Thierry Chow knows a thing or two about creating balance and harmony within a space. Last year, she taught Tatler how to create an auspicious environment to set the year off right. This year, the daughter of Chow Hon-ming, one of Hong Kong’s most widely respected feng shui masters, shares five nuggets of wisdom on how to make both living and office spaces work for you.
“Those who are born in the Year of the Ox can expect lots of changes in 2021, but with change comes growth, and that’s always a good thing,” she says.
1. Pay attention to directions
This year, the best directions for your space are the West corners, Northeast corners and East corners.
West corners are especially good for overall health and wellness. Use this area for sleep, rest and work. Place bright and happy colours here to enhance the good energy.
Northeast corners are good for relationships. Place florals in red, pink or purple to stimulate good energy in your personal relationships.
East corners are ideal for career and studies. Place green leafy plants in these areas for enhancements in work and education.
North and Southeast are inauspicious this year. Avoid using this area as there is a star of debility here. Place metalware here to minimise the negative energy. Metals items can include a copper clock or bowls.