Creating Luminous Spaces: Use the Five Elements for Balance and Harmony in Your Home and in Your Life (Feng Shui, Interior Design Book, Lighting
DescriptionOn Interior Design, Biophilic Design, and the Five Elements of Feng Shui
"It will change the way you think, how you view your surroundings, and how you live." ―Dr. Eva Selhub, author of Your Brain on Nature and Your Health Destiny
#1 Bestseller In Interior Design, Lighting, and Energy
Fun with feng shui. The Five Elements of feng shui refer to an ancient Chinese system that brings the cycles and benefits of nature to your home interior. Part spiritual growth workbook and part treatise on the power of nature, Creating Luminous Spaces brings an energy boost to home interior design.
Nature's elements (of style). Discover which of nature's elements represents your energy. Should you enhance your home with natural light or a fishbowl? New organizational habits or tall, vertical lines? Featuring practical exercises, meditations, and real stories about clients and students, as you embark on this mind-body-spirit connection with your home, you'll find out how:
- Indoor lighting and lighting design can strengthen the fire element
- Organizational behavior is influenced by the metal element
- Space planning with plants nourishes the wood element
If you have read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Feng Shui that Makes Sense, or The Holistic Home, and are ready to create a home-life balance and incorporate feng shui into your life, then you'll love Creating Luminous Spaces.
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"Creating Luminous Spaces is a wonderful and practical new guide for using ancient Chinese wisdom in our modern lives! Maureen Calamia's caring heart shines through as she shows you, in easy to follow steps, how to apply the universal principles of the 5 Elements to change your home - and to change your life." --Jean Haner, author of Clear Home Clear Heart: Learn to Clear the Energy of People and Places--Jean Haner
"Balance within your home promotes balance within you. Creating Luminous Spaces will guide you to ancient teachings and show you how to use this knowledge to bring peace and balance to your home, yourself, and your life. It will change the way you think, how you view your surroundings, and how you live." --Dr. Eva Selhub, author of Your Brain on Nature and Your Health Destiny--Dr. Eva Selhub
"With skillful clarity and an open heart, Maureen Calamia offers her gift of light and love. Creating Luminous Spaces reminds us how to connect with the sacredness in nature and the world around us to cultivate true joy in our inner and outer environments." --Anjie Cho, Architect, Feng Shui expert, and author of 108 Ways to Create Holistic Spaces--Anjie Cho
"A refreshing new view of ancient ways to enhance your life. Once you understand that by nature you are nature, the world is your playground. Who doesn't want that?" --Karen Rauch Carter, bestselling author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life and Make a Shift, Change Your Life--Karen Rauch Carter
"The Five Elements is a profound system that can provide a map for life. In Creating Luminous Spaces, Maureen K. Calamia utilizes the elements to help you chart your own course by honoring the power of place and the benefits of nature. This book will help you understand yourself better and become keenly aware of your surroundings - plus, it's fun!" -Dondi Dahlin, author of the international bestseller, The Five Elements: Understand Yourself and Enhance Your Relationships with the Wisdom of the World's Oldest Personality Type System--Dondi Dahlin
"In her combination home-decorating tome and treatise on the power of nature, Calamia dives into aspects of the five natural elements--water, fire, earth, metal, and wood--that define who we are and how we live and act. A three-part quiz helps readers determine their archetypes; all will benefit from Calamia's tips to manage stress: stop and breathe and practice mindfulness, awareness, and restorative activities. An antidote to hectic modern living." -Barbara Jacobs, Booklist--Barbara Jacobs "Booklist "
"I highly recommend this inspirational book! It is a wonderful guide to enhance the Chi energy of your home. In addition to learning simple, elegant, and creative ideas to beautify your sacred spaces, you will gain insights about yourself and your environment. In Creating Luminous Spaces, Maureen has given you the power of Mother Nature's tools in your hand." --RD Chin, feng shui master and teacher, author of Feng Shui Revealed--RD Chin
"Rather than telling us what color our couch should be and which corner to put it in, Calamia introduces us to our environment and teaches us how to successfully interact with it. Living in harmony with nature is essential to our wellbeing, but how to do that is personal for each of us. This book not only has lots of interesting information, it also has practical suggestions, exercises, and meditations." -Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insights--Anna Jedrziewski "Retailing Insights "