Newport Beach, California-based interior designer Anne Michaelsen’s work defines the dynamic edge between classic and modern design. Melding old and new, traditional and contemporary, beach and city; her brilliant balance between the dichotomies are apparent in every space she touches. By creating a wonderful energy and engagement in every environment she designs, Mrs.Michaelsen Yahn reveals her extensive education and classical training in both art history and design.
For more than three decades, Michaelsen-Yahn has created some of Southern California’s most intriguing and innovative interior environments blending her classical training, art history expertise, and love for modernism to establish an artful alchemy that is redefining interior design. Her art-influenced aesthetic weaves together an impressive, and award winning body of work that includes a wide variety of projects, locations and architecture.
With an extensive education and classical training in both history and design, Michaelsen-Yahn has a BA in Art History from Scripps College in Claremont and has completed UCLA’s renowned Interior and Environmental Design program. To further steep herself into the history of art and design, she studied Renaissance art in Florence, Italy through Syracuse University, participated in the English Country House study program of the Royal College of Art in London, and continues to travel extensively. Michaelsen-Yahn states, “My education has guided me through my design endeavors and therefore has been a very valuable compass throughout my career.”
In addition to being a member of ASID, Michaelsen-Yahn has also designed two Pasadena Showcase houses and for the Orange County Philharmonic House of Design. Awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, her interiors have also been featured in several Southern California magazines.
Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Dining Room Design, Furniture Selection, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Universal Design, Wine Cellar Design, Home Additions, Home Extensions
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