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interior: Does Your Home Have the 'Blues'? - 12/05/11 01:04 PM
Blue is cool and soothing to the senses. It is a difficult hue to mix and the color can vary under different types of lighting. Blue is also affected by the material it colors. Be careful which shade or tint you choose because blue can feel somber or cold. The Western 'blues' are: honesty truth loyalty masculinity formality repose tranquility sobriety sky depth of sea The Feng Shui 'blues' are: peacefulness soothing spiritual contemplation patient The positive attributes of blue are trust, faithfulness and stability. It's negatives are suspicion and melancholy. Blue is good for use in meditation or therapy rooms (2 comments)
interior: Is Your House 'Green'? - 11/30/11 01:04 PM
For a friendly atmosphere that is reminiscent of nature, use green in your home decorating. It is a color that can be either warm or cool depending on whether there is more yellow or blue in the mix. Some researchers have found that green can help to improve your reading ability. Supposedly, by laying a transparent sheet of green paper over your reading material will increase reading speed and comprehension.
image source Western meanings of green: nature serenity hope wealth safety peace security envy passivity In Feng Shui, green stands for: harmony tranquility restfulness health good luck infertility envy Green (0 comments)
interior: 'Intelligent' Home Decorating with Yellow - 11/25/11 01:52 PM
Yellow can be demanding, warm, lively or luxurious. It is the most difficult color for the eye to see and it takes on the hues of other colors. Yellow also makes for flattering highlights. Feng Shui practitioners use yellow in hallways and kitchens, but not in meditation rooms or bathrooms.
image source In the West, yellow stands for: sunlight warmth enlightenment communication cowardice deceit Feng Shui uses yellow to symbolize: intellect stimulate learning Yellow stimulates the brain and digestion. It's positive attributes are optimism, reason and decisiveness. On the other hand, yellow can represent craftiness, exaggeration or rigidity. A sunny (6 comments)
interior: How to Bring More Sunlight into Your Home - 11/10/11 06:17 PM
There should always be sunlight in your home. The rooms that you use the most should be filled with light and get the most filtered sun. Glaring afternoon sun is too strong so tone down the spotlight and lower the blinds or use sheers on your windows.
image source We couldn't live without the Sun. It provides warmth, energy for plant growth and gravity. Without the Sun, the Earth wouldn't even exist. Too little sunlight and the atmosphere inside your home will be damp. Mold and mildew will grow out of control and ruin your fabrics and cause health problems. (2 comments)
interior: Does Your Home Have Rhythm? Part Two - 11/07/11 05:00 PM
Last time I promised that we would discuss three more types of rhythm in interior decorating: opposition, transition and gradation. These are big words for simple concepts. Let's start with: Opposition - This is a form of repetition. You can find it where two lines meet in a right angle such as the corner of a window frame or doorway. Another example of opposition is where the horizontal line of a piece of furniture meets the vertical lines of a column or other architectural feature. The room below has more than one example of this in the horizontal lines of the (0 comments)
interior: Does Your Home Have Rhythm? Part 3 - 10/31/11 04:21 PM
OK! The third and last installment about rhythm is here! Today it's all about radiation, contrast and alternation. Give me a three-count and away we go! AH...One! Radiation - This is the rhythm created when lines extend out from a central point. The most common use of this type of rhythm is in lighting fixtures like chandeliers. The rooms that you will see this type of rhythm used in the most are the dining room and entryways. image source AH...Two! Contrast - When you put opposites close to each other. Smooth next to rough, a square glass top on a (0 comments)
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