Oahu is recognized for quite a few points: infinite coastlines, lush rainforests, and magical character trails that seemingly prolong to infinity. For a single pair from the Bay Region, capturing some of this magic in their new condominium in Waikiki was essential to producing it sense like house. And however, the existing shell—a regular ’90s range with yellow walls and maple flooring and cabinets—was significantly from entrancing. “Everything felt outdated and dated. It just didn’t match their vibe,” recollects Oahu-primarily based inside designer Shaolin Low, who was enlisted to give the property a present day confront-lift.
For the few, it was essential that the inside come to feel like a cocoon. But dialing up the quiet didn’t indicate toning down the color—especially in the windowless powder space. They desired the style to invite the exterior check out indoors, when also introducing enjoyment hues.
What started out as a hunt for the fantastic wallpaper (the few had a Pinterest board with shortlisted inspiration) quickly turned into an workout in saturated palettes. And ahead of they knew it, the a few had a temper board for a tropical-chic haven that held a mirror up to the neighboring rainforests. “From there, every thing just flowed. We understood we’d plaster the partitions in the exact same shade, and have the vanity customized constructed. We have been convinced the powder area had to be the shining star of the residence,” recalls Shaolin.
Location: Waikiki, Oahu
The before: A colorless and characterless room with patchy partitions and a maple-toned cupboard.
The inspiration: “The shoppers at first favored a present day aesthetic, but they also wanted the powder area to be really enjoyable and outrageous. When we were operating on the notion, they confirmed me some wallpaper shortlists and the jungle 1 actually stood out. It was moody and stunning and felt like a large amount, but it wasn’t overpowering. That grew to become our centerpiece,” suggests Shaolin.