Although feng shui is an ancient Chinese design philosophy, it’s also one that has seen heightened popularity around the world in the past few decades. The practice of feng shui is almost 6,000 years old and focuses on promoting wellbeing, positive feelings, productivity, and prosperity through creating balanced environments. These environments are designed based on the five elements of life—water, earth, metal, fire and wood.
Feng shui consultants are influencing the designs of homes, gardens, shops, restaurants, hotels, offices and more. Top companies and institutions that have worked with feng shui consultants include Disney, Nike, Calvin Klein, W Hotels and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Brands and marketers are also partnering with top feng shui influencers and consultants to promote their products and to include feng shui in their branding.
Most feng shui influencers have fewer than 15,000 followers on Instagram as the market for feng shui design and consultation is a niche one. However, the somewhat small size of these influencers’ audiences is not an accurate indication of their influence.
Feng shui is still a relatively specialized practice in North America, but awareness is growing, and interest is on the upswing. All over the world, companies, especially those in the real estate industry, are turning to feng shui to attract Chinese consumers.
Here are some of the top feng shui influencers on Instagram for brands and marketers to know:
The Tao of Dana/Dana Claudat
With close to 13,000 followers on Instagram, feng shui consultant and influencer Dana Claudat describes herself as a modern feng shui master and a designer. Claudat has been featured in publications including Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Apartment Therapy and on ABC News. She is the author of “Feng Shui 101: A Guide to Finding Your Flow of Fabulous.”
Certified feng shui consultant Anjie Cho is also an architect and co-founder of the Mindful Design Feng Shui School. With more than 9,500 followers on Instagram, Cho has been featured in media outlets including BuzzFeed, Domino Magazine and the New York Times. She has partnered with brands including Lotus Wei and authored the book “Holistic Spaces: 108 Ways to Create a Mindful and Peaceful Home.”
Irma Hernandez/Feng Shui Tips 88
With more than 58,000 followers of her Spanish-language Instagram account, feng shui influencer and decorating consultant Irma Hernandez is based in Coral Gables, Florida. Hernandez has close to 11,000 subscribers on YouTube, and her Feng Shui Tips 88 blog covers topics including feng shui in the office and for health, love, wealth and prosperity.
Lillian Too/Lillian Too Mandala
Malaysia-based feng shui teacher Lillian Too has more than 8,400 followers on Instagram. Too offers feng shui tips on her Instagram account and in videos, e-zines and books she produces and also holds feng shui seminars. Her feng shui tips cover topics such as keeping your entryway well lit and symbols of good fortune.
Based in Bali, Indonesia, feng shui influencer Patricia Lohan has more than 8,400 followers on Instagram. Lohan covers feng shui topics like how to identify if your home is bad for money and unlocking the hidden energy of your home. She is the author of “The Happy Home” and has been featured in publications including USA Today, Essence and Forbes and on NBC.
Home Heart Feng Shui/Jemma
With more than 4,000 followers on Instagram, Jemma is a certified practitioner of classical feng shui. Her Instagram account features beautiful interior design photography and feng shui tips on topics like using natural water as a home design element. Her Home Heart Feng Shui blog focuses on feng shui, interior décor, natural beauty, wellbeing, healthy recipes and green living.
With more than 2,700 followers on Instagram, London-based feng shui consultant and influencer Priya Sher works with residential, small business, government, and corporate clients. Sher’s clients have included Genting Casinos and Octagon Developments. She has been featured in publications including Marie Claire, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
Jennifer A. Emmer/Feng Shui Style
Feng shui master and interior designer Jennifer A. Emmer has close to 14,000 followers on Instagram. Her Feng Shui Style interior design firm is based in San Jose, California, and in Boston, Massachusetts. The company’s blog covers topics like how to feng shui your home to sell and how to feng shui your desk. Emmer has been featured on HGTV’s “Flip It to Win It” and in publications including U.S. News and World Report and Lux magazine.
Nitu Patel/Phoenix and Rose
With more than 1,300 followers on Instagram, New York City-based feng shui consultant and influencer Nitu Patel has been featured in the New York Times. She consults on feng shui furniture arrangement and home organization and staging.
Feng Shui Influencer Discovery
Feng shui influencers can be found all over the world, from London and New York City to Malaysia and Indonesia. Some provide feng shui consultation exclusively for homeowners, while others work with companies, and still others work with both, as well as with institutions.
Some of the best-known feng shui influencers have been featured on reality TV shows and in international publications. Brands and marketers can find more influencers like this at IZEAx Discovery.