The Japanese Garden: More Trimming less Mowing

Fall colors are peaking here in the Pacific Northwest. Over the weekend I visited the Japanese Garden in Seattle and the colors were just so vivid and beautiful that I had to share this photo!  And no, it has not been Photoshopped.  Honest. Unlike Western gardens, what I like about Japanese gardens is the minimal …

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What’s the Feng Shui of a Chandelier in a Bedroom?

Interior Design is such a personal thing.  What works for one person may not necessarily work for another.  But that’s what makes it fun!  Everyone is welcome to their own design aesthetics. Chandeliers are ceiling mounted hanging light fixtures that may have glass or crystals that reflect the light and are usually quite ornate.  Normally, …

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Aki Matsuri in Bellevue, Washington

This past weekend was the Annual Japanese Aki Matsui in Bellevue, Washington. Aki means fall and matsuri means festival.  This fabulous cultural celebration is produced by a group of volunteers, led by Tom and Katsuko Brooke called ENMA.  Their vision is to celebrate and share the rich culture of Japan with those living in the …

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