Applying Feng Shui principles in the design phase is one of the best ways to get the most from your property. For me, working with the client, architect or designer before plans are finalised will ensure that you benefit the most from new or remodeled spaces.
Why build a house or remodel a master bedroom that looks great but which will over time, undermine your health or relationships? Why build a house facing a certain direction when shifting it a mere 5 to 10 degrees on the site could make the difference between a house that is good or bad for health or money? Why expand a really negative part of your building when you could just as easily enlarge a positive part?
Your building plans are only the starting point. It’s what we do with it, how we shape it, how we work the interior and exterior of the home in order to get the right vibration and bring balance to make your house your home. For further information please email Dervilla via the "Contact us" page.-------------
Although I live in Ireland, moved here from Perth, WA in January 2013 with my Irish husband, all my clients are still in Western Australia because that's where I'm from.
What do you do when one of your Aussie clients discovers the natural beauty of rammed earth after they decided to start building a kit home, and they ask you for a custom rammed earth home design with all the solar passive goodies? Well it sounds like a fun project! But what do you when you meet them on a lovely July day at their lovely 5 acres of bush in the Perth hills, to find out they've already laid the sand pad for the kit home so you must keep within the boundaries and orientation of the existing 26m x 11m sand pad?
1. Make sure the finished design isn't a plain rectangle, of course! (So it doesn't look like the kit home that was nearly built instead)
2. And make sure the roofline is interesting ... a few finishing touches being made ... the design concept is nearly ready!
3. Use the rammed earth to best advantage for the climate eg. thermal mass, etc. etc.
Oh and of course employ one of the very best feng shui consultants to assess the location energies of the building area and prepare a pre-design report, to recommend which angle of the house and which bed locations and directions best suit the energies of the occupants ... something I believe a necessity when designing any new home!
For anyone considering building a new home, or purchase an existing home, I can't say enough how important it is that you have your bulding site or home assessed by a skilled Feng Shui master. Whoever you choose as your Feng Shui master, be sure that they are not only skilled in the theory, but that they are also highly intuitive. There is a big difference between a trained Feng Shui master, and a skilled and intuitive Feng Shui master.
I am honoured to now be collaborating with someone who I believe to be one of the most skilled and intuitive Feng Shui consultants in the world, Dervilla Griffin, who has trained both in China and Australia. Living in Cork, Ireland but able to complete Feng Shui reports for properties and buildings anywhere in the world! (which she has, and does!)
Dervilla worked with me recently on this particular rammed earth project for a client in Western Australia, and Dervilla was very easily able to complete the assessment for me while I was in Perth recently. Now I'm back in my new hometown in Cork, Ireland, I am working full steam ahead on the concept design knowing exactly what location energies work best for the occupants and where to place the rooms to take best advantage of that, while at the same time fulfilling all of my client's requirements. It's just like a big jigsaw puzzle, really! (I always loved doing puzzles)
There is a lot more to feng shui than just having the doors and windows in the right place. Did you know that location energies vary greatly for each building site and change from year to year, and some building sites may not even be suitable for certain people? Putting the correct remedies in place, which could even include a water feature, or painting the walls with a certain color, will change the energy in a room and can greatly improve your health and well-being, improve your finances, your business and employment, and can even stop arguments!
Many people's lives have been changed for the better by this wonderful science. There is a lot more to it than what you might realize!
------- Posted on Facebook by Sharon Ponsford (Quigley) from Studio West Design, on the 16th September 2014 https://www.facebook.com/groups/naturalbuildingireland.
Feng Shui is a completely holistic and natural approach to live in your home that will supports you and your energy levels. The placement of rooms within the building is also very important, locating the bedrooms, the sitting room, kitchen, office in the right place all can have a very significant effect on the rooms fulfilling their function and on everyone’s energy levels. It is also important for the environment to use local and natural materials where possible. Feng Shui principles can be applied to all buildings, residential, commercial, educational etc.
We are made up of atoms and molecules, which by definition means we are made out of energy. When you find yourself in an environment where the energy waves in the environment are in harmony with you, they entangle with your energy levels and as a result you get more energy (in quantum physics known as constructive interference). This is also known as good vibes because it’s a sense and feeling of more energy in your life!
Dervilla Griffin owner of Feng Shui Matters is considered by many to be one of the top Feng Shui Masters in service today. Her ideology is both intuitive and scientific as she possesses the psychic ability to connect with your home and those living there. Dervilla is also known as the "Hearing Feng Shui Master" due to her sensitive hearing and can calculate with precision the correct course of action needed to bring about genuine alignment both within the home and those dwelling there.
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