Introducing “Quick Tips“, a collection of lifestyle tips & tricks – anything from arranging your bedroom scatter cushions to removing grass stains form a white sofa. We’ll post them as we think of them, adding a couple every week.
We need you! What is you favourite lifestyle tip or nifty trick? Maybe an old folk remedy or “boereraat”? Tell us about it!
Since our first Décor Dictionary entry was Feng Shui we thought it best to make our first ever Quick Tip also Feng Shui related. So, without further ado; Quick Tip numbero uno:
#1 Feng Shui does not do clutter. It is a no-no!! Think of it this way, clutter hampers the flow of energy. So get out there and as Nike says ‘just do it’. To avoid getting bored while you de-clutter – take it on in bite sizes.
When I first got into the Interior Design & Décor industry I had a lot of “Say what?” moments. Usually, upon seeing the dumb expression on my face, my colleagues /employers would help me out with the meaning of the word that had me so perplexed. So, to save you some head-scratching, we are compiling a Décor Dictionary explaining all the design & décor lingo, jargon and terms you might be unfamiliar with. We will build the glossary gradually, adding one or two words every week.
If you want to know the meaning of a certain décor / design related word or if you have a suggestion, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
And with that, here is our very first word to be entered into the Décor Dictionary…
Feng Shui: pronounced ‘Fung Shway’ – literally translated means ‘wind-water’. It is the applied art of achieving balance and harmony in an environment. Space is planned and objects are placed in such a way as to facilitate the free flow of good energy. Hence the name ‘wind-water’.