Hannah executes her distinctive vision for The District’s design and décor with the assistance of designer Kenneth Ussenko of KU Productions, who has collaborated with the An family before. An entrance framed by large Douglas Fir columns suggests the architecture of a Colonial Vietnamese home, while ivy climbs the walls of a broad, fountain-laden patio. Inside, subtle Asian accents join an industrial-chic environment that’s reminiscent of a bustling Vietnamese street scene, with weathered foundation bricks, oxidized metals, and hand-blown light fixtures with Edison bulbs. Vietnamese-inspired textured wallpaper, ornate wall and floor tiles, and decorative mirrors are reminiscent of a time when Hanoi was regarded as the glamorous “Paris of the East,” and is translated to a contemporary Californian motif. Antique finds such as wheels from carts used to transport families in Vietnam, and a 280-year-old intricately hand-carved wooden door cleverly repurposed as a communal table, provide a connection to An’s family heritage. Moving upstairs, guests encounter a more refined atmosphere that calls to mind an opulent and provincial home, featuring a white onyx bar flanked by glass-ensconced wine cabinets, with An family photos lining the walls and rich, dark wood underfoot.