It pampers you
Impressions are food. What are you feeding yourself?
Getting back to your nest from the stresses of the outside world at the end of the day is soothing only if your home is tidy and clean.
Uplifting images around -representing harmony, abundance, love- propel you to manifesting balance and prosperity in your life.
Surrounding yourself with cherished items will make your heart sing.
Deeply personal symbols and power objects strengthen the experience on a spiritual and soul level.
Colors chosen consciously can create the perfect environment for relaxing and healing or energizing and mood-boosting.
Green is very trendy, bringing in the element of Wood, that represents creation, growth, vitality, nourishment, longevity.
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Fresh air is crucial for well-being.
Plants filter and humidify the air.
You can customize the essential oils to diffuse. Scent becomes an essential part of the interior design, and the atmosphere. Extracts of plants are remedies for body, mind, spirit.
What can help you relax? Classical music, nature sounds, smooth jazz, the sound of windchimes?
Sound impacts us physiologically and psychologically.
The choice is yours. Choose intentionally.
Fluffy pillows, a patch of wheatgrass, a collection of amazing books, a jute rug: these are all textures that add to your tactile experience in a space.
Using textures in expected and unexpected ways, for a feeling of comfort, but also for an element of surprise, brings oomph to monochrome designs.
It’s just natural
Natural materials, textures, patterns, and colors are easy to bring into any style of interior. They are vital to our health and well-being. Try them for mental and emotional benefits.
Textures provide dimensions, make your home cozier and more exciting beyond the visual.
Patterns of nature resonate with our psyche at the deepest level: by recalling the sacredness of creation they reduce stress.
Neutral colors, earth tones are serene, and elegant in a casual way.
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It surprises you pleasantly in unexpected ways
That chic leather sofa in red.
The nook you’ve painted magenta to be a great backdrop for that gorgeous black art deco vase.
The handmade stone sink in the bathroom. …
Nothing boring about them. Real visual treats.
It’s your best accessory
Suitable in color, shape, texture, and authentic to the chosen style, accessories compliment your furniture in unique ways. Compositions of these objects should be pleasurable to look at.
Accessories are functional and/or decorative.
Mirrors bring life to blah areas, expand the space, bring in and bounce around light, or even hide unattractive architectural features.
Screens can be dividers between areas, create a private nook, hide storage, redirect traffic flow, or be a backdrop or a focal point.
Hardware (doorknobs, curtain rods, tiebacks, hinges, drawer pulls) can be ornamental.
Books, and flowers/plants with their colors, shapes, textures are decorative features as well.
Your choice of art (paintings, drawings, prints, photos, sculptures, ceramics, mosaics, glass art, textile art) is most personal.
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Items infused with your passion, talent, dedication –your own art– are reminders of your (many times Secret) Inner Artist unleashed. Seeing these pieces around will make you want to explore what other dormant talents you have!
All these accessories define the feeling of your abode.
It’s Yin and Yang
Curved lines, florals, curtains, soft textures, muted colors, decorative accessories, ambient lighting represent feminine design elements.
Bold art, concrete, steel, leather, plaids and stripes, vibrant colors, hardwood floors, linear furniture symbolize the masculine.
The balance of feminine and masculine design elements is imperative for the harmony of your home interior. These 2 continuously interacting, interchangeable forces of nature -receptive and active- make the WHOLE together.
It can help you align with the flow of universal energies
Enhancing the 5 elements (in their natural location) is a sure way of alignment with the energies of nature, the universe.
Enhance Water for boosting the flow of energy, money, people, to have clarity, and to express yourself better.
Wood to increase vitality and expansion.
Fire for power, recognition, wealth, and to be able to cope with change.
Earth to feel more grounded, balanced, stable.
Metal to improve planning, projects, and communication.
Relying on your awareness, with a clear vision in your mind, and a loving intention in your heart, you can transform your home and your life into a haven of abundance, peace, joy, harmony, and well-being.
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It’s a sacred space
Where you can be safe, where you can relax, and recharge.
Your place empowered with the help of Feng Shui is a conscious field.
By enlightening it, you energize yourself and your life, you get guidance and support from higher universal forces to reach your goals, to fulfill your dreams.
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Julianna Kocsis is a Feng Shui Specialist, Organizational Expert, Intuitive Vibrational Catalyst, Textile Design Archivist. She is also the founder of Talila Consulting. Bringing Order and Harmony to your Home, Work and Life.