Home Style

Home styling can fuel your feng shui intentions and help you to create intimate, exciting spaces. From adding flowers or a fountain to painting walls and accessorizing, home style is a personal part of finding the Tao or “connectedness” that powerfully links you to your environment. Gorgeous interior design, ingenious innovation, furniture, accessories and weekend projects that can take your home to the next level.

colorful interior

(via)

While we are nearly all a bit timid at times about going too big with color in any aspect of life, more can be much more in your home.  Using art and accessories in a handful of colors that capture your eye, you can take the standard space into the stratosphere! Continue Reading…

elle decor sweden

Ah, the massive inspiration of a world tour via the Internet.  Elle Decor Sweden is my stop of the day.

My favorite part of the site; the great big assortment of bloggers that post stories- actual stories reading like short films-  that are brilliantly photographed, dreamy and a re-definition of lifestyle.  The emphasis is on both Life & Style.  Relaxed. Full of wonder.

You get a sense that life is more full of meaningful pauses in Sweden. That I can get behind!

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dark walls

(decorology)

Dark walls in space are divine. Rare but awesome. The exotic, the mysterious… and look how much light shines against the dark!  Continue Reading…

fresh bedroom

(avenue lifestyle)

If your home is a mirror of your mind (& it is!) sometimes you need to pare down and know that less stuff and more freshness can be exactly what you need. If you are in a transition (*more here!) or in a rut, fresh space creates lots of clarity in your mind, allowing you to think in new ways with less stress.

Here’s a little fresh-spiration to get you thinking about the more that you can find in the less!  Continue Reading…

west elm stickwood

(West Elm  has Stickwood!)

Taking what you have and making it much better with a little upgrade is a passion of mine.  When you are like me- not handy with power tools and not big on complications, it makes transforming things a bit more challenging… yet not impossible!  Here are a few fabulous ways- starting with Stickwood panels from West Elm (these totally remind me of New Jersey!) to pretty easily make some major decor switches.  Continue Reading…

urban bohemian

(via)

Urban Bohemian. I think that is my new style aptitude: one part hippie chic and one part traditional, even ultra modern, home. Rather than the plied on wildness of a rustic boho space, a little earthy free-spirit aesthetic mixes here with reatraint to create a relaxed home with lots of richness in its detail.  Continue Reading…

warm bedroom

No matter what the season, rooms can feel cold.

Cold rooms tend to be stark, lacking sensory richness, overly monotone or just plain cool-feeling.

Where your bedroom in concerned, the chilly feeling can prevent you from getting proper rest.  In a cold room you may feel more worried than usual, as starkness can overstimulate the mind to fill in all the sensory information that is missing, the information that we crave.

In feng shui, cold is the absence of yang (loud, stimulating and warm) and/or the prevalance of lots of mentally-charged stuff (*massive bookshelves, electronics)  that can be overwhelming.

Creating warmth is nurturing, rejuvenating, comforting and sexy.  It is also easy to do! Continue Reading…

diy sheets

(HGTV)

While it is tempting to just dump what you have and rush out to get new things, repurposing is a way more feng shui-friendly solution whenever it is possible.  As I move into a new home hat is far more sophisticated than my present one, my mind is one what to keep and what to repurpose.

Today, here is a round-up of amazing projects you can make with things that you may already have, or can find cheaply. Their end products are all  enormously useful, and mostly stylish, too!  Continue Reading…