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ABOUT MY WORK

I'm a design consultant. I assess buildings and interiors that aren’t working.

I make design recommendations and fixes based on my interior design expertise and Classical Feng Shui calculations.

 

Did you know that there are three kinds of energetic patterns or Qi / Ch'i? Cosmic Qi is that great primal Source that creates Everything and that keeps our planet spinning around the sun. Human Qi is that spark of life in us that gives us energy to create, do and be. Earth Qi is that creative force that gives an infinite number of beings life, all while growing our vegetables. Feng Shui works with Earth Qi.  

I use this ancient knowledge to help us with our human needs and to help our buildings be successful. Cosmic Qi patterns are the magnetic direction and the time when the building was 'born'. From this information I make my calculations. I offer simultaneous analyses of architectural and interior design forms with the energetic patterns present in and around buildings. I work both virtually and in-person.

I consult and advise in three main ways; #designerfengshui services, #classicalfengshui services and #predesigner services

 
 

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creative phase of transformation - WATER FEEDS WOOD

 
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CONSULTANCY Services

RETHINK YOUR RELATIONSHIP with WHERE YOU LIVE, WORK AND SLEEP

 
 
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#designerfengshui

photo & drawing based advice

transformation of spaces

Correcting interiors so they look, feel and function better. I make wellbeing and prosperity focused aesthetic recommendations.  A "Do This, Not That" type of design-led Feng Shui advisory service for environments that work with you, not against you. I draw digitally on top of photos and drawings that you send me, making placement and choice of furnishings discernments and addressing colour and lighting issues too.

 
 
 

#classicalfengshui

compass & time based services

ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE FOR TODAY'S BUILDINGS

Is your home, office or hotel a 'WSWS' building?  This means it is 'Good For People AND Good For Money'. There are 3 other types; 'DOUBLE SITTING' which is 'Good For People AND Bad For Money'. A 'DOUBLE FACING' which is 'Bad For People AND Good For Money' and lastly a 'REVERSE' which is 'Bad For People AND Bad For Money'. Maximise your success and health. Get a complete Classical Feng Shui personal report detailing your calculations and recommendations.

 
 
 

#predesigner

before you invest, get advice

PRE-DESIGN EVALUATION of proposed projects

Before buying a home, renting a commercial space, building new or refurbishing a property talk to me. I have 20+ design and construction industry experience. Get an early analysis of your project to maximise design and Feng Shui opportunities and eliminate negatives. The pre-design stage is the best time to fully understand your project's highest potential. I work with clients, their design teams and contractors to come up with the very best solutions for the most successful final buildings.


A DEFINING STORY

HOW I SAVED MILLIONS with one clear design decision

n 2008, in a site office in Abu Dhabi’s Al Raha district I was sitting in a high level meeting with the CEO, COO and main stakeholders of Aldar Properties. Our architects were pitching us an idea they had for a plot of land next to one of our flagship properties; the iconic‘HQ’ building they had designed.

 

I had just been hired by the CEO to be, as he put it, his ‘design eyes and ears’. He wanted security. He wanted design expertise that he knew he lacked. He knew I was a great interior designer and knew that if I had been trusted by the UAE Royal families then he could trust me too. 

 

He asked me to sit next to him in meetings like this; when major design decisions hinged on his approval to proceed. In this meeting our architects were proposing to build a smaller version of their disc shaped ‘HQ’ building. This project was on site, several months into programme but about a year before even ‘topping out’. No-one could say what it would actually look and feel like in the actual build reality and human experience of it. There was much discussion and many opinions thrown out. My CEO was stern. He quietened everybody and turned to me, “Áine, what do you think? What is the best design decision here?”

 

It was incredibly easy for me. I said; “To build a replica, even a smaller one, will devalue the first. It would be like building a diminutive Eiffel tower next to the original. This is an iconic building, with an architecturally unique form. It needs to be be viewed and appreciated for its specialness. Because was not part of the masterplan it will read as an afterthought and irreparably damage the status of the conceptual brilliance of the current building. If you build this replica right next to this glorious building it will be a mistake.”

 

This was the last word on the subject. My CEO and COO were in agreement. This proposal was rejected right then and there. Money and time was saved. (Later, as the worldwide financial crisis began to be felt in the UAE this decision proved to be a good one. In addition to this, as we progressed on site, issues with insufficiency of services and parking for the main building emerged. This plot of land was best used to support the occupants and the usability of the completed ‘HQ’.)

 
 
 

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creative phase of transformation - WOOD FEEDS FIRE

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CREDENTIALS

My background - I'm an interior architect who is passionate about creating beauty and harmony together. My focus is always on INTENTION. The intention behind everything, whether that is within built spaces or in a client's desire for holistic living.My career includes designing palaces for Royal clients in the Middle East. I've also designed corporate interiors in Canary Wharf and The City Of London. I've held positions on the other side of the design table too; working as a client in real estate development in Abu Dhabi as head of Interior Design at Aldar PJSC.

 
 
 
 
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In 2011 I chose to train with Martha Beck in her 'Hogwarts for Adults' life coach training programme. I did this to be of even better service to my design clients when working one to one and confidentially. Her training was invaluable and I fold it into much of my work especially with my residential clients who want to move past limiting beliefs and deal with clutter.

 
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Having not painted for many years, a resurgence in my creativity occurred in 2014 when I completed a year of living magically every day. I created #365magical which meant taking a photograph and digitally manipulating it in a creative way that spoke to the essence of magical feeling I experienced that day. I started to draw again in 2015 and paint in 2016 and ever since. I'm a member of the Visual Artists of Ireland too. 

 
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Additional training and personal development aligned with my work:

The Chopra Centre, 'Manifesting with the Masters', Seduction of Spirit 7 day retreat, Whistler, Canada.

Dr Jean Houston's Mystery School, 'Living Your Supreme Destiny', 9 month mentoring programme.

One on one shamanic mentoring with Cáit Branigan and House & Land Clearing techniques (Bean Feasa in the Celtic Shamanic Tradition)

Denise Linn's 'Elemental Space Clearing' certification online course.

 
 
 

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creative phase of transformation - fire feeds earth

 
 
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rates & fees

smart investments for how you choose to live

 
 
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#designerfengshui

photo & drawing based advice

 
 
 

VIRTUAL

 + quick #DESIGNERFENGSHUI virtual VISIT

Get immediate clarity. Send photos of your interiors and they are emailed back fully marked up with comments and recommendations. I draw solutions and ideas on top that enable to to quickly transform your space. Your rooms are enhanced, uplifted.

3 photos €55


++ detailed #designerfengshui virtual visit

A more detailed interior and Feng Shui design review of your space. I again work with your photos and your floor plans. You can send me video too to further explain your needs and concerns. This also works well for exterior and landscape design.

34 photos and 2 floor plans €610 

IN PERSON

+ quick #DESIGNERFENGSHUI IN PERSON VISIT

As with the virtual visit, you will get immediate clarity. I work with an iPad Pro and apple pencil so I will sketch there and then. If you are not local to me here in Sligo, Ireland then contact me for a quote based on your location.

3 photos plus local travel €89


++ detailed #designerfengshui IN PERSON visit

As with the virtual visit, you will get a deeper level of clarity. I will take the photos and can sketch some there but will email the finished set later. If you are not local to me here in Sligo, Ireland then contact me for a quote based on your location.

34 photos and 2 floor plans €644

 
 
 
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#classicalfengshui

compass & time based services

 
 
 

VIRTUAL

 + FULL REPORT #classicalfengshui - remote viewing

This is a complete package containing the Combination Flying Stars Natal Chart for your home or business. It has a fully marked up set of floor plans and a 30 page /slide report based on your completed clarity finding questionnaire. 

1 floor plan €377

2 floor plans €521

 ++ FULL REPORT with coaching - remote viewing

This is a complete package containing the Combination Flying Stars Natal Chart for your home or business. It has a fully marked up set of floor plans and a 30 page /slide report based on your completed clarity finding questionnaire. 

1 floor plan €610

2 floor plans €754

IN PERSON

+  FULL REPORT #classicalfengshui - in person viewing

As with the remote viewing, you will get immediate clarity. I work with an iPad Pro and apple pencil so I will sketch there and then. If you are not local to me here in Sligo, Ireland then contact me for a quote based on your location.

1 floor plan €411

2 floor plans €555

 ++ FULL REPORT with coaching - in person viewing

This is a complete package containing the Combination Flying Stars Natal Chart for your home or business. It has a fully marked up set of floor plans and a 30 page /slide report based on your completed clarity finding questionnaire. 

1 floor plan €644

2 floor plans €788

 
 
 
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#predesigner

before you invest, get advice

 
 
 

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creative phase of transformation - EARTH FEEDS METAL

 
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PRAISE

CLIENTS, CONTRACTORS AND COLLABORATORS

 
 
 
 
 
I am a fan, I simply love both designs, BRAVO Áine!
We will produce these pieces!!!!! Thank you for your work, I am impressed!
— Michael Wagner, Président/CEO Charles Paris, Interior Jewelry Since 1908
 

 
Hello darling Áine! I can feel your spirit inspiring me through the Everywhen and I love it! You are one of earth’s most glorious Wayfinders; I’m so blessed you found your way to our Tribe. xoxo
— Martha Beck, New York Times bestselling author and columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine
 

 
[after reviewing an interior design project] I took a notebook to write down everything I didn’t like. Look, it’s empty! I liked everything!
— HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Daughter of the Ruler of Dubai

..but Áine you don’t realise, no one else saw that; not the architect or realtor. Wow, with your layout, I don’t even want to sell!
— private interior design client, Boston, USA

...LOVE your artwork, you’ve got an incredible ability for creative design which I love and respect.
— Denis G.

Your work, no, your creations are so truly exquisite I can hardly breathe!
— Tara R.

I had a Classical Feng Shui Flying Stars consultation. I absolutely loved the experience. I have rearranged my home as per the Full Report and Áine gave such valuable advice. I’m thrilled with how our home looks. It feels more spacious. Also I achieved what I wanted; to have a vibe that was much fresher, cleaner and less cluttered! I absolutely love my Family & Community gua. It brings me joy every time I see it.
— Audrey B - professional and busy mum of two

Áine, you have a gift for pleasure, surprise, delight. 
— Anne D.

Áine Atara-MacDermott is so talented. An interior architect and pre-design strategist, she has a special relationship to and with space, be it in a room, online, on a page, or drawing… If you need pre-design advice, you only need to refer to her impressive and extensive client list to know you’re in good hands. Or you can just take my word for it too. Like me, she sees that art is indeed, everything. And you don’t need to be in Ireland to access her skills!
— Lynn F.
 
 

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creative phase of transformation - metal feeds water

 
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CONTACT

 

Please drop me a line about your home, office, or hotel project. I'll get back to you straight away