How a French Exchange Student Reminded Me to Keep an Open Heart and Open Mind

Many think of Feng Shui as a superstitious practice. But we cannot judge without actually taking the time to learn the truth.  With time and age our minds and hearts become more closed.  When we see pure emotions we remember to keep our hearts and minds open. Recently, I was fortunate to be reminded of …

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building, lighting, wall

What To Consider When Selecting Exterior Lighting

In feng shui, the exterior of your home reflects your image you present to the world. On a clear, sunny day it is easy to see the colors, shapes and landscaping of your home.  However, the exterior of a home looks very different depending on the time of day and season.  Here in the Northwest, …

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home, interior, room

Interior Design Ideas for Placing Pictures and Art on Walls

We all have art that has meaning to our lives; from family photos to souvenirs from our travels.  They are reminders of who we are, where we have been, and what we love.  If poorly positioned, sometimes those meaningful images get lost on the walls of our home.  Just by improving the placement through simple …

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people, friends, couples

Yin-Yang New Year’s Resolutions

Searching the internet I came across the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions at http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/holidays/tp/resolutions.htm Here’s the condensed list: 1.    Spend more time with family and friends 2.    Fit in Fitness 3.    Tame the Bulge 4.    Quit Smoking 5.    Enjoy Life More 6.    Quit Drinking 7.    Get out of Debt 8.    Learn Something New 9.    Help …

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Thoughts on the Feng Shui and Interior Design of a Casino

Tonight at the dinner table somehow the conversation subject was gambling.  It’s amazing what the boys learn from T.V.   My sons have never been to a casino so their information does not come from experience.  One of my sons said he recalled a TV program saying that one had a 49% chance of winning on …

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living room, family room, great room

Creating Zones In Your Home

Unlike the homes of the 70’s and 80’s where the kitchen, dining and living rooms were all separated into individual rooms, families today enjoy the use of a great room.  The great room usually incorporates the kitchen, family room and casual dining area.  We tend to watch T.V. and generally ‘live’ in this space.  This …

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Yin/Yang from an Interior Design perspective

From an interior design perspective, yin is the quiet or non-active areas of the house while yang is the active and places of gathering.  Yang rooms are the living room, kitchen and dining and the yin would be the bathrooms and bedrooms.  In the Yang room it is fine to have stimulating objects and colors …

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