Almost everything that I put my attention to is influenced by my lifelong passion for creating beautiful things and the intuitive environment in which I was raised. My professional path is no exception.
In my earlier years, I studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. After graduating first in my class, I went on to work as a designer and pattern maker for a boutique couture house in West Hollywood. Later, I relocated to New York City and, exploring my love for spacial design, took on work as a prop stylist and set decorator for clients such as Neiman Marcus, Martha Stewart, Calvin Klein, and Diane von Furstenberg.
After several years building, shopping and decorating sets for fashion photo shoots, I realized that I yearned for more meaning in my work. So in 2001 I moved to Madison, Wisconsin, returning to my roots to study Intuitive Feng Shui with my mother, Master Jacquelyn Patricia. After completing an intense two year, one-on-one, Karate-Kid-style apprenticeship, I moved to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts and began my career as a feng shui designer. I can see now that every step I’ve taken has lead me to this work. It is both challenging and second nature. It’s what I was born to do; my true calling.
I currently live in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts with my wife and son. I consult and lecture throughout Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont. In my free time, I like to create “functional art”. If something can be made by my hands and some simple tools, I’m game!
Everything is energy.
Like attracts like.
These are fundamental truths of Intuitive Feng Shui.
You chose a home that matches your criteria for where to live—cost, neighborhood, number of bedrooms, et cetera—but it inevitably matches other aspects of your life as well. For example, a person who has trouble making decisions may choose a split-level home where you constantly have to “choose” up or down. You then fill your home with your things, placing them in a way that further reinforces your reality. In a very simple yet profound way, your home and the placement of your “10,000 things” are a 3-dimensional representation of your belief system. All the aspects of your life where you are wise, powerful and in control are there, but so are the ones that keep tripping you up.
Essentially, I “read” your space and suggest changes to your home that match the life changes you are looking for. After the project is completed, the newly transformed space “breaths new life” into your mind, relaxing the beliefs that were holding your desires at arms length.
Intuitive Feng Shui, real feng shui, is not magic. It is not hocus-pocus. It is not rules in a book. It is a means for shifting energy, altering how you interpret and experience your life.
Jeanette has transformed and elevated our home so that it is not only beautiful, but also nurturing and supportive.
Jeanette applies her superb design aesthetic, insight and intuition to facilitate changes in our home that reflect our values and the direction we want to go in life.
She was able to accomplish exactly what I wanted: an environment that fosters creativity and productivity. I now love to walk in, close the door and focus on work.
The colors Jeanette chose for my studio are magical. They work!
Her work with us transformed an ordinary mid-80's house into a welcoming friend and refuge.
Jeanette has a wonderful appreciation for the affects of color on space, mood and emotion.
As the owner of a boutique design company, I have found Jeanette's services to be invaluable. When she redesigned my office, it had an immediate impact on my business.
Jeannette has insight not only into what will work for your house, but what will work for you! She has a way of understanding how you live and what will make your house more of what you are looking for. I would absolutely recommend her.
She is absolutely the best at what she does.
It has been a delight and an inspiration working with Jeanette designing my home and my studio. As circumstances in my life change, I continue to seek assistance and advice from her.
Jeanette is a sorceress - using an apparently limitless palette of colors to transform ordinary rooms into magical spaces. The opportunity to work with Jeanette on our project was as enjoyable as the outcome.
It is exciting and fun to learn from and create with her.
She is a master of many skills, including selecting colors, choosing and arranging furniture, hanging art, and troubleshooting small and large space-challenges.
Jeanette has a tremendous sense of spatial relationship. With just a few minor changes she made my apartment really work. I can’t recommend her enough.
I am an artist and work with color, however I could never have figured out in a million years how to do what she so easily and confidently has helped us to do.
Working with Jeanette was a revelation. She was able to take what I wanted and magnify it into something bigger, really special. The house is totally me, yet not at all what it would have been if I hadn’t worked with her.
Jeanette is a dream! She had an incredibly intuitive sense about the colors that would take us to the next step in the larger journey of our lives.