Invited by Peggy Guggenheim’s granddaughter, Madalyn serves as The Guggenheim Museum’s resident clearer.
Drawing up charts for clients and properties, Madalyn locates exactly where energy needs clearing. She smudges with salvia sage, from salvere meaning TO HEAL. No space is too large or too small. From Firle Place in Sussex (5,000 acres), to a haunted laundry room which had Countess von Bismarck’s maids terrified: Madalyn will make it right.
Madalyn’s Iroquois grandmother taught her to clear when she was 5 years old. Later at Cornell she saged her dorm during finals for everyone’s best grades. In her senior year, Albert Hadley came upstate to request a reading, and this began Madalyn’s work with interior designers.
Transitions are crucial times for clearings. The day before Frances Lear died she invited Madalyn to clear her home at The Pierre. Upper East Siders Princess Lee Radziwill, Elise Frick, Kate Spade, and Diana DiMenna – friends since 1990 – joined Madalyn’s clientele to empower different areas of their lives.
Learn the feng shui of your home. Is your health where your bathroom is? No wonder you feel your energy going down the toilet! Is your wealth in your storage? Your wealth will never grow. Is your love located in the closet? Cluttered with old baggage, no window… Prosperity is located in your Southeast corner. Health is next to that, by the front door. Love is located in your furthest back right area.
Asked to clear a townhouse on East 71st Street, Madalyn made it sell faster. (You may recognize this from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.) Madalyn located the problem – yep, Southeast corner! – 5th floor bathroom – and it sold the very next morning. ($15.9 million.) Madalyn often helps brokers sell for higher.
Genevieve Gorder debuted Madalyn’s clearings on HGTV, and they became a thing. Making costly renovations go faster, saving owners a ton. And it all began with Genevieve’s BFF who saw Madalyn read on Oprah…
It actually all began in London, where Madalyn grew up moving with her artist mother, from Brixton squats to bedsits all over North London. Here she is, age 12, in a council bedsit she shared with her mother for a year.
And now, clearing for everyone! It’s 2018, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ceremoniously smudged on live TV, and Coach Phil Jackson continues sageing his winning team’s locker room every season.
ENSURE YOUR SPRING CLEAN
Heal with Madalyn!