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Your goal is our mission, whether it is selling your home successfully by designing it to appeal to your target market, looking its very best, or by affordable designing of your home with your existing furnishings, adding a few 'fresh' pieces or 'props'. We can even do a plan for your DIY project, tailoring the steps for you to do your own home makeover. We always keep our customers budget in mind, while giving you quality and fresh Zenergy to your space! Professional Home Staging For quick and successful sales, often selling 50% faster and for 6-10% more. With this kind of windfall in your home, how can you afford not to use a professional home stager. Redesign I will take your existing home and furnishings, along with your current personal tastes, needs, and comfortable budget, we will 'play' with your space. What we come up with is a Zenergized by shopping from what you have and still 'love' (selected from your home furnishings and decor) and possibly adding a few fresh pieces. Your home or office will become a beautiful representation of your current lifestyle. It is truly amazing what we can create with experienced staging techniques. Feng Shui It is the 5,000-year old art of arranging what is in your space (office or home) to affect the flow of energy to be in harmony with your own energy. By 'mapping' the geomantic (EMF) fields, the design and architecture of your space and chart compass readings, I will 'adjust' the flow of chi energy through your dwelling so you will feel and be supported in areas of your life such as: Career, health, wealth, relationships, family, education, and creativity. I have been doing Feng Shui since 1990, and most recently studied in China in 2006 for advanced certification. Fees are individually based. The initial consult is $125 (1 hour assessment). You get copy of notes; we discuss plan of action; and I will give you a price for further work -- assess fee applies to future work.


Madhu Brodkey, BTB Feng Shui Master & Teacher, has helped hundreds of clients through Feng Shui and the Art of Placement since 1996. Through her consultations she has helped shift the balance of Qi (vital energy) in clients homes and businesses to improve careers, relationships and prosperity.


I am creating beautiful spaces. I offer feng shui consulting for home and business. I am specializing in residential feng shui, color consulting and interior design services.


I.V. Rao is a Feng Shui consultant (from the Lillian Too Institute of Feng Shui) and traditional Vastu practitioner. Discover the best way to use Feng Shui and Vastu to improve your life. Services: - Personalized Feng Shui consultation - On-site/off-site consultations - Home/apartment/office/business Feng Shui and Vastu evaluation - Pre-property inspection/evaluation - Compatibility matching I'm based in the United States of America. Please call to make an appointment.

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What do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

How do you choose an interior designer?

Choosing an interior designer is all about finding one whose signature style fits well with your tastes and who can work within your budget. To choose the right professional for your interior design project, ask yourself these five questions:

  • What is your signature style? Good interior designers can both describe their personal aesthetic and demonstrate their signature style through their portfolios. Make sure it appeals to you.
  • How will you make sure the design fits my lifestyle? Good designers understand that the interior design must improve a homeowner’s experience in their home and fit into their lifestyle; for example, a white suede sofa is a poor choice for a family with large dogs and small children.
  • How much do you charge? Depending on the project, an interior designer may charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of the project’s total cost.
  • How will you stick to my budget? An interior designer should have a plan for staying within your budget, which includes full transparency of costs and flexibility when choosing materials and furnishings.  

Because an interior design project is highly collaborative and based on hard-to-define personal preferences, it’s most important to choose a designer who communicates clearly and listens closely to you.

How much do interior designers charge?

You can hire an interior design for a job as basic as a one-room consultation or as complex as supervising the design of an entire new home, helping with space planning, choosing color palettes, and shopping for furniture, flooring and artwork. The size and scope of the job will determine how much an interior designer charges; the average national cost for an interior designer ranges from $75 to $100 or more per hour. Other cost factors include the person’s reputation — interior designers to the stars are usually more expensive — and region. Most interior designers charge an average of $100-$225 for an initial consultation, but some will charge an hourly rate, usually starting at an average of $50, for larger projects that require extensive consultations. Hourly rates may be available for smaller projects, such as redecorating a living room or staging a home for sale; for instance, shopping and consulting can cost an average of $75 to $100 per hour, while staging costs and average $95 per hour. For many homeowners, a percentage of an interior designer’s cost is recouped through the professional discounts they receive from their vendors.

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