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Draperies

When it comes to draperies, I have a much to learn as my clients. Luckily, I love textiles and understand the basics of how drapes work. Drapes and curtains can be quite expensive to buy, and never look quite right unless you go for a custom design. But if you hove some skill with a […]

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As our lives have become more demanding and faster paced in recent history, more and more people are feeling isolated and disconnected from their neighbors and communities. By reviving the Front Porch of your home and using it more regularly you can create opportunities to meet your neighbors, rebuild a sense of community, and reduce […]

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Feeling Cramped in you Home?

Feeling Cramped in your Home? Here are 5 simple tips to help you create a space that feels more spacious. 1. Don’t leave all your walls white. Consider adding one accent wall to each room. In the bedroom, add an earth tone paint color to the wall behind your headboard to anchor the space and […]

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What is known as “feng shui” in the West is based on a system of principles and a foundation of knowledge that was developed in China over the last four thousand years. The Chinese name for this area of study and knowledge is Kān Yú. Kān Yú literally means the Tao of Heaven and Earth. […]

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Architecture for the Human Spirit

I’ve always wanted to be an architect for the people, to focus on human needs and desires rather than the politics of building, so in 2012 I decided to expand the services of Harmonious Home to incorporate custom residential design in addition to feng shui. Over the last few of months I have been providing […]

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It is early January and once again I’m feeling blessed with work. In the last few weeks I’ve had 3 clients contact me for feng shui consultations. After a 3 month hiatus, it feels good to get back to doing what I love –  helping people make the most of their living and working environments. […]

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Understanding the Lo Shu

In Classical Feng Shui, we use many different tools and techniques to assess and measure the energy of the environment. Each one of these techniques is like a portal to the world of invisible energy. Some techniques are more complex than others. Understanding the Lo Shu and how time changes the numeric pattern helps us […]

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Wabi-sabi is not only an aesthetic, it is also a philosophy born out of a Japanese world-view based on Taoism and Zen Buddhism. In Taoist cosmology, it is believed that all things that are manifest in the world come from the great void know as the Tao, and eventually everything shall return to the Tao. […]

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Summer Garden

I just finished planting a small summer garden on my back deck. It is full of bright flowers, climbing vines and summer vegetables. As a city dweller, I love getting my hands into the dirt and playing with plants and flowers to beautify my small outdoor space. After my morning of working in the sun, […]

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