Family Relationships Can Be Healthy: Use Some Feng Shui

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Do the members of your household uplift you? Or bring you down? How do you feel about your ancestry and heritage? Focusing on the Family center of your home can help you appreciate the positive qualities of your relatives. Use Feng Shui to facilitate harmonious relationships and encourage feelings of respect and love.  Your tribe can have a huge impact […]

Gallery Wall 101: Find The Proper Theme

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Gallery walls are nothing new. Hanging multiple framed pieces of art in a staggered layout gives instant creative interest to large and small spaces alike. It’s easy to be inspired to create a gallery wall, but then all of the options of what to frame can be overwhelming! Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you narrow down your […]

Hexagons: Time to Think Outside of the Box

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As you get organized this Spring, think outside of the box. Literally! Hexagons are a proven way to break flat spaces into little units most efficiently. Think of a honeycomb, the product of one of the most efficient creatures around – the honey bee! This is known as the honeycomb conjecture. We’ve compiled some of our favorite uses of this […]

Love + Relationships Attracted via Feng Shui

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Romance is in the air and relationships are on our minds. Time to use a little Feng Shui magic to enhance the love you’ve got or attract some to your life! Your home should always be an inviting retreat where you feel secure and happy. Create a little love nest of your own in the rear right section of your […]

Moroccan Lamps Add a Touch of Romance

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Bohemian eclectic touches are perfect for setting the mood. Items from Turkey and Morocco add an exotic element to your home without breaking the bank! Moroccan lamps are especially romantic, with ornate metal carvings and colored glass. Create a luxurious atmosphere anywhere in your home by taking your candlelight up a notch. Dress […]

Room Dividers Tear Down the Wall

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Growing up as the oldest of 7 kids made me love privacy and large groups of people simultaneously.  There’s something comforting in having some peace and personal space without losing the warm bodies!  Mid-century modern room dividers are the perfect companion for closet anti-socials. The open lattices section rooms off without cutting people off! Exclusive Views Have a great view but […]

Fireplace Feng Shui to Warm Your Home

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Now that Santa has done his thing, time to stoke the fire back up! This has certainly been a cold winter season so far (speaking on behalf of all freezing Southern Californians). As the stockings start to come down, your fireplace can still pretty up. Keep things cozy the rest of the season. Quick Feng Shui Tips Fire is an […]

Glass Decanters: As You Wish, Master

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When I shop for holiday decor these days, I try to find fun items that I can use year round. Glass decanters from the 50’s are a perfect example! They give your decor a fun, genie-in-the-bottle vibe and add just the right touch of color. Sparkle baby, sparkle! I Dream of Jeannie When I was younger, I used to love […]

Attract Prosperity + Wealth via Feng Shui

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One of the principle ideas in Feng Shui is circulation.  Money is a very fluid form of prosperity and should circulate in and out of your life in a positive way.  Prosperity is more of a mindset than a financial standing. My brother always says, “billionaires just have billion-dollar bills”.  Enhancing this area of your home should be an encouragement […]

Table Settings Bohemian Eclectic Style

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Bohemian eclectic style is a combination of patterns and fabrics that exude warmth and abundance. This makes it the perfect decor idea for Thanksgiving table settings! Invest in a few amazing dishes and mix-and-match them with what you’ve already got. Add a few succulents and voila! Instant style that will wow your guests while staying on budget. A Firm Foundation […]

Reupholstering Furniture is Pretty Darn Easy

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Upcycling makes any piece of furniture more valuable depending on the materials you use. The more time and attention you give your vintage find, the better.  Give any chair a little bit of TLC and a pinch of creativity to instantly transform it!  Reupholstering furniture gives each piece an extra dose of sentimental value, too.  Take a sturdy chair and add […]

Use Astrology to Personalize Your Home

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Cancers unite! I have always loved astrology and use it as one of my 3 criteria for understanding people. If you must know, the other two factors are via The Color Code and The 5 Love Languages. More on those some other time. For now, let’s focus on sun signs. Your sun sign represents the position the sun was in […]