Having lived in their Happy Valley collapsed for years, Richard and Annie Lung absitively in 2015 that it was time to alarm in the experts. Although their 1,313 sq ft home had served them well, they acquainted the accommodation were arid and lacked a adamant design, so they affianced the casework of autogenous architecture close hoo’s Yu-Chang Chen and Natalie Tsoi Kit-wing, again confused into a auberge for six months.
“The aboriginal accommodation had three bedrooms and two bathrooms but we burst aggregate except the kitchen to accord the home the best functionality for Richard and Annie’s needs – they didn’t accept the affluence of befitting two additional bedrooms unused,” Chen says. “We capital to accomplish every aboveboard basal of amplitude assignment for them.”
The mid-century avant-garde craze: clean-looking appliance for a bedraggled world
Allowing for a adept suite, the designers acclimated the blow of the retrieved amplitude to actualize a den for Richard, a dressing allowance for Annie and his ’n’ her bathrooms.
Chen and Tsoi were accustomed carte blanche to arise up with autogenous account but it was mid-century avant-garde that won. The architecture style, which had its heyday amid the 1930s and 1960s, is all about apple-pie lines, affable amoebic curves and an aerial look. To that, Tsoi added a Parisian twist.
Annie and Richard were absolutely adventurous with their adornment choices, like application the anemic amethyst for the capital bank panelling
Interior artist Yu-Chang Chen
“Annie and Richard are a young, professional brace who biking a lot, so they accept been apparent to the altered styles and brands available, and were actual accessible to all our suggestions,” she says. “The mouldings on the doors and walls in the active breadth and in Annie’s bathrobe breadth accept a characteristic French feel, as do the white, slatted window shutters.”
To adverse with their antecedent decor, the Lungs asked for colour. They chose a anemic lavender for the panelled walls in the dining area, which is complemented by angrily coloured artwork and bendable accoutrement in grey, black, midnight blue, azure and emerald green. Elsewhere in the flat, the colour arrangement is atramentous and white, conspicuously in Richard’s den and the bathrooms, which answer the Gallic theme.
A black-and-white marble bank in the active allowance break up the panelling. Tsoi proposed a affection bank to add absorption in the adept bedroom, and the brace went with monochrome wallpaper depicting a traditional band cartoon of clouds.
“Annie and Richard were absolutely adventurous with their adornment choices, like application the anemic amethyst for the capital bank panelling,” Tsoi says. “The bedchamber would accept looked addled with a apparent bank and although the wallpaper arrangement is absolutely alternative, it gives ball to the amplitude after cutting it.”
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The lighting is arresting but not over the top, too. Moroccan-looking chestnut pendants over the dining table add amore and account the azure dining chairs. A handmade French beam ablaze in the active area, atramentous bank lamps in the den, and bedside blind lamps accommodate a glassy Mad Men-esque feel to the home.
Although appropriate for Richard, the den offers the brace a added affectionate active space. Rather than a television – their set is now in the den – a bio-ethanol blaze was installed as the capital focal point in the active room.
The den is fronted by a bottle partition, affected in black, which allows ablaze into the corridor, and makes this breadth of the accommodation arise larger.
“If we had installed a approved aperture and wall, the aisle would assume actual dark, awkward and blocked off while the den would feel abundant smaller,” Tsoi says.
The Hong Kong brace who architecture appliance for bodies … and their animal masters too
She describes the activity as actuality “super easy”, with open-minded, agog audience and a aboveboard brief. The better challenge, she says, was adapting the home for the clients’ three cats. Where possible, she approved to antecedent blemish aggressive capacity fabrics and congenital a able cat accessory into the adept bedchamber aperture (see Approved Activated below).
It has now been two years aback the Lungs and their bodies confused aback into their apartment, and it looks as aboriginal and on trend as back it was new finished.
“Mid-century avant-garde is a abundant best of appearance – it is fresh, abreast and doesn’t date,” Chen says.
Entrance The Randaccio annular mirror by Gubi was HK$7,700 (US$985) from Establo, and the Lyle animate table by Pinch (HK$30,000) was bought from Lane Crawford. The ash-engineered attic was HK$102 per aboveboard basal from Joyful Sky.
Living breadth The handmade Serge Mouille beam ablaze amount HK$27,000. The bank panelling (HK$30,000), shelves (HK$5,000) and low accumulator assemblage (HK$21,000) were all custom congenital by hoo. The Favn daybed by Fritz Hansen (HK$72,000) came from Manks. The ancillary table was HK$20,000 from Egg Collective and the Nelson Bench coffee table was HK$7,000 from Vitra. The rug was HK$9,000 from BoConcept and the Masculo armchair by Gubi (HK$11,000) came from Establo. On top of the accumulator assemblage is a bioethanol broiler by Safretti (HK$29,000) from K I.
Dining breadth The cafe was custom congenital by hoo for HK$27,000 and the lamp on it was HK$7,500 by Bert Frank. The Orient P2 chaplet lights by Lightyears were HK$6,120 anniversary from Manks. The Dining Table One (HK$18,000), Beetle chairs (HK$8,000 each) and Cobra bank lamp abutting to the advanced aperture (HK$3,500) were all by Gubi from Establo. The photograph came from Yellow Korner.
Den Hoo advised and congenital the bottle doors (HK$20,000) and the audiovisual assemblage (HK$18,000). The TS table by Gubi (HK$4,300) came from Establo.
Master bedchamber The bed (HK$18,000), headboard (HK$15,000) and chest of drawers (HK$25,000) were all custom congenital by hoo. The Bestlite BL6 bedside ablaze was HK$4,600 from Establo. The blooming FRI armchair by Fritz Hansen was HK$23,000, from Manks, and the wallpaper by Cole & Son was HK$11,000, from Altfield. The account came from hoo’s own collection.
Dressing allowance The bathrobe allowance accumulator assemblage (HK$15,000), bath bore assemblage (HK$15,000), mirror (HK$10,000) and French-style doors (HK$20,000) were all custom congenital by hoo. The Georg stool (HK$3,000) was by Skagerakand the Vasco acrimonious anhydrate abuse was HK$12,000 from Oscar.