Anny Tangkilisan

I am a passionate interior designer with an engineering background. Prior to earning my MFA degree in Interior Architecture and Design, I spent more than 10 years working in the bio-tech industry as an application scientist. Today, I use the same principles and discipline to execute a vision in creating beautiful interior landscapes.

I hold a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA degree in Interior Architecture and Design from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that
you dare to dream really do come true.
- Lyman Frank Baum

My Style

In the beginning of my art school, I was at a loss of words when asked to describe my design style. I blamed it on my engineering background that deals primarily with formulas and numbers. Then, one wise professor tried to describe my design style based on my favorite dessert - vanilla bean creme brulee. I love his description about me:

Creme Brulee is complex but made with simple ingredients - also it has two very, very contrasting textures, the solid caramelized bronze sugar on top and the delicate and smooth creme below.  You can work with completely different elements - contrasts in light and dark, as well as scale - large and small - probably even taking elements from different historical periods and blending them as though they were designed to go together.  Your approach is clean and clutter free but warm and maybe a bit quirky at times.  Ah, the vanilla are detail oriented.