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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…


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…


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)…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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 their master bedroom. They had an existing bed and dresser but needed additional furniture…


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…

photo by Ryan McDonald

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…


things to do with bébé: backyard picnics

Though everyone’s lives have completely adjusted due to the pandemic, this time at home has required a new level of creativity as a mother of a toddler…


all in the details: creating vignettes

Part of a series highlighting decor details that will elevate your space

After having purchased all of the furniture pieces for her new home, my client confessed that she felt very overwhelmed…


a little bit of grace: moving midwest to west

I remember the day so clearly — I was 5 months pregnant, working at an interior design firm in Chicago…


client project: twenty-third st. master bedroom

Part of a series showcasing different client projects by individual rooms to share a glimpse of the design process

The master bedroom of Twenty-Third St. needed to function both as a bedroom & workspace since my clients work remotely…


all in the details: design decor

Part of a series highlighting decor details that will elevate your space

One of the most important things I learned from working at high-end residential design firms was that layering curated decor details drastically change the dimensionality of any space…


artist highlight: cindy zell

Part of a series highlighting artists/artisans/creators who inspire

Upon discovering several artists who create work both beautiful and compelling, I’ve decided to start a series where I showcase and illustrate specific pieces that speak to me. The first is Los Angeles-based artist…


client project: twenty-third st. living room

Part of a series showcasing different client projects by individual rooms to share a glimpse of the design process

The Twenty-Third St. residents moved from New York to San Francisco this spring – both an impressive and challenging journey…


creating a moment of pause

In the varying degrees of design and creative pursuits that I’ve endeavored, I know that one of my main motivations has always been to create a moment of pause for my clients…

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