With an artist's soul, a child-like curiosity and a developed sense of aestheticism. Kenza, an architect, a creative mind and most recently an experienced yogi, lives and works in Casablanca where she grew up before continuing her studies of architecture in Rabat and Rome.
It is often said that there is no place like home. Home is the place that bears witness to many events accompanying the train of life. It is also the place where we feel most safe and where we have total freedom to be ourselves. Unconsciously, our home eventually becomes an extension or in some sort a reflection of our inner self and body.
Sometimes, when visiting someone’s home, we instantly feel very comfortable. We have the tendency to be curious and explore all the rooms as if we did not want to leave anymore. However, on the other hand, it is also common to be invited to someone else’s house and get an instant feeling of anguish, discomfort or even fear. This leads only to one outcome.. wanting to leave the house immediately.
Our House is a Reflection of Who We Are
One way or another we influence the space we live in and in return it influences us back.
Take a step back and have a look around you. Based on your observation, what does your house reveal about your personality?
For instance, if you have numerous picture frames of family members or friends then it usually means that you care a lot about the relationship you have with the people you cherish the most. Whether they are hanging on the walls or scattered around the corners of the house, it still means the same.
Similarly, if you have a great deal of plants and greenery in your home, it goes without saying that you feel more comfortable in nature.
Therefore, the experts in the field of Design and the Art of Living advise us to follow the precepts of the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui that encourages to make our home interiors more harmonious with whom we are.
Feng Shui: A science, an ancient art of life, and a better way to move around vital energy in our interiors
Feng, literally translated as “wind” and “Shui” as water, is a way of conceiving and orienting our space in perfect harmony and balance with the natural setting around us through the five elements which are: fire, earth, metal, water and wood.
Each of these five elements has a shape and a colour that corresponds to it and each of them has its own unique meaning.
For example, if you feel stressed in your workplace then Feng Shui recommends that you install a fountain as water is a sign of inspiration and relaxation. If your living space cannot accommodate a fountain, then a good alternative would be to paint a wall in blue since it is the colour that Feng Shui associates with water.
Circulate your ” Qi ”
According to Feng Shui, the secret for you to feel happy and calm in your home is to ensure that your Qi (chi) is flowing through the house freely.
Chi (Qi) is simply an ancient term that describes what cannot be seen by the naked eyes such as all the elements that surrounds us, basically it is our energy. A Feng Shui interior is an interior free of obstacles i.e. full of good energy.
For instance, any element of decoration that can prevent the circulation of energy currents, can constitute a barrier for the Qi.
All in all, one should choose home objects and decorations that channel positive energy like a bouquet of flowers, a mirror, chimes …and of course emitting positive vibes via our thoughts.
An outer harmony to achieve inner harmony.
When you integrate Feng Shui into your living space, the outer harmony you create brings a sense of inner harmony.
Your house is a reflection of yourself. So make it the place where you feel most at ease; so when someone enters your space will always say “this place has a good energy”.