow-factor!  Continue Reading…

gold accessories

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It doesn’t take much goldto light up a room.  Gold trim, golden accessories, gold paint, gilt art… it is all very simple to make and to fold into spaces. Gold adds the sunny, warm and charming to a space. It is forever a metallic of prosperity, no matter where you use it in your home.

My own home is filled with golden mirrors, hold accessories, gold art, gold trinkets, golden chairs… the gold is everywhere, and it is my own version of lightening up  my very wood-heavy space.  Add gold and everything feels… floaty and rich and fabulous.

Here’s some gold trimmed decor to get your mind revved up with the glitzy and inspired!   Continue Reading…

creative decor

Greyed-out creative spaces are clean, focused and yet in their metallic energy of focus they are refreshing and graphic.  If you are looking for a way to make your home feel more creative, the trick of grey to focus things, the minimal furtniture and maximum style of these rooms is enchanting! Continue Reading…

boho chic

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Diffuse light, low cushions, fabulously frayed rugs… macrame, textile, layers and patterns… welcome to the way to mix bohemian earthiness into your home without feeling overwelmed by it!  It’s the perfect blend of bohemian that can still shine as spacious design.  Get ready for some inspiration that you can weave into your home to feel more connected to the Earth today! Continue Reading…

triangles at home

(moonwalkers)

Where you want to generate energy, use a triangle.  It is the feng shui geometry of the fire element, and as it adds a great dynamic rush to a room it also adds fixed points of attention.  We can’t help but be attracted to triangles for the power that they display.

Here’s a bit on my new favorite motif- layered triangles in gorgeous spaces- and how to use it to energize your own home!  Continue Reading…

fabric bolt

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I’m sitting with a stack of big cut swatches of silk on a chair beside me, waiting to be stretched and stapled onto my very outdated Ikat dining room chairs.  This is a big day for my home decor!

It takes very little to transform a space with fabric- and the result is usually a giant transformation.

I used to fear fabric. I had no idea how, what or where to do with it… but one day, that changed.  Framing a piece of fabric renovated an entire room in my house and created what was a whole new feng shui’d powerful surge of energy.  I couldn’t fathom why I had waited so long to do something so easy and inexpensive!!!

Here are four ways to change space with new textiles.  The best part: None of these ideas require any skill at all…! Continue Reading…

plants

(Ike Edeani)

I am ever on the hunt for ways to change space, and one of my favorite space shift is the houseplant.  Or tree. Or forest full of them!

My patio is presently an un-planted sea of tiny succulents waiting to fit in one big pot.  That is an easier fix than the whole greenhouse window of succulents in my kitchen that are ready for some fancy, more attended-to pots as well.  The theme of the present moment in my house is that things have outgrown their containers and need new pots.

I feel the same way about most of my life right now- surprise-surprise!- and as the boundaries stretch and I plant myself in a new “pot” of my own, my plants are ready to be center stage, growing with me!

This is important.  A few feng shui notes on plants: they are alive. As such, they should be respected and cared for properly.  Caring for your plants is an extension of caring for yourself.  Typically I see dying plants in homes where people also have neglected to schedule enough time for themselves, so watch your plant heath and I bet it will give you a self-esteem & self-love boost as well.

Now for the plant ‘spiration! Continue Reading…

watercolor inspiration

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One of the last pieces of my home feng shui & design to finish is the very very vital bedroom wall art.

Of course, in this situation I feel the need to make it myself (and yes, I will chronicle it, even though I am a total beginner!), and I am really ready to have it up on the wall. What hangs over your bed as you sleep represents the interior theme of your mind.  That is, at the very least, my philosophy that holds true in every home I visit! (*more on this here, its a big topic) 

I am insisting  on watercolors over my own bed for my own fixated creative reasons, and it has sparked a great-big watercolor home round-up of the day…!

Get ready to swim in transparent color lusciousness! Continue Reading…