Feng Shui Interior Design | Using Space To Make Manifestation Happen
My young client had the desire to create an atmosphere that was fresh, fun and imaginative. The design process invigorated her. Just out of college, she was defining who she was as a woman. She was ambitious and focused, yet interested in manifesting a relationship. My challenge would be to use the space to trigger a sense of calm. I needed to be aware of taking out those elements that reminded her of the stress she felt from her demanding job in the entertainment industry. The space needed to make her feel creatively inspired, remind her of what she loved about her career while keeping her focused on her goals.
Using feng shui interior design I set up the space to manifest a relationship. I worked on triggering a sense of intimacy for her personally while looking for ways to make her feel more empowered. This was a process of discovery for both of us as we delved into a dialogue that you don’t necessarily associate with redecorating your home. By adding this personalized layer of detail, her relationship with herself AND her space began to deepen. We also stimulated the feng shui in the appropriate bagua areas.
Another consideration was the budget. As a young but successful woman in her first condo, we worked with high and low priced items, knowing where to splurge and where to find creative creative solutions that wouldn’t break the bank.
The living room floor plan was the first step towards creating more warmth as you entered the space. I used the fabulous Missoni cushions to draw you in and even designed the coffee table to subliminally make you feel like you are being embraced as you step into the space. This is a feng shui interior design trick to stimulate a feeling of intimacy which is a great way to manifest a relationship. It is a departure from the aloof position of her previous sofa which brought the opposite effect.
The pops of color anchor an eclectic mix of furnishings that led to a Mad Men inspired design concept. Each object was thought out in terms of how it would tell her story, creating a space that would resonate with her deeply and trigger the many memories from childhood that brought her back to a convivial place. One of the memories was scuba diving with her mother. I found marine minded decor such as the ceramic coral sculptures and lit glass laminated seaweed panel used to create ambient lighting where the gas fireplace once lived.
To be sustainably minded I re-used various items, such as her old bed in what would become our pink guest room. I sawed off the posts, added a new headboard and spruced up the furniture with a new coat of paint, hardware, and glass. In the same line of thinking I used unexpected wallpaper as art for a bright creative splash and even framed a wonderful John Deridan tray as a way to save money on wall decor.
In her previous space the patio was an unfinished area which brought stagnate chi (energy). In that state it can add to your stress level because there is always a major project left undone that haunts you in your space. I transformed the patio into a spa like space with a custom buddha fountain (not shown), gorgeous bougainvillea, illuminated sconces, and a festive cabana to make her feel like she could “get away’ to refresh in her very own home. The end result is a fabulous personalized space. Now happily married, click here to see the space I designed for she and her husband..