Jennifer A. Emmer
Feng Shui Master, Interior Designer
Jennifer has designed businesses, homes, hotels, movie studios, restaurants, and spas on the West Coast, East Coast, The South, The middle U.S., Italy, England, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Jennifer was recently named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Feng Shui Experts On Twitter.
She began studying and practicing Feng Shui in 1995 in San Francisco’s Chinatown, with immediate and impressive results. She pumped up her “Helpful People” corner, and met Academy Award Winning Film Editor Gabriella Cristiani, who agreed to teach her film editing. Gabriella had also learned Feng Shui in China, after editing The Last Emperor, for which she received an Oscar in 1987.
After performing consultations with Gabriella, Jennifer enrolled at the American Feng Shui Institute in Los Angeles, founded by Master Larry Sang, where she learned the two oldest forms of Feng Shui: the “Form” and “Compass” School.
In 1997, Jennifer created L.A. Feng Shui in Venice, California, where she worked with many movie studios, celebrities, artists, and actors. In 2000, she decided to leave the frenetic pace of L.A. and return to the Bay Area, where she established Feng Shui Style.
As for her “classical” education, Jennifer studied Humanities at Harvard University, with a major in French and History, which eventually led her to architecture and Historic Preservation.
She also studied Design and Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art, Non-linear video editing at Boston Film & Video, Oil Painting and Italian in Florence, Italy, and International Business at Boston University.
All her experience and passions ultimately combined in the practice of Feng Shui, which involves architecture, color, design, people, history, and culture.
Jennifer lives in an 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house, which she has “Feng Shui’ed” from top to bottom. She regularly speaks at Preservation Conferences, and is on the Design Committee for the New High-Speed Rail and Train Station in Santa Clara County.
Jennifer getting “defuzzed” before her HGTV debut!
Briana J. Lyon
Design Associate, Client Communication Manager
Briana is a designer, artist and writer who works with clients all over the world. She has written hundreds of articles on Feng Shui and designed large-scale environments for homesteads and public parks. Her paintings and art history research are also internationally known.
Briana began studying Asian philosophy and design in the early 2000s. She studied design and media at Art Center College of Design and Chapman University in Southern California.
Briana later earned her degree in Religion, Literature & the Arts with a focus in Asian studies from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
She is also certified in Permaculture (sustainable) Design and specializes in low-maintenance, edible and drought tolerant landscaping. Here at Feng Shui Style, Briana is Jennifer’s Design Associate and handles most of our client communication. She is also our go-to horticulturist and creates custom art for our clients.
The Team Dynamic
Both Jennifer and Briana create custom paintings that are designed to pump up specific life areas for clients using color and symbolism. They are also both extremely passionate about Urban Planning and Historic Preservation, and are leading a movement to beautify downtown San Jose, and preserve all its wonderful historic buildings.