Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Feng Shui Part 1

The LAUCH of my new show “KateInLA” … set to happen on June 1st … will be a two-part series on Feng Shui.

Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. The “guinea pig” house that we’re transforming into a Feng Shui sanctuary will be my house – my new home here in Los Angeles – West of the 405.

As some of you loyal readers may remember, I moved here on March 1 and the process was, on a good day daunting, on a bad day traumatic.

It all began on that fateful day in question – March 1. I have some vague memory of two bulky men pulling up in an 18-wheeler and quite literally dropping every single possession that I own into my house here in Santa Monica.

After they pulled away from the curb my journey began. Let’s just say it’s a heck of a lot easier to move out of a house than into one.

My first move was to sit in the middle of the living room floor and burst into tears. Then I looked at the stack of boxes and promptly had a panic attack. Then I called Juan my house man and Carlos my contractor and begged for help.

They arrived the next morning and this is what they saw.

The LAUCH of my new show “KateInLA," set to happen on June 1st, will be a two-part series on Feng Shui.

After getting the place (sort of) in order I scheduled the first shoot with Kartar Diamond – our Feng Shui specialist. She arrived (about three weeks ago) along with my producer, Bob Jordan, our shooter, Renato, my makeup artist, Karen Knopp, and Kartar, herself – looking lovely in a bright orange top!

In the picture above you can see the intricate plans that Kartar drew up while she was in the house examining architecture, the rooms, and more importantly – the Chi. She shimmied around the house in order to see what could be the house’s opportunity for serenity!

Over the next few hours as she studied my home I was so impressed by her professionalism and expertise. (if you want to check out her book it is “The Feng Shui Continuum: A Blueprint for Balanced Living")

Four hours later we were finished shooting the “Before” show. I think we wore Renato out!

Now … my mom had come into town to execute the shopping portion of the project (see former blog TKDATE) … … it was time to shop!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this 3-Part blog to see Mom and I have done to the house … !

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