Zenergy Home – LA’s 1st comprehensive remodel to Net Zero Energy

Zenergy Home – LA’s 1st comprehensive remodel to Net Zero Energy

Last Friday, April 2 was an exciting day because I attend LA’s first Net Zero Energy House-meaning they do NOT have to draw power from the grid. The one-story home was originally built in 1950 and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,450 sq. ft. of living space, and a pool. The home’s size reflects the national average for square footage.  The house only needed 50% of number of solar panels as a normal house this size because of the energy efficient design. Read more…

WestWeek 2010 – Design Revolution

WestWeek 2010 – Design Revolution

Effective networking is the key facet to the development and growth of any business, this being particularly true in the current economic climate. WestWeek 2010, held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, was an amazing experience. The theme was “Design Revolution” and it gathered some of the most influential designers, architects, artists & fans from all over. Here are some of my highlights:

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Historic Building goes through a remodel – Designer’s Perspective

Historic Building goes through a remodel – Designer’s Perspective

Christine and I met through my friend sometime in late 2008, found out we both have a passion for Interior Design, she asked me if I’d like to help out with her new project.  Having just graduated and with no professional experience, naturally, I said YES! and jumped right into the project.

I have always loved South Park in the South Beach area of San Francisco, but to actually work in one of the ultra modern condos in there was a dream come true! It’s a historic building which was recently renovated from a tobacco import/export factory from before the 1906 earthquake.  An added bonus was that the client was starting with a blank canvas and wanted to start anew with all new furniture and knew what he wanted.  At the point where I joined the creative process, the themes/look/feel had already been decided on, so it was just about finding key pieces, ordering, monitoring the furniture deliver, getting electric work done, and getting the walls painted…easier said then done. Read more…

Interior Design Services – Powerpoint Presentation

Interior Design Services – Powerpoint Presentation

I love PowerPoint! I love that Linked in has Slideshare…so I just wanted to share. Here’s more info on the services Duong Designs provides.   Please visit Duongdesigns.com for more info what how we could help you with your next design project. Read more…

Office Concept – Floorplan & Material Board

Office Concept – Floorplan & Material Board

Commercial Renovations & Tenant Improvements

Duong Designs has the experience necessary to work with federal, state & city code compliance and has established relationships within the industry. Christine Duong has also worked as a commercial property manager, so is aware of the various issues from the property owner’s perspective, which is particularly valuable when doing tenant improvements to ensure that things run smoothly. We do everything possible to ensure that good design is achieved, delivered on schedule and with the kind of quality control that exceeds your expectations.

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Nature’s Window – Art Display

Nature’s Window – Art Display

How many people does it take to build this beautiful art window? 4 (I guess it could be done with fewer, but for us it was fun to work as a team.) Read more…

San Francisco vs. Santa Monica…who’s Greener?

San Francisco vs. Santa Monica…who’s Greener?

In 2008 I moved to San Francisco in search of knowledge. I knew that Green Design was the wave of the future but in Santa Monica/Los Angeles there were few classes available or any  “Green” interior design or industry related class at UCLA X…actually there was only 1 and I took that one.  In SF, I was very impressed with the plethora of information, classes, programs that pushed the  sustainable Green movement. The city fed my hunger to learn and I took every course I could. The whole city…yes the whole city was celebrating their progression in the next wave of Sustainable Design.  September was deemed “Architecture Month” where citizens could participate in all these great classes, lectures, exhibits, films, etc. Everything is focused around green design. Read more…

Contact

Contact

Visit my main website for more info:  www.duongdesigns.com

Please let me know what you think of the site and any suggestions you might have. I would love to hear from you.Thanks!

christine@duongdesigns.com

(310) 428-7280

Duong Designs

1223 Wilshire Blvd #725

Santa Monica, CA90403

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Christine was a pleasure to work with when decorating my new-construction condominium. She worked with me to understand my needs and how to provide it within a budget. Christine managed every aspect of the decorating process and worked around my busy schedule. Christine was open-minded in solving any problem and consistently brought me creative solutions.” -T. Korenbrot, San Francisco, California

Christine Duong was a joy to work with and a professional throughout the remodeling of my home in LA. Having to live in the house during the entire renovation wasn’t fun, but very worth it and she helped make the process a bit more of fun creative process. She worked with me to understand who I was and what I needed. The transformation of this entire house into what seems like a completely different property is just incredible. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you Christine!” -D. Ginkus, Hollywood Hills, California

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What can Duong Designs do for you?

For the office: We will help your business thrive by creating an environment in which your employees feel happy coming into work every day, which in turn has been proven to make employees more productive. When you invite potential clients to your office, you will be bringing them into a space that reflects the quality and superior skills offered by your business.

For restaurants, bars and retail: Your clientele will be hungry to return, not just for your delicious cuisine but also for the alluring ambience that makes their day feel richer and more joy-filled.

For the home: We will make the place you live a space that promotes comfort, style, functionality and pleasure for you, for your family and for your friends. Read more…