I have worked for over 15 years as an interior designer for both residential and commercial clients. Recently, I shifted the focus of my entire business to primarily Interior Alignment® as I found this work really resonates with my heart. While I still have much respect for my fellow traditional interior designers, I personally found more gratification from employing feng shui and space clearing concepts in my client’s homes and offices.
Often times a Feng Shui consultation can seem like a scary thing to a new client. Most people assume the consultant will request they make countless changes to the space including large remodels or hefty financial investments. However, lifting the energy in a space does not mean you have to do a complete overhaul on your home. Begin by starting small to see what works for your family and lifestyle and then you can always take it to the next level when you’re ready. Our goal is to support you in the life you want to be living and the goals you want to achieve. Everything begins with understanding what is going on in your life now, and then what it is you want to feel or attain in life.
Implementing Feng Shui doesn't always involve costly changes.
I often begin my consultations by proposing a thorough cleaning followed by plenty of time with the windows open allowing fresh air to cleanse the space. Many families that I work with never open their windows for fresh air. They’re so used to having either the heat or the air conditioning on and don’t even think about the need to cleanse the air.
For step two we’ll gather some rocks and crystals, fresh flowers, plants, and candles. Many times the client is able to “shop” around their own home or yard to find the items for this. These few changes can really shift the low or stagnant energy and may be all the client needs.
For clients looking to take it a step further, I’ll then recommend they invest in a few decorative pieces such as throw pillows, tablecloths, rugs, lamps, or art. These items can really bring your space into harmony and hold your intentions with minimal investment.
After these initial adjustments, clients are typically thrilled with the results and often times we’ll keep going. Paint colors on the walls may be tweaked, window treatments designed and even room remodels completed. While it’s fun and exciting to make these large changes, it’s always the small ones at the beginning that really begin that movement of energy and change the environment. From the cleaning and organizing of the space which costs nothing more than a few cleaning supplies, to the few items found around the house, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. A few simple tweaks to connect the home and family to the cycles of nature can be huge.