Born in Seoul, MFA from Pratt in NYC, I've worked in award winning design studios in NYC for over 10 years.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
I'm lucky enough to have traveled to 50+ countries (pre-pandemic) for leisure and work, so I've had a lot of exposure to global design styles and trends: from boutique hotels in Bali to grand furniture fairs in Milan, I've been able to see what's out there, what's trending, and what's timeless. With a background in hospitality design with arguably the most demanding clients in the world (NYC hotels and restaurants and global brands) I've developed a working method that, I hope, will get you to a design you love as quickly and painlessly as possible!
We know you love designing, but what about it do you love most?
Making a client happy is a real highlight of the job. Having them brag to their friends about a beautiful room we created together is a big boost! Solving technical and layout problems and helping them maximize their living space is always a huge plus.
Tell us your biggest design secret:
Timelessness over trendiness.