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Hand symbols in Design

Leonardo da Vinci had best expressed the beauty of the human anatomy when he created the “Vitruvian Man” and stated Vitruvius as the harmonizing relation between parts of the body, looking for perfection that would manifest itself in beauty.

Today I would like to share some beautiful images with you. Hold your imagination right there! We are just going to see some hands! I have noticed that many designs adorn the human body by simply using representation of hands and beautiful sculptures.

I hope this refreshing images will inspire men and women through the beauty of humanity and give you some accessorizing ideas for your interiors.

Fabulous pair of hands sculptures on a beautiful marqueterie table. They are opening up in a giving gesture. Perfect for letting your guests and friends know they are welcome in your home!

This delicate ceramic hand is showing the direction to take to the next room from the foyer area... very Feng Shui! Source: Notes from an empath

This carved Buddha's hand adds a serene touch to any home decor . It is inspired by temples and pagodas of the East.

I am not sure it is very comfortable but this chair in the shape of a hand definitely  catches the attention!

Very chic design by Kelly Wearstler also displays a gold hand matching this amazing cocktail table with golden feet adorned by elongated golden body sculptures. Just divine!

In this image, even a whole arm sculpture is displayed! Detail from photo by Pieter Estersohn for Southern Accents; interior design byMichelle Nussbaumer. - via Style Court

And let's not forget outdoor spaces... This giant hand sculpture is really drawing attention! It looks like it wants to really catch all that the sky and heaven has to offer!

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Turtle Lovers in Design

The Chinese believe that the turtle has the secret of heaven and of earth within its body because its back symbolizes Heaven and that its underside represents Earth. They love turtles and it is a great Feng Shui symbol of prosperity.

The turtle  is also associated with longevity and wisdom. Incredibly, sea turtles have existed on earth longer than any other vertebrate animal — they were here when dinosaurs evolved and became extinct, and they survived the Ice Age.

The turtle’s whole life is one of steadfastness, effort, and patience. It lives a slow and steady life of “non-doing.” There is a saying, “Home is where the heart is” — the turtle is always at home within itself.

I don’t advocate the killing of turtles for their shells. My grand father who is now 89 years old was a fisherman all his life and tought us to love and respect this beautiful creatures from the sea and earth... He ones made a guitar out of a giant turtle shell he found, which is still in my Grand parents living room in Martinique. I was surprised to actually find one just alike.

In design, which is my passion, I noticed more and more turtle lovers who surround themselves with turtle shells or representations of turtles.

Above is a beautiful warm bedroom decor where a large turtle shell is mounted on a metal stand. Note how the visual weight of it balances the large lamp.- Source NIBS

Susan Chevalier renovated her Venice, Calif., bungalow to make entertaining as easy as a day at the beach. Quirky mementos from Susan's travels include a tortoise shell given to her by a fisherman on Mustique that rests on an antique director's chair outside the sunroom - Country Living

Here is a fabulous design at La Marea restaurant at Miami's Tides South Beach hotel, decorated by Kelly Wearstler with antique tortoise shells. Kelly is a bold trend setter and a lover of all natures beauty. Source Vogue

Look at this beautiful turtle shell from Horchow , handcrafted of composites with a hand-painted antique burnished silver-leaf finish. Great way to showcase your love of turtles without going for the real shell.

I also love the look of the porcelain turtle lamps by Jonathan Adler. A great way to make your interior chic and fun at the same time!

Which one of these turtles do you like best? Would you use turtle shells in your home?

I look forward to your comments on my blog!

For more information on interior design and Feng Shui, email me at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

Decorative Screens add miles of style to your interior!

Asian screen The folding Screen has been a classic piece in interior design for centuries for several good reasons. First and foremost, they’re beautiful and they are part of an elegant yet unpretentious approach to the design of comfortable living spaces. And if Asian, they add an exotic Eastern flavor to any room.

The look is dramatic, and can serve as a focal point, setting the tone of the room. Screen can be made in several materials such as wood, metal or mirror. Serving as both furniture and art, a Chinoiserie screen works beautifully in a traditional or contemporary setting.

The practical side of the folding screen is not to be overlooked. Interior designers and home owners have used them to define and divide spaces, and to hide an array of necessary evils, from an unfortunately placed powder room door, to a messy pile of toys, to an undesirable view. All while adding miles of style, pattern and color!

Mirrored screen- Design by Kelly Weastler

Beautiful composition with a mirrored screen bouncing the light all around the room.

Cut leaves screen design

Very interesting metallic screen with cut leaves design

Blue lacquered screen- Design Kelly Weastler

Beautiful blue lacquered screen with gold frame ornaments. Just so elegant!

Ring Screen- kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen signature screen. Black wood ring screen- very contemporary looking!

Fabric screen- Veranda magazine

I find the fabric and the tacks used to create the design on the fabric to be a great look . I adore what looks like piano hinges because they look like a design element in themselves.

Wall screen- David Hicks design

Beautiful wall screen treatment by David Hicks

Traditional Asian screen- David Hicks Design

Fabric screen in Toile de Jouy

Asian screen

Wooden ornate screen

If you like decorative screens which one is your favorite? Let me know by leaving me a comment on the Blog! Thank you.

For more information about interior design and Feng Shui, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

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