Feng Shui by Pun Yin

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To celebrate the Chinese new year (year of the sheep) we invited Feng Shui master Pun Yin to talk to ChicTip about authentic Feng Shui

1. What make a good feng shui house?
There are many criteria to consider a home good Feng Shui. The most important thing is sunlight, it should be able to penetrate into the home to release the (mental, emotional & energetic) stress of the occupant(s). The sunny spot should be in the gathering place like the family/living room area as well as the master bedroom.

The home should be decorated with the Five Elements representations through colors, themes & material that the energy flow of the home & the occupants calls for.

Art and Feng Shui by Dana Claudat

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We invited Dana Claudat from “the Tao of Dana” to talk to ChicTip about art and feng shui.

Tell us about yourself
I’m a lifestyle lover, a feng shui expert, an art fiend, a dog mom, a Buddhist and a writer. In no particular order!

How art and Feng Shui go together?
Art is expression, no matter what medium it takes. Art is a portal to the divine at times, something that at its best can articulate emotions we lack words to express.
In my approach to feng shui, space mirrors life in powerful and personally stylish ways. In a sense, if you change your space, you open the door to more easily change your life since with each space adjustment you change that mirror to look like more of the life- and the you- that you want.
I find that art is often the only perfect-for-a-space way to add energy that nothing else can.

What kind of art you’ll recommend for a client to display in his home for good energy?
Art is so personal. I can look at a painting and see a whole universe and you may look at it and see a few blocks of color. I always direct people to search out art that they feel, first and foremost. If you can’t feel art, it isn’t doing to do much for the energy of your home no matter how beautiful it is!

Does it have to be expensive art or can it be prints or DIY?
DIY is often the best for certain people who need to explore the depths of their own personal expressiveness. Its a huge risk to display your own work, even in your own home. That said, its also immensely rewarding.
I don’t quantify the merit of art by its cost- though I do love curating big collections.

What kind of art do you like and do you have it in your house?
I like things that are hard to find and signature of an era. 70’s artifacts. And gifts that were made for me. I collect signed art books. I also have a few paintings I made on my walls, but I’m ready to make new ones soon- I’ve outgrown them!

Top 10 Things To Make Your Renovation Run Smoothly

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Home is the main thing which shows the personality of person but we can’t make houses again and again as we can renovate our homes. If your home no longer meets your desires, then renovation is best option that provides you comfort and make it according to you without construction but with some changes. But while renovating your house you need to be very careful about your safety and hard hat is the best preference to safeguard your head from any major injury.
So here are some tips that make your renovation run smoothly:-

• The main thing in renovation is remove the old plugs in the wall as the old plugs left some holes which must be filled with   plasters and you can install new design plugs that increase your house grace.

• Wall colors increase more beauty of your house you can select colors looks depending on the light. Even you can try sample color so that you check whether that color suits in your room or not.