When Hong Kong-based interior designer Enoch Hui was asked to transform his client’s apartment into an upscale party pad, he looked to Timothy Oulton’s bold vintage-inspired style to create the atmosphere of a modern gentlemen’s club.
The 1,500 square foot two-bedroom apartment in Kowloon is frequently used for entertaining by Hui’s client. “He always invites friends home for cigars and whisky, so he was expecting the flat to look like a club,” says Hui, the founder of interior design and architecture studio Atelier E. “He asked for a masculine design with some classical elements. The client is a fan of Timothy Oulton and picked a lot of items from there. It’s unusual because the project started with the furniture, instead of the space”, says Hui.
In the living room, the Westminster Button sofa in Jack’dN Brok’n leather blends a traditional Chesterfield design with a modern twist, emblazoned with a hand-painted Union flag graphic on the leather. Further sociable seating is offered by the classic Viscount William sofa with hand-applied stud detailing and the hand-tufted Branco armchair with its distinctive scalloped edging.
Injecting some modern masculine flair, the Aviator Blackhawk coffee table in riveted Black Spitfire is accompanied by the Regiment side table, modelled on antique military drums, and the Stonyhurst leather side table, a contemporary take on vintage travel trunks. Completing the gentlemen’s club vibe, the Bio Hazard round bar cabinet is stocked for every occasion, handcrafted from glass rods and featuring internal lighting for a mellow, atmospheric glow.
In the elegant dining room, the ten-seater Zodiac dining table is handcrafted in marble, inlaid in a striking geometric pattern. Angeles and Mimi dining chairs offer a comfortable seat for dinner parties that run late into the night, and the Inception infinity mirror provides a conversational backdrop, with its endless tunnel of lights. On the other side of the table is a row of free-standing wooden cabinets with bronze-tinted mirror fronts, custom designed by Hui.
It’s the perfect setting to kick back, turn up the music, and enjoy the finer things in life – an aged whisky, a fragrant cigar, and the good company of friends.
Read the full article in the South China Morning Post. All featured products are available from Timothy Oulton galleries.