Long Island New York Feng Shui DESIGN...Where's Your Vision? by Feng Shui Long Island & New York

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Long Island NY Feng Shui DESIGN....Where's Your Vision?  A Feng Shui Makeover in Mineola Long Island New York

Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Manhattan New York and I both loved Karen, our Feng Shui Client who had just moved into a Small Co-op in Mineola Long Island NY.

Despite battling breast cancer, Karen had an upbeat attitude and positive outlook.  "I'm gong to be FINE with a little Feng Shui."  Karen was downsizing from a large home in Great Neck to this small Co-op in Mineola for the year she thought she'd need to get her treatments.

After that, she said, she wanted to move to "Sunny Florida."  Karen also gave us a list of RULES in Re-Designing her Space on Long Island with Feng Shui

  • Certain items STAYED.  She didn't care if they "fit" or not, she loved them and she wanted them.
  • Aside from the Cost of the Feng Shui Consultation, she wasn't going to spend a

PENNY.  Not one single Cent. 

Feng Shui Design Long Island New YorkSleeping facing OUT.  Notice the mirrors in the dining area..."pushing" her outside of her Space.  Poor Feng Shui.

We could hardly blame her....she wanted a Make Over with Feng Shui Principles that would help her heal and after that, she was leaving.  When doing Design with or without Feng Shui, you sometimes need to have a real Vision.  It helps me to put myself in my client's "shoes" if I can to see what she is feeling and realize that your surroundings affect you in a positive or negative attitude.  Surround yourself with things you LOVE.

Feng Shui Interior Design by Feng Shui Long Island NYTwo Rooms to work with in Feng Shui for Dining, Sleeping. Working and Feng Shui Healing.   Couch which she slept on is facing outside.  Blocked Energy and no room for healing.

"Just FIX it" was what she said....and we did.  Karen chose the pieces of Furniture and Accessories she wanted to keep and the rest could go into storage.  Almost every one of our suggestions for this Feng Shui Makeover was a challenge.  She'd gotten used to sleeping in a certain way and liked the couch where it was.

Feng Shui Long Island Makeover by Feng Shui Consultant Carole ProvenzaleOpening UP a Space with things you LOVE.  A place for sleeping, working, eating, resting and Healing in Feng Shui.

Just telling someone they need to move something for Good Feng Shui doesn't help...they need a reason behind it.  We explained to Karen that she needed to "Open Up" her Health Area which was weighed down by the couch and dresser.  In Feng Shui Makeovers, we need to leave room for the new Energy.

After a bit of a battle but in keeping every one of the pieces Karen wanted, she decided to take our suggestions and open up the Spaces for Feng Shui Healing.  She didn't spend a dime and had a friend of hers move some of the larger pieces of furniture under Laura's and my direction. 

Feng Shui Long Island Health Makeover by Feng Shui Long IslandUsing what your client has....and making it WORK :)

I spoke with Karen after the Feng Shui Consultation and she was feeling much better, despite the treatments.  Within the year, she gave up her Co-op and was happily relocated to "Sunny Florida."  Her breast cancer was gone.

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I thank my very special Feng Shui clients who allow me to use their names and their real stories.  They do it to inspire others to the true Healing Force of Good Feng Shui.The Tri State Area Feng Shui Consultants.


*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studiesthat was licensed and accredited in 1997.  Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultations on Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City - NYC

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**Laura Cerrano is a Second Generation Certified Feng Shui Consultant who has trained with Feng Shui Long Island and Masters from across the Country including Shamans to incorporate Native American beliefs and Space Clearings into her Feng Shui Consulting Firm, Feng Shui Manhattan New York City NY.  After co-consulting on site for many years Laura began her own business in 2000 and has a strong client base in New York City, New York.


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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Carole:   I love your posts when you show the before and after.  Wow! What a difference.

Mar 14, 2010 05:32 AM #19
Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

Hi Carole, I really like how you gave your client an explanation of why. I agree we just can't say move this here and there but we have to explain why and reasons for it. This knowledge can help them in the future and it's empowering for the client also.

Glad to hear of the wonderful outcome for Karen!

Mar 14, 2010 05:50 AM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carole- Beautiful post on 2 counts: (1)the transformation of the co-op into a livable space and the fact that you took the time to "hear" what your client was saying and you took the time to explain to her the "whys" of what you were suggesting.  and (2) I'm so happy for your client and her good news.

Mar 14, 2010 06:51 AM #21
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Carole ~ you and Laura showed such sensitivity and compassion for your client and truly were instruments in her healing.  It's wonderful to see your photos too, which illustrate the amazing transformation you made for her.  You've shown the importance of having things around you that you LOVE.  Thank you for sharing this inspiring story!

Mar 14, 2010 11:59 AM #22
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Carole:

Keep up the great work.

I enjoy seeing before and after photos!

What a difference!

Mar 14, 2010 03:46 PM #23
David Dee
RMX REALTY - Alhambra, CA
Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang

From the desk of David Dee,

Carole, there is a big difference in the arrangement. I like the way the sofa was re-arrange towards the wall as it provides better foundation and support which yields great positive flow because of the steadiness it creates. It now has a more balanced and open feel to it. :D

Mar 14, 2010 07:54 PM #24
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I am very glad to hear that Karen is doing well!  Also, sooo impressed with the transformation of her living space.  The before and after photos are amazing.

Mar 15, 2010 02:41 AM #25
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Another awesome post--Carole!! I really love how you shared with us the before and after photos.  You truly made a huge difference!!

Mar 15, 2010 04:50 AM #26
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Great story, Carole!  Now, I noticed a cute kitty on the couch in the before photo and on the rocking chair for the after photo.  And I'm wondering if that was a deliberate thing other than keeping which hairs off of a dark red sofa?

Mar 15, 2010 07:50 AM #27
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

GREAT story and given her guidelines....it looks amazing and I'm sure she will have many peaceful hours in this home!!!

Mar 15, 2010 07:56 AM #28
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Thank you ALL so much for your lovely comments....I apologize that I haven't been on Activerain in a few days to come back and answer each one individually.  I am very fortunate when my clienta allow me to show photos....most don't really like it because it's their personal living space.

Karen was gracious enough to allow the pictures and her own personal story and I'm grateful to her.  Just to let you know, the "kitty" wasn't a prop, she had two lovely cats.  They went where they were most comfortable :)  But just the two rooms opened up the space for healing...and she made it in record time! 

Thank you again and I apologize for the one comment, I try not to do that!

Mar 15, 2010 08:23 AM #29
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

What an awesome story Carole. Real life stories always make the best examples. So glad to hear Karen is well and happy in Florida!

Mar 15, 2010 12:42 PM #30
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

WOW!!!!  What a beautiful transformation!!

Mar 16, 2010 03:35 PM #31
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Al and Peggy, As am I, that's what she wanted...a happy ending to this story :)

Cathy, everything was already in their space it just needed to be rearranged more efficiently to open up their apartment.

Mar 16, 2010 03:55 PM #32
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Carole, I enjoyed the story and the pictures. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 17, 2010 11:01 PM #33
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Wow what a difference Carol. I am glad you guys were able to help this person out!

Mar 18, 2010 12:07 AM #34
Deena Cottingham
GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography - Calgary, AB
Home Stager & Photographer

Wow, Carole. You had me at, "she didn't want to spend a dime!" You were able to both educate her and help achieve her goals. I am so glad she is doing well and has moved on to her dream location.

Mar 18, 2010 02:39 AM #35
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Gita, Your Welcome I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Bill, It's amazing how simple changes can open up the space.  It felt really good and Karen was very happy after wards.

Deena, me too, It's so rewarding to see clients reach and go beyond their set goals.  The possibilities can be endless :)


Mar 19, 2010 03:40 PM #36
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Carole...The room looks so much more peaceful and more welcoming.  You did a great job.  I probably would have put the couch where Karen did simply because I love looking outside.  However, her home looks much roomier now and I can see why it would be impede the flow of energy. 

You and Laura were very helpful in Karen's healing process.  Good for you and good for her!


Mar 21, 2010 10:40 AM #37
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Kate, Thank you, especial when you have health problems you want to make sure the center of you home or apartment is open, light and airy so that the energy can flow through.  this was a must for Karen's situation.

Mar 21, 2010 05:03 PM #38
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