Decorating tips from Kate Anzani that’ll help you get lucky in the Year of the Rooster

Our entertaining editor Kate Anzani is no stranger to getting her home ready for a holiday, and the Chinese New Year is no exception. With the dawn of the Year of the Rooster, she leaves nothing to chance—incorporating Feng Shui when rearranging design elements to ensure a prosperous year ahead.

Here, she shares some tips to help you do the same:

Dining Table

“The rule was to not leave countertops or tables bare—it represents a lack of blessings. You want abundance in your home, so fill up the tables with plants and round fruits. There should be a celebration of color.”

Cute daughter Alessia in a cheongsam doesn’t hurt either.

“Plants and items of colorful nature was also to play a role in the mood for the upcoming new year.”

Living Room

“The Feng Shui master asked not to have sharp edges, and to soften the ends with pots and vases. Also, he recommended that we add plants for height and to create a flow of beauty.”

“The year of the rooster brings a lot of emotions out, and you want to create a rhythm of consistency, not upward or downward cycles. Counter this by creating curves in the home.”

Fortunately, the house’s spiral staircase helps.


Through all of this, though, Kate understands that there will always be skeptics, but she figures it couldn’t hurt to try. “Whether this creates harmony or balance in our lives for 2017, it doesn’t hurt to try it out,” she shrugs. “In fact, it allowed me to rethink my home from a different perspective, to consider the flow of energy when doing an upgrade. Suddenly, I saw our home like a new Asiatica, something that’s ready to set sail. After all, change is always good in the new year.”

Do you agree with Kate’s Feng Shui tips? Share your own design tips with us by tagging Zee Lifestyle or using #ZeeLifestyle in your social media posts.

photography Nath Ybanez

Shari Quimbo
Shari Quimbo

Shari Quimbo is the managing editor of Zee Lifestyle. In her spare time, she likes cooking for family and friends, and escaping to the beach on weekends. Follow Shari's adventures on Instagram at @sharinuh.

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