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.

Japanese kintsugi pottery

Design Philosophies

Kintsugi Philosophy

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

Should you follow a trend or your instincts with colour?

Inspiration can be found in many places when designing your own home. If a room doesn’t immediately shout out how …

September 26, 2019

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

Wabi-Sabi cabinet in Palamos Farmhouse

Design Philosophies


Wabi-sabi design and aesthetic as we know it today, is a Japanese concept based on respecting the natural cycle of …

February 16, 2019