Philpotts Interiors

Park Lane Residence II

Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Restraint and simplicity reign in this stunningly subtle second home created for a family with international roots. The quiet minimalism of the design is punctuated by vibrant touches of original art created by island artists.

While the owner established a strict budget for the interior design, he was willing to invest in beautiful items such as the Holly Hunt sofas on the lanai and the organically shaped Kagan sofas in the living room. The splurges were offset by custom-designed items created for the home on Maui. One example is an albizia wall-hung cabinet that sits beneath a dynamic painting of red ti leaves. Large windows in the living room allow for spectacular views of the park and Pacific Ocean.

The Zen-like aesthetic serenity is carried throughout the spaces with soft colors and differing textures adding dimension to a basically monochromatic palette. Where there are geometric elements such as the living room sofa cushions, the attitude is playful.

That playfulness pops up again in the child’s room where a textured, custom-upholstered headboard continues the geometric theme. The ethereal softness of the room is brightened with splashes of vibrant color.

The rousing success of this home shows that a tight design budget in the right hands can mean a beautiful result.