Feng Shui: the home is like a jigsaw puzzle

In our occasional series looking at different jobs, Vanessa Boren, in Paris, tells Gillian Harvey about interior design and running her own Feng Shui school.

What does your job involve?

I use a combination of classical interior design and Feng Shui to help my clients make the most of their homes in a holistic way. My aim is to help people find a way to feel happy in their environment.

Feng Shui works with natural energy that is all around us, bringing in objects – particularly natural objects – that resonate in different areas of the home. It also focuses on the placement of items that you already have, and the use of space. All of the five elements: earth, wind, water, fire and air, should have a place in your home.

For me the home is like a puzzle: most of us have what we need, it’s the “art of placement” – how to arrange it.

I do private consultations where I visit a ...

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