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Jun 4, 2009

IVY HOTEL SHANGHAI

Old Shanghai meets the new in the Ivy Shanghai, a hip boutique hotel that jumps on the 'retain-the-facade-and-transform-the-interiors' bandwagon.

For this former 1950s cinema situated within a hip residential area, American-French designer Dillon Garris delights with an avant-garde design: a one that arrests the eye with its ivy-clad exterior and recalls the alleys of Shanghai with the funky lipstick-red lattice screens and gray brick walls on the inside.

'Blue skies and white clouds' above the central courtyard lend a whimsical touch to the trendy interiors. Neon colors, pop art and subtle references to traditional Chinese architecture and culture lend a modern touch to the space.

These thoughtful details can also be seen in the custom-designed furnishings, in the traditional red silk vanity pouches, and in the red cashmere throws.

(Images lifted from Home Idea magazine, Ivy Shanghai website and VFM Leonardo, Inc)


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