Where Our Story Meets Yours
Because here’s the thing… We know interior design projects often get clunky: shifting timelines, frustrating setbacks & shaky communication, oh my! With a longstanding professional background in hospitality and consulting, we go about it in a different way and run your project like a business (but, like, a really fun business).
Clear deliverables, consistent communication, dreamy design & creative solutions for any problem that might pop up… That’s how we do interior design differently.
I mean, who isn’t? Before launching my own design firm, I spent nearly a decade honing my organizational process and getting a psychic-level understanding of people’s needs and desires by working in luxury hospitality and high-end business consulting. While my extensive corporate background sharpened my knack for clear processes and a mean paper trail, it’s my natural eye for design that pushed me to open my own firm and create thoughtfully designed homes all over Orange County and beyond.
What I know is this: You have impeccable style, but you’re busy. You want a home that feels like you and looks beautiful, yet is livable. With my design approach and professional background, you’ll always know what’s next, never wonder what the F is going on, and finally get the home you want.
The best part? We walk through the full process with you (& make it way more enjoyable).
Hiya, I’m Ali Faulkner.
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I moved a lot growing up & can make friends anywhere
My go-to uniform is a dress (with pockets, obv) and sneakers
I hit on my husband at Walgreens (true story)
My favorite space to design is a bathroom (I’m 100% #TeamBath)
BRAND CONTENT MANAGER
Jacqueline was born and raised in Chicago and, in a previous life, worked at a coffee shop and bartender. Aka, she loves people and knows how to deliver exactly what they want (and need). Since she has gone to design school and truly has a knack for beauty as an artist herself. When she’s not working, Jacqueline loves camping and hiking, appreciates a good donut, and is known to keep everyone in the office laughing.
Previously a New York native, Anne moved to California to chase her dreams (and that California sunshine). Combining her degree in marketing with her love for aesthetics, Anne’s pretty much the go to gal for all things content and social. Basically she’s the one that keeps the AEF brand movin’ and groovin’ on Instagram. In her spare time, Anne loves spending days at the beach, obsessing over every single dog she sees, or enjoying the fruitiest cocktail on the menu.
“Ali worked closely with me to understand my vision for the space, and executed it perfectly.”
- port streets project
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