Chinese interiors studio Linehouse used natural materials and a soothing color palette to give Ying’nFlo Guesthouse in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, a cozy home feel.
This guesthouse occupies the podium of a 24-storey tower on a hilly street in Hong Kong. Its first floor includes a series of common spaces designed by Linehouse to provide guests with the “comforts of home.”
The Collector’s Room, which greets guests at the entrance of the guesthouse, has a neutral palette of hand-painted walls, wood paneling, and linen cabinetry, displaying carefully selected objects and artwork. A communal oak table acts as a counter where guests can mingle.
This room also connects to the outdoor terrace via sliding glass doors. The terrace has built-in bench seating and an olive tree in the center, allowing guests to relax and socialize.
A trellised wooden screen opens to the elevator lobby and arcade room, where guests can gather to relax and play.
Soft walls, wooden shutters and an eclectic mix of furniture create a sense of intimacy, while floor tiles with various geometric motifs add a playful touch.
Next to the arcade is the music room, the social hub of the guesthouse. Here, ceramic tile, a custom oak shelving system, a custom sofa, and carefully selected art and lifestyle objects have been added to evoke the feeling of a residential living room.
The music room opens onto a garden terrace, with rolling greenery behind circular chairs made of yellow striped fabric, providing a colorful contrast to the neutral color palette throughout Infro Guesthouse .
“This space is designed to have a warm, welcoming and intimate feel,” Reinhaus said.
“Behind the carefully chosen simplicity lies a youthful attitude and local background, with vibrant elements giving the hotel its own distinct flavour.”
Rooms at Ying’nFlo Guest House are located on the upper floors and have ceilings painted in a soothing shade of green, with the same green tone used in the corner of the window seat and hand-painted tiles in the bathroom and kitchen. Masu.
A clean palette of plaster, wood, whitewashed oak and canvas adds texture to the room. Seating nooks and lounge furniture serve a variety of functions, providing spaces for guests to work, relax, and eat.
Linehouse was founded in 2013 by Alex Mok and Briar Hickling, who won Emerging Interior Designer of the Year at the 2019 Dezeen Awards.
The studio recently completed a Mediterranean restaurant in Shanghai that uses natural materials and a space-themed cafe decorated with real meteorites.
Photography by Jonathan Leijonhufvud.
Design principle: briar hickling
Design team: Ricky Lee Van Het Wout, Lara Dowd, Justin Chan
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