Feng Shui and Interior Design go hand in hand

My feng shui master, Dr. Shantung Hsu, always teaches me something new every time I visit with him.  It is so energizing to learn from such a knowledgeable yet most humble master.   Please check out his website and blog at  bluemountainfengshui.com The feng shui that we practice is called form school.  In form school, we learn that every shape creates energy, which means everything has energy.

It is my desire to create a home that energizes you.  Wouldn’t it be great if every time you walk into your home you feel the energy?  Unfortunately, I think the opposite happens to most of us.  Why?  Because there is so much ‘work’ to be done in the house and outside as well.  For those that can afford extra help with the housework and landscaping upkeep are fortunate to have more time and energy than most of us that must do the work ourselves.   Another reason we lack energy is from owning too much ‘stuff’.   When you have many material things, it takes energy to think what you are going to do with it, where to put it and remembering where it is when you need it!   The more you have, the more time it takes to organize, leaving us with a bigger burden.

So, the first step is to clear the clutter and simplify your needs.  I found that when you have young children, you tend to collect everything because you never know when they’ll need it for a school project.  After years of collecting it becomes automatic and you don’t realize you are saving all these unnecessary items. You must make a conscious decision to get rid of things that are no longer of use.   Also, I find that those that have lived in their homes for a long period of time have had no opportunity to sort their possessions so they tend to have a larger collection of things.  Somehow, when you see the same stuff everyday, you don’t notice it anymore and you don’t realize the accumulation.  Try to look at your clutter with fresh eyes and be ruthless with your decisions.  I’m sure you’ll be happy to have the new found space.

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, is an interior designer, specializing in a contemporary Asian aesthetic and serves the Greater Seattle Area through her company, 3 Frogs Design. She's also a certified Feng Shui consultant from the Blue Mountain Feng Shui Institute.

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