FAQs

Red Door Dwellings is your Feng Shui consultant for the Madison, WI area

What exactly is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is an ancient art and science of arranging our living and working environments to create balance and harmony. We are affected by everything in our environment and when we are in harmony with our environment, we have more positive experiences, lower stress and are overall happier.

Feng Shui literally means “Wind” and “Water”. They represent the unseen and visible forces in our lives. We don’t see the wind, but we feel the effects of it on our lives. And when water is calm and flowing gently, it creates a stable environment. But water that is flooding or rushing too fast can be dangerous and disastrous. It’s all about these two forces working together and being in balance.

Feng Shui translates this balance of forces into our living environments. The unseen force is the Ch’i or energy that flows everywhere. And the visible forces are the buildings we live and work in and the objects that occupy them. When we have good Ch’i flow, we feel good in our spaces. We are happier, more productive, less stressed, more creative, healthier.

Want to read more? Check out The Western Guide to Feng Shui by Terah Kathryn Collins

Want to bring balance into your home or workplace? Contact me to schedule your consultation now!

When or why should I have a Feng Shui consultation?

One of the most common reasons people have a Feng Shui consultation is because they feel “stuck”. Having a Feng Shui assessment will clear blocked energy and find how to get your good energy flowing again, to make you start feeling good again.

Feng Shui is also particularly beneficial during major life changes such as:

• Buying or selling a house
• Marriage
• Divorce
• New baby
• New career

But really, any time is a good time for a consultation. Even if you’ve had one in the past, it’s always good to do a “tune-up”. You are always changing and your Feng Shui needs have likely changed as well. Remember, there is no wrong time to have a Feng Shui consultation.

What Feng Shui school are you trained in?

I am trained in Essential Feng Shui®, which is the Form School of Feng Shui, and is believed to be the oldest form of Feng Shui. Form School uses the surrounding environment to dictate Ch’i flow and other Feng Shui elements. The other major school is called Compass, which relies on the cardinal directions for guidance. Learn more about my background here.

Will I have to decorate in an “Asian” style if I do Feng Shui?

Absolutely not! Essential Feng Shui® is about creating a balanced environment that fits your decorating style and taste. I work with you to create a harmonious plan that makes you happy.

Is Feng Shui a religion?

Feng Shui is not a religion. It is a design method that is completely exclusive of religion. And anyone of any belief system, whether Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, or secular can use Feng Shui. It is for everybody!

Is a Feng Shui consultation like an interior design consultation?

They are going to be different. While both want to examine your home and how it functions, a Feng Shui consultation will be looking at furniture and art placement as it related to energy or Ch’i flow, and color and finishes as they related to elemental balances. Feng Shui consultants often work with interior designers to help them choose finishes and designs that work best for your home’s energy. A Feng Shui consultant typically only makes suggestions of the type of art or furniture for a space, but does not shop for those pieces for you, unless separate arrangements have been made. Where as an interior designer usually both designs the space and does all the management of purchasing furniture and arranging contractors to do any work.

Do I have to spend a lot of money to Feng Shui my home?

No! When I meet with clients, we try to solve any Feng Shui issues with items they already have. Often it’s just a matter of rearranging the room or swapping pieces from another room. Any suggested purchases are usually low budget items. Budget is always considered and various solutions to fit your budget will be made.

How Do I Set up a Consultation with Red Door Dwellings?

Contact Nicky at 608-886-8780 or email nicky@reddoordwellings.com.

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