Alicia was easy to work with and she could really understand our needs. During our discussion, we gave her fragments of ideas here and there and told her that we like the understated elegant look. We were amazed by how Alicia was able to work out something so close to what we had in mind. My wife and I were busy at work so we didn’t have much time to monitor the renovation but Alicia created a group chat for us where she would contact us for every decision she made. She was also able to make decisions quickly after knowing what we wanted so the renovation journey was smooth and efficient. At the end of it, we were extremely pleased with the outcome and our friends who came over were also impressed with the designs that I.Poise had done for us.
I had a rough concept of what I wanted for my place and when I shared my ideas with Alicia, she would not just say “yes” to everything that I asked for, but she would actually let me know the things that should or should not be done. Trusting her as the designer and professional, the ideas really translated very well into the renovation. She gave me a lot of suggestions and alternatives on how I can save costs on certain parts of the renovation. As I was not in a rush to move in, I gave Alicia ample time to complete the renovation and she has done a really good job at it.
Despite having spent a 6-figure sum on their home for a major renovation, the apartment was falling apart after just 2 years. Alicia was recommended by an industry counterpart and within a tight deadline made the home as good as new at a fraction of the cost. The project was a major challenge with many items such as cabinets and pocket doors that needed to be fabricated, thus requiring a longer time frame to complete. The existing pocket doors were all falling apart but Alicia was able to propose a system that did not require any hacking works, more durable and long lasting.
For her first renovation project for this couple, the challenge was making a small, high-ceilinged space look bigger than it actually was. With her creativity and ingenuity, Alicia made their dream come true. For her second project with them, a major part of the cost would have to go into the major hacking and fabrication works as it was an old condo. However, to help them minimize cost, Alicia proposed that emphasis be placed on using interior decoration to dress up the place whilst utilising cost-effective materials for the fabrication works.
For their first DBSS flat, the couple wanted a special princess room for their 2 primary school-aged daughters. The result was a room that was such a hot favourite with their daughters’ friends that they always request to hang out in their room whenever they come over for a visit. Alicia added special touches like a customized bookshelf that had add-on décor pieces, which allowed them to be creative and move them about when they wanted a change.
Chinese New Year was just round the corner and the clients wanted to move in immediately after the festive period. This was a test of efficiency as there were full hacking works done. In the end, Alicia’s relentless follow-up came through and the clients were able to move into their newly renovated place within that short time frame.
As their condominium unit was in move-in condition, little renovation was required. However, space and storage was an issue. So a small bedroom adjoining the master bedroom was merged with the master bedroom and extra cabinets were built throughout the various bedrooms and living area to provide extra storage.
One of Alicia’s first few projects, they were very impressed with her ability to turn their HDB flat into something that had the look and feel of a condominium which few designers could achieve at that time.
The couple were extremely detail-oriented and were delighted with Alicia’s attention to detail.