I try to keep things as simple as possible during the summertime. A couple of ferns in the pots and hanging from the porch add such a lush, fresh and simple touch. I also regardless of the time of year stay cognizant of the flow of energy in my surroundings. I am a big advocate of the principles of Feng Shui. The Chinese art and science that was formalized over 3,000 year ago. The practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhances the balance of yin and yang. Simply put, how you decorate your house can dramatically affect the flow of good or bad energy in your household.
To start off with as I previously stated during the summer I typically always have ferns in my planters. Live leafy plants such as these are considered great energy. The color green alone represents life, fertility, and abundance. The only plants that are discouraged in the practice of Feng shui are spiky plants like cactus or artificial plants.
My entryway essentials will always consists of a stylish shoe storage (because I loath people wearing shoes in my house), hooks for coats/bags/hats & whatnots, a charming key bowl, preferably a small mirror as well to check yourself on the way out and mail tray. Also mirrors in Feng shui are incredible powerful as they represent the water element. It is discouraged to have mirrors facing the front door, and having them framed in a color such as gold as I have here encourages wealth, abundance, warmth, and happiness.
Most of my house as you will note is accented with blues, brown, and wood elements. I tend to favor a decor with a blended mixture of traditional and industrial/farm house feel. I like the metal energies that usher in crisp clear, and dynamic energies into a space. This combined with the blues with has an energy of calming and peaceful qualities.
Fresh flowers are another essential in my house, I just so happened to have been blessed with an abundance of beautiful blue hydrangeas in the garden this year and was able to sprinkle them throughout.
The bar essentials will always consists of Gin & cucumber tonics. This as well added a little elderflower for the hell of it.
My desk work space again consists of the dynamic and fresh metal energies but I as well have a huge heirloom wood desk which just obviously radiates the wood elements of nurturing, growth, and stability. I as well accented with gold, for gold ushers in the wealthy, abundant energy.
It is a must to keep your basements tidy and orderly. This space is the foundation of your house and you will want the energy crisp and flowing properly.
The girls rooms
Now in my girls rooms I stick with white furniture. White beckons beginnings and fresh energy plus is a lovely pop against the greys that is usually the foundation in my children room. Grey promotes quiet and calming energy, again absolutely ideal in any children’s room. You can always accent with pinks and other colors as I have done in my ladies room.
I hope this piece leaves you all with a little bit of inspiration when you are considering the overall placement and flow of energies in your living spaces, and always Namaste!