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Steal This Look: Glamorous Hong Kong Flat by Studioilse

January 28, 2014 10:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

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For TwoTwoSix Hollywood Road, a five-story apartment building in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong, London designer Ilse Crawford has created a sanctuary from the urban bustle. We’ve sourced brass, glass, and lacquer elements for recreating the look at home:

Photos by Magnus Marding via Dezeen.

The Kitchen

Above: The kitchen, with bamboo laminate cabinetry, is by Bulthaup.

Above: For a roundup of the best wooden chopsticks available, see 5 Favorites: Well-Designed Chopsticks. Scroll down for a brass teapot source.

Above: In the living room, which overlooks a leafy courtyard, a gold lacquered aluminum Atollo Lamp by Vico Magistretti ($3,000 from All Modern) illuminates a corner.

Above: The 443 Bench under the kitchen window is from Studioilse’s Seating for Eating collection manufactured by De La Espada; $1,145 from Hive Modern.

Above: For a similar teapot, consider Tom Dixon’s spun-polished brass Form Teapot; £140 from Heal’s (in the US, the Form Teapot is $180 at ABC Home in NYC).

Above: Fabricated in Minnesota, these Crosscut Boards are made from a single cut that’s cured to prevent splitting and finished with food safe mineral oil. Each is about one inch thick; $20 to $30 at Canoe. Another option is the thick slab White Oak Chopping Board from Garde in LA.

Above: The Pallarés Solsona Clever is made in Spain from high-quality stainless steel and boxwood; $180 at Quitokeeto.

The Dining Room

Above: In the dining room, Ilse Crawford paired a lacquered table with leather chairs.

Above: Open shelving is set into the wall of the dining room and painted a calming shade of gray.

Above: Farrow & Ball’s recently released color, Mole’s Breath No. 276, evokes the color of a mole’s coat with dark undertones; $95 per gallon. For more on the collection of colors, see our post: New Farrow & Ball Colors Inspired by the Dorset Coast.

Above: Astier de Villatte’s Rectangular Hollandaise Table in a rich brown lacquer is available through Astier de Villatte in France; inquire directly for pricing and availablity.

Above: The Italian Bottega Side Chair, designed in 2003 by Renzo Fauciglietti and Graziella Bianchi, is built with luxury and low-maintenance in mind. It’s made from split-grain leather that’s been treated for stain resistance and stretched over a steel frame and tapered tube legs; $865 each at Design Within Reach (shown here in Russian red).

Above: Design Within Reach’s Satellite collection includes the Satellite Chandelier with 24 antennae arms; it’s made from steel with a brass (shown) or bronze finish; $1,325 at DWR.

Above: The Medium Ilse Bowl is made of high-polished black glass and measures 7.5 inches in diameter; $185 at The Future Perfect.

Above: Hand-blown Champagne Glasses designed by Ilse Crawford and Michael Anastassiades; £129 a pair at Sigmar in London.

Above: West Elm’s Gallery Frames in Antique Silver are made from a silver-leafed wooden frame; prices range from $19-$59.

Above: Studioilse used a brass serving tray as wall decor in the living room. This Brass Tray is made by Oji Masanori in Japan and available at Mjölk in Toronto for $385 CAD. Alternatively, source one of the many Vintage Round Brass Trays found on Etsy.

Above: Designed by Gio Ponti for architectural hardware company Izé, the Lever Handle is made of brass in a variety of finishes; inquire about pricing.

Above: Designer Michael Anastassiades’s Onyx Light is a table lamp and sculpture made from a single slab of white onyx with a black silk flex cord; $3,910 at The Future Perfect.

For another brass-filled project from Studioilse, see our post Subtle Splendor in Stockholm: Ett Hem Hotel. For more ways to recreate Ilse Crawford-designed rooms, visit Steal This Look: The Olde Bell in Dining Room and Steal This Look: Ilse Crawford Shaker-Inspired Bedroom.