Amidst a dark and glossy palette, sleek materials and beguilling details give this party home a unique personality that’s neither too playful nor too somber.
At 6,000 sqft, this two-level apartment in Hong Kong whimsically named “The Playhouse” was transformed by Hong Kong design firm, House of Beast into a party/holiday home where social spaces are created with a touch of retro rustic atmosphere.
“Our client wanted us to transform this space into a private hideaway for parties and as a vacation home,” says the design team. “Satisfying our client’s needs, we surpassed everyone’s expectations in terms of its functionality and aesthetic beauty.”
Upon first impression, it is difficult to decide whether the interior atmosphere leans on the extroverted or introverted side. On one hand, the smoky dark palette suggests that it is a very private abode, opened only to the owners’ secret guest list. On the other hand, bold details invite plenty of conversation while dramatic features are placed strategically and purposefully to grab your attention – in other words, this home wants to be seen. It’s precisely this contrast that tingle your design senses and beckons you to delve deeper into the home’s well-composed spaces.
Throughout the home, there is a strong and stylish interplay of materials which have been sourced from around the world. From aged Italian brick tiles to blackened steel I-beams and cement panels, everything has been put together to carry out a sensual atmosphere.
Descending to the lower levels of the loft, a social dining area features an immense reclaimed wood ceiling with various combinations of tin ceiling panel above a custom-made communal dining table. To reimagine the Japanese cuisine experience, a teppanyaki counter donning vibrant shades of marble and onyx takes centerstage. Here, the designer incorporated recurrent geometric patterns complemented by an eclectic mix of furniture by moroso, stellar works, and de sede. Over to the bar area, brownish grey marble and brass accents provide a modern retro look with a touch of subtle masculinity, contrasting with the brass anodized metal mesh details of the industrial-style staircase.
Upstairs, it is equally creative where a relaxing atmosphere reverberates throughout the chill-out spaces. The modern vintage theme continues uninterrupted while embodying an eclectic mix of brass and concrete paneled ceiling. Elegant, but not decadent, the master en-suite is softly tailored with rich textures. To support the massive wood headboard with the bedside drawer floating on both sides, a gallery-like steel frame was employed.