There are some design studios and interior designers that I will constantly look up for their latest projects because they are always so fabulous. One of them has got to be Ganna Studio 甘納設計 from Taiwan. Ganna Studio is helmed by designer couple Lin Shih-Jie and Chen Ting-Liang. They have a very distinctly stylish contemporary take on design, and their work has always feel original and full of surprises. In this and the next post, I’m going to share their 2 of their recent projects which I really like. This is the Chorus project, an amazing transformation of a 30-year old building into a modern, boutique hotel style home for a family of 4.
Category: Homes around the world
A Warm and Cozy Family Home in Hong Kong
As the couple preparing for retirement, they decided that it’s the best time to move into a new home to celebrate the next stage in life.
K Design Studio was engaged to give a new life to this apartment they share with 2 daughters in Tin Shui Wai 天水圍 ( Central Park Towers 栢慧豪園 ). In this 698 sq ft apartment, elements of English garden theme were layered with Scandinavian colour palette and furnishings to create a warm and cozy home that the family could really enjoy. Stepping into the apartment, guests are greeted by black and white octagonal floor tiles that demarcates the foyer from the living dining area. This feature is usually seen in larger and traditional homes, but I feel that it works wonder in smaller space, adding more depths and curiosities to any cookie-cutter apartment layout.
Small Space Living | I·UniQ Grand 譽 ·東 by Grande Interior Design, Hong Kong
I like the refreshing 小清新 vibe of this little apartment of 637 sqft in Hong Kong, designed by Grande Interior Design.
A minty green wall in the living room for the Bang & Olufsen speaker to sing.
A marble bar counter serves as the dining area for the homeowners. The bird cage wall decals were positioned at an angle to mimic the wind movement. A very relaxing area that feels still feel luxurious with the use of marble.
Mim Design | Crisp Street Apartment
Can’t believe that I’ve only got to discover about Mim Design now, while reading their project featured on Yellowtrace. Some time in November 2013, I’ve travelled to Melbourne to visit a good friend. While wandering aimlessly at Crown, I remember seeing this shop – the Cotta Cafe, and couldn’t help to stop to admire the beautiful shop front and interior. It looked warm, rustic and unpretentious. And Mim Design, is the talented Melbourne-based creative practice behind the design of this cafe. Browsing through their portfolio, I saw more amazing projects. Like this one, a bright and airy apartment at Crisp Street Melbourne with occasional splashes of dusty pink and coral. Clean and welcoming. Just what I’ve imagined for a perfect home in Melbourne.
Industrial Meets Glamour | Kensington Townhouse by Suzy Hoodless
Familiar with this wallpaper?
This is the Arizona from the range of contemporary floral wallpapers designed by Suzy Hoodless for Osborne & Little.
Suzy Hoodless is a British interior designer who has spent 5 years as Interiors Editor at Wallpaper* magazine, before setting up her design consultancy in year 2000. Besides creating stunning interiors, she also has her own collection of wallpapers for Osborne & Little, a rug collection for The Rug Company, and cashmere blankets for Johnstons of Elgin. (See more of her collection here)
Today let’s look at one of her many beautiful interior design projects.
This is a 6-storey west-London townhouse done in collaboration with Michaelis Boyd Architects.
It is industrial, it is glamorous, it is sexy. And the book-lined study with the Crittal-style windows and patterned floor tiles is to die for.
While not all of us have the budget to splurge on every designer pieces seen here, I’m sure you will find some inspirations to introduce a little glam and luxe to your adobe :)