” Nesting, homemaking is a major means of personal expression and development.” James Yandell, former president C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco


I’ll tell you a not-so-secret secret…
Mandala’s aren’t precisely round!

Yes, it’s true. Mandala’s are designed as a pattern of facets that culminate in a round over-all shape. A little like this flower.

And, this is good news for those of us who build and live in a Mandala home because it’s a lot easier to fit conventional furniture with faceted walls than it is to fit standard furniture against a rounded wall. There aren’t any gaps, or lost space between the , say table or kitchen hutch, and the wall.

So, designing Mandala’s in this way means that the inhabitant’s reap the positive health, energy and scientific benefits of the over-all round shape and at the same time, have the ease and practicality of organizing their physical stuff.

The photo of a Mandala kitchen on the left (not the home featured in this blog) shows the reflection of the facets in the kitchen cupboards and counter-top.

The facets, or wall panels, are 4 to 6 feet wide and can be a variety of heights.


In this master bedroom (at right) which is in a Mandala Trillium – three round Mandala shapes connected together- you can see that the windows are embedded in the wall facets and that there is just the right amount of space for dressers. The bed lines up against an interior wall.



Another design option , of course, is to use the open concept central space like this beautifully curved kitchen counter.





The photos below clearly show the 10′ wall facets of our Magnolia 2300 and some ways that we’ve chosen to establish “zones” of plants, windows, doors and a livingroom window seat against the outer perimeter. In this design , the inner circle is completely flexible as to how we configure the furniture. We can easily pull the rug, couch and comfy chairs close together for intimate gatherings and just as easily widen the circle to accommodate workshops and musical groups.