Bob and I had a much needed escape to the north woods in Bayfield this weekend--we slept on an Airbnb BOAT while we were there--super fun! We also went to hear music at the Big Top, hiked, took a cruise around the Apostle Islands and relaxed and read on the beach--AHHHHHHH!
A couple of weeks ago, we took pictures at Manotee’s beautiful, newly Feng Shuied home. She totally WENT FOR IT and the results are stunning. This new version of her home will support her life now and well into the future.
Today, we’re going to take a look at the the entry and small sitting room off of the entry--you know, the one that no one uses...
Here’s are before pictures for comparison:
The Entry represents CAREER and the flow of everything into your life--it all comes through the front door (or the “mouth of chi” if you want to get dorky about Feng Shui!):
We added a mirrored wall to Manotee's entry and one of my favorite crystal chandeliers--it’s BIG!
We also used a gorgeous blue/turquoise rug and of course a turtle swimming into her home on the wall for good luck :)
Reflected in the mirror is the sitting room off to the side in the KNOWLEDGE and SPIRITUALITY area of her home. The color that is representative of this area is blue and a gorgeous blue-green was coming through for her. Just about the time I opened the paint fan deck to the “blues”, Manotee yelled, “No, I hate blue!!!!”
I asked her to trust the process and consider that maybe she NEEDED blue. She agreed to stay open (I saw her take some deep breaths and actually leave the room for a few seconds :)
The results of the blue paint, creamy yellow ceiling and the combinations of furniture, lighting, soft white rug and her gorgeous native american textiles and statuary created a beautiful space for relaxing, reading, and reflection.
Well, we think this says it all--Manotee’s Snapchat post this weekend:
She drinks her coffee here every morning and dreams. And now--she loves blue :)
Lots of Love,
“Jane, when you came to my new house, you mentioned blues and brought them out, and I said exactly what you remember… No, I hate blue! It did take me a little bit to reconcile what you were saying to me… That maybe I needed blue in my life. And I did completely trust you and look at the amazing room! It's my favorite room in the house. It makes me feel good. It's a room that typically would never be used in a home (front sitting room/dining room)… But in my case, I go into it every day. I love the feel of the rug under my feet, and the serenity that envelops me. I use every room in my house now. I love going into all of them especially this one!
P.S.. I meditate there every morning….Which I am just learning how to do, with the inspiration of the room.” Manotee C. Middleton , WI
Invite a friend or two and join us next week at the DreamBank for a very special event!
PHOTO CREDIT: Janice Laufenberg