Interior design might be the last thing on the minds of parents, who are constantly scrambling to just keep up in the face of mile-long to-do lists and double or triple shifts. But a well-thought out home design can restore the equilibrium you lost somewhere between the stork’s visit and the baby’s first steps and even save you time in the long run.
As we work to solve the seemingly intractable ecological problems caused by our modern lifestyle, we might want to look to the age old tradition of feng shui. Originating in China thousands of years ago, feng shui is a holistic philosophy of environmental design that takes its cues from nature. This time tested design philosophy can teach twenty-first century earthlings a lesson or two about living green (or three, as I will cover below).