Feng Shui consultant with the blinders on again! It took my sweetheart going out of town to realize that there was something terribly wrong in my Love & Marriage gua. I remember when I first laid out this space. It was supportive then but as we all know, things evolve in our homes. It’s one of the feng shui principles — change is constant. Sometimes things get a little out of control and we don’t even realize it. Feeling the absence of my honey I was wandering around the house and this is what I saw in our Love area:
Looks fine, right? I’m going to point out what’s wrong, and in the after picture I’ll point out what’s right. I think my recycle pillow is pretty cool–it represents our family and something that we’re passionate about. But I don’t want any “recycled energy” in my Love area! I want fresh, shiny new energy! And draped across the back of the settee is a cool burlap coffee sack. Burlap. Not really something that makes me want to snuggle in with my guy. And you can’t really see it but that awesome piece of art under the sun mirror is a horn. Pause for a minute and think about why the Love area might not be the best place for this artwork to hang every day.
After seriously 3 minutes of work–intentional, loving, creative moving and shaking of things, this is what now holds down my Love & Marriage area:
I moved the table in front of the settee, creating a cozy little seating area for us to have a glass of wine and chat. There’s a 2-person game on the table and even if two of my kids decide to plop down and play, they are injecting positive energy into our space. The sun mirror represents fire, along with the candle. The two heart shaped pillows–self-explanatory. Except to share that decorating in pairs is an important thing to do in this area of your home. And the horny, sorry, horn art was swapped out with a cute picture of the two of us that my man gave me for our anniversary this year. I also replaced the scratchy burlap with a soft white blanket. Doesn’t it just feel better looking at it?
Now I just have to wait for him to get home! He doesn’t always notice if I get my hair done, but I have a feeling he might be aware of this particular change. Cheers!