How I review my client's home by using BTB (western style feng shui)
Hello, I'm Ai Johnson. I am a lifestyle designer / NYS certified feng shui interior design teacher in New York.
I help people improve their living and working environment by using feng shui's yin-yang five elements theory, color theory, and essence of environmental psychology.
I also teach feng shui interior design course to students all over the world in a NY based online school.
Today I would like to talk about one of feng shui styles - BTB (or western style feng shui).
BTB is one of the most popular feng shui schools that is mostly used in Western countries.
BTB stands for Black Sect Tantric Buddhism (aka Black Hat) .
I learned feng shui interior design in Japan in 2006. I did not know about BTB until I moved to the US in 2008.
BTB style is not really known to many Japanese people because Compass School feng shui is used the most in Japan, I believe. (Japan has an unique feng shui style called "ka-sou" - meaning "face of house" in direct Japanese translation.
There are so many different kinds of feng shui styles and sometimes it is very confusing, but I always try to mix multiple styles so that I can have more design options to give to my clients. (By the way, BTB is the one I teach to students all over the world online.)
BTB is one of styles that I use to quickly review my client's home because it is so simple and easy. I think everybody can do feng shui if they use this style because you do not need compass, meaning BTB does not care actual direction.
Here is difference between my floor plans with BTB energy map and Compass style.
This is one of examples of my current client's floor plan with Compass style energy map. (Not scaled)
Depending on the actual directions by compass, I make suggestions for furniture location, color, pattern and overall designs.