Southern Style Living with Grand Design

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...

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Six Magical Properties of Alabaster Lighting

In today's homes, you'll find many lighting sources made from Alabaster. While not all are aware of the metaphysical properties of this stone, it's easy to see how it makes for a gorgeous light source in home and commercial property decor.

Check out this amazing Alabaster chandelier

The metaphysical properties of this stone attract positive energy. You can also ask the stone to help release negative energy away from you and your home.

Alabaster is a good stone to "touch".  It's very soft and smooth and it can "carry" your worries and concerns away, removing them from your aura.

In my Master Bedroom, I have these gorgeous alabaster lamps on each side of the bed. The manufacturer really understood how to work with this stone. The lamp has a second bulb embedded into the stone, lighting it from within.  This detail creates the symbolic master teaching from the ancient wisdom temples of "As Above, So Below", As Within, So Without".

This is an incredible energy to create in...

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What the Color Gold Means in the Aura

 
When gold is seen in the aura, it indicates spiritual mastery and a connection with ascended beings from the higher planes. This was often portrayed in paintings of spiritual masters and enlightened spiritual teachers who were depicted with gold halos around their head, representing their golden aura and spiritual enlightenment.
 
Gold in the aura is overwhelmingly positive and also indicates wisdom and generosity. I have never seen gold in an aura where it did not represent that something beautiful was taking place for the person.
 
The color gold in the aura is most commonly seen around the head and the heart chakra area. When an abundance of gold is found in the aura, the person radiates and glows with the gold energy, becoming like the Sun. Spiritual masters who achieve this level of enlightenment see their auras fully restored and they are able to radiate energy to others in healing capacities.
 
There are some occasions when the gold color...
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Mardi Gras Colors - Purple Green and Gold

Fresh off of showing my fireplace decorated for Winter, it's time to bring in some color!

There's nothing like color to brighten up your thoughts and emotions during the Winter months, so if you're wondering what you can do to lift your energy at this time, it's easy! Start by bringing in some fun colors to your room!

One of my favorite yearly celebrations is coming up! It's Mardi Gras. The Colors of Mardi Gras are Purple, Green and Gold. Purple represents justice, green is faith and gold represents power.

Beads in these colors are thrown to the crowds as the floats pass by in the parades. It is said that if you catch the beads, the color represents the type of good luck you will receive this year. Remember it's bad juju to steal beads from someone else who caught them, that's only going to reverse that fortune and bring the bad upon you, such as loss of power, faith or justice for you.

I've added some of these colors to my fireplace here with the addition of my carnival mask along...

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Is your home in tune with the seasons and your energy?

My Winter look for 2020 on the fireplace...

  • The stark Manzanita branch is bare but painted gold with the reminder that the light always returns.

  • Hints of Neoclassic design and ancient wisdom hold court with the Greek goddess bust.

  • The Scottish Law books in the middle are over 100 years old, a reminder of justice and balance.

  • Black and white checks in the vase represent the duality in this world, masculine, feminine, light and dark, yin and yang, cold and hot, positive and negative. What path do you follow?

  • And of course, the gorgeous peacock feathers are lush and green in their beauty symbolizing awakening.

Winter is the time where we go within and rest, restoring our energy so that we can bloom in Spring.

I could go on describing the spiritual meaning and purpose of every item placed here on the mantel, as it is carefully cultivated and selected to create and amplify this energy in my home with the intent to support, uplift and inspire.

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The Color Black is a New Trend in Home Decor, Even for Christmas

Sophisticated, elegant and strong, the color black, whether it's a little black dress, the sleek color of a car or in the décor of a home, exudes confidence and success.

The most important rule to remember when using this color in home décor, is that a little goes a long way... 

There's a trend happening now with black in interior design and I'm already seeing it used in an overkill and suffocating kind of way where the entire room is covered in black.  

Much like the color grey, which I wrote about earlier, black, when used too much, can have a negative effect, instead of the desired intention.

Where I think black goes too far is when entire kitchens or bathrooms are designed in black, the cabinets, walls, toilets, etc. The effect can feel depressing as the color dominants the room and creates a heavy depressive feeling. How does the photo above of the black kitchen make you feel? Are you ready to cook and enjoy your time in this room?

But Kala you...

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Ask Kala: Seeing Gold Sparkles in the Aura

ask kala color intuitive Dec 11, 2019

Welcome to Ask Kala! In this column  –  Kala invites you to email your probing metaphysical, magical, spiritual, and supernatural questions.

Due to the volume of email she receives, she isn't able to answer back individual e-mails. Instead, she’ll choose interesting questions and answer them here.


Today's question is:

"Dear Kala, I had an experience recently that keeps presenting in my thoughts and I am hoping you can help me make some sense from it.

I’m a photographer by profession, and on a recent shoot at a client’s home, her daughter kept tagging along with me, even though her mom asked her not to, and her clearly being a well behaved kid. I stated that I enjoyed her company, and she said “I like to be with you.”

When I asked her why, her reply was this: “because of the lights.”

I thought she meant the external flash, so I asked if she wanted to hold it or push the button to fire it. She looked at me and started...

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Silver, Gold and New Color Trends for the Holiday Season

The most frequently asked question I receive about auras has to be, what color is my aura?
 
When giving an aura reading, I explain to clients that for the most part, their aura changes color on a regular basis, due to their emotions and thoughts. We are always emitting colors from our aura that indicate what we are thinking and feeling.
 
I also explain that there are usually one or two colors, which remain consistent in your aura. These colors remain with the person for their lifetime, unless they dramatically change their life to the point that other colors override the previous colors, which change the energy resonance and vibratory energy fields. These are the colors that you want to ask me about, because you'll love the look and feel of your home if you decorate in those specific colors!
 
When a big change is happening for a person, it is indicated by a streak of color running through the aura. Of all the colors to see as streaks, the two that get me the...
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Simple Christmas Tablescaping Ideas - Kala Ambrose Intuitive Interior Decor

 

Holiday Tablescapes are fun to make and often you can use what you already have in your home and add to it with a fun new item each year.

Here's an example of a tablescape that I made for my dining room table this year.

First I lay a runner on the table. The runner (a beige linen) here can't be seen by the time I'm done, but it's great to anchor and support the garland.

On top of the runner, I began with my Southern Magnolia Gold Leaf garland from Ballard Designs.

Next, running through the garland, I added the Suzanne Kasler Red Plaid Ribbon, which this year, I'm pretty much using it everywhere! I love plaid so much and Suzanne's ribbon, available at Ballard Designs, is great quality, wired and able to twist and bend any way that you want it.

Next I added some sprigs of berries, tucking them into the garland. You can find these anywhere at craft stores, these in particular here are from Martha Stewart and are available on QVC.

The white Light Up Lanterns and Gold Moravian Stars are...

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Make My Holiday Modern and Metallic

I have clients in Manhattan who are in their 30s and live in a beautiful apartment there.  The details in the space are gorgeous but space is at a definite premium as is the case in the city.  Their home is about 850 sq feet all together and the location is pretty great.

They enjoy the holidays but aren't into traditional Christmas decor.

They hired me as their Intuitive Interior Decorator for my Holiday Decor package to assist them with decorating their space.

Here are their requests:

1. They love modern decor.

2. They don't like traditional Christmas decor.

3. They don't want to buy many decor items, as storage space is pretty limited for them and so they needs things they can pack up in one box.

4. They'd love for the decor to be versatile and look great for New Years as well.

My suggestion to them based on their likes, wants and needs?

Make it Modern and Metallic!

They have a console that is very similar to the console I have in my home. It's part of the feature wall...

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