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Jean Liu Modern Interiors
Discover the modern interiors designed by Jean Liu, extremely talented interior designer, constantly and endlessly inspired by the world of fashion.
These 3 words are a designation of quality, luxury, and excellence. It means years of training, refinement, and artistry went into developing what can be labeled “made in Italy.” When we bring our clients something that is “made it Italy,” it means they’re considering the best there is.
Who or what has inspired your work and style the most?
I’m constantly and endlessly inspired by the world of fashion because it, like interior design, must achieve a union between form and function. Both seek to strike a balance between creating something beautiful, personal and authentic while at the same time functional, comfortable and approachable.
On the surface, craftsmanship is a qualitative term to describe how something is made, but for us, craftsmanship takes on a deeper meaning, referring to a lifestyle. It’s a conscious decision to dedicate oneself wholly to the process of creating and perfecting an art form, whether the craft is furniture, textiles or apparel. This approach has never been more important than it is today as we are inundated with more and more mass produced products with little regard for quality or longevity.
We view ourselves as “design driven agents of change”. Our clients come to us with their wishes and ideas of what their homes could look like and sometimes, they come to us with their problems or frustrations related to how their home is not working for them. Regardless, we take all that information and distill it into spaces that not only achieve their goals, but also reflect their best selves. The result is often varied but always edited; modern but warm; and sometimes verging on formal, but always executed with a sense of humor.
A large dining table with comfortable chairs. I grew up in a traditional Chinese household where gatherings were centered around meals. Dinners were how friends and families came together, and it’s where many of my best childhood memories were formed.
What is your idea of the “ultimate luxury”?
Knowing what I want to accomplish in life and having the time, health, and means to pursue it.