Decorating with Funky Shui: How to Lighten Up, Loosen Up, and Have Fun Decorating Your Home

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004 - House & Home - 132 pages

Decorating with Funky Shui encourages you to dig out all those wild and crazy pieces you've been hiding. So c'mon, gather up all those snow globes and let the disco ball sparkle in your living room. Let your rooms tell people who you really are-if you dare.Your home should be a reflection of your own personality, not a hodgepodge of mass-produced whatnots from a "big-box" chain retail store. Inspired by the popular Chinese art of feng shui, this lighthearted book takes you through the "Fun-damentals," the four directions to make your house yours, all yours: Find the playful center of the room: It can be a random garage-sale treasure, that cool mannequin you didn't think you could find a place for, or the tarnished tuba you inherited from Grandpa. That one goofy, unusual, or chic conversation piece can become the star of your room. Brighten up with color: Not everything has to match your boring beige sofa. Rooms without color lack flavor. Enlighten up: Fun, dynamic lighting can brighten a room in more ways than one. Candles add coziness; Christmas lights sparkle year-round. A string of hot-pepper lights can spice up a cool room. Abundance through abundance: The souvenirs you pick up during road trips. Your collection of vintage milk-bottle caps. All the Pez dispensers you can't bear to part with. If you've got 'em, flaunt 'em. Artfully display your collections-whatever they may be-to show them off.Decorating with Funky Shui encourages you to stretch your imagination to find a style that's uniquely you.


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"If Feng Shui is the art of arranging objects to promote harmony, then Funky Shui is the art of arranging objects to make your home and your life fun," note the authors of this guide to"playful good ... Read full review


The Living Room Live It
The Dining Room
The Home Office All Work and No Play
The Bedroom An Altar to LOVe
The Bathroom
The Guest Room Wish You Were Here
The Yard DOnt Fence Me In
A Parting Gift

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About the author (2004)

Sisters Kitty and Jennifer O'Neil have "Funky Shui'd" homes from Miami to Boston to Copenhagen. Kitty is a toy designer, artist, and writer with experience in consumer product development for LEGO, Star Wars, and Barbie. Jennifer is a writer, producer, and director at a San Francisco production company and creates gala-event scripts for such clients as Columbia Tri-Star and Discovery Networks. Jennifer and Kitty both live in the San Francisco Bay area.

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