Green is where the Heart Is for September 20th, 2017

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:00

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” ~ Walt Disney

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

Tell me about the things in your living space that surround you everyday.  Right now, as you are reading this, look around and tell me what you see and how it makes you feel.
Randy and I are in a limbo situation, as many of you may have experienced.  We had to move out of our home of 12 years and the finishing of our dream house is delayed.  Displaced but never discouraged, our extremely generous friends came to our rescue, temporarily offering their beautiful home on the waterfront.
It is 6:42am and as I sit here, the sun is starting to peek above the horizon.  Clouds are moving south, the birds are awake and passing by and the lapping of the gentle tide upon the shore is comforting.  A fisherman with suspender-held yellow and orange rubber pants is casting his net a hundred yards from where I sit. Is it shrimp he is after?  The crispness in the air feels cool and now I hear a consistent chirping sound.  I don’t know what it is.  Crickets? Frogs? Some kind of tiny birds? The low roar of the ocean is background sound coming from the other side of Masonboro Island.  Something in my DNA is blissful in this natural wonderland.
Eventually, weather will cycle and either heat or rain will cause me to go back inside or maybe I’ll just go in for another cup of coffee.  I will investigate the objects selected to decorate the inside of this home.  Several months ago, this home was featured in Salt Magazine because of its uniqueness.  The décor is sui generis, and every way I turn my head, I see handmade art made mostly from clay, adorning the walls and horizontal spaces.  
I open the cabinet to grab a coffee cup and the shelves are filled with handmade mugs. Love and emotion surrounds me with the energy exuding from these pieces.
I brought Jackson and Ella here last week so they could see the unusual home where MoMo and Poppy were staying. Jackson was curious with so much eye candy.  The owner, a professional fine artist, gently placed her prized items in his hands, one at a time.  He asked questions and knew enough to use both hands carefully.  I was nervous as I kept looking at the fully tiled floor but she tried to put me at ease by saying, “Ceramics are made to be touched.”  She is a true artist and these are her babies.  It gave her joy to see others appreciate her work.  
I am not a decorator.  Making pretty no longer fulfills me. I am a design coach.  Helping people feel good by creating the environment in which they live, getting rid of what they don’t love and surrounding themselves with what they do, is what makes my heart sing.  If we only surround ourselves with mass-produced items, our experience of life will never be anything more than generic.  If we surround ourselves with items that cannot be touched by a child, we limit our possibilities.  Is your space conducive to helping you turn your dreams into reality?  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. 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, 29 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 FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.


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