Managing Director of a Boutique Interior Design Agency
18 Years of Experience
100 - 200 Homes Renovated
“Design is about life and the way you experience them.”
We’d work with Jack and his team again on any renovation project. It takes a high level of patience and experience to support our project–a complete overhaul of our resale condo. We have strong opinions, a budget, and firm timelines in mind. In other words, we’re pretty tough as a customer. He exceeded our overall objectives and we didn’t hate him or ourselves at the end of it.
Our trust level was high as we got into it, and we were very much excited to be now living in what is now a brand new condo with an incredible design and finish. They use top vendors to support their work. High-quality workmanship!
Jack is responsive and will get the job done. You won’t regret working with Jack and his team.
Jack was recommended by a very good friend and his wife. He did an excellent job for them. Likewise, he and his team did a good job for us. How? First, he understood our needs and preferences (style). Second, he is an excellent interior designer (he used to do ID for luxury yachts). Third, he used good and reliable workmen. Fourthly, he delivered what he promised closed to the original agreed price. Fifthly, he made sure the workmen did their best. Sixthly, he amended any mistakes. Finally, he followed through. We moved in 11 months ago, he just came by today because we had a little problem. I would recommend Jack wholeheartedly.
My wife and I were immediately impressed with Jack’s ideas for interior designing our new condo in Bukit Timah, Singapore. He came across as an experienced professional and did not impose his ideas on us and was always willing to accommodate our preferences and thoughts. He has an excellent team who finished the work according to our desired specifications and the level of finish was excellent with that extra piece of care and finesse that is hard to find. Jack was regularly on-site to make sure that the work was going to plan and was very reassuring when minor adjustments and setbacks occurred. Throughout the entire design process, from initial conceptualization to final accomplished work, we found that Jack was willing to work closely with us on our evolving ideas for the space and exploration of different options, textures, and materials. He was patient and attentive in each meeting and we got to know him well. His ability to listen to our hopes and aspirations for how we would use the various spaces was a particular strength. As a result, we felt he truly designed our new home to incorporate our personalities as well as the way we would live in it as a family unit. The after-care was also truly excellent. He really takes pride in his work!
We have spoken to many other Interior Designers and chose to go with Jack because ultimately, I felt the greatest level of sincerity and transparency from Jack, which translates to a genuine and comfortable working relationship.
Being a first-time homeowner, I had certain expectations of what I was looking out for, but I was always open to ideas from my IDs. Based on their prior experience, Jack was able to provide nifty solutions to specific problem areas within my property, while incorporating their design aesthetic into the final product at the same time. He was able to best maximize the space within the property, and create sufficient storage without feeling too claustrophobic or cluttered-looking.
Being a fairly hands-off person, I was able to rely heavily on Jack to manage the project end-to-end without much hassle on my end. He and his team undertook a large amount of responsibility on their end (such as communicating and negotiating with stakeholders such as the MSCT, or external service providers) and were able to involve me only at key decision points (such as material selection). I was able to trust them to take certain decisions on my behalf because I felt that they were able to understand clearly my needs and anticipate my response.
In areas of communication, Jack was very clear, transparent and prompt in our correspondence, which ultimately led to minimal (if not zero) misunderstandings. He was very accommodating of my schedule, and took time off late into the evenings/nights to text or call me whenever I was having difficulty understanding certain technical details.
Workmanship and quality of the carpentry, was top notch with very minimal issues (at least at point of writing) at the point of handover, with most of the issues easily resolved via a quick touchup.
We had a strict unmovable timeline for Jack to complete the project (about 3 months inclusive of Chinese New Year holiday period) to basically hack down, and rebuild the interior from scratch and somehow, he and his team were able to pull everything together eventually. Kudos to Jack and his team, and greatly appreciate our working relationship.
I started to become interested in becoming a designer after I realised involved we are with our built environment. As much as we shape them, the spaces in turn shape us back. It has the ability to create and define a civilisation altogether.
People and experiences gained from travelling and learning about different cultures are where I predominantly get my inspirations from. There is nothing more insightful than understanding more about nature, the human mind and how things work that gives one a fresh perspective every time we embark on a new design journey.
Plenty of uncommon request have popped up throughout my career as a designer, especially while I was designing turnkey yacht projects before. Secret compartments for weaponry, custom silverware, non-standard stairs constructions, and even pure gold leaves covered feature walls.
The most challenging part about our job is understanding people, be it the lifestyle of the user, the needs of the user or even the limitations of our workers. But thankfully it happens to be also the most interesting part of being a designer.
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