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Our story

lemon.aid owner and principal designer Leonie knows what it is like to move to a new country. She herself moved from Indonesia to The Netherlands and back and has travelled to over 26 countries. 

Understanding the struggle of moving into an unfamiliar setting and having little knowledge of how to navigate the local design and furniture markets, Leonie often found herself sharing advice with friends and family in that particular situation.

Knowing that there must be many others struggling with the same issues, Leonie founded lemon.aid to help those moving to Jakarta to create a real home away from home, instead of just a place to live.

No matter what project we’re designing, we envision spaces that will inspire people, help them connect, and enrich the human experience. We do this by embracing the life, love, and diversity of the culture, mixing traditional Indonesian and modernity. Recognizing that every great design results from a combination of ideas, the rich diversity of this world inspires us.

Contact us now to discuss what we can do for you.

Our Process

  1. Locations survey, discuss options and identify client needs.

  2. Budget planning and allocation

  3. Concept design with working drawings and mood boards representing furniture options and other design choices such as color schemes.

  4. Optional 3D renderings of new space

  5. Liaising with client's contractor for design implementation (e.a. wall painting, custom builds, etc.)

  6. Furniture sourcing with local vendors

  7. Final unpacking and set up on your new home

Contact us now to setup a location survey.

About Leonie 

With a Master's degree in Architecture from the Delft University of Technology (ranked nr 2 in the world) and a strong understanding of multiple cultural backgrounds, she finds creative solutions in mixing the best of both worlds for expats and locals looking to create a new home in Jakarta.

Leonie's style of combining local wooden furniture with modern interior design thinking has been featured in Indonesia's prestigious Home and Decor Magazine.

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