Green is where the Heart Is for January 17th, 2018

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Tuesday, 16 January 2018 05:00

“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” ~Jean Cocteau

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

What does your house say about you?  When I am asked to come into someone’s home, the most intimate area of one’s life, and assess the energy of the space, my evaluation has less to do with the furniture and more about the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual condition of the people living in the space. It is not a judgement call, meaning there is no right or wrong, good or bad or healthy or unhealthy.  It is what it is. We are ALL right AND wrong, good AND bad, healthy AND unhealthy. Plus, we live in cycles.  My observation is an interesting process of gaining information about the person. What may be quite obvious to me, may be invisible to the tree living in the forest.  
As a designer, I love to ‘make pretty’ but as a certified feng shui professional my goal is to create a space to ‘feel good.’  My intention is also about helping the client be successful in reaching their aspirations.  Good feng shui IS good design and good feng shui is also so much more.  

Look around your space right now.  When was the last time you added something new to your space?  When was the last time you painted the walls, updated the flooring or spruced up your furniture?  When was the last time you cleaned the space….in depth?  How does the room look?  How does the room smell?  How does the room sound?  How does the room feel?  What does it make you feel like?  How do YOU feel?  
From where I am sitting as I type this article, I can see some objects I have on display behind glass-doored shelves located in a very prominent position in my kitchen/keeping room.  Some were brought back from Russia when my mother visited her birthplace.  Some were from Copenhagen and Sweden, reminding me of my husband’s heritage.  I love my tchotchke. It makes me feel good.  
Some people love to be surrounded by the things that bring pleasant memories.  That’s me. I am a very sentimental person. Where there is Yin there is also Yang and I need to be mindful of keeping that in balance or I could end up with clutter. Some people love forts and canopy beds with curtains.  They are called centripetal.  They embrace life. Some people feel better in a very minimally decorated space so they an BREATHE.  They need to see clear pathways and a way to escape if the situation arose.  They may love cathedral ceilings and high loft living.  They are called centrifugal. They bust out on life.   As I said, there is no judgement.  There is no right or wrong.  There is only what is and what is, speaks volumes to who you are and what you want and where you want to go in life. It contributes to what makes you feel good.  
Is your house supporting you?  Decorate with purpose and let your environment support you in your dreams and goals.  I can help you with that.  It’s complicated but also fascinating.  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, 30 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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