A Hong Kong interior designer made a family-friendly home without compromising on style

a view of a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Mid-century modernism and minimalism commingle in this hoo-designed flat in Pok Fu Lam. Photography: hoo

Mid-century modernism and minimalism commingle in this hoo-designed flat in Pok Fu Lam. Photography: hoo

“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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Venus Williams Has a Whole Other Career as an Interior Designer

Tennis champion Venus Williams has a lengthy list of athletic achievements and history-making feats. She and her younger sister Serena Williams are two of the world’s most gifted players, and they both are enterprising business owners. Like other celebrities, they are spinning more than one plate.

Not all of Venus Williams’ endeavors are connected to sports, as she is the head of her own interior design firm.

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Venus Williams launched interior design company in 2002

Williams opened the doors to V Starr Interiors in 2002 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Since then, she and her team have provided design services for residential and commercial properties.

While she can claim her sister as part of her clientele, her first project was for NBA player Carlos Boozer. V Starr has also tackled homes and condos in New York, Chicago, and other major cities.

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Tailor Patrick Johnson and his interior designer wife Tamsin list super-stylish home in Tamarama

Sydney’s most prolific and renowned tailor, Patrick Johnson, and his interior designer wife, Tamsin, have listed their super stylish Tamarama home with impressive ocean views.

Ray White TRG principal Gavin Rubinstein has a guide of $5.5m-$6m for the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with two car spaces at 7 Ashley St ahead of an August 18 auction.

“They’ve completely gutted it and finished it to a standard of style you rarely see in Australia,” says Rubinstein. “It’s one of a kind.”

Patrick Johnson’s PJohnson Tailors was established in Sydney in 2009 and now also has showrooms in Melbourne, New York and London.

And Tamsin Johnson Interiors has transformed numerous homes worldwide, including residences in Bondi Beach, Darling Point, Byron Bay, Toorak and New York along with South Yarra penthouses and Paris apartments.

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Bring It Home: Interior designer Sonya Cotter says we’ve taken minimalism too far

Half of interior designer Sonya Cotter’s work is convincing people to embrace their own clutter.

Minimalism has sucked a lot of the personality out of our living environments, she says. White walls and houseplants are pretty and on-trend, but what do they say about you?

Cotter cautions that Pinterest and Instagram are oversaturated with vignettes of “perfect” interiors that aren’t very comfortable or interesting to live in.

Sonya Cotter is an interior designer and advocates keeping a bit of clutter around the house as a design trend.

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Sonya Cotter is an interior designer and advocates keeping a bit of clutter around the house as a design trend.

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Become Your Own Interior Designer With One of These Online Classes

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You’re spending a lot of time at home these days. Your kitchen table is now your home office and your living room doubles as a yoga studio and third grade classroom.  It’s hard not to closely examine your surroundings and get the itch to rearrange the furniture and spruce things up a bit.

Rethinking your space can provide a welcome distraction and offer a sense of control in these uncertain time. But before you start aimlessly scouring the internet for furniture configurations and paint colors, consider educating yourself in the art of interior design by enrolling in an online course. There are tons of great online classes that are affordable and will give you the tools and insider knowledge to become more confident in making home decor decisions.

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What Are the Responsibilities of an Interior Designer?

If you have a flair for design and enjoy working with people, interior design may be an ideal career choice. Interior designers use artistic elements to create living and working spaces that meet the needs of various clients. In contrast to an interior decorator, interior designers have specialized education in building codes, environmental sustainability, technological design and other physical design considerations. Interior decorators furnish a space, without advanced knowledge of artistic and mechanical design elements.

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If you specialize in residential interior design, you will work closely with clients to determine their needs and wants for a specific room, or an entire home. In some cases, you may provide design expertise for a new building project. You may also be called upon to help with a single indoor or outdoor living space. Most design projects involve meeting several times with clients, creating a design and providing furniture

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As Homes Serve More Purposes, Smart Decor is Key, Says L.A.-Based Designer

Los Angeles-based designer Marissa Zajack, founder of Marissa Zajack Creative, recently marked her commercial interior design debut and the expansion of her creative studio with the launch of chic Downtown L.A. dining destination, Red Herring (which is currently available for pickup and delivery).

Ms. Zajack, who previously worked as a graphic designer in the entertainment industry, is also currently working on three residential projects in Los Angeles—her own four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot apartment, one for the owners of Red Herring (after doing the restaurant, they hired her for their home), and one for a Hollywood industry executive.

Ms. Zajack’s previous work in the entertainment industry as a graphic designer has informed her current interior style, where she often applies a vibrant visual palette that is polished, but still fun.

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