Sustainable Designs

The Beauty of Built-Ins

Aside from the common misconception of Interior Design being all about picking out paint colors and fabrics, designers focus on a lot of problem solving, which utilized both creative and analytic abilities. One of the challenges of Interior Design is finding a balance between beauty and practicality when it comes to storage. So how do designers approach this… Continue reading The Beauty of Built-Ins

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Feng Shui

How to Feng Shui your Studio Apartment

Let's face it, not all of us can afford a one or two bedroom apartment as soon as we graduate college and move away from home. In booming cities, the demand of a good location alone can mean having a studio apartment as your only option. Studio apartments are not only growing in popularity because… Continue reading How to Feng Shui your Studio Apartment

Natural Living · Sustainable Designs

Six Design Tricks for Tiny Living

One of my future goals is to live in a tiny house. I often get a chuckle when I think of this dream. Most people aspire to have big mansions, lots of 'feature rooms' like a movie theater and workout room, etc. I am going the opposite route with wanting to live in 144 square feet of… Continue reading Six Design Tricks for Tiny Living

Feng Shui

Six Simple Feng Shui Tips for a Peaceful Bedroom

Sleep is important. It is a cornerstone of a healthy self. The importance of a good night's rest has been linked to  boosting your mood, improving memory, and an overall improvement in preformance. In order to achieve that R&R, people have resorted to all kinds of alternative methods, from sleepy time teas to yin yoga before… Continue reading Six Simple Feng Shui Tips for a Peaceful Bedroom

Feng Shui

The Four Celestial Animals of Feng Shui

The Four Celestial Animals are a cornerstone to Feng Shui. They are mythical creatures that contain specific energies that relate to the features of our space. Each animal is associated with a direction and an element. It is through these animals that we build a better understanding about the natural energy of our space. Red Phoenix The Phoenix is… Continue reading The Four Celestial Animals of Feng Shui

Feng Shui

Four Ways to Add More Yin Energy to Your Space

The energy we bring into our home is very important. Energies can directly affect our overall health and well-being. In Feng Shui, energy is broken down into two parts, Yin and Yang. Yang energy is often associate with masculine forces, and is energetic, strong, and fast-paced. Yin energy on the other hand is associated with… Continue reading Four Ways to Add More Yin Energy to Your Space