My husband and I moved into our new home a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been letting my creativity juices fly. I’m such a home lover that anytime I get to design a space I just get so obsessed with the whole process and think about it night and day. It’s a serious passion of mine. Creating a beautiful space that my husband, family and friends will get to have awesome memories in just brings me so much joy.
I wanted to do something different than what I did in our last place. This time around with the neutral floors and dark wood accents, I wanted to go really warm with this space. Our last place had white walls, cement floors and a cooler aesthetic so going with a Scandinavian Modern decor was a no-brainer. With our new home we wanted to do a neutral tone look that would still work with our main furniture pieces from the old place.
We kept our couch, coffee table and accent chairs still as the main base and then added on from there. Going with a Global Modern decor was the direction we decided to go with and we are just loving it! I love the natural essence to a Global Modern look. It gives off a very relaxed and laid back feeling that fits so well with our lifestyle being so close to the beach. Our loft is surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful tall palm trees that also made me want to go with a natural look to bring the outside surroundings inside.
I wanted to create a very relaxing, and easy environment so I turned to Feng Shui for some helpful hints. You can influence the vibe of a space by the shapes of items in it. Round shapes in Feng Shui are the most auspicious as it is the shape of heaven. Circles in many cultures are viewed as the “perfect shape,” which has no beginning or end. It symbolizes unity, family ties, closeness and balance. Circles also represent the metal element in Feng Shui. So in my home that has lots of wood elements round shapes or metal elments help to control excess wood elements so to not overtake the energy flow of the home. Round shapes are also associated with wealth and prosperity in Feng Shui. So try adding some circular objects to your home, such as a gold round mirror or a round rug. Ideally a living room should feel balanced by having different shapes in it. So I added this West Elm rectangular wall hanging to balance out the round elements and the flow of the room.
I’ll end with this quote I found about Feng Shui:
“Symbols affect your personal energy. They touch you on an emotional level, shape your beliefs, and ultimately shape your behavior and your life. Symbols serve as an enduring physical affirmation—a reminder of a universal truth that only your deepest subconscious can comprehend”.