Feng Shui can be complicated when trying to make an existing home flow correctly, however, when designing a new home we can position rooms in the correct coordinates and relationships to each other. For instance, Feng Shui does not suggest placing a toilet over the kitchen. Nobody wants to hear the sound of flushing overhead while preparing an evening meal for guests. I have learned so many tips working with my Chinese clients that I now really enjoy figuring out how to get all the check box's ticked for a great home design that has proper energy flow. The home should be a place where we go to recharge and be able to take a moment to breathe.
Wood finishes are a personal favourite when I want to create a sense of warmth in a home. The visual and tactile nature of wood draws us in and creates a need to touch and see if its real. My personal fascination with the material started in my childhood where I grew up in a log home in Northern Alberta. I can remember countless times walking along the walls with my hands gliding along the majestic timbers while the sun warmed my face through a window. I'm looking forward to seeing this trend manifest in 2018.