One of the easiest ways to decorate for Fall, is to gather all of your fall decor together and concentrate it in one area to create a stunning display.
Too often when decorating, people feel the need to spread holiday decor all around the house, making sure everything everywhere gets a bit of Christmas or a bit of well, any holiday. While this does indeed show a sampling of the decor everywhere you look, it might not give the desired effect that you were hoping to create.
Decor items, like collections, are best viewed when grouped together so that the feeling and expression can be experienced and enjoyed. Think of it like a Thanksgiving dinner or buffet. Imagine coming to Thanksgiving and seeing the beautiful table covered with all of your favorite foods, the turkey, the stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, rolls, the list goes on, but you get the picture right? It's a feast for the eyes and the appetite!
Now imagine instead if you walked into...
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.
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...
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...
Basically, it's a hidden space in your home that can't easily be detected when walking into a room. In the grand old mansions of the past, these rooms were designed and built into the homes by the architects. Many were elaborate with hidden hallways built into the walls that allowed the homeowners to move through these areas without being detected in the public rooms of the home. Hidden panels were part of the design, often with the pulls connected to a decorative item on a fireplace or on a specific book on the bookcase in the library that would be pulled out in order to open the doorway and allow access to enter the hidden room or passageway.
I've always loved this design and growing up I would watch the old black and white movies that would show these homes where people would appear out of nowhere or escape down into the secret laboratory tucked away. Whether it's the wardrobe door in Chronicles of Narnia, the platform 9 3/4 in Harry...
If you've been following my work for even the teeniest bit of time, you know that I love architecture, color and home decor.
I believe that being surrounded in a beautiful environment with inspirational and colorful home decor, uplifts the soul and encourages our creativity and mental and emotional well-being.
A recent interior design trend has focused on minimalism, with the concept of having very little decor in the home . This trend will be fading soon and will replaced by the next new idea and so on as trends do.
What this minimalist trend was showcasing and responding to, I believe, is how cluttered people's minds were feeling in the current environment. It's a direct reaction between the clutter that built up in our thoughts (inward/as within) and then displayed in our homes (outward/so without).
(In this picture below, we see the movement to minimalism, in order to disconnect. The clutter is being removed and there is a separation between the bed...
It's all about You and the Hue! In my work as an Intuitive Interior Decorator, I'm also a Color Intuitive. A lot of what I discuss about what I see in the aura colors around each person, are the same topics discussed in Color Design, which are: Hue, Tint, Tone and Shade.
When I say for example that I see blue in someone's aura, I have to explain the exact color of blue that I'm seeing. There is a dark muddy shady of blue that can show that a person has closed themselves off to the world and to new ideas. That dark blue is very different from navy blue, which shows stability and reliability. A light bright blue can indicate communication coming from the spirit realms and a medium solid blue is what I call true blue, that really reflects the best energy that blue has to offer.
It's important to understand the shades and hue of color, along with the emotional and intuitive intelligence connected to each ray of color. When I meet with clients who are not happy...
In my work as an Intuitive Interior Decorator, my job is connect to the energy of each person (by seeing the colors in their aura) and then reflecting this colorful energy outward into the decor of their home.
I begin by meeting with the people living in the home and as we chat, I tune in and see the colors emitting from their auric fields. The aura has many layers around the body and I see the various fields which include the physical layer, mental layer, emotional layer and the spiritual layer. These layers often change color according to how we are feeling, the physical layer color changes according to our health, the mental layer fluctuates according to what we are thinking about, the emotional layers changes the quickest, always affected by our moods and the spiritual layer is the slowest to change color, unless we are having a direct experience with the other side.
The spiritual layer of the aura reflects what I call each person's "true power colors", the colors that you are...
Since I was a little girl, I've always been fascinated with office supplies. Well, originally for me it began with school supplies! I always loved Back to School time when we would shop for pens, pencils, markers, crayons, notebooks, the selections were endless and if you're old enough, you remember the excitement of your first Trapper Keeper notebook. The only disappointment I had was I wanted supplies with my name on them and no one back then had anything monogrammed with the name Kala on it. I love these days when you can easily get anything monogrammed with your name on it and trust me I do!
As adults, we all have our "wants" and for me, it's still about getting new notebooks!
There's something about opening up a fresh new notebook, it's so full of possibilities. I guess that's the writer in me, I see those pages and ideas starting popping up of what I'll write first. Even though the majority of my writing and other work is now done on the...
Time is measured in moments, so make every moment matter! - Kala Ambrose
Here we are approaching August and I always find at this time of year that I get very excited about what's to come, not because it's August, but rather that it means that Fall is around the corner. Without a doubt, Fall is my favorite season, the holidays, the spectacular changing of the leaves, the crisp cool air, and of course, pumpkin spice everything :)
I also associate this time with Back to School and believe that whether you're five or fifty-five, there's always something new to learn each year. We're also climbing out of a challenging Summer that was filled with eclipses and a Mercury Retrograde and some record breaking heatwaves, so fresh air Fall is going to bring relief to us all in a variety of ways.
Things are busy here at Explore Your Spirit, I'm launching my new Intuitive Interior Decorator business. I've been certified in Traditional Feng Shui for twenty years and have decorated...
As an Intuitive Interior Decorator, one of my goals is to design sacred space within the home. Our home should be our sanctuary, a place to retreat from the stress and wear and tear of the world and beyond that, it should provide nourishment, relaxation and comfort.
In each home that I decorate, I make sure to introduce these two pieces into the decor.
The first is a "statement" piece, that defines the intention and energy of the room I'm decorating and what is meant to be achieved by the decor in the room. (I'll be showing examples of statements in future posts)
The second is a crystal or gemstone carefully chosen after meeting with everyone who lives in the home. This stone works in harmony with the person and their family to generate positive energy throughout the home.
I'll be sharing in future posts more information about each gemstone and crystal and how they work with your aura and how their color and energy field stimulate the energy in your home. In some...
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