Tag Archives: feng shui

How to create an unfriendly home

Minimalism taken to the extreme in this Amsterdam apartment is just plain depressing. Continue reading

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Portland Craftsman before and after

Inexpensive makeover for a Portland Craftsman, mostly done with paint and rearrangement of furnishings, creates a warm welcome. Continue reading

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4 ways your brain tricks you into keeping stuff

Marie Kondo’s clutter-clearing success may be because she understands how our brains trick us into keeping stuff. Can behavioral economic theory help us fight these cognitive fallacies? Continue reading

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How to dispose of what doesn’t “spark joy”

You’ve done a major clutter clearing, and now you have piles of stuff to get rid of. Here are links to 20 places to sell or donate or recycle it. 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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New Year’s Resolution: Simplify My Mind

In the quest for leading simpler, less cluttered lives, the last frontier may be our overloaded minds. The Internet is a miracle drug and an addictive one. Time to disconnect. Continue reading

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Feng Shui Funnies

I’ve collected a lot of feng shui-related cartoons over the years. Here are a few to brighten your day. Continue reading

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Repurposed rooms + paint makeover = joyful space

Formula for a low-cost makeover: creative rethinking of space needs minus extraneous furnishings plus carefully chosen paint palette = transformation! Another joyful space. Continue reading

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The “paint doctor” is in.

If your brain is frozen by too many color choices in the paint department, you may need a “paint doctor”. Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: design lessons for the home

Steve Jobs’ life offers design lessons far beyond the tech world. Your home would benefit from his attention to detail, beauty, and simplicity. Continue reading

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