Following a talk I gave at the 2017 Self-Build Show in Dublin a lady booked me for authentic feng shui interior design as they were planning an extension and reconfiguration and just wanted my reassurance that their plans would work, and there would be a positive healthy energy flow throughout. When I arrived, I established many reasons as to why they needed my help, sleeplessness being my top concern because this has major long-term health implications. The reason was their 3 small children (all under the age of 6) were not content to sleep in each of their bedrooms. Every night their mother worked hard to get them into their beds, and then it was difficult for her to get them to settle to sleep. After the parents retired for bed to their own room, the children would each sneak into their parents’ bed until eventually their father would wake from an uncomfortable position and have to get up to carry them back to their own beds. In the mornings, the children would have difficulty waking, did not want to get up, were tired and cranky when they did arise, and family breakfast was a chore. This was causing sleep and posture issues, exhaustion, reduced brain function, stress on the whole household, and could affect the children’s friendships and school studies at a later stage.
As part of my authentic feng shui design audit of their home I did an in-depth assessment of their current house layout as well as their plans to extend their home and conducted an authentic feng shui analysis of each family member’s energy. I then did a walk-through of their home explaining how to successfully match each person’s energies to each of their spaces, as well as what changes needed to be made to improve their interiors, from interior layout and energy flow, to colour schemes and furnishings. A plan was formulated regarding authentic feng shui interior design changes including partitioning off a master walk-in wardrobe to create a headboard wall with storage behind, that would also ensure their bed direction was correctly aligned for them. I suggested staging the works to suit their busy family life and to prevent more stress. As soon as I did a tour of their house, especially on seeing their 4 bedrooms, their problems were no surprise to me. I gave them a detailed itemisation of what to do in each child’s bedroom. Long-term, I also provided directions for their study desks to ensure success through academic achievement.
My authentic feng shui energy profiles accurately describe each family member regardless that I have never met them before, and my diagnoses of feng shui issues in their home is on point. This makes it easier for them to take on board my recommendations because they have confidence in my expertise. Furthermore (as was the case with this family), usually the wife books the consultation, but the husband (often the type who does not subscribe to feng shui), on hearing what I say dashes around implementing items on the list before I have even left the house. By 8 am the following morning I received a text from a much-relieved mother stating they did everything I suggested and for the first time ever all 3 children went to bed that evening of their own accord, without fuss, cajoling or resistance. Each slept through the night without going into their parents’ bed, and apparently getting ready for school was a doddle!
I met Nina at a house expo in Dublin and attended the talk she gave which really interested me. I spoke to her afterwards and liked her manner, and also loved the astrology. We were looking at renovating the house and Nina gave us good ideas from a feng shui perspective. She suggested we reposition the kid’s beds in their bedrooms and our own bed. It has made a huge difference. We also got rid of the bunk beds. I liked Nina’s manner and the astrology/feng shui mix was really interesting. Whilst working with Nina she covered directions and layout relating to each room, made sure headboards were not against a toilet wall, told us to keep doors to bathrooms closed at all times, and advised us against using too much glass in our proposed extension (which we had intended doing) for both design and feng shui reasons. She explained about energy flow through the house, door and window positions, positioning of cupboards over the head of a bed, issues concerning bunk beds, etc. She correctly pinpointed why we were so tired all the time and defined our personalities to a tee! It was particularly difficult for us to reposition our bed to face the right direction in our master bedroom as it has a lot of eaves, so Nina suggested creating an artificial wall on which to position it, creating a wardrobe area to the back of it. I think Nina was amazing, and although I would describe her as an interior designer, a feng shui expert and an astrologer, I think she could also help me reorganise a wardrobe full of clothes as she would be brilliant at choosing the right colours and styles to suit a person.’