Los Angeles Times: The Art of Home "She's One Designing Woman"

By Kathleen Luppi


"Anne Michaelsen Yahn was destined to end up in the world of design. The only question was in what capacity.


Michaelsen Yahn grew up in Newport Beach, and when she and friends would head to the beach, she'd find quiet time to sit. And in those moments, she would find herself sketching floor plans.


"Some things never change," she said, sitting in her cozy studio off Dover Drive and 16th Street. In front of her was a drawing desk, and behind her were photographs showcasing her designs for a Balboa Island home's contemporary kitchen and family room.

For the last 30 years, Michaelsen Yahn has combined the old with the new, indulging her love for the merging of traditional and contemporary."

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