What is Living in Perfect Harmony?

So, what is “Living In Perfect Harmony” all about?  Is this site just to teach about Vastu Shastra?  Feng Shui?

Yes, both of these philosophies will be integrated in my plan. However, they are only springboards of knowledge that reinforced what I already intuitively knew.

Let me explain…

As a young girl I felt pretty weird.  Quirky if you will.  You see I loved nothing more than to constantly redecorate my bedroom I shared with my sister Mary Ann.  I did this almost every season and it brought me all kinds of joy.

Maybe because I shared a room with her I had to find some way to make my part of the space unique.

Over the years of living together there were many, many battles and we would create invisible lines of demarcation in our room that kept each other out. Funny, my bed was on the opposite side of the room from my closet.  It was the same for Mary Ann.  Poor planning I guess!  So, we had to devise special rules of when we could cross these invisible lines of demarcation in order to dress for school, church, or activities each day.

By the way- if you know Mary Ann, ask her about my turtle!!!

Anyway, I soon realized I loved positioning things in my bedroom and even throughout my family home.

Next, I obsessed over the homes of my girlfriends.  Some I offered my suggestions to and others I just ruminated over in my head all the changes that needed to occur in these spaces without ever saying a word.  Suffice it to say; to this day I remember in vivid detail most of the homes of my friends I grew up with.

I never forget detail.

The art of picture hanging and other musings.

Flash forward many years and I soon learned I had developed quirky hobbies as well.  My greatest joys came when I walked or drove through neighborhoods at night and nonchalantly peered into windows (from the road mind you, I am not a voyeur) and recreated the interiors I would see. My, my, my- so many houses needed work!  Do you know how many pictures are hung too high?  Do you know how many are hung in the wrong place?

Before long I was focusing on the yards in the daylight hours.  So much work to be done there, too!  My obsession was growing- what about the back yard?  What about the window treatments or lack thereof  (so many people leave the garage windows untreated and all you see is the mess and clutter of the garage)?

The Energy of the Home

All this time I began to understand that there were vibes I felt from these homes.  I could feel them.

After abrupt changes in my personal life occurred (what I call trauma-drama), I set out to start a new company.  I partnered with my daughter, Sammi.  I did the decorating and design and she took care of the business side of things. (Anyone that knows me knows I have lousy math skills!)

I began to realize something more was going on in the spaces I helped flower.  On the surface I was changing colors, changing fabrics and updating the look.  But way down underneath all this I was doing much, much more.  With every subtle change I was incorporating into the plan, the rhythm and flow of the house began to change.  I began to “feel” the shift in the energy.  Homespaces and workspaces became more balanced and relaxed.  I could absolutely feel it.

Today I am a “know it all” just waiting to teach.  It is my mission.  It is my passion.  It is my calling.  Prepare to be taught.

One thought…

Your homespace is a window to your soul.

“Spike” The Next Generation. Photo credit: Sammi Blake

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Jamie Balzer

About Jamie Balzer

Jamie has worked in the field of interior decorating for over 10 years and has owned B&A Interiors, LLC for almost as long. Partnered with her daughter, Sammi Blake, Jamie has been honored to work in homes and businesses across the country. Knowledge and experience is but part of what she has to offer. As a young girl, Jamie intuitively understood that the placement of things, the color of things, and the arrangement of things evoke certain feelings. Working together with this knowledge, experience and intuition Jamie has answered the call to her life’s purpose- teaching the spiritual truth of what she believes- “Everything begins in the home”. As a branch of B&A Interiors, LLC, Living In Perfect Harmony emerged to teach her philosophy. Jamie believes, “if you live peacefully and beautifully at home, you are well, your family is well and that helps to make the world a better place”. Jamie's most passionate role is as a mother and grandmother. Jamie currently lives and works in the Chicago area but also continues her business in Charlotte, NC as both a decorator and a homespace coach. She is certified in Reiki Therapy which she believes broadens her success as a homespace coach. Jamie is available for private consultations, lectures and seminars.

10 thoughts on “What is Living in Perfect Harmony?

  1. Love the pic of turtles, I knew you would bring up the turtle one day in your writings. Love you MA : )))))

    • You know the two turtles represent the two of us sharing space as we grew up and having to learn to live in harmony. On a larger scale, they represent all of humanity. “Spike” is Austin’s new turtle that Sammi risked life and limb for while on one of our nature walks on Charlotte’s greenway. He has a happy home now at the Blake household. Love you, too!

    • If you come to Roanoke, I’d love to have you over for a consult. I understand your “language”. Any your sister, MaryAnn, is a doll and nice tennis player too!

      • Thank you so much Mary. I would love to take a peek at your home so, I will let you know when I plan to be in Roanoke. So glad you get it!!

  2. Loved the article and info on MA…. great site and blog! Wish you were here so you could redo my house all over!!! Take care and thanks….you have such eloquent writing skills too!!!!

    • Thanks Cindy! I am always, always, always up for new digs to sink my teeth into! MA had a feeling this article was coming… it was just a matter of time! Thank you also for the very kind words. I hope you continue to enjoy my message. I believe it and am passionate about spreading it! Cheers!

  3. Jamie, your words are so well written. Great job. I look forward to getting my email everyday, so I can read your next article. I love the Turtles. I will now have to get a turtle for my little one.

    • Thanks so much Kristin! Turtles are such a fun pet to have. My daughter, Sammi rescued this turtle (Spike) for her step-son, Austin. We all love watching Spike grow and get to know us through looking at him in his tank home. So glad you love the posts. Look for Monday’s as it gives you tips of infusing summer’s nature in your home. Enjoy! Take a walk with your little one and collect some rocks!

  4. I thought I was the only person who decorated/rearranged other people’s houses and gardens in my head! Who knew? Good luck, Jamie!

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