A friend of mine referred me to the Design Loft when I mentioned that we were planning a remodel. We met with the owner Hellen Hsieh and I am so happy that we did. My husband and I are expanding our current Mountain View home. We wanted to add on about 700 sq ft but we couldn’t decide if we should remodel the existing structure or focus on adding on a new great room in the back of the house. Hellen has provided us with many, many options to help us decide what would be the most economical and feasible plan. She is a pleasure to work with and has been patient with all of our revisions and requests. She is flexible and very accommodating with our meeting dates and times. What has impressed me most is her understanding of the build process which includes the contractors needs, the city requirements, realistic costs and time estimates, appliance installation prerequisites and inspection requirements. As a designer, she is very creative and knowledgeable of new trends. Hellen also supports the selections and style we feel most comfortable with. Most importantly she has been conscious and respectful of our budget constraints. I am extremely pleased with Design Loft and their services and professionalism. Definitely 5 stars!!
Hellen at Design Loft designed two bathrooms and a kitchen for our home. She is exceptionally talented and prides herself on “not repeating the same design twice”, which leads to a one-of-a-kind final project for the client. During the kitchen design, she took into account our need for lots of storage and our love for gourmet cooking. She was willing and confident enough to think out of the box when it came to the traditional kitchen triangle.
She placed the refrigerator out of the recommended parameters in order to accommodate the traffic flow of four teenagers constantly opening the unit. This decision was one of the best! Also, Hellen designed a five foot run of countertop at a 42″ height, which is ergonomically superior for a very tall family. Hellen is creative and up-to-date on all the current trends and projects. She takes into account budgetary constraints, has a wonderful demeanor and works seamlessly with contractors. We are currently working with Hellen on a master bath design.
We are very happy with Hellen Hsieh’s work and would highly recommend her to anyone who needs her service. She’s very resourceful and creative in her work. She treats her clients very professionally and are very attentive and accommodating to her clients needs and budgets. She did a complete design for us when we have our house in Los Altos renovated recently. She helped us pick out paint colors throughout the whole house from exterior to interior. She designed a new kitchen for us including laying out all the cabinets and appliances. She did a very unique island for us. She added sky lights to our architectural drawings, picked out tiles and fixtures for us in the powder room and other bathrooms. In addition, she’s very generous in offering her advices to her clients. Again, we are very pleased with her work.
Hellen designed our kitchen and ordered the cabinetry. She also prepared drawings for the bathrooms and a drawing for a loft conversion to a bedroom. She helped with paint colors, tile, etc. Hellen is a true professional, it was a real pleasure to work with her. She was always on time, always prepared and available on a short notice whenever we needed her. She often went the extra mile to offer help with some parts of the project that weren’t a part of the contract. I would highly recommend Hellen. You will have a peace of mind working with her.
When we first met Hellen Hsieh, we were very impressed with her knowledge, professionalism and friendliness. She is not only an expert in interior design, but also a good partner who understands the style and the design that works best for her clients. Hellen provided excellent service and guidance throughout the entire home decoration project. She was always very responsive when we needed her and had always given us her sincere and honest opinions. My husband and I both work full time and have very little time and experience in home decoration. Hellen took the time to understand our preferences and style. She has the ability to create a design that suits our style based on our desires and her expertise. Hellen researched thoroughly to provide us the best choices on the styles, color, fabrics and prices which saved us a great deal of time and trouble. Hellen decorated our home as it was her own. She never once pushed us into any decisions and had always guided us through the entire decoration project with our best interest at heart. Every time when our friends compliment how beautiful our home is decorated, we could not have been more pleased for the great job that Hellen had done.
Hellen was the designer for our home improvement project in 2008. She was very helpful throughout the process, helping to pick out paint colors, hard wood flooring, tiles and furniture that complemented our Mediterranean style house and contemporary taste. She worked with our contractor to ensure everything goes smoothly, which enabled us to have our house warming/ Thanksgiving party in time. She was able to get discounts for our custom cabinetry, and she passed on the savings to us. All in all, I think the value of using a designer is that she saved us time, stress, and money, which more than justify the cost of her service. We love our house, and everyone who have visited us paid us compliments. Hellen has won awards in bathroom designs and we definitely will user her service in our upcoming bathroom remodel.
Hellen gets 5 stars from me. She designed my kitchen while working for another company. Her design turned out great. However, halfway through my project, the company went out of business and just dropped me, leaving me with the most important part of the installation to do and so many details. Even though Hellen had moved on, she continued to help me with my project, was here whenever I had a problem and saw it through to the end, on her own time, with no extra charge to me. Hellen was so empathetic; every time she arrived at my home to resolve an issue for me, she would assure me she would be available until the project was completed. This alleviated my stress level considerably. Hellen always returned my phone calls and was very professional at all times when she dealt with me or anyone else involved in my project. I have seen some of Hellen’s bathroom and kitchen designs and can attest she is a top notch designer, with attention to detail. 5 stars are not enough for her and she would be my number 1 choice for any kitchen or bathroom design in the future.