A True Feng Shui New York Makeover---by Feng Shui Long Island & New York

Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

A complete Long Island New York Feng Shui Makeover!  I am finally able to provide the links from an Article that Newsday our local Long Island NY newspaper printed.  Feng Shui Long Island was featured along with our lovely client, Karen Van Dusen.

This Feng Shui Makeover was in Mineola Long Island New York.

Karen's call was NOT unusual.  In fact as Feng Shui Consultants we are often called in because our clients believe in Predecessor Energy and because she had breast cancer.  She wanted an optimal set up of her existing furniture and items ONLY as she had downscaled from a large 9 room house.

Heavy furniture in Feng Shui weighs us down.  Some of the before shots we had taken show that there was no flow of Energy in Karen's new space....and the sleeper sofa and heavy furniture was ALL placed in the center of her HEALTH area.  We are particularly careful with health issues in Feng Shui and while Karen was reluctant to TRY the new arrangement of furniture she thankfully decided to trust us.

Although she had recently undergone surgery, within the month she had:  Taken a fabulous trip to London, got an unexpected gift of money and received the best news of all, a NEGATIVE Pet Scan. And she loved her "new space" and the arrangements and was sleeping well at night.

This is, I believe, Home Staging to live---from a New York Feng Shui Consultant's point of view.   The energy flows around her space now and we went back to implement some Feng Shui Cures, using items she already owned but placing them in optimal areas.  We also gave her condo a thorough Space Clearing to remove all Predecessor Energy and make the space her OWN.

Here's a few shots of the BEFORE Long Island Feng Shui Makeover and the After Links (Which Newsday put into two sections-one has the article itself and one has the photos).  This is what a Long Island Feng Shui Consultation can create:

Feng Shui Redesign by Feng Shui Long Island & New York




Looking IN from the Front Door





Feng Shui Makeover by Feng Shui Long Island & New York



Blocked Energy

Heavy Furniture in her Health Area





Newsday - L.I. Makeover Article For the ARTICLE

Photos   Second Link for the Before and After shots.


**Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island.  Along with Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano, on site Feng Shui Consultations provided for New York City (Manhattan) and all of Long Island for Homes, Apartments, Businesses, Corporations, Renovations and New Construction.  Workshops and lectures are also provided for small and large groups and companies.  Distance Consultations always available as well.  Please visit       http://www.FengShuiLI.com

 Copyright  A True Feng Shui New York MakerOver by Feng Shui Long Island & New York--Carole Provenzale & Laura Cerrano

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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. 


Comments (30)

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

Carole:  My first impression of the before pictures was a feeling of confusion and disorganization. 
What an amazing difference !  I even felt a weight was lifted just looking at the after pictures.  

Sep 03, 2008 11:29 PM
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

CONGRATULATIONS on the article! The photos are wonderful...the makeover is amazing! What a difference!!! Wanna know something...when you are doing makeover and when you are just being...you are always making the world more beautiful. GBU!

Sep 04, 2008 12:04 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Carole -- A great article and, as usual, you did a great job.  I like the way you are able to make feun shei easy to understand.  I am sure that the owner felt the difference in the energy flow right away. 

Sep 04, 2008 06:06 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Carole- Wow friend, sounds like you really did a good job.  and nice Article too :)  Good job. 

Sep 05, 2008 12:44 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Val, You crack me up :)  I don't actually know if that helps, I know it helps in your posts, though...from reading Katerina's posts who teaches even those of us technologically challanged what to do--and Not Do!  It was a good article, I was thrilled and thank my lovely client for being so open about it.

Jo, Thank you.  Karen was reluctant with our suggestions but she took them...and loves it.  I'm so glad.

Tom, Thank you.  It helps when my clients try my suggestions, I'm so glad she was willing to do that.

Mara, They were globes but not made of glass.  She had all those things from her home and wanted them used in one way or another in her new space.  She had actually put lights around them as well and they are lovely.

Laurie, Funny, that's how Karen feels :)  She LOVES the energy in her space and sais she can really feel it.

Katerina, Thank you!  I know you use Feng Shui and you CAN actually feel a huge difference....Karen loves it.

Gary, You can feel it...and see that it's blocked.  And in her health area which she definitely needed to keep open and light. 

Cristal, I wouldn't say famous but her new space looks drastically different.  And better then that, it FEELS better.  So does Karen and that's always the best news.

Cathy, Thank you--Karen was a wonderful person to work with and that always makes for a good job.

Paddy, I have been reporting that person as "spam" for many months.  It comes from an Indian Real Estate Site and if you do a search on it here on AR, they are all over the place!  I don't know why AR doesn't block their IP address---although I've seen one or two people actually respond!  Thanks for pointing it out--I deleted it but hope AR will take them off!

Donna, She'd had a lot at one time...and had sent so much to storage.  She knew, though, what she wanted to keep in the apartment and we had to make it work with an eye for Health first.

Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your lovely comment.  I am fortunate to love what I do and it was nice to have a chance to show a makeover.

Joan, She did, she was very surprised she liked it!  Karen was reluctant to change it with our suggestions but decided to give it a try. 

Kathy, Thanks, it was a fun project!  When you work with someone so wonderful, it's hard NOT to have a good time :)

Sep 05, 2008 02:54 PM
Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC

Wow, amazing before and after shots!  The after shots are so inviting and you can feel the energy in the room!

Sep 06, 2008 05:14 AM
Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
2 Hounds Design + Home Staging - Toronto, ON

Beautiful job!

Sorry if someone already asked this question but I didn't notice it when I scanned the comments:  what does the shawl or throw under the easel do?

Sep 06, 2008 05:22 AM
Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
2 Hounds Design + Home Staging - Toronto, ON

Sorry, another question!

Did you and your daughter (so cool you two work together!) make the actual changes or did your client?

BTW, I hope she is doing well!

Sep 06, 2008 05:26 AM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Great job, loved looking at the photos and your explanations.  You are quite good at what you do missy.  Love reading your stuff for info and spirit of Carole.  THANKS

Sep 06, 2008 12:33 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Kim, Thank you, it was a nice change and feeling in there after!

Dane, It was just to deflect some of that strong energy from the Iron element.  Karen had it outside in her home but she really wanted to make it work in her new space.  About the changes, Karen had her handyman move just the larger pieces and then Laura & I took over :)  She was a sweetheart about letting us do what we wanted.

Sep 06, 2008 12:35 PM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Carole...Well Done, Nice to read about your success helping another Client with their life with your Feng Shui Talent. I'm sure you'll soon be helping many more people as the public reacts to the article on your success with changing this ladies life for her.

Once again, Well Done, thanks for sharing your success with us all in the Rain!!

Sep 07, 2008 03:41 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Carole this is all so fastinating to me.  Just yesterday while consulting with clients I mentioned your comments for having a red entry door and I think that helped with their decision. 

Your before and after photos do tell a great story and are testiments to your talent.  You may not consider yourself famous but you certainly are the expert! 

Sep 07, 2008 06:17 AM
Eric Webster
Five Star Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI, Five Star Realty


Thanks for the inspiration for me to call someone in Grand Rapids to consult as I begin a new phase of my life.  Seems like clearing the energy and maximizing the flow of energy would be a good thing at this point.

Sep 07, 2008 06:52 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Terrylynn, Thank you, what a nice thing to say.  I love to redesign--people don't realize how fabulous their home can look with just a redesign in some cases!

Fred, The reporter was lovely and interested in Feng Shui--so was my client--while reluctant, she listened to us and loved her "new" space.

Ginger, It's amazing to me how many people now are (finally!) interested in Feng Shui and I hope it did help make their decision.  I like my red door :)  I don't need to be famous, I just love helping people--the same as you do!

Eric, In a new space or after life changing things happen, it's recommeneded.  Check credentials and make sure they do the space clearings and I'll bet you feel a difference.

Sep 07, 2008 03:10 PM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Awesome Press Carole! - and what an amazing difference (before vs after)! Congrats! 



Sep 08, 2008 12:08 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Grace, Thank you!  It was nice to finally get some press from this paper and we had such a good time with our client.naman

Sep 08, 2008 12:44 PM
Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

This is so interesting to me. Thanks for the post. The pictures are great and I can almost "feel"  how benificial the changes you made are.

Sep 08, 2008 01:56 PM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

I think it is wonderful that you were able to help this client. The photos are pretty dramatic with the new space just looking so much more inviting.

Sep 08, 2008 03:52 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Wendy, Thank you for stopping by and commenting.  We needed to open up her health area and thankfully she loved how it looked and felt after the makeover!  Clients that trust you are the best :)

Rich, It was a big difference and this was just one room....we are checking in with her as other changes are made but she FEELS the new energy.

Sep 09, 2008 04:05 AM
Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
2 Hounds Design + Home Staging - Toronto, ON

'to deflect some of that strong energy from the Iron element'

That is so interesting! Thanks for the explanation I knew I'd learn something. :)

Sep 09, 2008 06:09 AM