Stop creating a home based on someone else's desires


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Let’s stop creating spaces based on other people’s ideas and desires.

I know it’s sometimes hard to know what you want. But, knowing what we want connects us to ourselves. It anchors us to the part of us that is pure and true to who we are.

Of course, there will always be design trends and “rules” for doing things in any field under the sun. But, we really ought to surround ourselves with what uniquely makes us happy and connects us to our own sense of beauty. 

Is dark cabinetry in style? If you don’t like it, who cares.

Is everyone getting marble countertops when all you want is a wooden butcher block material? Then, do it!

Is everyone shouting about minimalism, but you prefer a tad more of ‘maximillism’? Do it your way. 

This is what I teach my clients when helping them with their homes. 

Feng Shui does come with a set of principles, or guidelines. But the ones that matter are pretty basic. Balance of the energy and elements are important, while taking into consideration the Bagua map (which correlates to the areas of your life: wealth, family, career, relationships, creativity and spirituality).

Once these are taken into account, the rest is really an un-ending abundance of possibilities. 

Don’t like colour? Don’t need to use it. Want to keep your collection of magazines? No problem. Don’t want to paint your door red? Let’s pick another colour!

The thing is, Feng Shui is, at it’s essential core, about energy, and if something isn’t lining up with your energy, then it’s not going to help you. 

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