Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Feng Shui Your Life: Review Series; Plants

via, first spotted on sfgirlbybay
The art of feng shui has always appealed to me and I’ve always referred to its foundation/premises when I decorate my home. In fact, when I had Zion, I used the information I learned about feng shui to determine the placement of his crib and the design of the room, etc. I learned during my research to never place a bed or crib on a wall that shares plumbing(toilet etc.). Needless to say, when I received an email about reviewing the book, “feng shui your life” by Jayme Barrett, I was beyond ecstatic!

The bestselling author, Jayme Barrett is a feng shui expert and in the book, she reveals how to transform your home with feng shui so that it enriches, nourishes, and changes your life. Did I mention that just a couple days before receiving that email, I was eyeing that same book at Barnes and Noble? Feng shui was on my side for sureSmile. I’ve mentioned many design books to you before, but feng shui your life is so wholesome and teaches you how to harness happiness, health, wealth…ultimately leading to a more fulfilling life. There is so much enlightening information in the book that I’ve decided to do a mini series that highlight aspects of feng shui that the book covers…

Today, we’re going to look at feng shui and plants while showcasing this gorgeous home sprinkled with plants on the inside.

Excerpt from the book:

Life force within nature uplifts and harmonizes the environment. Plants give oxygen and recycle air, evoke serenity, and circulate healing energy. The more plants you have the better. They affect energy by: uplifting, harmonizing, increasing, stimulating, circulating, and dispersing. In feng shui, healthy plants and flowers bring in new opportunities. With specific placement, plants enhance health, love, success, and wealth.
Enjoy the rest of the home..

While I love the palm plant that’s in the house featured above, it’s actually better to have plants(like that fiddle leaf fig tree above) with rounded leaves. Avoid the spiky ones. There is more invaluable information regarding placement of plants, etc. that is also covered in the book. Do you have plants in your home? Stay tuned for more enlightening information as the feng shui review series continue…XX

{images: home tour, last pic}


  1. Beautiful images and lovely bites of inspiration. My family, especially my late nanna was a huge believer of Feng shiu, as many Chinese folk do!
    I can always walk into a place and either feel good vibes or clutter/blocked energy!

    I only have one tip and never have a mirror facing the main door (opposite) as it pushes the good FS energy away that's entering...
    Oh and keep the under bed area clutter free!
    I also never understood the head of the bed facing south, but anyhoos!
    Plants are great and so are fishes!

  2. Ok why is it bad to place a bed on a wall that shares plumbing? Our master bed shares a plumbing wall but I really have no where else to place our bed. Plants I have plenty of but some are spiky, why not spiky plants? This is going to be an interesting series and I can't wait for more.


  3. Whether it is modern or vintage, traditional or completely industrial, FENG SHUI is the way to think...less clutter, organic elements and the right colors to make YOU HAPPY.

    Such lovely images my friend! Anita

  4. ya know - i do not have any plants in my house - this is really actually disturbing to me - i better get on it!

  5. I LOVE this house!! and interesting about plants, need to find some round leaf ones now!!!

  6. Hi, I won your $80 container store giveaway but I haven't received an email. I emailed you but I haven't heard back. My email is rounder9834@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

  7. Hi Thomas!
    I'm relieved to see a note from you! I was getting ready to announce an another winner if I didn't hear from you. I haven't received your emails because they all went to my spam folder for some reason. I just responded via email.

  8. I have succulents, and some have spikes. I like them. I don't think I am going to get rid of them. I wonder if I can make them more FS friendly?

  9. Now this, I can work with. I have lots of plants. a little rearranging and I'll be set.

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Stacey!

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