A Modern Apartment in Hong Kong

Designer YC Chen of hoo Creates a Playful, Kid-Friendly Space

Interior Design by YC Chen of hoo | Photography by hoo | Modern Sanctuary | Mid-Century Modern Apartment in Hong Kong | Living Room | Great Room | Modern Living Room | Mid-Century Modern Living Room
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08/01/2016

What is the definition of great interior design?  Here  are some thoughts from YC Chen of hoo:

“Comprehensive space planning? Yes.  Good choice of materials? Absolutely. Client’s unique needs fulfilled? Sure. Quality craftsmanship? Better be. A little surprise here and there? That always makes the difference.

“However, that’s just half of the equation. To complement this essential know-how and professional expertise, a precise selection of all the furnishings and accessories is also needed to perfect the work.”

Just like this spacious 1000 square-foot 2-bedroom Hong Kong apartment, with its modern style and mid-century accents.

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 The living room is open and airy. The minimal furniture has an emphasis on comfort.

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The living room flows effortlessly into the dining area.

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 The mix and match chairs and chandeliers in the dining space create an artistic, casual setting.

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 The galley kitchen is small, yet functional with great storage.

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We love the creative approach to displaying the client’s Medicom Be@rbrick collection.

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In the master bedroom, soft gray walls create a cocoon-like space.

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Interior Design by YC Chen of hoo | Photography by hoo | Modern Sanctuary | Mid-Century Modern Apartment in Hong Kong | Accessories | Lighting
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Interior Design by YC Chen of hoo | Photography by hoo | Modern Sanctuary | Mid-Century Modern Apartment in Hong Kong | Accessories | Modern Bedroom
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Notice the whimsical yellow tile accent in this bathroom?

“Everyone is unique. Likewise, every home should have its own character.  That’s why we design each of them differently. To ensure its originality. Its individuality.  Its distinctiveness. We look at all the details – that one picture frame, that one towel hook, that one light bulb – to deliver pure perfection. We believe it’s the little things that make a big difference.  And it’s in those details that each home is ultimately defined”  YC Chen

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Interior Design by YC Chen of hoo | Photography by hoo | Modern Sanctuary | Mid-Century Modern Apartment in Hong Kong |Nursery | Playroom | Kid's Room
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“Some say, ‘There is no place like home’. We prefer ‘There is no place like your home’. After all,where else can you feel truly at ease when you step through the door and breathe out….

“hoo… I’m home.”   YC Chen

 

 

 

 

Meet the designer YC Chen of hoo
Bio:

True Perfectionist. Passionate Surfer. Born in Shanghai. Raised in Hong Kong.

YC Chen studied in the United States and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration honors degree. He spent 11 years in the advertising industry as a creative director.

He then took his creativity to the interior design field and started his interior design brand “hoo” in 2009, creating one-of-a-kind HAUTE COUTURE homes. Has been making a difference ever since.

What is your design philosophy?
We look at all the details – that one picture frame, that one towel hook, that one light bulb – to deliver pure perfection. We believe it's the little things that make a big difference. And it's in those details that each home is ultimately defined.
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