Welcome to fall and all things cozy--getting my sweaters and boots out NOW!
I want to share this beautiful living room we recently completed--
-- which illustrates a very important Feng Shui principle:
✨Creating A Campfire✨
Furniture arrangement is a very big deal in Feng Shui--there’s a lot to consider--balance of color/texture, having the sofa hold the position of power and the idea of connecting by placing the furniture in such a way so that people can connect with each other while they are using the space.
When you “create a campfire” you place your furniture so that it creates a circular shape (like sitting around a campfire--and in the picture above) and keep it close and cozy so the conversation is easy and intimate and you feel in relationship with the people in your space.
Do you have any ACTUAL campfire memories of your own? USUALLY, they are heart-warming, sweet, full of stories, singing and soul connections--why not create this feeling in your own home, too? It all starts with the placement of your furniture…
LIVING ROOM Chi Uppers:
Now it’s your turn! Put your Feng Shui goggles on and no matter what the size of your space--play around with the arrangement of your living room--can YOU create a campfire effect and create that feeling in your space, too?
Or, what’s one thing that can really make you feel emotionally uplifted in your own living room this week? Maybe it’s from the list above or maybe you’ll look at your Living Room from a new perspective--and discover a fresh insight all your own!
Whatever it is, promise yourself you’ll take 10 minutes and do ONE THING to clear clutter or add beauty or push furniture around and give yourself a fresh new living room space - because you deserve it!
But most of all, please reply to this email to let me know what your living room goal is for the coming week! I’d love to hear all about it - and feel free to send photos, too!
(And of course, if you need some support redesigning YOUR living room, just reach out and we can set up a time to chat about supporting you with your feng shui project.)
I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Till my next love note…
We wrapped up this gorgeous bedroom recently, and I wanted to share--it feels amazing! Can you imagine this space calling your name for a nap? Or to turn in early with a good book? Snuggling? Resting?
The brightly colored, chunky throw and WOW(!!!) pillows BALANCE the rest of the room--the soft velvet headboard, earthen lamps, gorgeous Sea Salt paint color and simple wood nightstands.
For the amount of time we spend in our bedrooms, they are often overlooked. If you feel like you can skip the Feng Shui of your bedroom because you’re only using this room with the lights off--think again!!!! Energy does not need lights :) and how your bedroom feels will impact your sleep, your health and so much more.
Bedroom Chi Uppers:
Now it’s your turn! What’s one simple, easy, little change - that can really make you feel emotionally uplifted in your own bedroom this week? Maybe it’s an idea from this week’s Feng Shui project. Or maybe it’s from the list above--maybe you’ll look at your bedroom from a new, Feng Shui vantage point – and discover a fresh insight all your own!
Whatever it is, promise yourself you’ll take 5 minutes and do ONE THING to clear clutter or add beauty and give yourself a fresh new bedroom space - because you deserve it!
But most of all, please send us an email to let me know what your bedroom goal is for the coming week! I’d love to hear all about it - and feel free to send photos, too!
(And of course, if you need some support redesigning YOUR bedroom, just reach out and we can set up a time to chat about supporting you with your feng shui project.)
I can’t wait to see what you come up with…
Till my next love note…
I couldn’t wait-- just had to show you another GORGEOUS commercial project, Bevy, that’s about to wrap up…
I do believe Bevy may be the very first Feng Shui-ed brewery, on the planet--let me know if you’ve heard of another!
I stopped in a couple of weeks ago to see the nearly finished project (they still have the exterior paint to do…) but, WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!! This is another example of how a BIG MURAL can make all the difference in a space, energetically pulling you right in and then YOU magically finding yourself with a drink in your hand! 😂
E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G about this space is so DELICIOUS--someday soon, I will give you the complete story with before and after pics, but for now, I just couldn’t wait to share!
Go! Check it out--it’s a stunning upgrade with the most amazing owners--it’s been so much fun working with them!
Maybe you own a business or commercial space that could use a Feng Shui energy boost?
If so, here are important points to consider--
There’s a lot to consider in a public space, and working with the energy of the space, the business owners, the staff and the clients/potential clients is magical and the results are spectacular!
If you have a business or commercial space that needs an upgrade--reply to this email and let’s talk! I would love to hear about your project :)
Lots of Love,
Did you know that the SIZE of your area rug has EVERYTHING to do with how big/or small your space feels? This is a concept you may be able to apply to your space right away!
Take a look at this living room with the newly added BIGGER rug:
Previously, the rug in this space was smaller by a couple of feet in BOTH directions. It completely dictated the perceived size of this room.
By adding this much larger and more colorful rug (isn’t it GORGEOUS--hot pink fringe--whaaaaat?), we’ve energetically just about doubled the size of this space.
WHEN SELECTING AN AREA RUG--Choose a size that allows you to:
Let me know what you visualize (or purchase!) I can’t wait to see what you dream up…
If you’re interested in support for working with your space in this way, let me know, I would love to--plus, I have the connection for the company that sells the gorgeous, handmade rug above (*wink, wink*)!
Lots of Love,
We are almost finished working on this TREASURE of an office for our client, an Esthetician, who moved her practice to Sun Prairie, WI. I couldn’t resist, though, sharing how amazing the space feels just by highlighting the exquisite mural in her lobby area!
The mural is positioned so that it can be seen by passers-by and the energy and colors were chosen specifically to pull potential clients right into the space to enquire…
And I’m 100% sure that this move and the Feng Shui enhancements we’ve made to her space will transform her and her business in ways she probably can’t even imagine right now…
HERE ARE SOME OFFICE TIPS FOR YOUR WORK SPACE:
THIS WEEK’S FENG SHUI HOMEWORK:
Take a look at where you do most of your work – whether it’s at your job, home office, or even the space where you handle your home organization, paperwork and bills.
From what we’ve explored today – or from your own innovation, intuition and creativity – what’s ONE change can you make this week that will uplift your work environment for the better?
Please reply to this email to let me know what you’ve decided to do – and always feel free to share photos and stories from your results!
There’s so much more to share, but I hope this was a fun tidbit for your day . . . I can’t wait to show you the progress as we finish up this office project soon!
Till next time – Happy Feng Shui’ing!
Lots of Love,
I hope you’re enjoying your summer!
I’ve been BUSY with the most amazing projects! I thought you might like to have a peek at one of our recently completed bathrooms – the cutest little powder room on the planet!
This little space ALREADY HAD the most gorgeous vintage floor tile and baseboard. And we were able to preserve it, connecting it to the history of the house – built almost 100 years ago!
Everything else is brand new, and chosen specifically to raise the vibration of this home and its owners!
The wallpaper, of course, is the star of the show – but the crystal chandelier, custom cabinetry, punchy modern art and all the little details give this tiny space a HUGE chi “hit”!
Water consumption has already increased in this home, because who WOULDN’T want to be spending more time here?
So here’s a starter checklist for YOUR bathroom oasis:
BATHROOM CHI UPPERS:
HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK:
Now it’s your turn! What’s one simple, easy, little change - that can really make you feel emotionally uplifted in your bathroom this week? Maybe it’s an idea from this week’s feng shui project. Or maybe it’s from the list above--maybe you’ll look at your bathroom from a new, Feng Shui vantage point – and discover a fresh insight all your own!
Whatever it is, promise yourself you’ll take 5 minutes to give yourself a beautiful, invigorating, healing new bathroom space - because you deserve it!
But most of all, please reply to this email to let me know what your bathroom goal is for the coming week! I’d love to hear all about it - and feel free to send photos, too!
(And of course, if you need some support redesigning YOUR bathroom, just reach out and we can set up a time to chat about supporting you with your feng shui project.)
I can’t wait to see what you come up with…
Till my next love note . . .
Lots of Love,
First things first… a cute baby update--
Lander, grandbaby #7, is 2 months old and really showing his personality!
Today I want to share my thoughts on ART and specifically the art you choose and hang in your space…
Everyone has some sort of art pieces hanging in their space--that’s a given.
Either you choose them specifically for the room or hang up art that you already have to “fill up the walls” and MOST TIMES you don’t give it much thought--right?
Art, however, is powerful!!!! And the messages it conveys are also powerful. These pieces hanging in your space are chit, chit, chatting away to you 24/7 and informing your energy even though you may not be aware of it.
Here’s an example--At one initial design consultation, this piece of art was hanging directly across from the front door so it was visible each and every time our clients walked into their home:
They had opinions and beliefs about how famous this image is, (It was a print--but this particular piece is impressionist Paul Ranson’s work) how expensive it was, the circumstances of when they bought it, and how beautiful they perceived it to be, but FOR THESE CLIENTS and IN THIS SPACE, it was not lifting the energy of their home or their personal energy. Can you feel it, too?
And, as they were faced with this fiery, hot and unhappy image Every Single Time they opened their door to come home it was beaming these feelings to them and causing a perceptible funk in their lives.
In fact, they BOTH said that they often felt a little low and tended to quibble with each other (too much fire in the picture).
There were definitely other factors contributing, but this piece of art affected them and their relationship directly.
This is the piece we used as a replacement--
A softer piece, by Matt Bialer, welcoming you home giving you an easier, more gentle entry into your home and life.
The message to YOU is--take a fresh look at what is on the walls in your space, does it speak to your future, is it inspiring, beautiful, does it take your breath away and cause you to feel love, joy or abundance? OR, does it drag you down, keep you playing small--feeling indifferent or sad?
NEWSFLASH: The artist’s hard-drive is IN the pieces they create!!!
That is, the vibration and frequency of the artist, what they believe about themselves and LIFE is poured directly into their art as they create. It is a direct reflection of their own personal operating system.
And then, you take it home with you then it feeds YOUR vibration and frequency.
Here is an example:
Notice the three pictures at the back of the living room. They are small, irregularly shaped images and had been there for a very long time. They were no longer interesting or inspiring to our clients.
The transformation of this space is incredible(!) and the art plays a VERY important part in the upgraded energy. It’s large enough to pull you into the room and beautiful enough to keep you there! This artist paints with a great deal of joy, beauty and connection.
Here’s another example:
This is a commercial office that really needed some love and attention--
This client worked very, very hard to clear the clutter, the furniture was upgraded, the walls were painted but notice how the art grabs your attention and pulls you into the space--what an enhancement for this client and everyone she comes in contact with!
Art is one of the most dynamic elements in any space--it’s worth spending some time considering yours!
Annnnnnd, sometimes it’s very hard to see for yourself what might need to change or shift in your space…if you would like some support with rearranging or upgrading your art, please reach out, I would LOVE to work with you!
Lots of Love,
In case you’re itching to get some fresh chi into your space, here are THREE of my favorite checklists for your space:
How to take care of your space
How to Improve Your Air Quality
Spring Cleaning BEDROOM checklist
Enjoy freshening up the chi in your home or office--and if you want support--please send us an email, we would be more than happy to talk with you about your project!
Lots of Love,
Smells like Spring 🤩--and these darlings are showing their faces whether the snow’s gone or not!
I hope you’re feeling Spring Vibes, too--our brains naturally produce more dopamine at this time of year (the hormone triggered by new experiences)!
~~~Contact me - I would LOVE to know what feels fresh and fun for you this season~~~
(Plus, I miss you!!!! Just write to say hi, if you feel inspired.)
Today, I would love to share a family room transformation with you--talk about a shot of freshness!
Living Rooms tend to feel a little more formal and Family Rooms are spaces designed to feel more casual--they're family-friendly, accessible, and comfortable. But that doesn’t mean they have to feel dreary!!!!
This family is OVER the moon excited (!!!) about their transformation and this room gets used every single day:
“Our family room is where we gather for fun and connection - dance parties, gymnastics/ninja sessions, reading, movies and more. We love how the furnishings, wall colors and art make this room feel--fun, cozy AND alive--we love it!”
Is there a space in your home that feels stagnant or tiresome? IF you have a project in mind and would like to contact me for a complimentary 20 minute phone call, just reply here and we can set up a time to chat!
Lots of Love,
We have a fresh new grand baby in the family 😍😍😍😍😍❗❗
Lander 💖was born at the end of February--what a cute little porkchop--we are all in LOOOOOVE!
Of course, a new baby is an EXTREMELY beautiful example of the joy, sweetness and love that life has to give!!!!
Even if you’re NOT having babies--you can still enhance the energy of your space by using Feng Shui to bring beauty and high frequency to your life. Your space can FEEL that something VERY special is happening in your life, too.
Just last month I had a client look at me quizzically and ask, “Is wallpaper still ‘a thing’ ”?
My top responses are below--SOMETIMES I recommend wallpaper and wallpaper murals to clients for these specific reasons--maybe some of these will apply to you, too :)
1. As a correction for weird angles and dormer ceilings~
The wallpaper softens and “corrects” for the challenges that low ceilings, dormers and angles in this type of space present…
2. Bring ZING to a forgotten space~
Wallpapering a closet, a laundry room, or basement/attic space gives an instant AHHHHHHH! (or squeeeeeal of delight) every time you walk in -- or even *think* of this space. (applying a wall covering could be used as your incentive/celebration AFTER editing the space.)
3. Bathrooms can be Boring~
It’s FUN to put up wallpaper in small rooms, like a powder room that typically feel utilitarian or just functional. The small space lends itself to whimsy, or a bit of extravagance--giving you a big 💥💥💥WOW 💥💥💥every single time you walk in…
4. Correct for a Missing Feng Shui Element~
Sometimes we need help enhancing or balancing the five Feng Shui elements.
An example: The Feng Shui of ANY entryway corresponds to CAREER and WATER is its corresponding element.
Imagine a very small entryway with room for only one wall mirror--a tight squeeze, at best!
To enhance this entry, we’ve added this gorgeous cobalt blue wallpaper as a WATER enhancement. Fresh! Beautiful! Full of joy and adventure!
5. Weak or Missing Art~
Add a wallpaper MURAL or one wall of wallpaper as a replacement for art. This gives you the abundant feeling of art in a BIG way for a fraction of the cost.
6. Behind the bed to increase headboard energy~
In Feng Shui, your headboard represents you being supported--thousands of years ago, people put the back of their homes up against a MOUNTAIN--so a solid, substantial headboard is a MUST!
A wallpaper mural can EXTEND that energy and give you even more “backing” in your life.
7. Commercial Spaces--to pull you IN~
In commercial spaces, we use wallpaper or murals to “pull” energy (clients) into the space and all the way to the back of the space, so that they get the full experience…and so that the business can serve as many people as possible.
(The GREEN space above is a brewery in progress--stay tuned for the finished space!)
These are only some of the reasons I use wallpaper with my Feng Shui clients--every space and every PERSON is different--your Feng Shui design will be completely tuned to your needs and specific requests.
Let me know if you are interested in your own energy upgrade--you never know, it may involve wallpaper!
PS: (Attn: Apartment Dwellers) Look for strippable, or peel and stick wallpaper that comes down in minutes--I’ve got you covered--HAHA, covered, get it?
Lots of Love,