At age 10 I bought a House Beautiful magazine with my 50-cent allowance and paging through it and seeing all those beautiful houses, I knew that I wanted to be an interior designer when I grew up. I naively felt that if you lived in a beautiful house, you would be happy.
Ten years later I was in Milwaukee attending design school, and upon graduation, I began working for one of the top interior designers in Milwaukee. Success! I made it! And, although things were going pretty well, I was puzzled. I intuitively felt something important was missing. I saw people living in beautiful homes but they weren't necessarily happy!
I left the design field over this. Then, sometime in the early 90s, I heard for the first time the term "feng shui" – the ancient Eastern (Chinese) art of placement. It was in yet another magazine article entitled, "Now there's a doctor FOR the house!" That was it – the missing piece! Finally, my intuitive sense about this had a name! This ancient art and philosophy of environmental placement had reached our shores.
Thanks to Author Terah Kathryn Collins (the Western Guide to Feng Shui) for translating this ancient art and science into practical terms, we are able to apply these design principles on how we build and live in buildings today in the West. She founded the Western School of Feng Shui® from which I graduated in 1999 and have incorporated these design principles in my work since ~ with some amazing results!
A Summary of My Background and Training:
• Associate of Arts – Interior Design, 1972
• Graduate of Western School of Feng Shui®, San Diego, CA, 1999
• Intuitive all my life
• Professional Ange/Mediumship Readings since 1988
• Publisher of The Inner Voice Magazine (1993-2001; 2012-present).
What is "Feng Shui?"
The term feng shui is translated to mean, “wind and water.’ It is a philosophy that has been practiced in China for thousands of years and has become popular in the west in the last few decades due to its extraordinary effects on people. Feng shui is an "environmental psychology" that sees the world completely alive, with all things – buildings, streets and furnishings – connected in a dynamic relationship that influences all we experience – including improved health conditions, rewarding relationships, and an increase in happiness and prosperity.
Essential Feng Shui® addresses the special needs of our Western culture.
Its practical and effective approach makes bringing harmony into your environment an enjoyable experience with many benefits. As an Essential Feng Shui® Design Consultant, I help you create the ideal home and/or work space to help bring about your life goals and ambitions.
During the appointment ...
I analyze the space using the 5 Elements: Fire, Water, Metal, Wood and Earth; the floor plan or blueprints; and the placement of the furniture in your environment. I work to enhance your personal design style by rearranging the furniture you already own and love to bring about optimum flow of energy ~ and your goals! If you don't use or love an item, what is it doing there? In that way, your new design may include decluttering of some pieces. I also help you make wise new choices for furniture, textiles, art, and other decor items to achieve the look you want and the changes you crave.
You can relax and enjoy the confidence of working with a trained professional.
As a graduate of Western School of Feng Shui®, my commitment is to help you achieve the look YOU love, and your 'feng-shuied’ house doesn't have to look 'feng-shuied." It's your house and it will be a reflection of who you are, using the things you love.
I serve the Fox Cities and Northeast Wisconsin – in person – and everywhere else using Zoom or Skype technology (providing you mail your floor plans and photos prior to the appointment).
Comments from some Happy Clients...
"Nancy's redesign work is awesome! She did my first office, and when I moved to a new location, she did that office. I do not know how she figures everything out, but it is amazing." - V.H.
"Nancy designed my new office from an open space to a lovely environment that we love to be in. I highly recommend her for a home or workplace design. We attracted several new clients already in the first month!" –R.D.
“Your work has been life-changing! Your organizational skills shifted my business and shifted my home. My kids love their bedrooms and things are off to a great start!”–Dr. J.S.
A few years ago I gave a talk on Feng Shui at The Tuesday Club, an area men’s group. Afterward, the president of the club asked me for some suggestions as they were remodeling their building and interior meeting space. I gave him my thoughts and left. Sometime later I ran into him at another gathering. He came up to me to thank me, and said that since they implemented my suggestions, their club membership grew from 58 members to 158! ~ something that had not happened in all the years he's been a member!
Nancy Freier is an interior design specialist with a keen, intuitive awareness of the relationship between you and your environment. With your life goals in mind, she arranges your furniture in ways that will enhance your goals and attract new opportunities.