, It s Hap­pened to be a Closet

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - Design Buzz -

In con­trast to the in­dus­trial hip de­sign of L’Usine, It’s Hap­pened to be a Closet is a clear nod to the Euro­pean vin­tage style. The place is di­vided into two main spa­ces: a shop on the ground floor and a nail par­lour and cock­tail bar on the sec­ond. Like the name of the cloth­ing brand it trades on, Pal­ette, the shop emerges like a trea­sure won­der­land in var­i­ous colour pal­ettes. The set­ting evokes the im­pres­sion of colour­ful and cheer­ful chaos, whilst up­stairs it cre­ates a sense of or­der with a trace of the­atri­cal ex­trav­a­gance. Ev­ery­thing glit­ters and sparkles. The first spot is the cock­tail bar cor­ner kit­ted out with daz­zling patterned wall­pa­per, a retro Bri­tish couch, a mir­ror with lav­ish gold trim­mings and a floor-to-ceil­ing wooden shelf filled with jars of cook­ing in­gre­di­ents, an­tique flo­ral print teacups, toys, cook­books and a Mr. Beans doll. Fur­ther into the shop is a ban­quette din­ing ta­ble with a gleam­ing chan­de­lier and at the end of the room is the nail par­lour com­plete with a Louis XV styled arm­chair, a dome-like win­dow and a taxi­der­mied deer hang­ing on the wall. The whole place screams ro­coco deluxe. But what’s re­ally in­ter­est­ing about this place is the way it blends both girly and hip­ster into its mix.

89 Mac Thi Buoi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, Dis­trict 1, tel: +84(8)-3825-8325.

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