Do you know about Feng Shui and how it works in the design of your home?
Feng Shui can be a powerful tool in your home design. And Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant, Marina V Umali, has a lot of advice to share when it comes to using it your design, renovation or building project.
Marina V Umali is a NY State Certified Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Practitioner, and owner of Marina V Design Studio (NJ + NY).
She has studied Interior Design, Architecture and Psychology, and worked as an Interior Designer for a number of prominent firms in New York City.
She cares deeply about helping people create lasting improvements in their lives. And she does that by creating lasting improvements in their environments.
My first guest on this episode, is Marina V Umali, an Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Practitioner based in New York State. And my second guest is Jake Krokowski of JWK Design, and he is based in North Carolina, and specialises in new homes, renovations and landscape design (head here to learn more about Jake).
So, let me first introduce you to Marina.
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE:
Marina seeks to integrate interior design and Feng Shui closely in her work. Her favorite thing about Feng Shui is that it combines her experience and expertise in design and architecture with her innate desire to promote health and well-being. Seeing the smiles on her clients’ faces, hearing the emotion in their testimonials, and knowing that she helped make a difference in their lives is truly what makes all the difference in hers.
Her goal is to help you achieve a living space that’s striking, inviting, and functions practically for your lifestyle. Marina take a common-sense approach to Feng Shui – sorting through the myriad of misconceptions, alleviating your concerns and utilizing an age-old philosophical system to promote harmony and good energy in your home through thoughtful, compelling design.
She works locally with clients, and also provides her services online regardless of your location. Marina specialises in residential work and helps homeowners globally. She seeks to create custom solutions for her clients using beautiful and timeless design principles in combination with the power of intention. Marina wants you to have a home that feels as good as it looks.
I’ve been wanting to talk about Feng Shui on the podcast for AGES now, so it’s even more exciting to be bringing this chat with Marina to you.
I ASKED MARINA V UMALI, MARINA V DESIGN STUDIO, THESE QUESTIONS …
- Can you please tell us about Marina V Design Studio?
- Why you make Feng Shui a part of your Interior Design work?
- What is Feng Shui and what can Feng Shui ‘do’ for us and our homes?
- Can you please tell us what is a Bagua Map and how do you use it in your practice of Feng Shui.
- For a homeowner planning a renovation project, how can Feng Shui be used in their planning and design?
- For a homeowner building a new home, how should they approach Feng Shui in their process?
- What are some of the big mistakes you see homeowners make because they don’t understand Feng Shui?
- How does colour factor into Feng Shui?
I so loved learning more about Feng Shui from Marina, and be sure to check out the resources below as I’ve got links there to Marina’s website, her blog and the free download she has to help you understand more about Feng Shui and how it applies to you project.
Listen to the episode now. And be sure to get in touch with Marina to let her know you heard her on Undercover Architect, and to thank her for all she shares!!
This podcast is an edited version of the full interview, which now is featured inside my online course “The Welcome Home Course” for American homeowners.
In the full interview, Marina has some fantastic help in …
- how you can use intentionality in your design for great results
- where she has seen improper use of Feng Shui impact homeowners
- why your health and wellbeing is such a big part of your home design
- understanding ceilings as the 5th elevation of each room
- recommendations for finding out more about Feng Shui for your project
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RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:
Find her on the web and get a copy of her free Bagua Map >>> Marina V Design Studio’s Website
Follow her on Instagram >>> Marina V Design Studio’s Instagram
Follow her on Pinterest >>> Marina V Design Studio’s Pinterest
Follow her on Twitter >>> Marina V Design Studio’s Twitter
Her Linkedin profile >>> Marina V Design Studio’s Linkedin
And her Facebook profile is here >>>Marina V Design Studio’s Facebook