Category Archives: It’s all feng shui

Curb appeal that invites passersby to stop

Walking in my new NW Portland neighborhood I marvel at how certain homes compel me to stop because what’s out front is so delightful. Today it was a beautiful hand-carved stand that held copies of the poem of the day, … Continue reading

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Does your décor shout “LOOK AT ME!”

Who’s the boss here– the wild colors or you? Continue reading

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The best value home pick-me-up? Designers agree…

Eight Portland designers agree that fresh paint provides the best bang for your buck to spruce up your living room. Continue reading

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Color inspiration from the garden

Carry your camera and find color inspiration in the natural palettes all around you. Continue reading

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Quick Chi Pick-me-up: Paint

A living room makeover that cost nothing but elbow grease (and used up some of my stash of leftover paint). Continue reading

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Stage your home… for yourself

Why give all the pleasures of an attractive home to future strangers? You could be enjoying them today in the home you intend to keep. After all, who deserves a welcoming and attractive living environment more than you? Continue reading

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Cool wall art on a budget

Empty walls beg for interesting art, but art is expensive. Here are some ways to create unique pieces of art on a budget. Continue reading

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Finding color inspiration

Find a piece of colorful piece of art, or scene from nature, as a basis for a coherent palette for your home. Continue reading

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Setting an intention for your home: sankulpa

By the simple act of setting up your space with intention, you say to yourself and others, “Welcome! I value you.” Continue reading

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Chinese Garden: the pleasures of the path

An artist’s date at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Beauty feeds the soul – this time looking down at the path itself. Continue reading

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