Green is where the Heart Is for March 15th, 2017

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:00

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” ~Dr. Seuss

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

The house is coming along nicely.  The framing is mostly done.  The roof is on.  The windows and doors are installed.  Silver tubes of insulation are worming their way throughout the studs.  Red and blue pipes preparing for hot and cold water have been readied to attach to rough-in valves. 
Yesterday we did the preliminary walk-through with the electrician.  Building codes determine the minimum number and placement of electrical outlets.  Time to think about additional conveniences.  In preparation for our Christmas decorations, the appropriate windows will be wired for my Swedish Stars to light up the season.  They will all be operated by one handy switch. Several of the outlets with also have USB ports.  Timers for bathroom fans are being considered. 
Low lights have been added to the outdoor spaces to create ambience.  I chose the Haiku fans with built in LED lights for indoor use because of the exceptional energy rating (and life expectancy of bulbs is 70 years hahahaha) and they are noiseless but opted for the less expensive outdoor fans since we may have to replace more frequently with our climate. 
As far as countertops, many have asked me about granite.  I won’t be using it.  It is not that I don’t appreciate granite, it is beautiful.  I am just tired of it.  Our kitchen will be a beautiful quartz, Rococco by Viaterra.  This is not too pricey. Our master bath counter, the most private and rejuvenating place in the home, makes my heart sing.  It will be Vetrazzo Emerald Coast, made with recycled glass and oyster shells.  It is a gorgeous white, light gray and light green coloration.  Floor tile has been chosen with white octagons (bagua shaped for my feng shui friends) and light gray squares (for grounding.)   Discount House in Monkey Junction has a small selection but their prices are very competitive.  I am still looking for the wall tile for the wet room which houses the spa and double shower.  Oh, and did I mention the Toto washlet bidet?  Hubbard Plumbing on Kerr Avenue has them on sale.  I grabbed one because, as I told you before, Chris got one so I had to get one, too. 
Upstairs in the kid’s bathroom, I was able to find the perfect vanity, marble countertop, and sink combination from Houzz.  A mirror will be included with this awesome find which was originally $3,100.00 but we got for $1,299.00 including shipping. Done.  
The Guest Suite vanity will be made by my furniture guy, Kirk King.  Since I had to source the countertop material, I went to several yards to look at remnants.  I was over the moon delighted to find Dustin Braudway at Bluewater Surfaces 4022 Market Street. 
His operation makes the most incredible granite, concrete, tile and out-of-the-ordinary countertops I have ever seen.
As we perused the available remnants, Randy spied a slab of Dolomite.  It was gray and white with movement.  At first I was hesitant because of the chance it may emit radon but after reading about the healing qualities of this stone, I went for it. 
According to dnaalchemy.com, “Dolomite is a gentle stone that encourages charitable actions, generosity and giving of all kinds, as well as receiving. It also encourages energetic thinking, original thinking, spontaneity, creativity, and manifestation. It can help develop stamina for dealing with hyperactive people. It is also used to stop energy leaks from the chakras, and to balance and align the chakras. It stabilizes both human and mineral energies, and when placed strategically in a home with other minerals they balance the energetic atmosphere. It is a particularly good stone for relieving sorrow, and soothing hurt, loneliness and anxiety. Sometimes it is called the "herb" of rocks. … Pink dolomite is also particularly good for insomnia.”
If you are building or remodeling, you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.  I can help you find the perfect products (sometimes at sale prices) to make your space your OWN.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products. 
Her design studio is located in Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.molinquist.com  FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

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