client project: los angeles st. pied-à-terre

Part of a series showcasing different client projects by individual rooms to share a glimpse of the design process This Los Angeles St. client came to me as she needed design help for her new pied-à-terre. As a professional photographer who travels often, she was in need of a space that could function in multipleContinue reading “client project: los angeles st. pied-à-terre”

client project: mansfield st. nursery

Part of a series showcasing different client projects by individual rooms to share a glimpse of the design process There are fewer things more exciting than when your best friend announces that she’s having a baby, so this project was an extra special one because it was for my dear friend Ellen of SpreadFashion &Continue reading “client project: mansfield st. nursery”

casa lee-lim: master bedroom re-design

I may or may not have been influenced to re-design my master bedroom after designing several master bedrooms for clients (such as this recent one here). I’ve been hearing the sentiment that the master bedroom gets pushed to the last priority especially after having children — there are just too many other rooms that endContinue reading “casa lee-lim: master bedroom re-design”

client project: hermosa st. master bedroom

Part of a series showcasing different client projects by individual rooms to share a glimpse of the design process My Hermosa St. client reached out to have me design her master bedroom at the start of COVID-19. She shared that, after prioritizing the communal spaces and her children’s rooms for several years, the master bedroomContinue reading “client project: hermosa st. master bedroom”

artisan highlight: akiko freeman of freeman winery

Part of a series highlighting different artists, artisans, and creators who create work for a more beautiful space and life. The greatest perk of living in wine country is discovering boutique wineries and meeting the individuals who devote their lives to refining their craft, especially when it comes to wine. My good friend recommended FreemanContinue reading “artisan highlight: akiko freeman of freeman winery”

client project: chipman st. playroom … & mais’ space

Part of a series showcasing different client projects by individual rooms to share a glimpse of the design process At the time of designing the Chipman St. residence, their son was 19 months old and in dire need of his own playroom. My daughter, Maison, was quite a bit younger at that point so IContinue reading “client project: chipman st. playroom … & mais’ space”

artisan highlight: jomo tariku

Part of a series highlighting different artists, artisans, and creators who create work for a more beautiful space and life. In light of the paradigm shift taking place culturally through the Black Lives Matter movement, I’ve realized that my knowledge of black-owned businesses, especially artisans and designers, has been quite limited. Just as there isn’tContinue reading “artisan highlight: jomo tariku”

client project: chipman st. master bedroom

Part of a series showcasing different client projects by individual rooms to share a glimpse of the design process One of the rooms that I designed for the residents of Chipman St. was the master bedroom. They have extremely busy lives with demanding careers and a young toddler, so they desired a room that wouldContinue reading “client project: chipman st. master bedroom”

custom furniture: coffee table & ottoman

While living in Chicago, I was in search for a coffee table that would fit a fairly strict criteria: it had to be beautiful, functional, and childproof. Although this was before we had Maison, I still had the mindset that I needed a coffee table that would be able to be used with children. IContinue reading “custom furniture: coffee table & ottoman”

art & object: moon jar

The Korean ethos of balance, especially when it comes to form and function, have always been an integral part of my design philosophy as a Korean-American. Having recently discovered the quiet beauty of the moon jar, also known as dalhangari, I’ve grown immensely fascinated with its history and how different ceramic artists have created theirContinue reading “art & object: moon jar”