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Francis Augustine Find Enthusiasm & Inspiration Via Feng Shui Design

852d9b055ae3a8b57aeab4b62a07602c04f3dcff_a Good Works: Find Enthusiasm & Inspiration Via Feng Shui Design

// Posted on September 27, 2012 by Jacqueline Colette Prosper in Good Works

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Those looking to add peace and solace to a home should look no further than interior designer Marie Burgos, seen on Vedere, as their guide to interior salvation. Read the post below to discover her signature tips!

(Photography Credit: Scott Morris)

Burgos discovered Feng Shui in a period of her life when she was passionately hungry for a way to improve her current situation. The philosophy of creating interiors that incorporate balance, harmony and good flow or energy—the tenents of Feng Shui, has been a driving force in Burgos’s career.

(Photography Credit: Francis Augustine)

“Having a perfect layout which is open and does not create blockages is a great way to balance the space, says Burgos. “Using both clean, square lines balanced with curves or utilizing hard surfaces harmonized with soft, plush pieces are also a way to create that balance,” she continues.


(Photography Credit: Francis Augustine)

For Burgos, the purpose of Feng Shui is create supportive environments through the art of ‘placement’, which is not only calming, but can also elevate one’s mood.

(Photography Credit: Francis Augustine)

“Lighting is another great way to improve flow and balance because it always makes things brighter, more inviting and creates a mood,” she adds. “And last, color is another fabulous way to help the flow of energy and create an atmosphere as each color has a meaning and particular properties that affect people’s moods.”

(Photography Credit: Francis Augustine)

What room in your home helps to elevate your mood? Tweet us at @VedereOnline!

Peggy Bates Art & Colors

I truly enjoyed meeting Peggy Bates. She is such a wonderful human being and a fabulous artist.

Her sensibility, kindness and humanity comes out in her art with gracious curves and vivid colors.

I have visited her studio where colorful giant paintings graze all the walls, in a totally white background. Her walls and floors are in a snowy white which allows you to take in all the colors and the majestic shapes.

Peggy Bates is based in NY. Her art is displayed in many galleries. You can visit her website is:

Her clients display her art in residential homes as well as commercial spaces. She also commissions paintings especially for you!

The fabulous photographer Francis Augustine is relating the story of a morning in Peggy's Art Studio...

Hope you have enjoyed looking at Peggy's colorful art!

For information about Interior design and Feng Shui, email me on and visit

Feng Shui Design event at Imperio Showroom

I had the best time at Imperio Showroom. I gave a Feng shui design presentation to a keen crowd of design enthusiasts!

And Jessica Packer, owner of Imperio did a fantastic job at showcasing her beautiful exotic home and fashion goods from countries such as Argentina, Thailand and Burma.

From silk pillows to colorful shawls and cowhide rugs like the one under my feet on the above photo, it was a colorful and rich sight to look at.

I thought I would share some of the images of this fun evening of design with  you!

Photography by my dear friend and very talented photographer Francis Augustine

Jessica Packer and Marie Burgos

Silk Shawls from Imperio

Maria Longo (writer), Peggy Bates (Nota Design), Diane Brady (Author), Marie Burgos

Jessica Packer dressing up one of the guests with silk

Silk Pillows from Burma by Imperio

Guests at the Imperio event

Metal bowls from Imperio

Think color, think exotic, think fun... for designs with Marie Burgos Design!!