Beginning the Feng Shui cycle with Water

When balancing the chi in the home, a great place to start is with the Controlling Cycle of Feng Shui. This cycle is when the elements govern and control each other. Wood consumes Earth; Earth dams Water; Water extinguishes Fire; Fire melts Metal; and Metal cuts Wood.

Pantone Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid

2014 Pantone color of the year is 18-3224, Radiant Orchid. This color is all about joy! This fresh new color reaches to the creative centers of the mind, and entices our imagination with a beautiful melody of purples and pinks. Radiant Orchid glows with happiness, and exudes a sense of confidence and calm.

Contextual Creativity to Re-Energize Designs

Have you ever walked through your home admiring all of your beautiful décor, and then realized that you are completely bored with your surroundings.  This scenario is very common, and many home dwellers will persist through the feelings.  Some may persist due to little to no budget, while other may persist just out of sheer lack of interest.  What is a home fashion savvy person to do when they are exhausted of ideas?  Turn on the “contextual creativity”, and let the fabric fly!

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DIY Project: Upholster a Bench

Craigslist and yardsales are some of the best places to find furniture when I can’t find the right furniture at the right price. People are always looking to unload things when they are moving. A great example is finding a bench. Could be a little shabby but might have potential. strong frame but the fabric?

Simple Fabric Changes for the New Season

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The leaves are starting to change and the colder weather is soon going to be upon us. I know that I enjoy bringing in the colors of fall into my home. Colors of deep red, orange, gold and plum. Earthly tones of browns and green. This time of year is the start of the holiday season and the colors of fall is not just a palette to work with but about memories that are attached to them.