Q&A Sunday: Mirrors in an Office

image credit:  West Elm

image credit: West Elm

I follow you on Twitter and love your posts - very inspiring! I moved my office and have been working hard at setting up the new space in just the right way. I sketched out the Feng Shui mapping to determine where to place things and understand the space better.  My large conference room still has a large blank wall because I need just the right "something" there.

I think I found it!  It is the SE wall, so I think it's perfect for mirrors to build wealth and prosperity. It's the perfect size to fill the wall - 4.5 feet long and 2 feet tall - but they are Mercury mirrors - a bit antiqued looking. How should I consider this?  Should I scrap the purchase because it's not a crystal clear reflection? 

Suzanne A., Minnesota

Dear Suzanne,

Thank you for your email and kind words! I’m so happy to help another female entrepreneur!

Without a full consultation, where I see your floor plan and work with your specifics, the quick general answer is that for a feng shui cure, this is not a great mirror.

For a feng shui adjustment, a clear mirror that’s not mottled or disjointed is best. However, if you want as an art piece, that’s a different story. This is what I’m picking up from you. Not everything has to be a feng shui cure. This mirror can be there because you love it!

Secondly , I am not sure if a mirror is an appropriate feng shui adjustment for wealth, because I would need to review your floor plan and specific concerns. In addition, I practice BTB Feng Shui, where the cardinal directions are less important than the mouth of qi (where the door is located). 

Let us know what you end up doing! And congrats on your new office space! 


Suzanne wrote us back. She did end up getting the mirror. 

Thank you for your response! I read it and it was just what I needed to hear.  I'll send you a couple pics from my phone.  It's already here and hung up in my space.  It was meant to be but I was needing reassurance from you! 

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