Interior designer Hannah Lee's philosophy is: 'Don't over-design, stick with simplicity.' The interior designer and her husband, Clarence Chiang, revamped the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, their first project in the US since founding Hong Kong design firm Team HC in 1998. Also in their portfolio are the Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel and the Franck Muller watch boutique in Central. Favourite place to shop for the home 'Moss [146 Greene Street, New York, tel: 1 212 204 7100], which has modern-style accessories, lighting and furniture. If you want design-oriented products, you can usually find something there. 'And there's the Rose Bowl Flea Market [1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, California, open second Sunday of every month, tel: 1 323 560 7469]. There are many antiques from Europe and the US. If you go at 5am, you can find the coolest items, but they'll usually be more expensive because it's early morning.' Favourite living designer 'Dutch designer Piet Boon [ www.pietboon.nl ] for his very simple design. He often uses black, white and grey and mixes old and modern elements to great effect.' Favourite item at home 'A silk Persian rug from Hollywood Road. It was a gift from my mother for my wedding. It's not the typical ornate design. It's simple in white, light blue and a bit of pink.' Favourite design magazine 'The Italian edition of Elle Decor. It covers the latest trends and products and has more new elements than the Hong Kong magazine.' Design no-no 'Symmetry. It's boring and rigid. In a kitchen, for example, it's not necessary to have the same counter on both sides of the worktop. It's too utilitarian.' What's on your wish list? 'A good-looking massage chair. What's available today is very ugly. I believe they can be designed in a better way.