A Manhattan Loft Fuses French and Asian Style

The most intriguing interiors are rebellious. They have a point of view, and a unique story to tell. That’s what we found in the home of Moon Rhee and HeyJa Do, the owners of the Manhattan boutique, Dear: Rivington. In their own shop, the two have gone against convention, selling vintage pieces in a curated space that feels more modern than flea market. Whitewashed walls, and an eclectic mix of old and new has become a signature of the couple’s style. And they do it all so effortlessly. From the store, to their home, there style translates beautifully. The loft is an open plan space, showcasing raw brick walls and wood floors. To make the space more modern the couple painted everything white, creating a fresh color palette from which leather chairs, wood furnishings, and their collection of art could be showcased. A fusion of French and Asian style is apparent, from the well-worn Parisian-style furnishings to pieces like the Japanese Koushi pendants that hang in the dining room. For color, the couple kept things understated. Pops of red float through the space in the way of flowers, shoes, and even a few straws that are artfully displayed. The end result is a home with a unique cultural mix and a strong design point of view that is uniquely Moon and HeyJa.

Source: Architectural Digest Spain

3 replies
  1. Carla
    Carla says:

    Oh my, as if the couple isn’t gorgeously stylish enough…their home! It isn’t my style at all but I would move into that space in a heartbeat and change my ways! Sigh. Just beautiful.

  2. Dani
    Dani says:

    I don’t see what’s so asian-french about it. It just looks like a typical American room where a modern painter would sleep. I don’t see anything related to either cultures.


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