Believe • Create • Inspire

Nights at a Round Table

Create a healthy dining experience in a space that fosters the sense of intimacy by considering a few Feng Shui fundamentals before choosing a round or square table, and further enhancd your dining room decor serve up dinners to remember.

 

Dining Room Feng Shui

The ideal dining room is a place that encourages social interactions at a very intimate level and is best kept free from distractions such as the TV or computer… or phones!

While the formal dining room is often a separate room, the optimal dining experience is close enough to the kitchen to maintain a sense of unity between preparing and enjoying the food.

When considering your choice in dining tables, the most important factor is that there is sufficient room around the table to allow guests to walk around without disturbing others, and that each guests has ample space to feel comfortable.

It is worth noting that a bigger table allows you to feed more people and therefore, in Feng Shui synergistic terms, will increase your propensity for wealth. However, a large table in a small space cuts off the flow of energy, and by doing so, cuts off the flow of abundance into your life.

 

Square or Round in Feng Shui

I’ll just say upfront that a round or oval table will almost always be the better option from a Feng Shui perspective! That said, functionality, design and size all factor into the choice between round or square dining table.

Round tables, and all round shapes, promote the Feng Shui element of metal, which is the element that brings in the energy of clarity, equality, and precision. Nice things to add to your dinner!

The circle enables energy to flow and continue flowing, which is exactly how the conversation will flow, and flow, as there is no end to a circle. By offering unity and equanimity, a round table creates a dynamic environment that encourages not just good digestion, but good relations between all those dining.

 

Square tables, and all square shapes, promote the Feng Shui element of earth, which is the element that brings in the energy of grounding, support and foundation.

A square table may be the right choice if you typically turn your table into a desk, but be certain to clear away any work before eating so you are not “eating your home-work!” It is preferable to avoid sharp corners to avoid feeling poked while passing through a space. And because of the four legs instead of a pedestal, seating at a square table is a little more limited and less ideal.

 

Table Decor Feng Shui

Whether square or round, set out only as many placemats as guests you expect so as to avoid the “empty table” feeling.

The ideal dining ambience to promote a healthy digestion is one that is calm. Create a sense of peace by adding elements to slow energy down, such as a table cloth, large artwork, painting in muted, earthen colors such, and using lights on dimmer switches to create soft and candlelight-like lighting.

A final Feng Shui tip that can promote intimacy between you and your partner is to sit in the chair next to, instead of across from, your love so as to literally bring your energies closer together, and avoid playing conversation ping-pong – a game that was invented as an after dinner parlour game to make use of the large rectangular tables in England during the 19th Century.

 

Wishing you the very best in dining and life!

 

2 Responses to Nights at a Round Table

“The office felt & looked transformed!” – Amelia M.

“The office felt & looked transformed!” – Amelia M.

Amelia M:

Salvatore feng shui’d my office.  We have an alternative health care clinic for chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and yoga. When I was interviewing a person for the job I was worried they may not understand the message we are trying to convey with the atmosphere we want to create.

On the phone he immediately got it.  He scheduled me within the same week.  When he arrived he made himself really comfortable at the desk grabbing a sharpie and getting straight to work drawing the bagua on the blueprint I provided.  He interviewed me about the goals I was having again, and got to work.

Within two hours we moved things around, made a list of things I needed to buy or change for every space, found websites where to look for those things. The office looked and felt transformed.  He is easy to talk to, passionate and knowledgeable about what he does.  I never took advantage of the free one month email support, one due to time, but secondly, I felt I got everything I needed from our meeting.  I most definitely recomed him.

Secrets to Vision Boarding

Secrets to Vision Boarding

In 1992 I created a collage of images that inspired me. Immediately, things started shifting in my life that were inexplicably synched up to that collage, and the shifts continued unfolding for years. My accidental discovery of the art Vision Boarding sparked a thirst for just how it is that we can create and turn dreams into reality.

Having taught, written, and practiced Vision Boarding over the decades, I’ve learned secrets that separate successful vision boards from those that are just pretty images.

2015 Chinese New Year

2015 Chinese New Year

The Year of the Sheep

The most important of Chinese Holidays, the Lunar New Year, is a full 15 days of festivities beginning with the “Reunion Dinner” just before the New Moon (February 18) and ending with the “Red Lantern Festival” on the Full Moon.

In America, the celebrations in Chinatown’s include the “Chinese New Year Parade.” The biggest and the first parade of its kind began in San Francisco, and this year it will be held on Saturday, March 7.

Salvatore's Take on Feng Shui

Join to Keep your Chi Moving!