Whether you’re building or renovating, we have advice on how to incorporate traditional Chinese Feng Shui principles into your home

 

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Feng Shui and Lights Brighten up your Life

Fire is a microcosm of the Sun, and bringing this kind of charge into your home, or your garden, will uplift your environment. Lighting is symbolic of the element of Fire. Electric lights, candles, chandeliers, crystals, uplighters and even mirrors all fall into this category etting your lighting right isn't difficult – sometimes it's just a matter of common sense. For example, you should put extra light in all working places to stimulate your brain,…

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Luxurious Lacquerware Ways Great feng shui ideas with that lacquered look

For a touch of opulence and elegant style bring the Orient to your home with beautiful lacquerware ne of the most beautiful but labour-intensive crafts in existence has to be lacquerware. From its origins in China, lacquerware was used as early as the 12th century BCE but became more popular as an art form after 600BCE.   To begin with lacquer was used as a practical way to strengthen and protect various objects made from…

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Using Feng Shui to Sell your House All the Right Moves

When it comes to selling a property, anything that can speed the process along is usually most welcome. s prospective buyers tramp around your premises, wouldn't it be good to know that all the energies in it are helping to make them feel at home and keen to purchase? Feng Shui can do just that, and we asked some experts for their pointers for vendors.   Helping clients through the buying and selling of houses…

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Maximise your Love Life using Feng Shui Let there be Love

With the Chinese New Year falling between January 21 and February 20 and Valentines Day on the 14th of February, there is much to celebrate this time of the year s Valentine’s Day approaches the shops are adorned with cards and trinkets to persuade us that choosing the right gift will make all the difference to our love life.   Feng Shui for Love tells us how to use feng shui for romance and energise…

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12 Top Feng Shui Kitchen Tips Recıpe for Success

Getting your kitchen’s feng shui correct will invite good health and prosperity says Jane Purr.   Nadia Raafat compiles the top 12 feng shui tips for revitalising your kitchen itchens and food preparation areas in feng shui terms are second only in importance to the entrance and perhaps the bedroom in any home. It is here that you will find the prosperity of the inhabitants most clearly influenced and most accurately reflected.   Many guidelines apply…

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12 Steps to Feng Shui Success in Your Office Take Control at Work

Take control at work by using our step-by-step guide to the right feng shui for your office. Helen Oon offers tips and advice to make the most of your opportunities in the workplace he Chinese often referred to Wealth Luck as success in business. The office where you work is instrumental in determining your success or failure. An auspicious office is conducive to increasing sales and productivity in that it creates an ambience for better…

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The Perfect Seasonal Table Setting Dressing for the holidays

Using gentle Earth tones and enlivening contrasts of rich colour, interior designer Kelly Hoppen has designed, exclusively for FSML,  the perfect seasonal table setting ith a natural range of colours and some deep accents of orange Kelly Hoppen has created a table setting that is both rich and sensual. The table has been decorated with some enticing fabrics, candles and flowers that help create the perfect atmosphere for entertaining.   Moving away from the more…

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Top Ten Tips for de cluttering Your Life Clear Your Clutter and Encourage Good Feng Shui

If you can’t see the room for the objects in it, the chances are this is reflected in your life. And even if you can, it’s worth checking to see whether the objects are in the right place and bringing you the most luck.  Ralph and Lahni De Amicis explain why cluttered rooms invite dysfunction and give practical remedies to invite benevolent ch’i into your living space, and by extension, your life n the course…

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How to Use the Five Elements For Harmony in Your Home

The interaction of the five elements is fundamental to feng shui. Follow our advice to make the most of the essentials for life he Elements are key to the practice of feng shui. If you understand how they work then the rest is easy. We have tried to simplify it.   Each of the Elements is an energy phase, rather than the physical thing you think of when you hear the words ‘wood’ or ‘water’.…

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16 Easy steps to Feng Shui your Kitchen The essential guide to creating an Auspicious Kitchen

Balance the inherently inauspicious nature of kitchens by following our step-by-step guide to feng shui orientation according to the Eight Mansions School of feng shui et rooms’ such as kitchens and toilets are considered to be the least auspicious rooms in the house, whose locations can sometimes determine the rise or fall of the fortunes of a home. Kitchens involve the use and disposal of a lot of water in the process of food preparation,…

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16 Easy steps to Feng Shui your Bedroom Step-by-step guide on how to carry out a feng shui orientation on your bedroom

Step-by-step guide on how to carry out a Feng Shui orientation on your bedroom according to the Compass School Formula of the Eight Mansions he bedroom is one of the most important rooms in a home. A good feng shui bedroom layout brings harmony to the family who will then enjoy good health, a successful relationship or marital bliss.   It is imperative that the ambience in this room has more yin energy to make…

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Off the Wall Wallpaper Ideas The Grand Cover Up

A loose arrangement of textures, patterns and colours bring wall coverings out of the decorating wilderness into modern urban chic. Take inspiration from fashion’s new love affair with texture, and layer your walls with different colours and designs. The latest secret is to mix [dropcap]N[/dropcap]o longer thought of as old fashioned, wallpaper is making a comeback. Modern, contemporary papers lend vitality and boldness to any design and give a new respect to a material that…

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16 Great Ideas for Clearing Clutter Decluttering Tips and Storage Solutions

Spring is in the air so now is the ideal time to clear the clutter, pack away those winter woollies and generally store anything that hasn’t already got a home t seems the more we have, the more it begins to drag us down. So why do we seem to be so attached to our clutter? In this month’s design tips we take a look at storage solutions and ask, ‘Are you dependent on your…

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Fortune Cooking Antony Worrall-Thompson's recipe for sucsess

Helen Oon meets Antony Worrall-Thompson, the ebullient and likeable chef whose instinctive understanding of how to promote the flow of good ch’i may well have contributed to his phenomenal success [dropcap]A[/dropcap]ntony Worrall-Thompson is currently a household name in the UK as a celebrity chef on programmes such as Ready Steady Cook, the BBC’s Food And Drink programme and many one-offs on other television channels. The upbeat, on-screen delivery of his culinary skills is tinged with…

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The Feng Shui of Succ£$s: Jeffrey Archer

Best-selling novelist, Jeffrey Archer is no stranger to the changes of fortune. After becoming the youngest ever mp at the age of 29, just five years later in 1974 he was on the verge of bankruptcy and had to resign from parliament. But within two years Archer had reinvented 
himself as a novelist with the publication of his first book not a penny more, not a penny less [dropcap]A[/dropcap]rcher readily admits that the plot of…