My Mission is to help my clients fall in love with their homes. With me as your guide, we will work together to create a refuge from the world and ensure your home works for you, not against you.
What Makes Me Different? Even though I fell in love with Interior Design at the age of 8 (the first time I laid eyes on an issue of House Beautiful), I studied Computer Science in college and pursued that career for 13 years. Then I returned to design school to indulge my true passion, Interior Design. There I realized the analytical skills I developed in my prior career are a great asset for the problem solving demands required to fulfill the wants, needs, and desires that people have within the limited confines of their homes. Problem solving and pulling disparate element together into a cohesive whole is what Interior Design is all about.
My Approach & Perspective is to work with you where you are. I either help you achieve your well defined vision or I guide you through the process to articulate your design style. From my perspective, all design styles have relevance and this allows me to interpret your personal vision, only better than you ever imagined.
My Experience, Expertise, & Network are vast and varied. As an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and a Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP), I am trained in every facet of interior design. I keep abreast of the latest research, consumer lifestyles, industry practices, and trends (most people believe Interior Design is all about shopping for beautiful things – there is so much more to it than that!). My projects range from space planning, kitchen and bath remodels, large home additions, and full home redesign. Over the years, I have developed solid working relationships with architects, builders, and skilled tradespeople throughout Denver so you can be sure I can address every facet of your project.
I hired Addison Design to plan and fabricate the window treatments on the second floor of my home.
Michelle was enthusiastic, professional, and wonderfully gifted in her ability to put patterns and colors together to match the decor of the rest of my home. She visited once and the second time she showed up she had more than enough delightful fabrics to choose from to please both myself and my husband. Her choices far surpassed the professional service that had originally designed my roman shades and curtains. Her ability to propose a variety of solutions at various price points gave us room to play with new solutions that we had not considered before. She is creative and fun to work with to boot. We highly recommend her for anyone looking to re-create their living space. She loves what she does and her abilities transformed a project that was initially overwhelming into a delight!
You have done a beautiful job on our house and I’m proud to have anyone come see it and make sure they know where the inspiration came from. I really do finally feel like this is more of a home than a house, finally, and that is a huge relief for me since my home is my sanctuary from the world.
You seem to understand my desire for the unique and have found me items I would have never dreamed of finding that satisfy my need for the unusual, the funny, the beautiful, the elegant, and the ethnic. Not an easy combination. So far, you’re the only designer that’s actually stuck with it and pulled it off. You’ve given me the ability to roam and introduced me to items I’d never considered yet ground the quirkiness, with classic design elegance.
We were totally blown away with what you did with this place.
I was amazed at how well Michelle was able to set up our great room. She had a vision for our difficult space and was able to implement her ideas quickly and economically. Michelle Ku’s ideas are original, and she nailed it for my home's furniture placement. She suggested a few key pieces that pull it all together nicely. My whole family is enjoying the space so much more now - thank you so much for making our new space feel more like our personal home!
Michelle has a natural talent for design that makes her stand out. Her use of color and texture immediately demand attention but it is her consideration of small details that bring a room to life. She draws you in to a space and it's so comfortable, so right, you never want to leave.
Michelle carefully listened to the our wants, our needs and our preferences. With that information in mind, she was able to draw on her experience and knowledge of design to transform our living space into a functional yet visually appealing reflection of our own taste and style. She transformed our vision into reality. We couldn't be happier!
Michelle and Addison Design were creative, innovative, attentive and a joy to work with. Next interior project I have she will be my first call! Highly recommend her.
Michelle created the most amazing kitchen design for us! I could not be happier with the results. We invested about $90K in our project and her fee was nominal but gave the entire project life and vitality. I had never used a designer before so was not sure what to expect but am so happy that we did. Our contractor and cabinet maker said, at the end of the project, that Michelle was really the one who gave it the unique feel and that it would not have looked so unique to us without her contribution. It was by far, the best investment that we made in our project.
My wife and I were tired of our outdated, cluttered and boring living room. We are fortunate to have hired Michelle Ku of Addison Design to guide us through every step of transforming the room into a beautiful, comfortable area where we enjoy entertaining and relaxing. Michelle made the daunting tasks of selecting new furniture, window treatments, fabrics and paint colors simple and fun. I especially appreciate her ability to coordinate the logistics of our project; tasks like ordering furniture and locating reputable contractors were made much easier. I would highly recommend Addison Design to anyone looking to revitalize their living space.
First and foremost, Michelle brings a lot of passion and focus to interior design. Michelle is one of the most resourceful designers I have met to date; she likes to dig in and find truly unique solutions to problems as well as discover the little known or out of the way suppliers who offer more than the run-of-the-mill. In school, I always liked having Michelle on my team or involved in a design jury. Her feedback is professional and courteous, and she is not afraid to ask the pertinent questions. Michelle also likes receiving feedback and questions about her work – she appreciates getting insights into possibilities she has not considered. Michelle likes to get things done and is quick to remove obstacles – she manages her work well. Creatively, I think Michelle produces some of the most beautiful and professional renderings I’ve seen. Michelle would be an excellent and productive addition to any design team and an interior design professional you can count on.
Michelle has a superior sense of design! I worked on a design team with her and was very impressed with her outstanding original design, material selections and superb color coordination. Her knowledge of materials, products and sources is very deep. While working with her she was efficient, time conscious, easy to work with and had many happy clients. I highly recommend Addison Design.
I selected paint colors for Michelle for a project that she was working on. She included the client in the whole process, making sure that the client was happy with everything. She was courteous and professional, and the designs that she came up with were fantastic! She helped the client achieve her goals of having a home that looked sophisticated while still being comfortable and safe for her three young children. It was beautiful!
Michelle has helped me numerous times over the years. She’s helped me pick out paint colors and styles for my home. Then at my business she’s worked with me on color layouts and spacing for optimal flow and function. If you need someone with a keen eye and knows what she’s doing, Michelle is the right choice.
Michelle was accessible and fun to work with. She made the project much easier for me and helped speed up the process. Her instincts for color were excellent and I felt she knew the look I was going for. The transformation was dramatic. The room is now warm and inviting – a space I can enjoy.
Michelle is an absolute pleasure to work with. She took time to go through my idea books and figure me out, which most people can’t seem to accomplish. She has the ability to think outside the box and stick to a budget that was not endless. As I live in IL and she is in CO we conferred via emails and phone. She was able to come up with a solution for a poorly laid out kitchen that I would have never dreamed of. Her sense of style and professionalism is a breath of fresh air!