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  • Client Recommendations

    "I’ve known her though a very good friend, who also has hired Ann for her house renovation project, which turned out beautifully. Ann is a talented interior designer who provided outstanding design service for our 2000 sq ft house. Despite our geographic distance, as she lives in East Coast, and I’m in California, 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 provided guidance on color schemes, flooring, furniture selection, painting, lighting, and décor accessories. 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. " -C.P. Irvine, CA 2013

Email I love!

I received this email from a previous client whom I provided online interior design consulting service back in 2013. (the project page is here) My client took about an year or so to furnish their 4,500 sqft house at Rancho Cucamonga, CA. I was thrilled when reading her email yesterday! “Hi Ann, Happy New Year! Just … Continue reading

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

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 told 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 I like … 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 ~ 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

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