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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Defining your Design Style

There are many design styles, such as; traditional, classical, contemporary, craftsman, English country, French country, Tuscan, Art Nouveau, bungalow, modern, Victorian, eclectic, Scandinavian, Asian and so many more.  The list is endless!  With so many different styles, it is no wonder that we all get confused.  The question to ask yourself is, what design style …

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Choosing your paint colors according to intensity

Another way of helping you choose paint colors is to think about your color intensity.  Intensity is the saturation or more simply, the brightness or purity of a color.   The way I would explain it, a neon red is a cheerful, bright red, that is highly intense or similarly, highly saturated.  On the other hand, …

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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 …

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What is good interior design?

When I started out at design school I really didn’t understand the difference between interior decorating and interior design.  Interior decorating is what one would call the soft furnishings and embellishments.  This usually includes the non-permanent items such as window treatments, furniture, paint, art, etc.  Interior design includes everything inside the home including walls, fixtures, …

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