Recently opened at Ocean Park, The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel is a seafront luxury resort – the first overseas property for the Singapore-based Fullerton group – comprising over 400 guest rooms, all with water views. Those same guest rooms feature décor items supplied by a company known well to readers of this magazine, Indigo Living. EMMA MACLEAN of EM Bespoke was the interior stylist on the project; we asked her about her work on the hotel, and how styling and accessories by Indigo Living were used to enhance the space.
What was your brief for the interior design project at the new Fullerton?
EM Bespoke was invited to work on a number of key features. Our team designed custom indoor furniture for the guest rooms, suites and public spaces including the guest tower lift lobbies and corridors, and we selected all furniture, fixtures and accessories for the guest rooms and outdoor spaces.
How did Hong Kong’s maritime history and marine environment inspire the design?
Massively! The resort’s tranquil location – from colonial to present day – also played an important role behind the inspiration and concept for the project. Throughout the designs, we bridged the past and present together, weaving elements of linear architecture with soft curvatures inspired by the movement of the sea. The materials selected, such as subtle metallic finishes, reference the Exploring the marine-themed interior design of HK’s newest high-end hotel. glistening reflection of the sun setting on the South China Sea.
One of our favourite features is the light installation in the lobby reception. It was designed as an ode to the guiding lights found on sampans and fishing boats from days gone by, welcoming guests into the safe haven of the resort.
Tell us a bit about the cushions and accessories you used from Indigo Living to bring the design to life.
With a fresh palette in mind, we selected cushions with splashes of blue and with rich textures that reference the stunning backdrop of the nearby sea. It was important to incorporate bold patterns and geometrics to allow the cushions to pop and stand out against the neutral architectural materials and finishes of the room.
The accessories were all hand-picked and curated by our team and they were inspired by the rich colonial history of the city, nearby marine environment and also an element of elegance in the pieces.
For example, we selected the blue and green tealight holders not only for the fresh and energetic colours but also the beautiful texture of the glass, mimicking a ripple-like effect of the sea. The brass seashell and starfish/coral sculptures bring an understated richness with their glistening finish.
The crystal-cut whiskey glass set, timber tray and vintage car model add a touch of masculinity that contrasts the softer and gentle ambience of the rest of the room.
New & Notable: Indigo Living Trade
The new Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel isn’t the only hotel that Indigo Living has lent its design aesthetic to. In fact, the company’s contemporary furniture and accessories have highlighted the designs of luxury residences, upscale serviced apartments and five-star hotel suites across Asia Pacific and the Middle East for more than 40 years.
Now, the company has launched Indigo Living Trade, a new platform that will help meet the needs of those like Emma who are involved in design and development, both residentially and commercially. The Indigo team explains: Indigo Living Trade is a dedicated service offering convenient online access to a wide range of products, complete with global shipping and a professional trade service team at hand to serve any bespoke needs. The platform is just like an e-catalogue. We’ve consolidated all of Indigo Living’s past and existing accessories, and put them on a website, with the aim of giving local and global designers a platform to select products for their projects.
Our target market includes designers and procurement companies who work for hospitality groups, and art or styling consultants who need accessories to finish off their interiors project.
#1 Visit indigo-living.com/trade and create an account.
#2 Log in to explore the product range.
#3 Select items of interest and enter your desired quantity of each item.
#4 Submit your enquiry list.
#5 Indigo’s Trade Team will be in touch shortly after
This article first appeared in the Winter 2022/23 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.