Today’s guest post is from Kim Colwell a truly gifted sustainable interior designer, owner of Kim Colwell Design, and partner at the Shambhalla Institute.
Have you ever wondered how to create more warmth and invitation in your home so that your space reflects your personality?
TRANSFORMATIONAL DESIGN is a new technique from the Shambhalla Institute that combines the principles of psychology, feng shui, and sustainable interior design into one fabulous system. Designed to impact every aspect of your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, a well thought out space can stimulate your creativity and nourish your fulfillment just as a stagnate environment can inadvertently stifle these things and bring the opposite result.
Think 1 part psychology + 1 part subtle sciences + 1 part sophisticated design skills = total transformation
To bring peace, prosperity, and healing into your home, I recommend following these SUGGESTIONS/TIPS:
Take a moment and stand at the front door to your home. Look inside. What do you see? Do you walk into a wall, look straight out a window, or are you immediately aware of the back of a sofa as you enter? Like the before shot above reveals, walking into the side arm of a sofa can create an aloof presence which is seen as an energetic block.
Feng Shui Tip: Start by placing your main seating in a way that it is easily seen from the perspective of the front door. This will open up your space and draw you into the room, giving you all the warm, fuzzy feelings that make you feel at home. In the after photo above, even the coffee table was designed in a kidney shape to embrace you as you enter the space. These subtleties can dramatically add life and flow to a once stagnate or even cold room.
The main feng shui principles of always being able to see the door to the room from the perspective of the main seating, bed, desk or even the chef’s main cooking spot, gives you a sense of empowerment and control over your environment. The opposite position can make you feel too vulnerable or in the weaker position.
Color Tip: If you are someone who is often over stimulated, color can be an incredible tool to bring balance and harmony to the space. The serene green tones in the space above are both calming and a natural balancer to my client. Knowing that her goal was to live in an environment that enabled her to fully relax yet feel creatively inspired, I juxtaposed pops of orange and yellow to maintain a fun atmosphere. Even the reflective materials such as the glass on the coffee table keep the room feeling light.
Enjoy your process and your peaceful nest!
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Kim Colwell’s deep commitment to establishing a personalized foundation for each client’s individual needs make her an in demand transformative designer who has made a big difference in many people’s lives.
Kim’s projects have been featured in Lucky, Angeleno, Modern Bride, Feng Shui for Modern Living, JCK Luxury, Women’s Wear Daily, California Apparel News, InStore, Rapaport Diamond Report, Working Nurse, National Jeweler and Philadelphia Inquirer’s Daily News. Kim has been interviewed by the Fox Network, wellness television, and C magazine. Kim is based in Los Angeles, CA and Vancouver, BC.
Check out Kim’s services and see her portfolio by going to her sites:
Kim Colwell: http://www.shambhallainstitute.com/about_kim.php
Transformational Design: http://www.shambhallainstitute.com/services_eco_interior.php
Los Angeles: 323.309.2945
Vancouver, BC: email@example.com
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