What's NEW at JLim Designs?
Bennett House Project Update
Prayer Wheel and Pebble Paths
How does a project look like a few years after you've designed it and its built or installed? After all the photo ops? Well its been a few years since
I visited the Bennett House. I may do some more work there. Meanwhile Tommy sent me some updated pics.
Here you will see the hand crafted pebble mosaic paths in place after a few years. This has a story itself. The pebbles were hand picked and shipped
from China. A local crew made metal templates of the persimmon design to cast each slab before setting in place.
The client wanted to install a Tibetan prayer wheel. The design was to place the wheel at the center of a chakra...a wheel of knowledge. So when you
walk up to the house you spin the prayer wheel in one direction and spin it the same as you leave.
Entering. Lion dog guardians. Persimmon pebble mosaics.
Path to the house
Prayer wheel in the center of Chakra
Checkerboard pebble mosaic path
The Art of Jeffrey Lim available in prints on demand
Welcome to JLim Designs
Thank you for visiting!
My work as an artist and designer covers both interior and landscaping.
JLim Designs is about interior design.
Garden Hortica is about landscape and garden design.
I design for both residential and commerical spaces.
My style has a very strong contemporary Asian influence.
As an artist my style is influenced by where I grew up, artists such as Klimt, Lempicka and Yves Clerc, and periods from the Chinese dynasties to Art Nouveau to Art Deco to post modern.
What makes our designs different
For interior spaces we design projecting what YOU are about, your personality, your family and your lifestyle. So often we hear the statement 'that is so you.'
That's what we aspire to bring in our design work.
Any garden should be an extension of indoor living space. It should also be a gathering place as well as a quiet space...a sanctuary perhaps...a place to get away for some peaceful time with
nature. A gathering space with friends and loved ones. That is what we create.
We aim for the unusual. Something different. Not repetitive. Different and yet appeal to your lifestyle and sensibilities.
We are hands on. Designing on paper is the easy part. You have to be hands on...how else can you feel and sense that this is the spot for the right object facing at the right
Go to Feature ID Project and Feature
Garden Project and be inspired.
What we offer
We design for both residential and commercial spaces.
While we have a preferred list of vendors for objects, accessories, furnishings, materials and plants, we also carry our own inventory.
We go on buying trips to Asia to hunt and gather furnishings, accessories, landscape materials, garden objects, garden art, clay planters and other unique stuff we feel will look great in
our interior and landscape designs.
Go to Unique Stuff to see what we mean.
Who we are
Two pasionate designers with projects in the SF-Bay area and other places near and far away.
Award winner at two San Francisco Flower and Garden Shows.
We dont take the pedestrian approach to interior and landscape design. Neither do we design way off the conventional.
In a nut shell...we design what we ourselves would like to have...style, function, form, utility and within a sane budget!
How we work
Our design and installation fees are reasonable. Depending on where you are geographically we charge a fee for a first site visit.
Here we discuss ideas and get feedback from you. Should you like our initial ideas then we proceed with designing, sketching and laying out a design together with a budget.
Should you just want the design and not have us install we will only bill you for the design fee.
The design fee is credited towards the total design and installation if we do the installation. We encourage you to have us install because we can relate to the 'artistic' issues of our
Please go to What We Do Best for Gardens for a preview.
Ode to Klimt