The Brooklyn house tour I went on last Sunday provided so much food for Feng Shui thought.
There was the clean, modern house filled head-to-toe with furnishings from Room and Board, an over-the-top house decorated by celebrity professionals, and one of the most beautiful brownstone gardens I’ve ever seen.
And then there was the “Feng Shui house.”
Everywhere I looked I saw a Feng Shui adjustment. Red tassels on doorknobs, bamboo flutes in every room, maps as wallpaper in the Travel area of the home’s Bagua: the overload of adjustments went on and on.
I love Feng Shui. There is no doubt that you can change your life by changing your space. But in this case it was just too much!
The decor of the house was oppressive; the excessive number of objects felt like distraction and clutter, rather than creating a sense of flow and peace.
This experience reinforced my determination to use Feng Shui wisely, beautifully and subtly.
Feng Shui is about your intentions, and not so much about the stuff.
We need to remember to use its power wisely
(photo credit: Dave Goehring on Flickr)