I came home from New York early Saturday morning and entered into a vortex of Feng Shui for the house. So many walls have been torn down, put up, moved around - art and mirrors no longer have homes. And as I am deciding where they should start a new life, Feng Shui is becoming a extremely large factor.
It took me about an hour to decide where my vintage wooden mirror would hang until I realized the perfect spot at the entry to the hallway:
- In the career and life journey area of the house - mirrors equate to water
- Can see my entire body (seeing your neck, head, and space above is important to not cut off energy)
- No fire sources are amplifying back into the reflection
- It is FACING the pool (calm, beautiful waters) and brings the outside in - this is a big deal
Let's just say it was a big win which set off about another six hours of moving things around.
This exercise inadvertently began my internal conversation with the bedroom
Feng Shui rules regarding bedrooms:
- Avoid family photos (it's a place of intimacy)
- No work or working out
- No mirrors (energy)
- No plants or flowers (again - energy. This should be the room of most relaxation)
- Definitely no mirrors looking at the bed
- Pairs of things
- Reds, pinks, and whites
- Fire and candles
Our bedroom, which I thought was not bad - was failing miserably. Our new bathroom mirror faces directly onto my side of the bed when the bathroom door is open. I had nothing but family photos on the wall (oh and a painting of a ship in stormy waters...so....). Colors are dark woods and whites. The bedroom side tables are mis-matched and at complete odds with one another. And had a mirror in the room (the aforementioned mirror which is now kicking major feng shui ass in the entryway to the hall).
Things need to change - my vision:
An all white slipcovered bed with crisp white linen bedding.
Citizenry Pillows with just the right touch of reds and pinks and a blush throw for our Henry Miller chair for a cozy reading corner.
Room and Board's beautiful Ashby set - pair of nightstands with a mama bear dresser.
TV mounted on the wall that can angle in or out toward the pool for movies and big races.
A pair of Andy Davis prints in a bright hue to frame the window in a surfy sexy vibe.