Interiors: Artful living in Shanghai with Danny Yeh and Robyn Hung

By Emily Wetzki, April 2, 2015

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Our regular Interiors features take a look through the keyhole into the homes of some of Shanghai's well known faces. 

The style credentials of fashion power-couple Danny Yeh and Robyn Hung, owners of clothing brand Robyn, shine throughout their charming three-story house in Changning district. They show through the well-chosen objects – from a portly armchair they had custom-made to an elegant silver tray picked up in India – and in the eclectic, Middle East-inspired mix of tiles, prints and color patterns defining each and every room. They are evident in the way Hung, in particular, has an eye for beautiful finds from around the world. The overall effect is a family home that’s envy-inducing – a refined nest for the duo and their seven-month-old baby boy. 

After living in a high rise for many years, the couple decided to find a bigger house after Hung became pregnant. This was the first property they saw. “Although it needed huge renovations, we fell for it at first sight,” she says. It took over a year before they could move in, but the result certainly made it worth the wait. 

Hung and Yeh in what they call the “Red Room.”

Looking to create a space to reflect their aesthetics and start a family, the couple turned to friends and interior design professionals Karen Wilson and Luke Van Duyn for advice. Together, they worked on a vibrant, contemporary aesthetic influenced by Indian, Middle Eastern and Berber cultures. 

From the wallpaper to the patterned rugs, the house is packed with color and graphics. There are tactile and warm fabrics, and an appreciation of objets d’art and travel. The so-called “Red Room,” a guestroom and lounge space, is the perfect reflection of such arty inclinations.

Another angle of the “Red Room.”

“Every room has a story,” says Hung. “For our bedroom, we wanted a truly Moroccan feel. We liked the idea of sleeping in a tent – hence the canopy bed.”

Details throughout the house reveal impeccable taste and a penchant for subtle beauty.  

The couple’s gorgeous bathroom is the ultimate totem of urbane domesticity. 

On the third floor is baby Ethan’s room. Once again, the couple opted for strong, dynamic colors, playing on a palette of blue, red and white. 

A view of the home’s private courtyard – a quaint Berber oasis in the heart of the city. 

// To see other interiors features, click here. Photos by Liva Koziola

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