K-Pod Ep. 10: Young Huh (Interior Designer)

For our season finale of #KPod, we interviewed Young Huh, one of the most sought-after interior designers in the country. Young is known for creating stylish interiors based on classic proportions, luxurious materials and an understanding for how people live.

By all measures, 2019 was a banner year for Young: her room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House was the talk of the New York design world and she was named to Elle Decor’s A-list. Catherine and Juliana find out what it’s like working at the top ranks of the industry; how she gets results from contractors without being a screamer; and all about her “miserable” slog through law school before finding the courage to defy her parents (her dad’s famous words: “Lawyer is better!”) and pursue a creative life.

This is the final episode of K-Pod season 1! Thank you to all our listeners for tuning in every week and giving us your positive feedback. We will be back in 2020 with season 2 with even more great stories from Korean American creatives. Please email us at k-pod@koreanamericanstory.org with your suggestions and comments!

Follow Young Huh on Instagram: @younghuh

Hosts: Juliana Sohn @juliana_sohn and Catherine Hong @catherinehong100 Executive Producer: Hj Lee
Producer: Kevin Park
Editor: Aj Valente

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K-Pod, a production of KoreanAmericanStory.org, is a series dedicated to the stories of Korean Americans in arts and culture. Hosts Catherine Hong and Juliana Sohn talk to artists, writers, designers, directors, musicians, chefs and other creatives about their work, their lives, and how they came to forge their careers.



Juliana Sohn has photographed portraits, interiors, food, travel, and documentary for New York Times, T Style Magazine, Topic Magazine, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair and many others. Her personal work highlights the stories of young people. You can follow her on Instagram @juliana_sohn and @anditwasalright. Check out her website at julianasohn.com



Catherine Hong has worked as an editor at Vogue, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Us Weekly, W magazine, and InStyle. These days she’s a freelance writer focusing on design, food and children’s books. You can follow her on instagram @catherinehong100.