***And if I'm being honest, that's how I've felt on some days as I think of all I have to do with this home...yikes!***
Also, when the previous owner put on a new roof, they picked a taupe shingle...which kinda/sorta matches the mortar in the brick work...It adds nothing to the home exterior color scheme. So, I've got a big, dark hole for an entryway & an "eh" colored roof. It's no wonder, from a Feng Shui stand-point at least, the home is just OK. On one walk w/the dogs, I started analyzing what I could do...some color that would "pop" the door from a design AND a Feng Shui stand-point to "cure" the missing Life Area. Using red or an earth-tone would help in "activating" the Health/Well-Being Life Area, but wouldn't "cure" the darkness of the covered entryway (without leaving lights on or installing some sort of moving object)....I instead went to the PRODUCTIVE Cycle of Feng Shui & chose WHITE. In Feng Shui, the color white symbolizes the metal element, which precedes the earth element (Health/Well-Being) so it "amps up" that Life Area. White is also the color of the trim, gutters & soffits of the exterior of the home (also used as my secondary color throughout the interior of the home...this house is SCREAMING...METAL!!!!!!!). Not only did I "cure" a Feng Shui ill, but using the white also helped lighten up the covered entryway & helps draw the eye to the door to "bring in new opportunities"
OK...so that's been the BIG home update. Bante Design LLC is also under-going a "renovation" of sorts. As of Sept 1, 2012 we will not be doing any more 1-on-1 in-person design/Feng Shui/clutter consultations. Video will be extremely limited. Due to a re-focus of energy & how we can better serve our growing client base (in 5 countries right now!), consultations will be done via email. (There will still be the pre-interview & we'll need a floor-plan or blue-print). If you have any questions, contact us here.
We've also combined our radio shows on blogtalk radio into ONE show. The new title is DeAnna On Design & will feature a combo of the best of both Feng Shui Fabulous & CasaVerde. The inaugural episode aired last week. Listen to it here.
That about covers it...Some other exciting things in the works that I'll share as more details emerge...And as always, make sure to follow us on twitter & Facebook. The Bante Design facebook FAN page has had some fun discussions as of late...besides giving me some great topics to discuss on the radio show & here! Cheers, DeAnna :)