The Colours of the Celts

Creativity was associated with orange, as well as sexuality and fertility. Think of the egg yolk…only a deep orange yolk is really healthy and full of goodness. Invoke this colour in areas of your home where you want to express these elements. Green is infused with beauty and fertility, but also prosperity. In Feng Shui, it is advised to paint the front door of one’s home red so as to attract prosperity, but my door is painted green and the real prosperity is quite tangible at Bealtaine Cottage. As for beauty, well, that speaks for itself, for what is not…

Cottage Interior Design using Permaculture Ideas…

Decorating an old cottage on a budget of near zero… The central design technique is simple…recycle and reuse as much as you can. Here, the sitting room was given a wall mirror using broken mirrors that would have otherwise gone to the dump. Cost: just the price of the tile adhesive and my time. A painted concrete floor and stencilled wall…stencils cut from card. The floor stencil was spray-painted using left-over gold Christmas decorative spray. There is hardly a faster and cheaper way to bring beauty and creativity into your home than by putting together an arrangement of foliage and…