What Our Clients Say About Us

Bidadari Cliffside Estate

It gives us great pleasure to confirm our very enjoyable and impressive association with Design Solutions.

Lloyd Hassencahl and his two wonderful Associates, Lily Sita and Rani Trevelyan made the challenging task of designing and building our beautiful Bidadari Cliffside Estate in Nusa Dua, Bali, a fabulous and enjoyable adventure in Design, Materials, and Architecture.

A daunting task when we live in Australia and our partners in the Villa (and close friends) live in the USA. We set out to run the project by remote-control which was heading in the wrong direction until Lloyd and his team took over and worked their magic to create something very special for us in our much loved island paradise.

As we enjoyed the experience and the great result Design Solutions achieved, we talked to Lloyd about the planned renovations to our house in Sydney. Again, even though in another country, Lloyd and his Associates did a brilliant job working with us on design, finishes, tiles, doors, furniture, soft furnishings, curtains, and custom designed light fittings (spectacularly designed by Lloyd).

Everything is now complete in Sydney and we have the most fabulous result thanks to Design Solutions involvement in the whole renovation process. We couldn't be more delighted with our Bali and Sydney homes and our association with Design Solutions and would enthusiastically recommend them to anybody considering their multi-talented services.

Lyn and Les Veil (Bidadari Cliffside Estate)

Designa Accessories

The Summit Building & Batu Karu Estate

Design Solutions is a "one of a kind" design firm that has traveled the globe with me over the past 10 years.  They have been at my side in Bali, Hong Kong, Guam, and the United States, always with a sense of inspiration and humor.  Lloyd and Team are now family, and the secret ingredient ensuring everywhere I travel becomes my home.  They capture the unique elements of each environment and culture where I live, and collectively blend all of these experiences into a lifetime of memories.

Lynette Johnson (The Summit Building & Batu Karu Estate)

CPO, Global Luxury Fashion Brands
Hong Kong and the United States

Spice by Chris Salans

Design Solutions was a pleasure to work with.  From the very start of our collaboration until even after the project was completed, they were caring, helping and accommodating.  The quality of their design work is self-explanatory from the results of the projects at Mozaic Ubud, Mozaic Beachclub, and Spice by Chris Salans.  It would be a pleasure for me to work with them again at any time.

Chris Salans (Spice by Chris Salans)

Owner of Mozaic Restaurant Group
Bali, Indonesia
www.www.mozaic-bali.com www.spicebali.com and www.www.mozaic-beachclub.com

Villa Imogiri

Our villa in Ubud was tattered and badly in need of a makeover.  An extended search led us to Design Solutions, and the match could not have been better.  They were able to adapt the design to satisfy our tastes and also do justice to the beautiful buildings and setting. Design Solutions was professional throughout the process, and we ended up with a home that is better than we dreamed it might have been.  We recommend them with no hesitation.

Chris Cooper (Villa Imogiri)

Cooper Investments
San Francisco, California, USA

Bidadari Cliffside Estate

Design Solutions proved to be our perfect solution in helping to build our dream home in Bali. Lloyd Hassencahl and his team provided invaluable insight and direction on the "Dos and Don'ts" of building an island home and offered both technical know-how and interior design vision on everything from furniture design to accessorizing.  The result was everything and more than we could have ever hoped for--- all with complete collaboration and a smile.  Through the years, we have continued to call on their  advice and expertise in all things regarding our life long love of Bali and the place we now call home.

Cindy Livingston (Bidadari Cliffside Estate)

President & CEO
Lucerne, Switzerland / Greenwich Connecticut, USA

Kelusa Estate

LLoyd Hassencahl is intuitive, warm, vastly talented----and what an incredible team he's assembled.  LLoyd and Design Solutions approached every corner (and there were many!) of our homes as carefully and tastefully as if they were their own....but with our, the owners', sensibilities kept ever in mind.  Seldom have I met a Designer who provided, and then so beautifully enhanced, such a perfectly mirrored image of his clients' personal aesthetics and needs.


Jo McCreary (Kelusa Estate)

Banjar Ayah, Desa Kelusa, Ubud, Bali.