• Client Recommendations

    Ann was introduced by a friend who hired her for their whole house remodeling back in 2009. After that she moved from CA to VA. Despite our geographic distance, Ann was able to deliver all her excellent work through different communication technology, iPhone, email, photo stream, face time, etc. Ann is very easy to work with and has great professionalism. Not only she was able to keep our budget in mind and listen to our specific requests and preference, she came back to us with amazing creativity and ideas. She was efficient and sent her working drawings, perspectives, material and furniture list in a very timely manner. When we encountered an unexpected problem in the kitchen remodeling, she was positive and creative with her design to solve the issue. The final result of Ann’s work on our house exceeded my expectations. Her design has both great artistic value and practical function. I couldn't be happier to have Ann as our interior designer! - Carol P. Irvine, CA 2013

Bring in the light and people! 給我們更多的光!

This is the continuing project of “Great House with beautiful view”.  At first we did family room TV wall and living room, and then we did dining room, guest room and the entrance. We also staged all bathrooms and master bedroom. Finally, we get to move on to the darkest room at the center of … Continue reading

Art and Craft remodeling 小房子大藝術

This is a remodeling project that I am currently working on.  When the  owner first contacted me, they only wanted to update their three bathrooms. Well, after visiting the house, I proposed to them not only the bathroom designs but also a better floor plan for the entry room and dining room. In fact, to … Continue reading

No more bully clients! 如何停止被霸凌!

I received this email from Terri Taylor today. Terri teaches other designers how to run a successful  interior design business. In this newsletter, she taught interior designers how to protect themselves from bad clients. Man~ I wish I had read it earlier! Not saying that  any of my client is a bully, in fact, most my … Continue reading

Adaptive reuse

“Adaptive reuse is the practice of reusing existing buildings and materials from buildings as much as possible.” I have been studying for my NCIDQ exam recently. Not seeing many adaptive reuse cases in the U.S. We tend to tear down old things and throw it all away. However, many architects in Japan seek to reuse … Continue reading

Weekend makeover 週末小整型

This is a family room makeover. Because the owner doesn’t want to change the wall color and so here is the design proposal I have for her. A casual family room with a little bit fine touch. Let’s wait and see how great will it turn out to be! (picture showing here is just a … Continue reading

Transforming a cold basement 親子地下室改造

This is a design consulting project to transfer a dark and cold basement to a warm and colorful craft and fun room! I received updates from the owner and I am really happy to see the Soave is getting there! 這是一個改造地下室的案子,屋主希望能變成她跟女兒的小小美勞工作室, 之後陸續收到她寄來的進度照片,真替她們開心!

Oh ~ the good old days…..

Seeing young friends’ college life pictures on FB, I miss my old days in architecture studios! The Interior Architecture program of University of Oregon  has always been great! Even decade ago, we had enough support and  facility from school. I remember those time in the computer lab, friends and I stayed there days and nights … Continue reading

Big house, little budget? No problem!!花小錢也能裝潢大房子?沒問題!

I am currently working on a project located at Rancho Cucamonga, CA. This is another online design consulting project, referred by one of my previous client (thanks!). It’s a 4,500 SQ FT house with 5 beds and 6 baths. A fairly new house with tons of space! However, the young couple has little budget after buying … Continue reading

Preschool worship stage design -兒童小劇場設計

This is my very first stage design project. A small preschool room stage at Cherrydale Baptist Church, Arlington, VA.  We finally get it done!  YAHWEH! Thanks to Lori and the artist who did a great drop on the background, better than the original idea we had! I also repainted the little white board, looks chic … Continue reading

Amazing house, 神妙美屋

Recently, a lovely couple bought their first single family house in Irvine, CA. I am honored to design their new home. This is another over the internet design consulting project. I found myself enjoying this type of design consultation more and more. By using email to exchange photos, space measurement, and using FaceTime /Skype for … Continue reading


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