Tips for Your (New) Home!

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TIP: Feng Shui in the Home

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art of arranging buildings, objects, and space in an environment to achieve harmony and balance. Feng shui means “the way of wind and water.”

The purpose of a home should not merely be to shelter you, but also to nourish you and help you achieve your goals in life. For this to become a reality, the space in your home needs to answer your demand for positive energy and flow. A home of any type or size can become a trap of negative thinking, weakened creativity, and imbalance. At the same time, a home of any type or size can greatly benefit from the principles of Feng Shui.

[Description by Pun Yin Master of Feng Shui & Master George Yao]

Here are some articles and links to help you get started!

"How to Create Good Feng Shui in Your Home" —ANJIE CHO, Professional Feng Shui Consultant, The Spruce

"Feng Shui Lessons From a Design Master Who Has Your Back" —JANE MARGOLIES, New York Times

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TIP: What to consider when buying a rug!


The Complete Guide on How to Buy a Rug

Size & Shape | Materials & Style | Pile | Care & Cleaning | Rug Pads

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TIP: Don't be afraid of going dark!

A deep color with a high gloss finish can actually bounce light around in such a away the room feels airy and open. Bold colors are also great at punching up boring spaces, polishing rough ones, and generally distracting from flaws as well.

Should I Paint My Walls Dark? The Pros and Cons of Dark Decor & Why You Shouldn't be Afraid of Dark Paint

Dark doesn't mean gloomy but it can mean cozy!
And you can always repaint ... 

Products We Love

TIP: Want a light switch but don't have hardwiring?

Check out Caseta Wireless by Lutron.



The Smart Bridge and App for Caséta are the perfect foundations for creating a connected home system. Monitor and control lights (as well as shades and temperature) from anywhere, so you can always be in touch with your home. Compatible with Amazon Alexa; Google Assistant.

You'll need the following for the faux light switch: Plug-in Lamp Dimmer Switch; Wireless Smart Bridge; Gang Decorator Wallplate; Wallplate Bracket for Pico Remote; Pico Remote

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