Design Philosophies

Design philosophy may refer to the foundations of ancient concepts like Feng Shui, Kintsugi or Wabi-Sabi or to the framework of a particular designer. Our perfectly imperfect philosophy at Ana Engelhorn Interior Design embraces these ancient practices, highlighting the history of a building or piece and celebrating the imperfections found in natural materials. These flaws are, indeed, the foundation of beauty. Read on to see how we integrate these age-old philosophies into our designs.

Design Philosophies

Find strength and wellness in Kintsugi, the Japanese art of ‘Broken Beautiful’

Most of us are going through challenging times right now as we try to live and work through great uncertainty. …

April 3, 2020

Design Philosophies

Process of a Feng Shui Consultation

Written by Ana Engelhorn and Alexandra Berthault-Bizer from Chez Feng Shui The ancient Chinese art and practice of Feng Shui …

March 24, 2020

Design Philosophies

An Introduction to Feng Shui

A building, whether it’s a residence, hotel or a place of business, is made up of many different parts. All …

May 24, 2019

Design Philosophies


Originally derived from ancient China, the kanji character (shared by the Japanese) ‘wabi’ literally means ‘despondence’ and ‘sabi’ means ‘loneliness’ …

February 16, 2019