I’ve been out running around because…
We have FIVE projects wrapping up these past 2 weeks--all sorts of beautiful upgrades--a kitchen, a bathroom, a master bedroom, family room and living room. The new fresh energy in these spaces is incredible--can’t wait to share them with you!
And speaking of sharing--I realized that it’s been awhile since I gave you a “Before & After” peek into one of our Feng Shui transformations, so, today’s the day--I know, it’s your favorite :)
When I got the call last summer (early June) to upgrade a past client’s Lower Level space (Game Room, Bar, TV Room, Bedroom and Bathroom--AKA Man Cave)...
Julie said, “Don (hubby) wants to work with you to improve the Man Cave (I didn’t even know about the Man Cave, had never been downstairs). Can you Feng Shui a space like that? Oh, and there’s a framed piece of UFC mat with a bit of blood on it from a famous fight--it has to stay.”
Oh, heck, yeah, Feng Shui principles apply to ANY space, big or small, energy is energy (!) and I LOOOOOOOOOVE these clients, so, of course--Yes I Can!
Plus, I hear there’s a big sporting event coming up next month--basketball, is it? This may give you some ideas for your own space!
We met with Don, a HUGE UFC fan (one of his sons is a fighter) and we took…
Pool Room Challenges:
TV Room Challenges:
Bar Area Challenges:
These 3 rooms all connect so there needs to be a unified feeling.
This is a GORGEOUS, big open space with so much potential!
Pool Room Upgrades:
TV Room Enhancements:
Bar Area Improvements:
Also, the bathroom had to have an upgrade--(No before pics, sorry :)
This project was done on an accelerated timeline for a big party that was planned 2 months out--WHAAAAAA????
The project was complete and their party was outstanding--they are so happy with the results.
But more than that--now they have a space that they WANT to use and find themselves downstairs watching movies, hanging out and enjoying each other.
What a fun and fabulous transformation!
Lots of Love,
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PHOTO CREDIT: Nancy Noet--Thank You!
We had some really cute company this weekend…
Grandbabies--Harper and Cal--getting so big!
Annnnnnd, I wanted to pop in to let you know that I’ve got a fun-filled presentation coming up at the Dreambank on March 18th at 12pm:
“The Power of Decluttering”
By then it will be SPRING!
Do you want to take Spring Cleaning to a whole level this year--I’ve got you!
Because whether you struggle with organizing your home or just own too much stuff, I can show you how to make way for dreaming by sharing my simple 3-step system for conquering clutter.
You’ll leave inspired to make your home sparkle!
Plus, you’ll discover how your home can become a powerful tool for creating the life you’ve always dreamed of.
There will be free gifts for everyone--so call a friend and come join us--it’s ALWAYS a fun event!
I would LOVE to see you there!
Lots of Love,
I had the AMAZING opportunity to work with Della this week on a Feng Shui project. Della is an Operation Fresh Start student (about to graduate--WOOHOO!) and an aspiring Interior Designer. Her mentor, Jody, is a past client of mine (I am so lucky to have such amazing people in my circle) and connected us for a meeting which blossomed into this fun afternoon of hanging mirrors together--
Mirrors are a Feng Shui Cure for MANY imbalances
Many homes have an overabundance of EARTH energy, and while Earth Energy is grounding and stable, too much of it can leave you feeling “stuck in the mud” and unable to move forward in life.
Mirrors represent Water Energy and they help by adding FLOW to spaces that feel stuck and dark.
For this project--Leah wanted a big upgrade to her empty and dark family room. It has rough wooden paneling and was painted beige with beams (purely “decoration”) running across the ceiling creating lots of downward, divisive energy.
We made A LOT of changes (paint, flooring, furniture, lighting AND took the beams down), which I will highlight in another post, but today I want to focus on the mirror wall that went in across from the sliding door.
7 STEPS to create a stunning mirror collage:
Even Leah’s Cat, Emmy, made another appearance--purrrrrring throughout the entire project!
This wall FACES the sliding door so the mirrors will double the light, bounce it around to create a BIG uplift in energy. Notice, too, that you can see the (newly added) ceiling light doubled in the mirror.
This Family Room HAPPENS to be in the Wealth Corner of Leah’s home--excited to see abundance pouring in for her and her family!
BIG THANKS to Della and Operation Fresh Start for this opportunity--Della was wonderful to work with.
More pictures of this space coming SOOOOOOON--what an exciting project!!!!
Lots of Love,
How is your week going?
We are planning a quick trip to see 4 of our grandbabies this weekend--they’re so BUSY that I can rarely get a picture of them all together, but here is a quick pic of Callum (15 mos.) practicing his selfie skills--can’t wait to see them all!
So many people ask me about one of the most basic Feng Shui Tools--the balance of the elements--it’s SUCH an important key in creating a beautiful feeling space--
There are 5 Elements in Feng Shui:
When they are all in balance, it feels wonderful, the vibes are GOOD and you never want to leave the space.
You can instantly feel when the elements are in harmony or when one or more of them have gotten out of balance.
Today let’s focus on the element of WOOD:
The WOOD Element is represented by:
Examples of Too Much Wood in a space:
The above rooms may have won design awards, but from a Feng Shui perspective, they are out of balance and if you were to live in these spaces you might feel:
When Wood is in balance in your space (as in this client’s home):
So, check out your home or office, how do the rooms feel, in general, do you have wood elements in your space AND how do they make you feel?
Notice the element of wood--do you have too much, too little, or does it feel just right?
There are always “corrections” that can be made in a space to balance the elements--when I work with clients to harmonize, balance and upgrade a space, I am always aware of these foundational principles and use very specific design “remedies” in the form of paint color, art, fabric choices, furniture, space planning, flooring, and art to correct or cure the energy of a space that has gotten out of balance.
I will be highlighting the other elements in future posts, so keep an eye out :)
And, if you would like to have a conversation about working together, just send me an email and I will be in touch as soon as possible.
Lots of Love,