As intangible a concept as feng shui may seem, it all comes down to the basic idea of having a space you’re happy to come home to because its energy is positive. “Feng shui is an ancient philosophy about how you can improve your life and create a space that supports and nurtures you,” explained Anjie Cho, a New York-based architect, author, and founder of online mindfulness design blog and shop Holistic Spaces. Indeed, adjusting your apartment in just a few small and informed ways can make all the difference in the look and feel of your unit and, resultantly, your own wellbeing. Ahead are some ideas you can apply to your space, straight from a pro.
“Cube” is a two-level minimal living space on wheels. A room within a room, it was originally custom-made for a Feng Shui teacher who wanted a separate, more private space at home for studying, sleeping and meditating. Designed by Californian studio Space Flavor, it follows the basic Feng Shui principles of yin (private and closed) and yang (public and open).