Document Type

Honors Project

First Advisor

Grace Steinberg

Degree Award Date

Spring 2005


Feng Shui, Interior Design


Interior Architecture


Feng shui has a long, diverse history in the lives of the people of China. Beginning with civilization, feng shui predates any known organized religion. Its principles seek to harmonize one's environment with themselves and the rest of matter. It recognizes that humanity is another part of nature, the world. It does not inflate humanity, placing it above everything else.

Feng shui, relying on intuition and the feelings a certain space invokes, is now increasingly being utilized in the West. Westerners are learning to accept that abstraction can represent reality, and feng shui is becoming increasingly more prevalent.

How can one truly know if feng shui will work for them? Move some furniture, change some colors, add some plants and pets, and see what happens.