Find Harmony With a Balanced Home

Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth are universal elements that bring harmony to their surroundings when placed strategically.

The best way to utilize the five elements is to place them strategically in locations where they will yield the effect you want. To promote strength and focus in your home, introduce the metal element toward the north or west with candle holders, picture frames or metal furnishings. 

Christopher Guy Prism Mirror, Starting at $2,126
At Jordans Interiors (604) 733-1174

Lladro The Monkey Sculpture, Price upon Request
At Atkinson’s (604) 736-3378

Century Furniture Shantou
Mirror Door Chest
, $4,295
At Paramount Furniture (604) 273-0155

Baker Katoucha Dining Table, Price Upon Request
Brougham Interiors (604) 736-8822

Bernhardt Furniture Alisa cocktail table, $2,395
At Paramount Furniture (604) 273-0155


Place wood to the left, south or east areas of the home to invite growth, flexibility, generosity, and new avenues of change. Decorating with brown and green is one way to increase the presence of this element, or adding wooden bowls, driftwood or houseplants.

Lalique Sitting Tiger Sculpture
Price Upon Request
At Atkinson’s (604) 736-3378

Roche Bobois
Architecte Bookcase
, $5,110
At Roche Bobois (604) 633-5005

Mint Watch Me Wall Clock, $69
At Mint Interiors (604) 5683430

Minotti Warhol Iroko Outdoor Armchair Starting at $6,699
At Livingspace (877) 683-1116

Crate & Barrel Artificial Succulents, $70
At Crate & Barrel (604) 269-4300


Place the water element towards the front of the home or space where the door is located. The water element is all about wealth and abundance and is represented with a simple bowl filled with water, a fountain or the colours blue and black.

Natuzzi Arcisi Vases,
Price Upon Request
At Sandy’s Furniture (604) 520-0800

lessi Tea Rex Kettle, Price Upon Request
At Atkinson’s (604) 736-3378

Gessi Eleganza Faucet, Price Upon Request
At Cantu Bathrooms and Hardware (604) 688-1252

Mint Goldfinger Lounge Chair, $2,349
At Mint Interiors (604) 568-3430

Tremiti Bath Ensemble, $50
At Bed Bath & Beyond (604) 904-1118


The fire element contributes to high energy levels, fuels passion and fosters creativity, and is most effective when placed in the south. Add fiery red or purple hues and decorate with angular shapes like triangles and stars.

Baccarat Our-Fire Candlestick, Price Upon Request
At Atkinson’s (604) 736-3378

Christopher Guy
Longchamps Sculpture
 Starting at $15,928
At Jordans Interiors (604) 733-1174

Natuzzi Borghese Sofa, Price Upon Request
At Sandy’s Furniture (604) 520-0800

Gaggenau Vario electric
cooktop VE 260
, Price Upon Request
At Midland Appliances (604) 278-6131

Molteni & C Stage Lounge table, Price Upon Request
At Livingspace (877) 683-1116


The earth element forms a stable, nurturing environment and  is most effective in the center of the home. It is represented with square shaped decor items and sandy colors from light yellow to light brown. Consider decorating with stones, crystals or pottery.

Moooi Bart Swivel Armchair Starting at $7,682
At Livingspace (877) 683-1116

Lenox Palatial Garden Dinnerware 5 Pc. Setting $250
At Atkinson’s (604) 736-3378

Lladro Jack Russell
With Licorice Sculpture
,Price Upon Request
At Atkinson’s (604) 7363378

Roche Bobois Intralatina Composition, Price Upon Request
At Roche Bobois (604) 6335005

Roche Bobois Novae Cocktail Table, 77” Length $3,905
At Roche Bobois (604) 633-5005