Favorite spaces, part II

Less than a year ago I started a small side business. I never dreamed that it would grow as quickly as it did. I started on my dining room table and quickly out grew that area-plus my husband didn’t like looking at beads all over the place.

I slowly began to transition one of our spare bedrooms into my office. Here is a picture of it in the beginning:

office/craft room (before)

It was better than the dining room, but I didn’t love it. I slowly started feng-shuiing the office. The most important feng shui principal for an office to make sure your desk is in the “power position” or facing the entrance. It made total sense-why would you want to face the wall!? I tried so many variations with that table to move it away from the wall, but nothing worked. I found a “L” desk on Amazon that would work much better for my space.

My son, Jaxon, helping with orders

It was starting to come together- I loved being in my office/craft room and the space functioned and flowed much better. I’m still tweaking and changing things in the space one by one-but the big stuff is complete. This picture is my favorite:

Home office

Gold accents are my thing right now. The white desk, chair and printer give my office a modern look that I love.

LexMod Chair: $88, Amazon

Ashley Desk: $183, Amazon

Decorations: Hobby Lobby and Kirklands

That’s all for now!

Sarah B

Feng Shui and My Favorite Spaces

I’ve recently been studying feng shui and applying what I learn to my home. I am sort of a messy person- my house is not filthy, but it doesn’t have organization or order most of the time, and it stresses me out. My husband, on the other hand-is OCD and a neat freak. It’s been a struggle for us to adapt to living with someone who is polar opposite in regards to house keeping.

Last week I made a change- he mentioned the corner of our room-where I had a pile of things stacked up for some time..(when I think about it, it was probably there for over a year…) I felt a little embarrassed and took care of it almost immediately. I didn’t stop at that corner- I moved from the bedroom, to the bathroom, to the closets and so on.. My husband came home and was SO HAPPY! Which in turn, made me happy. I am falling in love with re-creating spaces in my house and applying feng shui techniques each day.

Today I am going to share my bedroom, it is definitely a work in progress-We are searching for new bedroom furniture, but have yet to fall in love with a perfect set- so I will continue looking until I find it. Until then, I will work with what I have.

In feng shui-the far back, right corner of your home is considered the love and relationship corner of your home on the baqua map. Our bedroom happens to be in that corner. Based on the principles of feng shui, when improvements are made to the relationships and love corner of your area, you can find love that you may have never previously known or can rekindle or increase love that you have. My husband and I have an excellent relationship and seeing him happy about the order and flow of our “love corner” creates a much more joyous relationship.

Try it! Even if you don’t believe in feng shui, it’s always nice to move things around, de-clutter and redecorate!

That’s all for now!

Sarah B