When decorating for Fall, I've always loved decorating the fireplace the most!
The mantel is such a perfect place to display the brilliant colors of the season with brightly colored garlands of leaves, adding ribbon to the mix along with pine cones, acorns, nuts and berries.
It reflects the season, the gorgeous turning of the leaves and brings the look and feel of nature inside. This is especially important to do when living in a place where the natural look of Fall is not immediately apparent outside, due to lack of trees in the city or when living in an area that doesn't reflect the four seasons, such as a sub-tropical environment. The brilliant use of color with the oranges, reds and yellows help welcome us into the mood of the season.
Here's a picture from my library many years ago when I created a Fall scape like this on my fireplace mantel. I had a gorgeous fireplace in this home and it was a joy to decorate it.
Fireplaces are one of the most gorgeous accents one can...
This question delves into sex talk. Fair warning, we talk about sex here, so if that's not a topic you'd like to read, please move on to the next post.:)
Today's question from Ask Kala comes from JM , who writes:
"Hi Kala, thanks for the opportunity to ask a question for ASK KALA -I’d love to hear your insights about what takes place to the aura and energetically when a woman goes through menopause; specifically what are “hot flashes” from an energetic view? They do feel like a sort of cleansing energy and seem to be totally misunderstood in the mainstream. Thanks! JM"
I'm really excited to talk about this topic, as I've always thought that a lot more information should be shared about the stages that a woman goes through in her life that are connected to her fertility cycle. In some cultures, the stages are described in three parts as Maiden, Mother and Wise Woman, which in today's world we might explain in three parts as: a female...
This week "M" writes -
Hey Kala, I was reading your article about energy and electronics — I’ve had two Macbooks in the last four months go completely kaput on me. It’s been quite a year of awakening to say the least... Is there anything you can recommend so I can keep my energy field from affecting my computer this way? I’m doing a grounding practice at least once daily but maybe it’s not powerful enough? Super grateful for any advice. With love, M
One of my favorite styles in home decor is the warm, classic, comfortably elegant Southern Living style. It encompasses lots of florals, patterns and wonderful color combinations.
Here's a beautiful room that I created recently for a client who loves this style and wanted to incorporate it into her formal living room. Enjoy the journey here as we show the process of how a room changes and evolves into new life!
First, let me explain how I decorate a room. In my work as an Intuitive Interior Decorator, I first psychically scan the room to feel the energy in it. Everything and everyone holds energy, especially houses, where we spend so much of our time and I can feel the energy in each room. As I view a room, the house speaks to me, telling me its story through the energy that is being held in the room. The house also shows me how it would like to look and feel.
As an Intuitive, I can see and feel the aura of the home and the energy that is gathered there. The energy is created...
Chinoiserie is capturing attention again even though it's been around since the mid 17th century. You may not recognize its name but you've seen it in stores and homes and instantly know what I'm talking about when you see a picture like the one above.
The design is a European interpretation intended to capture the harmony of Asian style depicting nature and people enjoying music, art, architecture and beautiful garden scenery.
Chinoiserie like all styles have their heyday and then decline but when they are a true classic, they return again and again. Chinoiserie was very popular in the 18th century, with Thomas Chippendale drawing attention to it by decorating his cabinets and furniture with the design.
It rose to popularity again in the 1920s and here we are a hundred years later and it's on the rise yet again.
In many homes throughout the ages, there's always been a piece or two of chinoiserie pottery or some form of it in elegant classic homes and there...
Today's question is:
"Hello Kala, I have been on a journey of studying all about the mystery and mystical universe we are part of. However, I have reached a point where something in me has shutdown completely not sure why. My gifts and abilities seem to have disappeared. I will like to hear your suggestions. Thank you", JZ
Great question and this happens to all of us in one form or another. It's a type of burnout. Sometimes it happens in relationships, or in our careers or at times, in our spiritual connection and journey.
It's a sign that we have not been practicing self care and that we have disconnected from listening to our higher self and that...
As an Intuitive Interior Decorator, I talk about trends for interior decor, current ones and future trends too! It's fun and exciting to talk about new color palettes and decor that will change the energy of your home.
But... it's also important to talk about grounding, the stabilizing energy that creates the foundation of the home. In our homes, some things should be built to last, to keep consistency in the home and make it functional. These things should be designed to work hard, handle a lot of pressure and be functional. If we can create this in the home, we are off to a great start and if we can build it where it is not just functional, but also aesthetically pleasing, then we've hit a home run!
The two rooms that need to stand up well to heavy usage are bathrooms and the kitchen. The two room that show their age the quickest are, you guessed it, the bathroom and the kitchen!
Want to guess the age of a home? Check out the tile choice in the bathroom, is it pink or what...
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