Mallory's Interior Design & Feng Shui Books

Feng Shui Interior Designer & Book Writer & Photographer in Victoria and Vancouver BC Canada.

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Write About Work or Your Passion.

I am addicted, or should I say passionate, about my work, design; my writing and my photography hobbies.

Selection of Fiction, Non Fiction & Photography

Selection of Fiction, Non Fiction & Photography

 

No different than anyone else who enjoys their work, I like to talk about it, but if no one is there to listen, then I write about it. Working in the design/build industry for many years has prompted a few books to help others in their quest to create healthy environments. When I present at seminars, I hand out copies of my books to those who are anxious to learn and want to save on costly mistakes. I enjoy writing non fiction. Fun Schway, the North American way and Ancient Secrets for a Healthy Home turned into excellent reference books.

But… on the other side of the coin, is creativity. Fiction. When several of my clients requested information about building their home from scratch, they asked for a detailed description on how they could incorporate the ancient studies that I practiced into their plans. So, I thought, how better way than to write about ‘building a home’ in a mystery novel. The book was enjoyed by many as I plotted out the adventure from an empty lot, to selecting an architect/designer to the construction… with all its trials and tribulations in House of the Caduceus.
Photography complements design, especially around an explanation of  ‘how-to’. Whether it is the exterior, interior or individual products, a visual helps clear up the mystery. Today, writers are fortunate to have several social media options, like Instagram and Google+ to display their works with their displays of art, information and news for all to learn, enjoy and respond to. And, writing is never seasonal.

Small condo Design

Kitchen Design – Timber frame Home

 

 

Special Bedroom for Grannie

Renovation Design with French Accents

 

Thank you, and I appreciate the share ~ Mallory ~

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“House of the Caduceus” ANNOUNCEMENT: B&N, NOOK, Kobo, Amazon

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  Mystery Novel: House of the Caduceus ~ Mallory Neeve Wilkins

 “House of the Caduceus”
The Mystical & Tragic Events of Building the
House of the Caduceus ~ now available online.

ISBN 978 1483509488

 A mystery novel – High in the mountains near Zeballos  Vancouver Island, one of  Canada’s most difficult and  dangerous  construction feats develop when a group of  young professionals  encounter a dynamic meeting of Eastern  and Western cultures.  The mystical movement of energy affects their mood, health and  lifestyle when they  struggle to complete the complex healing-retreat project as  the kundalini secret  causes havoc and a perplexing phenomenon .

During my years working in the design/build industry, I experienced several unusual and unexplainable happenings. Originally from Toronto, my move to the Pacific west coast encouraged further study of Feng Shui & Vaastu, which brought about new clients with an interest in these ancient studies.

Vancouver Island is a mystical place, especially as you move north from the provincial capital, Victoria. Here, on the west coast, the energy resonates on a different wave length, which is felt by most visitors, particularly near the gold rush town of Zeballos amongst all its ruins and vacated gold mines.

As numerous clients and friends requested information and statistics regarding the construction of houses incorporating these ancient secrets, House of the Caduceus provides the facts, means and know-how. From an empty piece of land, the story unfolds with reference to unseen energies that affect one’s mood, health and lifestyle – during its design and construction.

NOOK ebook NOW AVAILABLE:
http://my.bookbaby.com/book/house-of-the-caduceus

KOBO ebook NOW AVAILABLE:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/house-of-the-caduceus

AMAZON KINDLE ebook
http://www.amazon.ca/House-Caduceus-Mallory-Neeve-Wilkins-ebook/dp/B00FX9WBG4″

PAPERBACK http://www.lulu.com/shop/mallory-neeve-wilkins/house-of-the-caduceus/paperback/product-22106793.html 

Thank you for sharing with your friends…. Mallory

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Special-Needs Kitchen for Special People.

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Functional Kitchen for Seniors & Special-Needs Individuals

Working out the details for a functional space  that accommodates all the needs for people with ‘special needs’ takes on a new meaning for the interior designer.

Specializing in feng shui has definitely helped in difficult situations where a sense of balance is required in creating accessible storage. Not only do cabinets have to move (up and down) but need to be organized in such a way that the occupant is able to maneuver the items (within) easily. Stoves and moveable sinks are required to be at a specific height and customized for precise usage.

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GVPL celebrates Local Authors!

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Emerging Local Authors Collection

GVPL celebrates local authors! The library has established the Emerging Local Authors Collection to highlight self-published, independent, or small press print works (fiction, poetry, non-fiction) by local authors, for readers of all ages. Mallory Wilkins has 2 books selected for this years viewing.
Each year, April to March, GVPL will showcase books by emerging local authors at the Central Branch. Information about the authors and their books will be featured on this page. The books will also be available to browse and borrow from our online catalogue.
Starting October 1, 2015, we will be accepting applications for the 2016-17 Collection.
Questions? Contact the Emerging Local Authors Collection Office at emerging@gvpl.ca.

Mallory’s two books being Showcased April, 2015 at the Greater Victoria Public Library
1. Mystery Novel: House of the Caduceus (fiction)
2. Reference: Ancient Secrets for a Healthy

Sacred Mysteries from Vaastu Shastra-Feng Shui

Sacred Mysteries from Vaastu Shastra-Feng Shui Home         (non fiction)

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House of the Caduceus     Mystery Novel

 

 

 

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Kitchen Storage Enhancement & Design

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Kitchen with creative design elements.

Updating or ‘creating new’ interior design within the area of kitchen space needs to be thought-out carefully to make sure all the functions you require are attainable. Suggestions to consider would be….
1.  Counterspace… feng shui suggests a total of 12 workable linear feet within the kitchen workspace.
2.  Eating area… always a bonus for reading cookbooks, newspaper, eating lunch etc.
3.  Islands… a must to have an ‘earth’ element in the centre of the space. Examples –  granite, marble, quartz, concrete etc surfaces, but not necessary for the surrounding countertop surfaces.
4.  Wall units created with design interest; some higher than others. This slows down the flow of energy as straight lines tend to speed up the energy flow (long hallways) while ch’i needs to meander.
5.  Create design interest with a mix of open space within the wall unit – cabinets with glazing (visual); a different accent colour trim and undercabinet lighting.
6.  Storage created with a mix of drawers and doors. For a tight budget, consider a single door base unit over a stack of 4 drawers to save $$$. Larger drawers up to 36″ wide are a popular choice for a larger budget.
7.  Water elements should stay together. Sink & dishwasher in the island for easier plumbing & expenses.
8.  Limited space can accommodate an island 27″ wide, but a recommended 36″ width is preferable.
9.  The ultimate number in feng shui design is 9 (total of the numbers into a single digit, ie. 27 would be 2+7=9)
10. The best return on your dollar is in kitchen design & updates, an investment to increase the value of your home.

Thank you for sharing with your friends,
Mallory
www.mallorysdesign.com

 

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Interior Design ‘Refurbish or Delete’ Items

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When the weather keeps you inside, think about your space and consider how to give your home a new look. A problem for most homeowners is the clearing out and making space for new items. If you have a close attachment to items and find it difficult to downsize, it could turn into a problem, especially when it comes time in your life when this is something you must do. No one wants to know that the task of ‘cleansing’ was left to another, and then learn that your favourite things were just tossed aside or put into the donation bin, which can be heartbreaking. To solve this dilemma, do the job yourself, today and not tomorrow.
recycle books

Recycle your books, furniture, fabrics, lamps, mirrors, etc.
It does take a little imagination, but magazines, friends and the internet offer amazing ideas. If your projects aren’t fun, professional and filled with positive energy, then the recycle/refurbish item should be removed and the space cleansed. Less is best. Opening up your space is like removing old baggage; cleansing the past of negative energy. The home is the largest single investment made by 94% of all Canadians, and Americans. Keeping it updated is your personal greatest investment. Consider adding a bit of whimsy…

Check out my book  ‘Ancient Secrets for a Healthy Home’ and add some magic to your home and garden.

Sacred Mysteries from Vaastu Shastra-Feng Shui

Sacred Mysteries from Vaastu Shastra-Feng Shui

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.
   40% DISCOUNT on hardcover edition 

   

   Another link for the ebook:  $1.99 for a limited time.
   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/mallory-wilkins

   Thank you for sharing, it is appreciated.

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Happy Solstice, Holiday, Seasonal and Merry Christmas Wishes

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As this year ends with the shortest day of darkness, we head into the new year with longer and brighter days. It’s time to ponder on the previous months, where we are headed and what we want to accomplish in the days to come. We remember the good times along with the bad as it is a learning process… celebrate your journey.

Creating new spaces, changing your environment and cleansing-out the old for new to enter is all part of attracting positive energy into your life, which means healthier surroundings.
Remove all cracked, broken and damaged items from your rooms.
Enjoy the sunlight and walk in the outdoors.
Pay attention to nature and love your surroundings.
It’s all about living in harmony with your environment.
I wish to thank all those who have followed, enjoyed and been part of my journey… my pilgrimage!

Design Photographs: Mallory’s Design 2014 Instagram …. for your viewing.
Book Blog: Novel: Hot-Walker Website
Authors Writing Blog: Mallory’s Books and Blog

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Victoria BC… Meet the Authors

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Meet Victoria’s Writers at:

Authors’ Afternoon
2 to 5 p.m., November 15, 2014
Central Library meeting room,
735 Broughton Street
Victoria Writers Society’s

Come out and meet the Author … November 15, 2014 

Mallory Neeve Wilkins

Mallory Neeve Wilkins thumb born in Toronto and currently living on the Pacific west  coast. An avid Writer, Photographer, Feng Shui Interior  Designer who enjoys traveling, curling, reading, hiking  and is a mother of 2. Author of non fiction and  mystery books, as well as a sports-crime-romance novel,  entitled Hot-walker, Life on the Fast Track (coming  soon to ebook) and a collection of fun Photobooks.

www.mallorysdesign.com
Books on display will be…
Ancient Secrets for a Healthy Home (non-fiction)
The Laundry Art Book and calendar (photography)
Graveyard Autos and calendar (photography)
Hot Walker, Life on the Fast Track (sports-crime novel)
Enjoy this Free Book with each purchase:  Fun Schway, the North American way(reference non-fiction) or Fun Schway, the Kundalini way (mystery novel)

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Mallory’s books available at Barnes & Noble .,,,

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Interior Design Books Available ONLINE

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FOR YOUR VIEWING:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/mallory-wilkins

Following 30 years of writing articles and seminar tutorials incorporating the wisdom of sacred studies and a rising interest in environmental issues, Mallory collaborated her teachings into several books… non-fiction and fiction, for our enjoyment… from Barnes & Noble books.
ALSO VIEW …. my Photography ‘Interest’ Books

The  Laundry Art Book
The Laundry A…
By MALLORY NEEVE WILKINS
Photo book
Graveyard  Autos
Graveyard Autos
By Mallory Neeve Wilkins

Photo book
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