Feng Shui Principles
In the summer of 2020, we looked at feng shui design principles and how we can utilize them to increase wealth, health, and relationships in our lives through the power of good interior design.
Since we could all use more wealth, health, and better relationships, let’s revisit those principles today.
Feng shui principle: Provide balance to welcome a new relationship or deepen an existing one.
Here, we see a pair of bedside tables and lamps either side of the bed. This is welcoming of partnership in the bedroom for love and life.
Notice how the mirror on the left imitates the proportions of the door on the right. You should never place a mirror in the bedroom facing you, but it’s good beside you, to reflect energy.
Feng shui principle: Allow energy or chi to flow through the space.
This space is tidy and doesn’t interrupt the flow of energy into the rest of the house. The pendant light captures energy and shares it out. We didn’t want something spikey because that reflects jagged energy. Instead, we wanted something round but still not a hard circle.
This pendant has a softness to it that fills the space yet gently captures the energy in an almost cloud-like way, and it can be seen from multiple stories in the house. Perfect.
Feng shui principle: Choose color wisely, for a purpose.
While the use of reds and yellows are common in Chinese culture, here we’ve combined them into a single color – orange – bringing together elements of Fame, Health, and Love in this guest bedroom. See the bagua color map in my prior post.
Feng shui principle: Create an entrance.
When first entering the home, you want to capture the energy, compress it into a smaller space and then release it. Don’t allow the energy to pour out the back of a home, as happens in a straight view through the entire space from the front door.
Feng shui principle: Keep your surfaces clean and clear.
Notice the surfaces are plain and nearly devoid of ornamentation, keeping clutter behind closed storage doors. Frosted windows mimic the translucency of the chairs, bouncing light around, which encourages energy to move through the space and balance the darkness of the kitchen cabinetry.
And let’s face it, it’s easier to store clutter behind closed doors, so you can spend your time enjoying the fruits of your beautiful design choices.
Kimball Starr designs homes with feng shui principles throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a remote or socially-distant in-person consultation.