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INTERIOR DESIGN PORTFOLIO

JESSICA NGUYEN


TABLE OF CONTENTS THE SUMMIT ONE ROOM TWO WAYS -REFUGEE ONE ROOM TWO WAYS - WESTERN COMMUNITY GYM HIGH RISE RESIDENCE

GENERATIONAL BATHROOM HOUSE BEAUTIFUL VISITING DESIGNER VISITING DESIGNER PATTERNS & SKETCHES PHOTOGRAPHS

During her time in the Utah State Interior Design program, Jessica has blossomed as a designer. She has particularly enjoyed exploring design while working on a wide variety of projects. Her personal design style strives to unite the best of traditional and modern elements with a touch of whimsy. She focuses on creating functional spaces rich in color, texture, and pattern that are also aesthetically pleasing. As a freshman, Jessica was privileged to study abroad in Barcelona, Belfast, London, and Paris where she gained unique and valuable inspiration for her design style. She also participated in a design trip that took her to Grand Rapids, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. As a student in the Interior Design program at Utah State University, Jessica has participated in ASID, IIDA, and USGBC. She has also been on the Dean’s List for three semesters and was a national finalist in the Daltile competition in fall of 2012. Through her hard work and talent, Jessica earned the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Interior Design Scholarship, the Laverna F. Hulme Scholarship, and was given the opportunity to complete an internship with Great Falls Distinctive Interiors in Ashburn, Virginia during the summer of 2013. While there she gained invaluable experience working with designer Alice Busch and architect Luke Trunnell on traditional and transitional high-end residential designs. In addition to studying interior design, Jessica enjoys visiting art museums, cooking, and traveling. After graduation, Jessica is looking forward to securing a job at a high-end residential firm where she will apply the skills she has acquired and use her influence and unique design style to make an impression in the

WAITING AREA INCUBATOR SPACE CAFE. EXTERIOR. GALLERY TINY HOUSE SALON SALON BESPOKE COSMETICS


FLOOR ONE

FLOOR TWO

FLOOR THREE I had the opportunity to design a mixed housing building located in South Salt Lake City, Utah. My group Sydney Greer, Lauren Henrie, Katelyn Lindstom, and I identified the needs of the refugees and others that would be living in this area. We competed with our classmate for best building. In collaboration with the Landscape Architecture students our building was most desirable for the urban plan. The building includes shopping on the lower level, housing and community spaces on levels two, three, and four. On the fifth level there are outdoor gardens, patios as well as a green house for residence to be able to grow produce throughout the year. Out door space is included on every level for the residents to enjoy the beautiful view of the city.

URBAN PLAN FLOOR FOUR

SOUTH

FLOOR FIVE

CAPSTONE

THE SUMMIT

NORTH


SOMALI

CAPSTONE - THE SUMMIT

ONE ROOM TWO WAYS

BENTWOOD PENDANTS

PALOMA II DINING TABLE

This living space was designed for a refugee mother and her children who are from Somalia. The family is making the transition from their first apartment to a bigger space that will satisfy their needs as they support themselves. This space unites color, texture, and pattern that they are used to from Somalia. Being in another country can be hard with so many adjustments needing to be made, so I wanted to make the space have rich feelings of home. There are many elements of practicality planned into this space to encourage ease and comfort in maintaining and using the space.


WESTERN This living space was designed for empty nesters with daughter’s in college. Downsizing to an apartment could be challenging, so I wanted to crate a space with filled with luxury to ensure that the couple would be comfortable as they make this transition in life.

CAPSTONE - THE SUMMIT

ONE ROOM TWO WAYS

AGNES CHANDELIER 14 LIGHT

PANTON CHAIR

GEMSTONE T-LIGHT/VASE


Within the Summit I wanted to incorporate community spaces for the residents. I chose a gym to go in this particular space, because if the amount of natural light. This space can function for a variety of activities. Yoga, zumba, dance, cross fit, and many other classes can be held in the gym. Another reason for selecting a gym is for the refugees. As part of many of the differing cultures dance is a part of life. Reservations can be made to hold specific events as residents would like to have them here.

CAPSTONE - THE SUMMIT

COMMUNITY GYM RINA WALLPAPER


GOLD LEAF CEILING CONTENTS VELVET

ALLURE WALLPAPER

CROCHET TABLE

ULTRA SUEDE GREEN LEOPARD

DECO DIAMOND LIGHT RUG

CAPSTONE - THE SUMMIT

HIGH RISE RESIDENCE This bedroom is also located within the Summit. It demonstrates how luxury can come in many sizes. This room is not big, but because it is well space planned the space feels bigger than it really is. This space incorporates rich color, texture, and finishes.


For this project I decided to take the challenge of designing within an existing building. This structure is located along the Trax line in South Salt Lake City. The transit center acts as a hub for Trax, the new S-line, and buses. In this space I wanted to use way finding flooring so as people travel through the building they are able to find their way easily. The exposed ceiling is contrasted with abstracted cloud structures to crate a visual interest. Wherever you are in the transit center, you have sight lines of transportation as it comes and goes.

FIRST SNOW ELEGANCE 1 X 2 SPLIT FACE MOSAIC Natural Stone Marble Collection

CONNECTION PASSION PRESSED Pressed Glass Organics

BLACKWOOD

Forest Park ColorBody Porcelain

CAPSTONE - TRANSIT CENTER

WAITING AREA BEFORE


For my senior capstone project South Salt Lake City, Utah asked us to propose a redevelopment for six city blocks. One of the major elements we needed to consider is that there are many refugees relocated to the South Salt Lake area. For my space I wanted to design an area in which the refugees could start their own business and be able to support themselves and their families with their talents. The first space they would occupy in the Shopping Center I designed is called an incubator space. An incubator is a lot like a kiosk. The square market spaces upstairs and circular incubators are perfect for starting a business. As the refugees’ progress and their businesses expand, they would be able to rent a larger space. To help encourage people to shop from the refugees other larger, stable stores and restaurants have been included in the shopping center. To give each store a distinct brand and appearance color was essential. Using five plus Sherwin-Williams paint colors provided not only brand identity for the shops and restaurants, it created a visually pleasing space with variety and unique elements. The influence that color plays in this space encourages feelings of sophistication and elegance making the space enjoyable and relaxing to be in. The combination of the Sherwin-Williams paint colors completed the space and made it look finished and defined an influential Shopping Center that will be successful in securing shoppers for not only the more well name staple stores, but for the new refugee businesses blossoming in the South Salt Lake City, Utah area. The Sherwin-William colors I used for this project consist of, but are not limited to, Pearl Onion, Reflection, Spirited Green, Super white, and Tricorn Black.

PEARL ONION SW7126

REFLECTION SW7661

SPIRITED GREEN SW6932

SUPER WHITE SW6995

TRICORN BLACK SW6258

CAPSTONE - SSLC SHOPPING CENTER

INCUBATOR SPACE

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2


Living Museums consist of installations that reflect a people then and now. This museum provides an opportunity to feature installations from the varying refugees that have taken residence in South Salt Lake. One feature that this museum has that you don’t usually find is that there are designated areas for individuals to demonstrate trades that they know, such as weaving fabric, rugs, and baskets. Individuals could also teach dance, martial arts, or any other feature that represents the culture being featured. In connection with the installations I want to have a few menu items that would coincide with the exhibits and would rotate just like exhibits do.

MUSEUM: CAFE

MUSEUM: GALLERY

CAPSTONE - LIVING MUSEUM

CAFE. EXTERIOR. GALLERY LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

MUSEUM: EXTERIOR


FLOOR TWO

NORTH

FLOOR ONE

Tiny house is a project where I had to design a home with only 1,000 interior square feet located in Utah. One of the major features of the home is the staircase silhouetted on the glass wall. Another feature is the attached, large green house.

EAST

RESIDENTIAL

TINY HOUSE

WEST


COMMERCIAL

SALON

Inspiration for this salon was derived from blockus pieces that are very similar to tetris pieces. Design of a salon needs to be functional, but also be a space that is comfortable for the customers. I wanted to define areas for specific procedures. Special features of the salon include inlaid flooring and geometric wood feature on the exterior of the building.


Other features located in the salon include a custom accent wall in the entry and vitrines to showcase stylist favorite products.

COMMERCIAL

SALON


In commercial studio I was given the opportunity to work with Valerie Church, Rebecca Miller, and Miranda Williams on renovating an existing office building in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interacting with group members we were able to combine our efforts and providing solutions for a variety of work stations within the office. Each area serves a different type of employee and addresses their needs. The Beauty Bar above is a feature installed for demonstration to sales reps and elite clientèle.

COMMERCIAL

BESPOKE COSMETICS


Bathroom design can vary based on the client. The clients for this space include a grandmother living with her daughter’s family. This bathroom addresses the need from the grandmother down to the grandchildren. Specifically the tub side lowers for ease of access and the sink heights vary to make use for both child and adult easy. In the center of the room is featured a David Weeks light in a silver leaf dome. The tile floor patter is custom.

RESIDENTIAL

GENERATIONAL BATH


RESIDENTIAL

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL ARTICLE


FLOOR PLAN SWEDISH CHANDELIER

SEPAL SPECULUM II by Kate MccGwire

QUIVER IV by Kate MccGwire

RECEPTION HALL RESIDENTIAL

VISITING DESIGNER

SCULPTURE by Lee Seong Gu JOHNNY I’M GOING TO JACKSON NO 27 RUG

SACRAMENTO MALL PROPOSAL #2

RESIN CLUB CHAIR by Martha Sturdy


Utah State University features a visiting designer each year. I was able to work with artisan in residence Steven Volpe. The project he gave us was for a client who purchased a home in Kensignton Palace Gardens, located in London, England. For these very wealth clients, budget was not an issue. The clients wanted to have art throughout the home, which is the main focus. As to not distract from the art pieces I covered the books in the library. I wanted to keep the parquet floor and add detailing to the ceiling. One of my favorite furniture selections for this space are the stools in front of the fire place. It adds a touch of whimsy to the space. FLOOR PLAN

In the reception hall on the next page I had to design multiple seating arrangement to fill the large space. The reception hall is used for entertaining, so it also needed to be full of interesting pieces for those visiting the home to enjoy and admire. One artist that I discovered while working on this project works mainly with feathers to create sculptures.

STUDY OF HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: 2 YELLOWS WITH SILVER GRAY by Josef Albers

RESIDENTIAL

QUICKSILVER CLASSIC RUG

VISITING DESIGNER

LIBRARY


STUDY ABROAD

PHOTOGRAPHS


While studying abroad in Europe, I had the opportunity to sketch on site. This helped me see things from a different perspective and be able to remember more of my experience abroad. I also had the challenge of designing patters for every country we visited. Here I discovered my love for pattern and the complexity of it.

PETITE TRIANON - FRANCE

BARCELONA LINE

AUSTIN WRIGHT SCULPTURE - YORK CHAPEL DETAIL - HAMPTON COURT EIFFEL FLEUR

STUDY ABROAD

PATTERNS & SKETCHES

EIFFEL TOWER


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