interior design: Feng Shui Tip: Can Naming Your Home Boost Positive Energy? - 07/31/18 05:54 AM
This is a pretty interesting question to unravel, because in the science of Quantum Mechanics, EVERYTHING is made of energy, including; emotions, thoughts, and WORDS. 
 
Quickly referring to a branch of psychology called, Gestalt Psychology, studies suggested that words convey symbolic ideas beyond their meaning. 
Japanese researcher, Dr. Emoto said, "the human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water." Which in short means, if you choose to think and speak positively or think and speak negatively, this could affect your physiological well-being.  
So, can naming your home boost positive energy? From a Feng Shui perspective, backed with various scientific research, the answer is, YES! When you choose to name … (14 comments)

interior design: 6 Feng Shui Living Room Tips on How to Bring the Good Vibes Home - 12/06/17 01:26 PM
I was invited back to Mydomain.com to co-write an article that explores 6 Feng Shui Living Room Tips on How to Bring the Good Vibes Home. Tips range from color, light, artwork, furniture arrangement and more! This is the fifth article they have invited me to co-write. Thank you for the opportunity!
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interior design: Is Having Different Flooring in Every Room of the House 'Bad' Feng Shui? - 06/24/17 08:57 AM
From a Feng Shui perspective, the flooring represents one of the main foundations of your home. Choosing a floor design that is continuous through out your home is a common suggestion as this represents strong supportive energy [chi’]. When each room has different flooring, the energetic foundation could become weakened. 
The exception to this is if you choose to vary the floor design within the kitchen and bathroom. This is usually due to the function of the space. Let that be flooring which can stand possible spills in the kitchen and steam from the bathroom. 
 
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interior design: Jericho Library Feng Shui Workshop on May 16th with Expert Laura Cerrano - 03/09/17 12:23 AM
Join certified Feng Shui expert Laura Cerrano for this introduction to Feng Shui and design. You will learn the basics of Feng Shui, how to use different patterns, materials, plants and artwork that you already own to incorporate the Five Natural Elements into your home. You will begin creating spaces that promote balance, harmony, productivity, prosperity and health
 
Date: May 16th, 2017
 
Time: 7-9pm
 
Location: Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY 11753
 
Fee: FREE
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interior design: I Have My Master Bedroom Door Open Into the Bathroom - Is That Bad? - 10/28/16 06:10 AM
This is a common question in Feng Shui and its fair to say, how each Feng Shui Consultant responds may differ.  For now, the insights shared below offer a general overview. 
Remember, Feng Shui speaks in metaphors and symbols.
Bathrooms in Feng Shui are said to associated with drain or 'sha chi.' When the water is done being used, it drains away. Is this anything to fear? No. It's just something to be mindful of. 
In general, when the architect is designing the floor plan for a home, its strongly suggested to avoid the placement of bathroom doors opening up into any bedroom because of drain energy. Its believed your sleep could be interrupted, thus impacting your health. 
Are there ways to negotiate this principles? Absolutely. 
The diagram above helps to illustrate 
You will see two … (9 comments)

interior design: Interior Design Feng Shui Workshop with Expert Laura Cerrano - 09/17/16 11:09 PM
Join Certified Feng Shui Expert, Laura Cerrano for an introduction to Feng Shui and Design Workshop. Students will learn the basics of Feng Shui, how to incorporate the Five Natural Elements into your conceptual design process and how the colors we chose can have a profound impact on our environments. Begin creating spaces that promote balance, harmony, productivity and prosperity.
 
Address: Oyster Bay - East Norwich Library, 89 E Main St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Date: September 21st, 2016
Fee: FREE!! 
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interior design: Feng Shui for the Home Workshop at the Metropolitan Institute - 09/09/16 12:06 PM

You will learn the basics of Feng Shui in a grounded and accessible way, taught by Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano, a leader in the Feng Shui community. You will come away with several ideas and new concepts that you can immediately put into practice to help you move forward in your life! Discover the richness that eastern philosophy offers and experience how it can enhance your relationships, your career, your life.Feng Shui made simple...how to apply its principles to live abundantly• What, Where and How it works - the Bagua• See how your floor plan can affect various life situations• … (1 comments)

interior design: Feng Shui and Interior Design Workshop on 9/21/16 in Oyster Bay NY - 09/06/16 10:57 AM
Join Certified Feng Shui Expert, Laura Cerrano for an introduction to Feng Shui and Design Workshop. Students will learn the basics of Feng Shui, how to incorporate the Five Natural Elements into your conceptual design process and how the colors we chose can have a profound impact on our environments. Begin creating spaces that promote balance, harmony, productivity and prosperity.
 
Address: Oyster Bay - East Norwich Library, 89 E Main St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Date: September 21st, 2016
Fee: FREE!! 
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interior design: Need a Staycation? Turn Your Home Into a Relaxing Retreat - 06/12/16 03:45 AM
 
I was interview by Sophie Miura Lifestyle editor of MyDomaine to provide Feng Shui Tips on how to create a Zenful home. She also interviewed interior designer, Angela Belt. I really enjoyed participating in this article because Sophie not only took the time to research two different methods in how to create a more peaceful home, she also provided scientific data to support both the feng shui and interior design suggestions. Enjoy!
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interior design: How To Select Mirrors With Feng Shui In Mind - 05/19/16 04:23 AM
When it comes time to selecting mirrors for your home, consider these quick general guidelines from a feng shui perspective. 
Consider rounded or curved designed mirror frames when possible.Why? This relates to a smoother and more inviting flow of energy within your home. If you have a square or rectangular, that is just fine. Then keep in mind the other suggestions below. 
Consider purchasing mirrors that are NOT fractured. Instead, select mirrors that offer a SOLID reflective surface. Why? This offers less confusion when glancing into the mirror. 
Consider the size of the mirror's diameter. Surfaces that allow you to see your entire head, shoulders and chest are … (16 comments)

interior design: Are Split Level Homes "Bad" Feng Shui? - 05/15/16 06:38 AM
The quick answer is no. They just need a little more TLC then the average single level front entrance. Feng Shui offers a variety of remedies and it is strongly recommended you address a split level home's entrance. 
According to Feng Shui this could present a possible challenge for the energy flow. Why? There could be slight confusion upon entering into the home weather an occupant could move up or down. With that in mind, keep your observation simple: If you feel confused, so could the energy. And if that is the case be more direct with indicating how to enter the main level of your home.
 
This could be achieved though … (4 comments)

interior design: How To Represent Fire Element In Your Home - 05/15/16 05:48 AM
 
Depending on the room (s) located within the life section of Fame (connected to fire energy) could determine how you address this element within your home.  Ideal rooms located in this area could be an office or kitchen, yet if you have a bedroom, bathroom, living room, etc do not fret. 
 
Key Basic Ideas To Consider When Addressing Fire Element:
You could use accent colors (reds, red-yellows, red-oranges, fuschias etc: think warm) Colors could be addressed though the furnishings, fabrics, artwork and other objects within that given room located in the fame area of your home. 
You could use the shape of triangles (3-D pyramids or 2-D triangles), stars, diamonds or … (2 comments)

interior design: Feng Shui Tip: Setting Intentions To Build Your Today and Tomorrow - 03/11/16 08:38 PM
 
Intentions are a vital part to living the feng shui lifestyle. Why? Because your thoughts, spoken words and habits contribute to your over all life experiences. Besides the obvious financial and knowledge exchange between a client and their consultant, there is also an energy exchange that takes place.  
To honor that particular energy, its common for feng shui consultants to ask their clients to write out intentions. These are not necessarily "wish lists." Think of intention writing as an opportunity for your spirit to fine tune what it attracts during this life time. Perhaps it could be experiencing love or running a successful business, … (2 comments)

interior design: December 1st, 2015 FREE Feng Shui Workshop Hosted By Laura Cerrano - 11/29/15 09:48 PM

 
Free to Attend!
Join us and learn how to make simple and easy to remember feng shui changes within your home. Learn how to reduce stress, enhance harmony, happiness, establish stronger habits of focus and clarity when making decisions, connect with your spirit energy for deeper guidance, increase prosperity and love, along with so much more!Open the door for new perspective on how to enhance your career, finances, relationships and more. Have fun and explore the fusion of a creating a harmonious environment with simple suggestions. Students are asked to bring in a simple sketch of their floor plan for a mini … (3 comments)

interior design: Feng Shui And Design Workshop Presented by Laura Cerrano - 11/09/15 08:30 AM
 
Join Feng Shui Expert, Laura Cerrano for an introduction to Feng Shui and Design Workshop. Students will learn the basics of Feng Shui, how to incorporate the Five Natural Elements into your conceptual design process and how the colors we chose can have a profound impact on our environments. Begin creating spaces that promote balance, harmony, productivity and prosperity!Reserve your seats by emailing: lisa@met-design.comExchange: $30.00
 
Metropolitan Institute of Design
200 Oak Drive, Syosset, NY 11791
 
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interior design: Environmental Psychology and Feng Shui - 05/11/15 01:10 AM
Environmental Psychology and Feng Shui 
Environmental Psychology is an interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between individuals and their surroundings. The field defines the term environment broadly, encompassing natural environments, social settings, built environments, learning environments, and informational environments. This perspective developed after World War 2.
 
 
Feng Shui Is the understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land and our surroundings environments are alive and filled with Chi, or energy that impacts our lives daily mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually on the conscious and sub conscious levels.The origins of Feng Shui date back about 3,000-6,000 years ago.
 
 
The two terms, environmental psychology and Feng Shui … (3 comments)

interior design: Feeling Unmotivated? Have you Checked The Lighting Within Your Home? - 03/20/15 03:48 AM
 
Feeling Unmotivated? Have you Checked The Lighting Within Your Home?

A base principle in Feng Shui when observing your home’s energy is to check on the appliances. Believe it or not, something as simple as lighting can impact your energy level, stress levels and mood. Science is providing more studies that prove this as a fact.
 
Here are some fast Feng Shui tips on how to enhance the energy within your home with the type of lights you bring into the space. To offer more Yin lighting (calmer energy) you can include dimmer switches and candles. This can … (6 comments)

interior design: What is Feng Shui? - 02/18/14 08:25 AM
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui over the years has acquired various "titles." It has most popularly become known as a form of interior design, where you move furniture around and use colors to make one feel more at peace.
Which this is true.
The teachings of Feng Shui are also very spiritual. The translation of Feng Shui is wind and water, the essence of life. Practicing Feng Shui is a way of being, it's a lifestyle that teaches you how to be mindful of each other and your surroundings. It teaches you that every thought, spoken word and action will have a reaction and that we are … (0 comments)

interior design: Feng Shui Interior Design Consultations for Great Neck NY Homes - 08/11/13 10:34 PM
Feng Shui Interior Design Consultations for Great Neck NY Homes
please keep in mind fees are all the same no matter the size of your home, business or apartment.  Fees are based the amount of time we work together on-site.  First: An on site interview is provided to help you understand the specific areas of your life you are certain to enhance with Feng Shui. This requires sharing information about key events of your past, which paved the way to your current life situations and understanding your future plans.  This allows insight into your main intentions for why you are having … (6 comments)

interior design: Is it good to have a Red Couch in Feng Shui? by Feng Shui Manhattan Inc. - 03/20/12 02:09 AM
Is it good to have a Red Couch in Feng Shui? by Feng Shui Manhattan Inc

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Is it good Feng Shui to have a red couch? When it comes to Feng Shui, you have principles and ground rules to help guide you on colors, placement of furniture, even what kind of furniture or items to have in your home.  You also need to understand once you know how to maneuver those Feng Shui ground rules, you will have the ability to negotiate certain aspects of them. That is how you create a balanced environment.
A red couch is a … (10 comments)

 
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