We are delighted to present a new series where we highlight the work and interiors of some of our favourite designers. We are so pleased to kick off the series with a designer who is consistently featured on top design lists, including Lonny’s Next Big Names and Vogue’s 5 Young Interior Designers on the Rise.
Young Huh is a designer based in New York City with an impeccable ability to fuse contemporary trends with traditional design aesthetics, particularly when it comes to patterns and textures. And of course, colour!
Take her design for the Kips Bay Show House in 2014, where Young had the opportunity to design a dressing room and lounge. Her velvet-upholstered seating nook pops with colour and incorporates traditional chintz patterns along with animal prints, which recall the French Empire style of Napoleon. Lonny appropriately called Young ‘The Princess of Chintz’ as an homage to the highly esteemed designer Mario Buatta, who is known as the Prince of Chintz.
Young is very skilled at scouting out antique pieces that she can incorporate into her projects and use as inspiration for a larger design concept. For example, while in Jaipur, Young found and acquired a wall hanging which features stylised plants and architectural features typical of Mughal design.
Young also has a brilliant eye for detail: her Instagram page is full of images showing her perusal collection of antique porcelain, floral arrangements, and textiles. These details often serve as the genesis for entire room schemes, and Young is very talented at bringing these details together into a cohesive whole.
To see more of Young’s work, head over to her website and watch out for her work in the coming months–she is certainly a designer destined for great things.