Cupboard designs.





Cupboard designs.
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Feng Shuiing the Mouth of the House

DunferHeighes ph: John Ellis


I am in the process of picking out a paint color to repaint my front door.  I researched what the teachings of Feng Shui would recommend based on the direction the front door faces.

The practice of feng shui as it applies to front doors helps narrow down the choices.  Since the front door is "the Mouth of Chi", where the energy flows in ~ you obviously want as much positive energy to enter.  Who doesn't want or need a little more positive energy in their life?  Here's what I learned ~

W ~ ( metal) white, gold, magenta, silver, grey        
SW ~ (earth) pink, yellow, orange, brown, green                                      
N ~ (water) black, blue                                        
NW ~ ( metal) magenta, gold, yellow, copper, silver                                                                                
E ~ (wood) green, blue, turquoise
NE ~ (earth) orange, terra cotta, yellow, brown                                                                                                                                         
S ~  (fire) red, purple, pink                                              
SE ~ (wood)  green, blue


Black (water) represents ~ sophistication, power

via Benjamin Moore
via Couture zoo

Grey (metal) represents ~ clarity, precision, efficiency

via Laura S Mitchell

Green (wood) represents~ abundance, balance, renewal, money



via Distraction 99


Blue (water) represents ~ prosperity, wisdom, calm.  Dark blue has added benefit of dependability

via Brown Design

via Planting my voice


Purple (fire) represents ~ abundance, spirituality, dignity



Yellow (earth) represents~ stability, optimism, sociable





Orange (fire) represents ~ sociable, abundance 





Red (fire) represents ~ prosperity, abundance 





pink (earth, fire) represents ~ playfulness, calm, abundance

via Houzz

via Birch and bird


Make sure the front door is in proportion to your home and property.
The door should open inward and be solid. There are rules if it's glass as to what to do to solidify it.
Also, keep your doorway uncluttered, well lit, and free of too many distractions and SHARP objects!

As long as the color makes sense and coordinates with the rest of the house in terms of trim, climate, landscaping, etc ~ I think here's a place to really "show your true colors"


*There is a lot of cross over regarding the use of color.  Once you determine the direction of the door and the characteristics you would like to weaken or enhance ~ you continue to narrow down and narrow down.
Most importantly, it should always be pleasing to you


** My house faces south and I went with burgundy.

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St James Sweater

 God! have I forgotten this gem blog this week?  Not in my heart though.  I've been running around and this post has been sitting there for two days now.  Yesterday was a hectic day, running around from one work site to the other and when I noticed it was too late to make it to the Kips Bay Decorator's cocktail party to which I was invited.  Oh well these are the days! 
Without even knowing it was going to rain today I prepared this post on Sunday night, but it seems too appropriate since nautical inspirations many times have to do with loads and loads of rainy ports.  Enjoy!
 Picasso
 Coco Chanel
images from Tumblr, The Sartorialist, pinterest
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Modern Dressing table designs.




Modern Dressing table designs.
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Round table furniture designs.





Round table furniture designs.
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Love in the Time of Lilacs


Art work by Cheri Wallenberg

A harbinger of spring, the melodic sound of the songbird and ~ Lilacs. They were my grandmother's favorite, my mother's favorite, and now2, mine and my sister's favorite flower.  There is nothing more intoxicating then walking into a room that is filled with the fragrant bouquet of the lilac


Houzz




Elle Decor
                                             Swirling Wind and Rain.
                                           Lilacs Have Come, Spring Has Sprung.

                                           Pink, Purple and White.
                                          A Breeze Sways the Branch.
                                       Heavy Flowers Back and Forth.
                                            Lilacs Drip With Rain.
                                          Now, Sparkling in Sun.
                                       The Lilacs Cheer My Spirit.
                                             Beautiful Flowers.


Art work by John Harding







Country Living














 **TIP ~ before you put those beauties in a vase, after you have sheared it from the tree, on an angle, take a hammer and smash the end.  It opens up all the fibrous membranes and allows for better water absorption.


CLI




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Side table designs.





small table designs.
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