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Hello dear readers! 

I hope you enjoying the Canada Day long weekend! So far, this weekend’s highlights for me have been the fireworks on Parliament Hill, the surprise Snowbirds fly-over yesterday afternoon, and of course wearing red and white from head to toe on Saturday! Hope you enjoy this week’s Feng Sui  installment. 

The Kitchen

The kitchen is the most important part of your home: it nourishes and sustains life, and is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. As such, it’s essential that the kitchen not be located near the front or back door of your home because that’s where energy escapes from the home.0803O3-17Since food is our fuel and gives us energy, it is important that it be prepared in a balanced, harmonious, and uncluttered space. So, keep the energy fresh and simple yet vibrant, which can be done by the simple addition of fresh-cut flowers.

The Dining Room

There is but one thing to touch upon in the dining room: the shape of your dining room table. Each zone has its ideal table shape:

  • East and Southeast is rectangular or square;
  • West and Northwest is square or round;
  • Southwest, Northeast and in the Centre is square;
  • South is rectangular;
  • and lastly, in the North it’s round.

0504A1-17These shape selections are inspired by the five Feng Shui Elements and how their energy in a Bagua area is either strengthened or weakened. Also, your table should be proportionate to the room, and there should be an even number of chairs around a rectangular or square table. The best dining room chairs are those with a solid back. Finally, avoid choosing a dining room table with a glass top.

The Bathroom  

Bathrooms are tricky because, like the staircase, they have a reputation of being bad Feng Shui. They leak energy and accumulate lower vibrations. But there are ways to transform this ill-reputed room into positive energy! 0121A2-17This can be done by hanging visuals that bring light to the soul. For instance, add mirrors to bring in the water element. Incorporate different sources of lighting, such as candles, to create serene energy flow. Scents can also improve the Feng Shui energy. Think of the smell of lavender which is great at relieving stress and can be found in essential oils, body lotions, candles, and aromatherapy. The bathroom should be kept warm, and don’t hesitate to listen to soothing music while enjoying a relaxing bath. Decorate your bathroom following these Bagua guidelines to make it as refreshing and rejuvenating as possible!

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Hello dear readers! 

I hope you had a wonderful week! I’ve been quite busy prepping for installations scheduled for early next week! I am so excited to see what the finished product will look like; it is always so rewarding seeing my vision come to life and see the joy on Clients’ faces. Be sure to follow my Facebook and Instagram pages to get some sneak peaks and eventually the end result! 

Saree.

As promised, today’s post is a continuation of the Feng Shui series and all about how to improve the vibe in your entry way and staircase.

  1. Front door/entry

The first thing that people see when they visit your home is the front door. It is through the front door that energy enters your home. Did you know that if your front and back doors align it is bad for your home’s Feng Shui? That’s because your energy enters and leaves directly. You want it to stay and flow throughout your house – not directly out of it!

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      2. Stairs

Your stairs are not bad Feng Shui but the quality of the energy is seen as unsettling because the energy can spread throughout your home. The worst Feng Shui for stairs is if they are facing the front door or are in the centre of the home. You want the centre to be the kitchen or the bedroom.

Also, avoid open spaces between your steps and avoid using metal ramps in a wood-element zone.

To help improve the Feng Shui try using lighting with a strong presence – this could mean one large statement piece like a chandelier or several eye catching wall sconces. Displaying art or photographs in visually strong frames and the choice of lighting will help ground and calm the energy. Moreover, when choosing colours and materials for the frames choose according to the specific Bagua element of that zone.

Another way to better the Feng Shui in your stairs is by incorporating beautiful or unique architectural features like mouldings or wainscoting.

If you have a landing step in your staircase, add a sculpture or a lush plant in a chic pot. The plants will improve the air quality and, in turn, improve the energy spread through your home.

*If your stairs are located in a Bagua area where they can benefit from the water-element, consider the addition of a small fountain or, more practically, a framed mirror.