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Elements in Design
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(650) 400-4900
Redwood City, CA 94065
State Contractor's License #713882
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CCIDC (California Council for Interior Design Certification) NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) RRP Certified (Lead-Safe Renovator)

Areas Served: San Mateo County incl. Burlingame CA, Redwood City CA, Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, ...
Services: general contractor & design builder

Elements in Design Customer Reviews

"I'm a very frugal, down-to-earth, low-maintenance person, and I chose Penny because I knew that if I was going to do this, I was going to go with someone who was going to make it a good experience worth my time and money. And it was magical. She handled it all and pulled it all together. She's amazing, and I love this design. It's beautiful and solidly wonderful. Penny is unbelievable and the best part is, I had fun!"

—Cathleen, Belmont CA


"Penny has successfully completed two big projects for us, the kitchen/family room as well as two bathrooms and two bedrooms. Can I just say that my remodel would have been a disaster without her amazing design capabilities and hand holding. She helped me not only choose little details but pointed out designs that were so much more practical. I love my house now and it is all because of Penny!"

—Renee V., San Mateo CA

"We hired Penny for two different projects and we were so pleased both times. I think we most loved her ability to do space planning. She can look at things and come up with smart answers to organizing a room and the flow of a room in terms of remodeling, moving walls or even just reconfiguring the room. She same in on schedule and under budget for both of our projects, and I think that's because she was willing to put in a lot of work up front and get things moving. She's very adaptable and open, and she made it easy for us."

—Lynn, Belmont CA


"We contacted Elements In Design for our bathroom remodel. I loved working with Penny! She is creative, goes above and beyond to work with our budget, style, and personality. Our family will forever appreciate her work and attention to detail."

—Cynthia C., San Diego CA

"I adore Penny and her work! We've used her for two huge projects, so she's basically redesigned our entire house. I wanted someone who would make decisions and implement them, and I didn't want to deal with any problems. Penny and her team did that. They took care of me and made better choices than I ever could have on my own. She's worth every penny because she gets it done right!"

—Elyse, San Mateo CA


"Penny Chin and I have worked together on many different projects from residential to commercial properties. I have been very impressed with her work that I hired her when I moved in to my Belmont home and also when I opened two showrooms in Burlingame. Penny's work is versatile, from contemporary, modern to old world traditional. Her attention to detail of each room is impeccable, from the furnishings, accessories, color and theme which flow throughout the house -- leaves one in awe. I highly recommend Penny Chin to all of my clients who are in need of an interior designer. She has my confidence and trust that they will be well taken cared of and more than satisfied of a job well done."

—Bart S., Burlingame CA


"We are currently wrapping up on our third project with Elements In Design. Penny has made the daunting task of remodeling managable, cost efficient and even fun. She works with all budgets and makes the effort to understand your needs and style. She is always positive and works hard to deliver solutions. From a bathroom and kitchen remodel to helping us make the right choices when redecorating our home Penny is always, on time and on budget. We wouldn't start any new projects without consulting her first!"

—Oriana M., San Jose CA


"Working with Elements in Design, you get a one woman contractor/designer. She does it all from taking you shopping for draperies to helping you design the layout of your new kitchen! Elements in Design is wonderful!"

—Karina C., San Francisco CA

"I often think of you when I sit on the couch in the living room and feel so comfortable and uplifted by the colors and the furniture arrangement around me.  You did such a fantastic job!  I love to come home and feel good about my surroundings."

—Aleth, San Mateo CA  (Residential Make Over)

"Thanks so much for redecorating our living made me absolutely ecstatic (and still does). I still can't believe how much you accomplished in a few hours and how hard you worked getting it all in such a short time period!! The result is the MOST exciting thing ever!!! We spend a lot more time in that room now. :) Thanks again,"

—Kyla, San Mateo CA  (Living room makeover)


"Thank you for your consideration and your professionalism. It's clear that you have exquisite taste and a refined sense of design."

—Robert, Foster City CA (Consultation)


"Wow! Everything is GREAT!  I've just came home to a wonderful surprise! Thank you for everything you did to our house!  We love it, love it, love it!!!  It feels so finished."

—Bonnie and Peter, Menlo Park CA (Re-Balancing of existing space, master bedroom & bath remodel, custom dining room chandelier)

"We do value your input, Penny, and look forward to completing this design with you."

—Brian Granada CA (Building a new house)

"Definitely more comfortable and a lot nicer to come home!"

—Ray, San Francisco CA

"Gerry and I are very pleased with how productive our time was on Wednesday."

—Joyce Palo Alto CA (Design Consultation)

"The room upstairs is coming together thanks to you."

—Cort and Anne, Belmont CA  (Window Replacements and Design Consultation)

Oh ya, the room addition looks great.  we and our friends like it a lot.  It's a much nicer space than the little cubby hole in the wall it used to be.

—Belmont CA (Room Addition and Bath remodel)

"What beautiful design work you create!!!" —Bradford - Washington

"I love what you did here!" —Adel, San Carlos CA

"Very cool Penny!"  —DeJulio, Chicago

"Nice work!"  —Palm Desert CA

"Wow!"  —Jane, Redwood City CA

"Beautiful work, I love the vanity. Great!!!!!!!!!!!"

"Gorgeous!!!" —Marilyn, Foster City CA

Updated January 16, 2018