Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Carter Kay
Upstairs Nursery Bedroom
The couple turned a small upstairs bedroom into a nursery to accommodate their growing family. The neutral colors make it a sweet place for a baby, while the light pouring in from the window and the chandelier on the ceiling makes the space light.
Headphones, packing tape, magazines you want to clip … things have a way of piling up around an office, and a “put away” box is a great catch-all for those times you want to tidy up, but don’t have time to really tidy up.
Red Traditional Dining Room With Elegant Chandelier
This vibrant red dining room features a round glass table with wooden chairs on a large floral area rug. Elegant details, like the crystal chandelier and antique wood buffet table, are illuminated by natural light from a large window within the space.
A comfy sofa and fun hanging egg chair offer plenty of seating in this spacious living room as well as prime angles to view the wall-mounted TV over the fireplace. Exposed beams hug the ceiling, adding character and architectural interest.
If you want to create an authentic midcentury look—and don’t have the budget for an “instant” collection—get used to going slow. Designer Chris Nguyen shares his own approach: “Persistence and patience were the keys to finding great vintage pieces for the pictured apartment. The best collections are built over time with careful selection from sources such as local and online dealers and even places like eBay and Etsy. Don’t be afraid of pieces that need a little work either, sometimes a little elbow grease or knowing a good furniture restorer will help you get that dream piece sooner and for less money than you think.”
Malene’s home radiates culture which is a central feature of her product designs-especially her amazing line of rugs. In the living room, the rug completes the conceptual connection between the blue-stained floors and these figures with a pattern that evokes the look and feel of foaming seas. Additional patterns on the pillows and art completes the vignette, bringing home elements of island life as well as African culture.
The custom-built cabinet not only provides storage, but it also doubles as a dog bed. A comfortable armchairs pairs with a sleek side table and Moroccan pouf for a cozy reading spot in the master bedroom.
Clean modern forms are the defining element in this room, with a sleek sectional and hot pink armchairs. The brightly colored Ikat-patterned rug was the inspiration for the palette which includes pink, yellow and blue. The focal fireplace wall features a gray-and-white faux finish and a large round nickel framed mirror over the mantel.
Updated Traditional Living Room with Columns and Exotic Wood Dresser
This stunning living room borrows from French country style in creating an updated traditional feel. Unique features include the concrete columns that have been faux finished to reflect saw-cut travertine. Tea-stained walls add depth to the space, yet another special addition to this well-appointed room.
Wall-to-wall windows showcase a stunning view of the Hawaii coast from every part of this great room. A bright blue area rug and modern, white leather sectional define the living area. The textured wooden ceiling treatment and contemporary drop ceiling add dimension and interest.
The dining room is illuminated with a dark metal chandelier and staged with bright, comfortable chairs and a dining table set with blue plates and French Country accessories and greenery. The new French doors open to the backyard and offer additional natural light. A magnolia wreath hangs above a sideboard displaying two lamps and white serving dishes.
A solid steel dining table with attached seats is designed to withstand anything the grandkids can throw at it. The custom-made light fixture above the breakfast room mixes rustic and industrial styles. Antique birdhouses add character to the wood-paneled walls.