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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Sunderland


Updated: Jun 18, 2023

Following on from the Interior Design for my Hong Kong client, I thought you might be interested in the Ancient Art of Feng Shui.

2022 Year of the Tiger

Believe in Feng Shui or not, Billions of people around the world follow the principle. Feng Shui literally means wind and water and is a body of knowledge possessed by the Chinese people about how the environment will affect human well-being. The Chinese believe that there exists in our environment, in the landscapes, mountains and water, different kinds of energies. These are natural forces existing in our surroundings and they will have a significant impact on our well-being. Some of them are good energies and some may bring misfortunes.

As such, if we place ourselves in a good location to receive all the good energies, our prosperity and health will be enhanced. On the other hand, if we place ourselves under the influence of bad energies, then it will increase our chances of encountering misfortunes. Therefore, it is also called an Art of Placement, as the knowledge will guide us to place objects appropriately in an environment to retrieve the best prosperity.

When did I start?

In 1998 I was fortunate to be involved in the launch of the system to the Western World as an interior design system through an international glossy magazine which hit the shelves running and it’s been here to stay ever since. All my projects are based on this but couldn’t be further from the recognised oriental style attributed to Feng Shui.

In 2022 The Year of the Tiger, Feng Shui changes on 3rd February. With a few tweaks you can help ensure a respite from a bumpy year ahead. It’s not all about frogs and oriental style, but Feng Shui energies change from year to year. Therefore, it is necessary to watch out for the re-allocation of good and bad energies at the beginning of each year, so that we can take necessary precautions if some bad energy happens to arrive at important locations of our residence or offices.

Is it complex?

Complex, no, it can be simple and easy to change. Full consultations can be carried out in the home or office to give a full assessment and plan for the future. I have done this in homes and offices around the world.

A few tips here but for more information get in touch or visit my website Feng Shui Consultation

Feng Shui 2022

The main areas to watch out for are the Centre of the property, Southwest, West, Northeast and East. In the centre of the home place metal ornaments or metal coloured fabrics, white, silver, gold grey etc. It’s a case of moving things around, you will have these items. In the southwest, place a round metal bowl of any design to suit your décor.


In the West place a clear glass vase and 3 sticks of ‘lucky’ bamboo in water and balanced with pebbles. It’s functional and decorative. Also adding water colours of blue and black will help this year, but avoid reds. In the East place fire objects, lights, red items, anything that works with the layout of the room. The Northeast is easier, keep it clear and tidy and avoid metal colours.

Simple techniques but that’s the basic element, nothing complicated, give it a go see what happens. More a more in-depth survey get in touch.

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