Kitchen renovation under $20,000

This is a small kitchen renovation project at Irvine, CA. The owner spent less than $20,000 for the entire project. We did this over phones and internet ! :)) see moe photos here 這是一個透過網路與電話進行設計諮詢的案子, 屋主全部更新整個廚房只花了$20,000 , 結果果真令人滿意! 由此看更多照片

The Rustic & Refined updated 第二階段改造

The owner of the house decided to build the TV shelf and window seat at their master bed room. Finally, we get to see how it turn out to be in four weeks! Stay tune~ see more about this project from here 這個是粗曠中的精致同一個屋主,他們終於決定換掉之前現成的家具改為更溫馨休閒風格的電視櫃與窗戶旁座椅, 讓房間較之前有書櫃比較起來得讓人放鬆卻又多了非常多收納空間。

Dressing up the house at Fairfax 裝扮妻子的夢想家

I have been extremely busy since last September.  I’ve been hired to help a family to furnish their big, rather empty house in Fairfax, VA.  For this project, I primarily designed custom cabinets, hand-picked furniture, and planned wall finishes Today (1/30/2013), I was especially satisfied seeing the project finally came together!  The family has many items that they treasure, I was … Continue reading

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烘 [ home ] Design

烘 [ home ], the house where one’s family lives.  The word  “烘” is not the word for  “home” in Chinese (家 is the correct Chinese character).  But the pronunciation of  “烘” in Chinese is similar to  “home” in English , and if you look at each part of this Chinese character, you will find it very interesting. “火” on … Continue reading

The trend of e-decorating 專業線上設計諮詢服務的時代來臨!

I have been doing design service though internet for years. Now E-decorating is a big hit. More and more famous designers offer online consulting service and some even only do online service. By doing online interior design consultation, designers save their time on site visiting, and clients get to save their money and pressure during … Continue reading

Face lifting the 60 years old rambler! 60年老屋的改建

This is a project in Falls Church. I plan to not only face lift the 60 years old rambler but also make the 1800 sqft house to meet the needs of a family of four. By enclosing the existing dining room, I was able to add one study room and open up the kitchen, making … Continue reading

Pro bono it is! 三小時的室內設計諮詢

This is a Pro bono  project that I offer for my son’ s school fundraising program. The action winner owns a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L house!   But she has hard time to decorate the house.    My job here is to offer some furnishing suggestions and a proposed plan for the dining room.  Hopefully, a good design home starts from this warm and inviting dining … Continue reading

A deisgn consultation project in downtown Arlignton, VA 市中心小公寓的設計諮詢案

“I don’t want to hire someone who just come and decorate my house, I need someone who can come up with design that can solve my cluster; make this space more functional and beautiful !” client O emailed me one day, who found me through ASID website. Her small apartment is located in downtown  Arlington, and … Continue reading

A design consulting project in Taipei city, Taiwan 台北的室內設計詢案子

Recently one of my cousin is getting married, and are getting their first house as well. Congrats to Gary ! So, here I am to help! Another E-design consulting project. After receiving photos and measurements of the space, I gave them the  interior design drawing and suggestions and my best wishes! click here to see more photos 最近堂弟愛情長跑九年終於要結婚了  … Continue reading

About Interior Design 關於室內設計

 * INTERIOR DESIGN *  室內設計    * インテリアデザイン 這個早在埃及古羅馬時代就開始的”觀念”,到了第二次世界大戰後才正式成為一種”專業” 對大部分的人來說 對於室內設計的印象侷限在”裝潢”跟”有閒錢才做的事”….. 其實不然。 室內設計最重要的目的在於解決使用者的空間問題, 並使環境能讓使用者使用起來更開心, 生活得更好! 也就是說 一個好的設計師是來幫你解決並提供更好的空間使用方法,而不只是單單的幫你弄個漂亮的櫃子, 或買好看的家具 當然那些裝飾也很重要,因為沒有燈光 窗簾家具擺示等等的配搭 一個空間會顯得很無趣沒有個性(I mean..就連狗都會用尿味來界定他的地盤了) 但那種視覺上的美的呈現除了跟設計師本身的美感有關外, 最後的結果大部分取決於顧客的品味跟預算。 所以要挑一個設計師 從提問題開始,跟設計師說你在這個空間使用上感到的不便或希望更好的地方, 然後從他們提供給你的解決方案來決定你要雇用的人 不要單單從他過去成品甚或設計費多寡來決定。 另外 ,一但決定了 請相信設計師的專業, 要詢問你意見的地方設計師一定會問的 (通常一個東西設計師會預先選好ABC幾種讓客戶選) 千萬不要讓設計師覺得綁手綁腳(如很白目的說要選D,但D偏偏又很不搭)難以實行 這樣,我相信雙方都會合作愉快, 且最後成果也會很棒! 當然 ,不曉得自己要什麼的可以從一幅欣賞的畫或一些鍾愛的收藏,甚至是喜愛的城市或氣候出發, 讓設計師能認識你的特質, 也可以幫助設計師式設計出更符和你所要的樣子。 單單拿出一些雜誌照片, 雖然最簡單, 但卻缺少個性,找一個適合你的室內設計師跟找一個適合你的美髮師有異曲同工之妙! 室內設計真的很好玩,但要玩得好也真是不容易。 我很感謝神給我在空間上的恩賜 (我國中時的性向測驗中空間性可是top 90%以上呢!) 還有小時候親愛的爸媽在芭比娃娃的投資 (我芭比的玩法大部分都是在幫她們設計空間 哈) 現在 它不只是我的工作, 也是興趣, 更是我服侍神的工具。 當然,也感謝神讓先生有一份穩定的工作好讓我可以沒有太多經濟壓力下做我想做的事 (因為這種超時工作的設計錢還真不好賺..) … Continue reading

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