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Korean style isn’t a very well-known type of interior decorating, but it’s apparent from our examples below that the Korean look can be a very stunning.
When Architectural Digest featured Korean home design, they shared the story of a Korean business magnate who pleaded with his architect to design “something that wouldn’t shame my ancestors.” (source). The latter designed their home around classic pieces of Korean art, including beautiful pottery and antique Oriental furnishings.
It’s true that today’s Korean woman, traditionally the homemaker, has embraced modernity. The influence of the Western world means more and more Korean women are speaking up, such as in the case of the wartime comfort women who have filed a 10-million won lawsuit against their government.
This East-Meets-West modernity is quite apparent in the way they choose to design their homes. Think clean lines and neutral colors paired with the eye-popping textural details of a traditional Korean chest.
It’s something that Korean design has mastered: a balance of tradition and modernity, sometimes in absolutely surprising ways. DesignMilk recently featured a mind-blowing “Panorama House” designed by Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon, which includes a beautiful “multifunctional staircase”- stairs for adults, a slide for children, and book storage beneath every step.
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The idea of a multifunction staircase, which saves space and provides extra storage, is indeed wonderful when applied to tight spaces in condominium decorating. Below, we showcase some lovely homes with a uniquely Korean style: