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Elemental Design | Connecting Humanity with Nature

WOOD - connected to greens, blues, and browns.

Thousands of years ago, the Chinese developed a design system for arranging objects to create spatial harmony. It incorporates the five elements to increase the vital energy or chi.

Let's explore the Wood element. A little different than the Earth element, wood in feng shui focuses on the flourishing flora of nature. It's symbolic of new life, growth, expansion, creativity, and health.

"To bring wood element into the home is adding some real plants or incorporating green tones into a space," says Feng Shui expert, Patricia Lohan. "I love the jade plant also known as the money plant—or lucky bamboo—as it is really easy to look after. I don’t recommend artificial plants in a space, as they attract stagnant energy.”

Wood is related to flexibility, kindness, and healing. It represents growth and progress. You might need to bring in more wood energy if you want to create more growth or a new beginning in some area of your life. Wood is connected to greens, blues, and browns. These can all be beautiful and healing color choices for walls as well as curtains.

Another great way to introduce the wood element into your home is through art. Erickson Woodworking is a beautiful example of the wood element with their one of a kind, hand-carved furniture. Artisanal, wood furniture is an easy way to bring both function and beauty into your home. If you're looking for something more bold, you might explore the mesmerizing, figurative driftwood sculptures by Crystal Lockwood. However you choose to incorporate the wood element, doing so is sure to bring harmony to your space.

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