Tag Archives: feng shui

Feng Shui Problem Resolved

MY SISTER ASKED ME A COGENT QUESTION THIS EVENING: “So how did you solve your feng shui problem in the bedroom?” Oh, that! I guess I owe her, and y’all, an explanation. Taking to heart the sage advice of MazeDancer, … Continue reading

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Feng Shui Nightmare in a Brownstone Bedroom

THE BEDROOM IN MY PROSPECT HEIGHTS PIED-A-TERRE is finally coming together. Last week I committed myself to a 1960s platform credenza, above, for storing my family’s photo archive, a more attractive repository than the half-dozen plastic bins in which our … Continue reading

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Independence Day Porch Makeover

THE 4th OF JULY found me on Shelter Island, chillin’ in 100 degree heat at my friend Debre’s extraordinary Carpenter Gothic farmhouse. Somewhere between the Jamesport Vineyards sauvignon blanc and the Wolffer Estate rose (we like to support our local … Continue reading

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Use What You’ve Got

LAST FRIDAY I HAD LUNCH with Allegra Dioguardi, a longtime professional home stager (though she prefers the term ‘interior merchandising’) who calls her business Styled and Sold. We found we had much in common. We agreed that feng shui is … Continue reading

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Contract Remorse

THIS WEEK I went to contract on a 1940s shingled cottage in Springs (or is it “the” Springs? I guess I’ll find out). It’s a hamlet a few miles north of East Hampton, on Long Island’s South Fork. I should … Continue reading

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