B. Su
San Jose, CA

Hellen and her team at Design Loft helped us with the planning and design to rebuild and expand our all-original circa-1950s 2 bed/2 bath ranch tract home. Instead of closed up dark spaces, we now have a beautiful bright house that flows, large kitchen with center island, additional office/bedroom, unique powder room, and expanded floorplan to include a master suite.

Design Loft helped us with the design and architectural drawings, They brought in resources, as needed, for structural drawings, energy calculations, and getting the plans approved. When our original cabinet manufacturer became a casualty of COVID, they helped us find an alternate within the same budget and redrew the plans. When we had issues with the cabinets, they worked with the distributor to resolve the issues at no extra cost to us. Hellen was always available to consult with our contractor throughout the project.

Hellen has a wonderful patient demeanor, invaluable to saving stress, time, and money for a large project such as ours. Especially invaluable was Hellen’s design expertise, providing options, all while keeping to our budget and taste. She helped us with everything: color, tile, floors, cabinet, countertop, hardware, plumbing fixture, lighting, doors, moulding, finishes, etc. We came to absolutely trust Hellen’s judgement and advice. Our house is now completely transformed and better than what we envisioned, one that is modern, practical, and unique.

Hellen Hsieh

Hellen completed her Bachelor of Science at Art Center College of Design with a focus on Environmental and Interior Design in 1993. Since that time, she has worked with with several noteworthy interior design firms in the Bay Area