Interior Designer: Andy Juy
AJ Interior Designs translates client goals, brand, and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies, and business drivers. They are passionate about design, pay attention to details, and create functional spaces and beautiful designs. AJ Interior Designs deeply believe thoughtful understanding is critical to solving today’s complex challenges and we combine this insight with aesthetics to create interior design spaces that are highly functional and exceptionally beautiful.
Andy Juy is an interior designer based in Denver. He was born and raised in Thailand and moved to the U.S. to study interior design in 2009. He has devoted his career to helping others achieve their dream home.
How has your family upbringing influenced you and your career?
Growing up, I watched my parents work hard almost every day from the early morning into the late night. My mom was a dressmaker and my dad fixed cars. My mom taught herself how to make dresses by watching other dressmakers do it. My dad never went to school, so when he first started fixing and painting cars, he worked at a car service company for a year without pay, only receiving three meals a day. He just wanted to learn and gain experiences there. Fortunately, he picked up those skills quickly after a year, and now runs his own company. As my parents were always working, I grew up with my grandparents from when I was born until I was about 10 years old.
My parents always say to do what you are passionate about: work hard, put your heart in it, and be responsible for your jobs and clients. When I encounter difficulties or feel scared, I think of my family who taught me to be fearless. My grandparents and parents have inspired and passed onto me talents which have helped me discover my career today.
Andy Juy (second from right) with his parents, sister and partner Brian in Phuket, Thailand
In 2009, I moved to Washington, DC to study interior design. Studying abroad in the U.S. was a dream of mine and I made it through college by saving, and working on campus as well as in restaurants. I love America and consider it as my second home, it was my dream to live in the US and I have achieved my dream.
In 2010, I went back to Thailand to work and to take care of my parents. In 2015, I came back to the U.S. and got married. After living in Kansas City with my partner Brian, we moved to Denver. It was a challenge to live here without my family but I see my future here with my growing business.
I enjoy helping clients figure out floor plans and how to use spaces efficiently. I think about their lifestyle and requirements to create the space that they really want and can use effectively. The odd space that they don’t know how to put the right furniture and decoration. – Andy Juy
Andy’s Work Specializing in contemporary style and modern clean lines look
What are some of the services you provide?
I provide full-service residential and commercial design, full makeovers, and build from start to finish. This includes AutoCAD space planning, concept design presentation, 3-D pictures, furniture and lighting selection, materials and floor selection, window treatment selection, props and accessories, budgeting, staging, and more.
When did you know that interior design was your passion?
I have liked art, painting, and drawing since I was very young. When I was 12 years old, my dad was building a house. I sketched a floor plan for him and he was surprised by my design. After that, I liked to observe people’s houses and consider how to improve the design and make it look better. I was obsessed to see houses and put my inspiration into them.
What has been your favorite project?
I have worked on all types of projects and designs. My favorite was a modern house in Wichita, KS with more than 21,000 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, 2 bars, fitness room, and theater room. It was a mega residential project that I had the opportunity to design the interior and collaborated with an architect, engineer, and landscape designer. My client trusted my design vision and allowed me to create a unique design to reflect their style.