• FLYING STAR FENG SHUI ANALYSIS: THE RESULTS

    Feng Shui Analysis: Bringing it all together

    I’ve told you a bit now about what Feng Shui is, and shared my progress in assessing the Feng Shui of my home using the Flying Star school of Feng Shui. In this post I’m sharing the results of the analysis! Read on to find out what I’ve discovered about my home, and how it will influence my decorating decisions.

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  • FENG SHUI AT THE CREATIVE COASTAL HOME

    The Feng Shui Assessment of my home: Progress!

    In my last post on Feng Shui, I told you a little about what Feng Shui is and why I always consider it when I’m decorating my home. I qualified as a Feng Shui practitioner many years ago and I’ve dusted off my skills to assess my new home. Here’s an update on the assessment so far.

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  • GARDEN BLOGGERS BLOOM DAY: JUNE 2017

    What’s Blooming in June?

    It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day time! This month I’m relying on the fact that the garden has done a good job of springing to life without much, or even any, help from me. I have been completely distracted by the grand re-wire project, which you can read about here. So the garden has been somewhat neglected this month. But read on to see what’s happening. Isn’t this a fabulous way of keeping a diary of your garden throughout the seasons? And also of reminding yourself what you need to do, which in my case is now a LOT of weeding!

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  • QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR ELECTRICIAN AND HOW TO DECIDE ON A RE-WIRE

    To Re-wire or not to Re-wire?

    When I posted about my research into light, I was researching in the expectation that lights would get installed as and when I re-decorated the rooms. At the same time I started consulting electricians with my list of requirements, which was quite extensive…. I was initially just wanting to move the overhead light and add some more sockets into the home office so I could progress from planning the home office to actually doing something in the room! But the job has grown and I have opted for the full re-wire! Read on for things to consider when planning electrical work in your home.

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  • NOW LET THERE BE HEAT! CALCULATING HEAT REQUIREMENTS AND RADIATOR SIZES

    How to Calculate Heat Requirements for your Home

    Somehow a whole fortnight has gone by since my last blog post! How has that happened? Well, I started off wanting to decorate my office (see my post on planning the home office here) and ended up signing up to get my house re-wired! There was so much to be done it made sense to do it all at once. So I’ve been trying to buy a house full of new light fittings, choose the location of every power point and light switch in my house, and had to pack up as  much of the house as possible to give the electricians space to work. That has kept me BUSY! And it’s let to a lot of interesting ‘features’ emerging in my home like this:

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  • GARDEN BLOGGER’S BLOOM DAY: MAY

    What’s blooming in May

    It’s time for the monthly round-up of what’s happening in the garden! It’s been a funny few weeks. The garden was all coming to life marvellously but the weather then took a turn for the cold, which damaged or killed quite a lot of emerging blooms. It happened immediately after I cut the lawn for the first time so I suspect the answer is to never cut the lawn again…The cold weather has also put me off getting out into the garden to be honest, so I still have a long to do list I haven’t got round to, including painting the fence, weeding, planting more veg, planting bulbs, pruning…. you get the idea.

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  • MY FIRST ROOM! PLANNING THE HOME OFFICE: THE BEFORE PICS

    Starting to DO

    So I’ve now been in my new home for 3 and a half months. I’ve spent a lot of time planning and researching, in particular getting to the bottom of the best approach to electrics and best approach to plumbing (posts on both are in progress if you’re looking for any advice on planning either!). I’ve also been gathering lots of inspiration – and if you want some too check out my Pinterest boards. I’ve collated over 1600 pins now, lots of which are DIY ideas for all areas of the home. And I’ve started a Feng Shui assessment to provide some more guidance on how to best harness the energies in the home. You can check out my introduction to Feng Shui , prior to my full assessment of Feng Shui applied to my home, following shortly. So it really is time to get stuck into some doing, and the room that’s first on the hit list is my home office. Continue Reading…

  • FENG SHUI: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT AND DOES IT WORK?

    Feng Shui and the Home

    Some of the tools of Feng Shui – a compass and a floor plan

    When I blogged about what influences my home style I mentioned that many years ago I qualified as a Feng Shui practitioner. Today I’m going to tell you a bit more about what Feng Shui is, and how it’s helpful to apply it to the home. There’s a little more to it than clearing the clutter and keeping the toilet seat down (though neither of those are bad things!)

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