Currently based in Singapore, Authors Interior & Styling is formally founded in twenty seventeen.
It is the writer who might catch the imagination of people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition – Isaac Asimov
It is said often, good stories require good authors, but what defines a good author? Imagination, creativity, fluent storyline that makes sense and the ability to bring the audience into the story itself to feel like they belong, yet most of the people have overlooked the last one which at the same time can be the most essential element to be a good author.
We, the designers a.k.a Authors. We don’t just sit around & draw, we create the extraordinary story for every space.
August 2, 2017
Since the day we dropped an enquiry email, Tayllen Phoo has been assigned to us as our ID to our first home!
She has been extremely responsive and prompt on all our enquiries and meets ups.
From the day we first met to discuss the reno till the handover in Dec 2016 & up till now, she has never stopped replying/giving us advice on the issues we faced or facing.
Tayllen has also gone the extra mile in helping us to arrange diff vendors to suit our availability for meet ups, collecting and buying the reno materials on our behalf when the location/timing was inconvenient for us.
Besides that, she works pretty late most of the time and she even made an effort to drop by our place around 8 pm (lightings were not fixed yet) after her last appt just to video and snap a few pictures of our built-up windows and grilles in our service yard. There are also events where she helped us a lot to ease our headaches on building a home.
The assurance given by Tayllen was really more than just an ID. She knows what are our needs and wants by triggering us to think hard with current and future questions which we may face for certain designs and products.
We are confident in recommending her to our friends and families for any reno/consultation works.
Should there be any chance of revamping/shifting in the future, we definitely will look for her again!
June 18, 2017
ID William was my ID for my new house renovation, he is an honest guy, he provides reasonable price, his follow up was good and completed our project on time, his service is good even after we made the payment, he still has his guy to come and fix the problem we had after we moved in, you won’t regret to engage him. I will definitely recommend him to my friends.
June 1, 2017
We met Tayllen after we had almost finalised on another designer and just wanted to be sure of our final selection. However, when we were presented with the design concept there was no other choice left.
The renovation lasted a few months and Tayllen always made herself available whenever we had a query.
There were a few elements of the design which we just couldn’t imagine and left it to her to decide. We have not regretted it for once.
Even after the completion of the renovation any minor issues (though I am basing it on only once reaching out to her) are identified and resolved very soon.
Now that we are settled into our home, I still look around and feel proud….Thanks Tayllen for making this our dream house.
May 13, 2017
We have met with several interior designers, and Tayllen stood out as the one that made me and my wife comfortable. Always attentive to our needs and wants, and suggesting ideas that match to our taste.
The full story: My wife and I bought an extremely old resale flat near our parents. Other than location, the flat is in a horrible state. Basically, we need a complete overhaul; and Tayllen took up the challenge and transformed it into our dream home within our budget. Throughout the process of renovation, there had been a few hiccups with the HDB authorities (due to the previous owner), but she manages to pull through the tight deadline by re-arranging her contractors to ensure work doesn’t stop. She is a highly resourceful ID, and most importantly, my wife and I love the final outcome.
Watching the walls comes down, and new ones built, the renovation journey is both stressful and exciting. I am thankful that we have chosen Tayllen, and I would gladly recommend her to my friends and family.
May 8, 2017
I’ve not worked with Authors Interior before but I have worked with William before this. He was my ID for my previous renovation. Before commenting on his work I must compliment his character first. Trustworthy and very honest. Designed and did up our home like this is his own house and I believe this is rare. Was worrying to have a bad experience as this was our first house but ended up surprisingly satisfied!
Besides character, his follow up was good, he might be busy and took some time to reply your message but he is always contactable at any time if you call him and even he took time to reply to your message, it doesnt affect the works, we were comfortable because William did gave us heads up before we even started. Another thing is that he is very knowledgeable especially when we were choosing materials, his advises are golden. The whole process ended up very well and we were very satisfy although there were some hiccups which we understand are not avoidable during a renovation. After sales service is one of the most important thing I think and William have proven that even months after we paid him full he still took the effort to come down our place to take a look and solve it for us. That I must say good job done William and wishing you all the best in your new company and career!
May 7, 2017
Went ID hunting and specifying same requirements to 4 designers. The decision to work with Elaine Khor due to her better designs and reasonable price.
I’m impressed with her attention to details without compromising on practicality and overall theme. I and spouse have disagreements during the design and carpentry works. Elaine was very patient and listened well. She offered solutions to us. This is another pull factor.
Thank you, Elaine!
May 6, 2017
We have been through two ID firms prior to this and both were rather disappointing despite being ‘branded’ and ‘established’. Authors was one of the five that we shortlisted, and with the previous 2 disappointing experiences, we didn’t hold high expectations to begin with. However, right from the first visit with our designer, William Lim, our opinion had changed. An impressive and knowledgeable ID consultant, William was able to visualise what we wanted and made detailed explanations on how to go about it. Much to our surprise, the quotation was very competitive as well!
The entire renovation process had been a very smooth process as William was on top of things and was able to answer all of our questions. He was also accommodating to our last minutes changes and addition requests. More importantly, he is always present at site to supervise during important days. A meticulous and responsible person, William see to it that it had been a seamless process.
After all renovation was done, William recommended making the final payment after we move in as some minor defects can only be discovered after some time. In fact, we were the one who requested to make the final payment after staying in for a while. But more importantly, no defect surfaced. We were extremely glad that William offered to assist if any defects surfaced even after full payment is made.It had been a few months since our renovation completed, we are still in good contact with William as he
It had been a few months since our renovation completed, we are still in good contact with William as he have taken the effort to send greetings during special occasion and he is still our ‘go to’ person when we need help for other good contacts. Thank you, William for your top notch service. I will certainly strongly recommend him to all who wants a good design and smooth reno process.
May 6, 2017
May 3, 2017
ID William Lim has renovated my unit and I am very grateful to him as he is a very honest and helpful Designer. He understands what I want and even helped me improved my original ideas and concept. The most important is that all renovation work was done by him at a very reasonable price, good workmanship and he completed my renovation earlier than I expected, thus I am able to move into my new home in time. He is contactable at all times and never fail to answer your queries. You won’t regret engaging him as your ID.
May 2, 2017
I am writing this feedback to compliment and express my sincere thanks to Tayllen Phoo, who served my wife and I very well with her patience and professional attitude prior, during and after our renovation period. Not only were her designs beautifully drawn to our satisfaction, Tayllen was also very positive in accepting our feedbacks to further improve on her designs. She has indeed met all our expectations as a creative (interior) designer. My wife and I are truly impressed with her service excellence and quick response to our queries.
Tayllen was also very prompt and professional in settling renovation issues quickly and in a tactful way without causing any unhappiness. Overall we are satisfied with the renovation works carried out at our unit although there could be improvements to the attention to details, especially to some of the carpentry works.
We salute you for a job really well done!
Sherman & Stefanie
May 2, 2017
Tayllen is a surprise to us. A young girl but with great ideas that resulted in more storage space for the family blended in a tasteful creative decor. She is also a responsible girl who helps to coordinate the various other deliveries which made our moving home easy and timely. We are lucky she is the one doing our flat.
May 1, 2017
After going around looking for different IDs, we met Tayllen And set an appointment After the first appointment ended, we knew we wanted to carry on with her.
Tayllen was accommodating and was not pushy at all. She listened and gave us honest opinions on whether our ideas were feasible.
Every time my wife and I ran into issues or had questions, We would ask Tayllen and despite her busy schedule, she would reply to us promptly.
She made us feel very comfortable as well. we could talk to her like how we talk to our friends.
What impressed us the most is that our house turned out to be very similar to what was shown in the 3D drawings. (We read plenty of horror stories online on how the 3D drawings and the actual design are very different)
We also read plenty of horror stories online about other interior designers and thank God, Tayllen was not like them.
You know you have made the right choice when every time you step into your home, you feel happy and have no regrets.
Thanks once again for making our home awesome!