I’m very excited to update you all on my latest custom interior design project for a client at the Anaha Tower at the Howard Hughes’ Ward Village. For those of you who are not familiar with Ward Village, the carefully curated neighborhood is being branded Honolulu’s newest contemporary luxury village. Located on 60 acres between the Pacific Ocean and the Ko’olau Mountains, and adjacent to Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu, Ward Village gives the residents and guests of Waiea the all-encompassing community experience. Being one of the lead interior designers for Ward Village’s various residences, I’ve had the great pleasure of working of being able to be a part of the incredible design process of the project
My most recent Ward Village project at the Anaha Tower is one of my most favorite to date. My client asked for layers, texture, drama, sophistication, and a unique touch. With Anaha Tower expected to be completely constructed by mid-2017, I relied on my renderings to allow my client to fully visualize the transformation.
To add a one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired aesthetic, I incorporated a textured wall covering as a mural in the living space to complement the outside view of Diamond Head, and the breathtaking backdrop of the ocean and sky. A desk workspace was added to the living room make the area more multi-functional. To break up the open concept floorplan, I used a floor to ceiling mount spherical lamp as a decorative barrier for the desk space and the lounge and dining area.
In order to bring a good balance of texture and elegance, I furnished the luxury space with a rich navy blue velvet sofa. The bold statement piece combined with the zebra wood coffee table and swivel chairs added a touch of masculine drama. I was sparse with my additional decorative touches on the surfaces and walls in order to not distract from the minimalist modern feel of the rest of the design.
For the dining space, I brought in a Carrara marble top dining table that give a strong earth element to the luxury space. The table top gives the visual effect of it almost floating on top of the acrylic table base. I decorated the dining area with quilted ivory leather accent chairs to maintain the contemporary and sleek aesthetic.
The master bedroom features a Phillip Jeffries grass cloth studded wall covering for texture and the bed resembles a boot as the curved footboard sits upon a raised base. The artwork is made of a mosaic of natural stone and it does an excellent job of tying in the emerald green upholstered headboard. I stuck to an earthy color palette to bring intrigue and balance to the room while also making a statement.
To maintain style with functionality, I decorated the opposing wall with a framed television surrounded with electronic moveable artwork to hide the screen when not in use. Giving an everyday item a decorative upgrade allowed the room to maintain its essence without sacrificing practicality.
The guest bedroom headboard wall is styled in a Phillip Jeffries granite wall covering. The natural element is perfect for establishing a warm neutral base for the room. I added royal blue accents to perfectly complement the stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. The color scheme of the space balances out the calming nature influence as well as the contemporary sleek design.
The white wave textured wall was added as a dramatic contrast to the opposing granite wall. We created a framed wood surround concealing LED lighting for visual interest and the illusion of movement.
Being one of the lead interior designers for Ward Village’s various residences, I’ve had the great pleasure of working of being able to be a part of the incredible design process of the project. This Anaha Tower interior design project is a perfect reflection of contemporary sophistication and luxury.