“The details are not the details; they make the design,” wrote legendary mid-century designer Charles Eames. It is a principle held dear by Yu-chang Chen, creative director of interior design studio hoo.
For his latest project, a 1,700 sq ft, three-bedroom flat in Pok Fu Lam, he combined his clients’ mid-century-modern sensibilities with fine textural details, creating a pared-back aesthetic shot through with warmth and luxury.
The owners of the flat, an entrepreneur couple with two children, aged three and seven, wanted to incorporate their existing collection of vintage furniture and make their family home child-friendly without sacrificing on style.
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“Mid-century modern is a popular style and when you’re designing this kind of space, it’s difficult not