ABOUT MY WORK
I'm a design consultant specialising in energy flow. I assess buildings and interiors that aren’t working.
I make Key recommendations and provide Indepth Help for clients seeking to align their Environment with thEir goals. My expertise is based on A 20+ year career in the construction industy as an interior Architect. aLso, I am a classicaLly trained Feng Shui practitioner.
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;
design + feng shui reviews - feel better about your space immediately
classical feng shui reports - In Depth analysis; is your property beneficial? or is it bad for money and bad for people?
pre-design services - expert design and feng shui guidance before you build, move (from or to), renovate or purchase a property
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creative phase of transformation - WATER FEEDS WOOD
RETHINK YOUR RELATIONSHIP with WHERE YOU LIVE, WORK AND SLEEP
Quick interior design + feng shui consult
I draw digitally on top of photos and floor plans that you send me, correcting interiors so they look, feel and function better for you. I’m unique in that I can offer you interior design and Feng Shui advice together. The energy of a space is more than the sum of its parts and I can tell a lot just by looking at your photos. Typically I will make recommendations on maximising what you have already; the placement of furnishings and addressing colour, art and lighting issues too. The intention is to make wellbeing and prosperity a primary focus while simultaneously making the best aesthetic recommendations. Its a ‘do this, not that’ type of design-led Feng Shui advisory service. I want to make sure your environment is working with you, not against you.
how it works : you send me your photos & floor plans
deliverable : ‘photo to sketch’ based advice, voice notes if complex
Benefits : expert advice fast, what to do & change to protect your investment, enhance your property and make you & your space feel and look better
€100 (max four photos)
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PERSONAL FENG SHUI
FIND OUT WHICH COLOURS AND DIRECTIONS AFFECT YOU PERSONALLY
Personal Trigram Emailed Report
In the report you will discover;
What colour your wallet should be to support your finances.
What colours to wear to support you daily and on special occasions, like interviews etc.
The colours and Elements that deplete you.
Your personal Trigram, your Chinese year, celestial Animal, Element, Symbol and personal number.
Which directional group you belong to; East or West Group, in terms of cardinal Directions (8 Mansion Theory).
What is best for you? North, South East, West? Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast? Also find out the following;
Your optimum personal best direction. This is the best location correlated with Prosperity and Great Fame so have your back face this direction for productivity. Best location for the main breadwinner of the home to enter in.
The best location correlated with your Great Health and Good Fortune. Know which location is best for the parents/elders of the home. Have your back face this direction while eating for better nutritional digestion.
Your personal best location for Family Harmony, Good Public Relationships and Longevity. Know which health direction is best for the children in the home. This area is also correlated with harmony and ease in familial relationships.
Your best sleeping orientation for Overall Harmony, Clarity (decision making) and Peace. Discover the best direction to place your headboard (so that the crown of your head points to this direction) to enjoy a great sleep. This is a also the direction correlated with healthy fertility.
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compass & time based services
classical feng shui consultations
ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE FOR improving your health and wealth
Is your home, office or hotel a 'Wang Shang Wang Shui' building? This means it is 'Good For People AND Good For Money'. What we all want right?
However there are 3 other types; 'DOUBLE SITTING' which is 'Good For People AND Bad For Money'.
'DOUBLE FACING' which is 'Bad For People AND Good For Money' and lastly a 'REVERSE' building which is 'Bad For People AND Bad For Money'.
To find out what you have and maximise your success and health purchase a complete Classical Feng Shui personal report detailing all you need to know.
As compass calculations are very accurate using the website setcompass.com you can be anywhere in the world and receive the same standard of excellence in terms of consultation and report documentation. I don’t need to be there with you however in-person consultations are wonderful though and my clients do enjoy the visit as do I.
How it works; after purchasing, I will email a detailed questionnaire. You then return it with photos of the property, its year of construction & the floor plans. I set up a time to visit if it is an in-person consultation. The assessments, calculations, writing the reports, marking up the photos, sketching and packaging the digital file takes about two weeks. The detailed reports are; one which is all about you and your family’s trigrams and your particular needs and recommendations (about 25 to 30 pages0 and a second one which details everything you need to know to get your space rebalanced, feeling and looking wonderful (about 50 t0 70 pages depending on the complexity of the issues. Size in terms of square metres is not a factor. An odd shaped apartment can be as complicated as three storey regularly shaped building)
benefits : Peace of mind. Empowered feelings of working with your property and having it aligned to support you and your goals.
Further details; This is a complete package looking at your internal and external environment. It involves a detailed questionnaire and intention / goal setting to begin with. The full report covers compass readings with magnetic declination adjustment, Land Form Feng Shui, the Combination Flying Stars Natal Chart with a full checklist of Hua Jie (cures) for each of the nine guas, your trigrams and individual recommendations for the best directions to sleep and colours to wear, sketched on and marked up photos, personal feng shui advice and information and any special requirements for your home or business. Email and messaging support. Individual attention. The report is very involved and detailed. Implementing it is a deeply rewarding experience and has a 'do it once and do it right' feeling for my clients.
Floor plans are usually found with the deeds for a building or can often be found online if you google your address. The better they are, the more accurate I can be. Architectural plans are brilliant, I love to receive those in .pdf, .dxf, .dwg. Send me also any proposed architectural plans as well as existing. Scans of hardcopy 'blueprints' in .jpeg, .tiff, .pdf are formats I can use. At a push I can work with a free hand sketch too but this is not ideal. You can survey your home or space and send me the dimensioned sketch (in metric ideally, so I don't have to convert) and I can draw the floor plans but I do need to charge extra for this service. Email me detailing your project and I can quote for this additional work.
One floor plan (a single storey building) €850
Two floor plans (a two storey building) €950
For multiple storey buildings please email me for a quote.
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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 work with clients, their design teams and contractors to come up with the very best solutions for the most successful final buildings. I have 20+ years of 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 financially smartest time to fully understand your project's highest potential.
element of wood
creative phase of transformation - WOOD FEEDS FIRE
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.
In 2011 I chose to train with Martha Beck in her 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 is invaluable and I fold it into much of my work, especially with clients who want to create inner change as well as outer. They want coaching around things like; dissolving limiting beliefs, envisioning a new dream, setting goals, de-cluttering etc. I work with them using metaphor tools such as 'The Ideal Day' exercise and the 'Living Space' tool amongst others. Martha Beck’s methodology is elegant and very effective. My core work is outer design and energy, and as an interior architect and Feng Shui expert I can help greatly here but adding in the inner work too is profoundly effective for those who seek this also. I can help you live in a high vibrational way (which means living according to your Highest Self) in a home filled with beauty and meaning. I can support you in the process to sleeping better, eating beneficially, living well and loving more. See my listing here
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 and Mystery School with Cáit Branigan and House & Land Clearing techniques (Celtic Shamanic Tradition)
Denise Linn's 'Elemental Space Clearing' certification online course.
As an interior architect and Feng Shui professional, I work with the energy of form, both human built and nature formed. This Yang way of living and working in the world is balanced by a Yin way of being. As an artist I am pulled to express what I am seeing with a deeper, or perhaps Higher part of myself. I feel inspired to paint the energetics I feel, both seen and unseen; landscapes, archetypes, mythology, Qi flows, weather, nature’s patterns.
In my Yang work I utilise an exactness of scale, accurate compass readings. Time is important and technology is vital. In my Yin work I am flowing and not controlling. I am led by the unseen. I often paint with plain water first, dropping in the paint later. I cannot see what I am doing but the art is forming this way, in reverse. It is for this reason too that I use masking fluid, use negative space, starting with the paper that will not be painted. For all these reasons I choose to work in watercolour, water is life, water is bigger than me.
In Chinese metaphysics, water is one of the Five Elements. Pigment is of the Earth Element. The paper I use is made of cotton, which is of the Wood Element. Metal cuts the paper I uses and many of my tools are of this Element. The Fire Element, combined with Earth, creates the pigments that are mined from the earth… my artworks combine all Five Elements.
I like to use collected rain or holy water, cruelty free paintbrushes and as of 2019, vegan handmade paper. Having abandoned painting for many years, I took it up again after a resurgence in my creativity occurred in 2014. It is now part of my own ‘living well’ way of being in the world. I regularly draw, sketch and paint. The works on paper you can buy here are original, contemporary, watercolour abstracts. My work has been sold around the world. The works on paper you can buy here are original, contemporary, watercolour abstracts. My work has been sold around the world. I'm a member of the Visual Artists of Ireland.
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creative phase of transformation - fire feeds earth
A DEFINING STORY
HOW I SAVED MILLIONS with one clear design decision
In 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 important 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 built reality and human experience of it. There was much discussion and many opinions thrown about. 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 one-third smaller 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 concept of the current building. If you build this replica right next to the HQ 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. Enormous amounts of money and time was saved. Later, as the worldwide financial crisis began to be felt in the UAE this decision further proved to be a wise one. Also, as we progressed on site, issues with insufficiency of services and parking for the main building emerged. The plot of land next to HQ was now invaluable. Its proximity meant we could fully support our tenants, occupants and make our building a commercial success.
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creative phase of transformation - EARTH FEEDS METAL
CLIENTS, CONTRACTORS AND COLLABORATORS
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