Pretty Pink Playroom at Hong Kong

Anyone with teen or preteen brothers understands they want their own room. When a dad moved to Hong Kong together with his three girls, ages 9, 14 and 16, he wanted to put aside a place for them which was their own. Designer Alexandra Lauren Wright altered the decrease poolside level of their family’s house to a multipurpose playroom for the girls, creating different zones at the 1,500-square foot area.

Alexandra Lauren Designs

The plan of the room isn’t much like the rest of the house. “We really turned up the volume on the brights in the playroom, as the colours appeared to exude the same energy as the lively girls [who] would live and play in this area,” Wright says. There are far more formal living spaces upstairs.

Alexandra Lauren Designs

A gray couch was the one existing piece the client wanted to maintain. However, he also wanted to create the area bright and cheerful for his girls, so he told Wright in the beginning he wasn’t fearful of employing a lot of pink. Wright chose out a couple of straightforward palettes and consulted the girls — the vote for both pink and citron was unanimous.

Striped rug: Designer’s Guild; coffee table, armchairs and cushions: custom

Alexandra Lauren Designs

Wright made the custom coffee table white lacquer for simple cleaning. The table can be outfitted with a removable tray (only visible in the right-hand corner), making after-school snacking fast, simple and mess free.

Because numerous homes in Hong Kong are small, Wright is used to designing custom pieces to match virtually every sort of space. While space limitations were not really a problem in this room, Wright’s custom pieces add a special style and flair.

Alexandra Lauren Designs

A round couch was designed to make the most from the raised floor area in the corner of the play area. Wright envisioned it as a homework and arts and crafts corner, and wanted to make it an enjoyable place that would encourage the girls to get creative.

Alexandra Lauren Designs

A ping-pong table for those girls and their dad is just visible past these vibrant chairs. Wright found bright pink and citron paddles and custom-made a table skirt for cohesiveness. The skirt also hides toys and other objects.

Fabric on seats and curtains: Designer’s Guild; Lucite side table: Aluminum

Alexandra Lauren Designs

A cheerful, reupholstered piano bench, which matches the custom armchairs perfectly, is a playful way to create practicing the piano only somewhat more enjoyable. One of the girls loved it so much, she insisted that Wright sit with her to play a duet.

Once the space was complete, one of the girls had a giant slumber party in the area for a housewarming. “My biggest reward was searching at 15 little girls snuggling on the couches with a giant bowl of popcorn, giggling and giggling,” Wright says.

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