Designers use ancient art of feng shui


The mainstream interest in feng shui just keeps growing. More and more people are applying feng shui (pronounced FUNG shway), the ancient Chinese art of placement to achieve harmony and balance, to the interior design of their homes.

Check out the selection of paperback books on the subject at Borders (the first two are new this fall): "The Feng Shui Kit" ($29.95), "Feng Shui Made Easy" ($15), "The Elements of Feng Shui" ($9.95), "Interior Design with Feng Shui" ($15.95) and "Living Color" ($18).


Howard Street's Antiques Row, Stiles Colwill's new shop, the antiquing consortium of Savage Mill and many other sources for antiques in Maryland are featured in the November/December issue of Southern Accents.

"Quality craftsmanship remains the standard in a city known for its tradition of fine furniture," says the magazine, on newsstands now.

You can check out that tradition at the Maryland Antiques Show, being held at the Boumi Temple, 4900 N. Charles St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Today is the last day of the show; admission is $8. More than 34 dealers are participating.


Melissa Verill uses baby's breath, strawflowers, white statice and other dried flowers with antique memorabilia to create her charming wreaths, which are on sale at her antiques and crafts shop, Orin Kenney, in Hampden. She also makes custom wreaths, with items brought in by customers, or you can request particular colors to go with the decor of a room.

Orin Kenney, open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., is at 851 W. 36th St. With Christmas coming, Ms. Verill is a little backed up, she says, so you'll have to wait a couple of weeks if you order a custom wreath. Prices are from $25 to $35.

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