TIMELESS TREND: ELEGANT MID-CENTURY MODERN BOUTIQUE HOTEL AESTHETIC THAT BRINGS BACK OLD MEMORIES.
If you’re a traveler who loves to find trendy boutique hotel that matches your aesthetic, Kuala Lumpur is full of them! These hotels typically offer unique, personalized experiences that are tailored to individual guests, with a focus on design, ambiance, and service.
MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN
The mid-century modern design – a throwback to the design style of the mid-1900s (the ’30s to the ’60s, or even the early ’70s) – has been making a comeback into the boutique hotel scenes in recent years. This retro look can be seen in everything from architecture to fashion, so let’s take a closer look at what makes some of these boutique hotels memorable for their décor!
THE KUALA LUMPUR JOURNAL
The Kuala Lumpur Journal, located in Bukit Bintang, is one worth mentioning about! The hotel’s decoration theme is inspired by the 1960s and 1970s era, featuring a retro and vintage design with a modern twist. The interior of the hotel showcases a mix of contemporary and classic elements, including graphic prints and bold colors that celebrate the local culture with classic KL iconography and memorabilia.
The Kuala Lumpur Journal decoration highlighting Malaysian mid‐century modernist style through their furniture piece – such as these vintage & stylish chairs from Recro Furniture – to reflect the vibrant energy of the city.
Enter the hotel’s lobby area and you can see the unique mix of vintage and modern design presented in an appealing eclectic mix, with a large mural that pays homage to Kuala Lumpur’s history and culture. The mural is complemented by a selection of vintage, mid-century inspired furnishing, including the dining chairs and coffee tables which add to the retro feel of the space.
With the placement of high-quality furniture pieces from Recro Furniture, it adds a touch of sophistication and elegant feel to the hotel’s overall stunning interior design.
THE CHOW KIT
Not far from the Golden Triangle area and the Petronas Twin Towers you can find the award-winning Malaysia’s leading boutique hotel, The Chow Kit. The hotel’s decoration theme is inspired by the local culture and heritage of the neighborhood in the 70s and 80s, with modern interpretation of the traditional Malaysian design.
The interior of the hotel is characterized by a warm and inviting atmosphere, with a color palette of rich earth tones and natural materials such as wood and stone. One of the standout features of the furniture range is its attention to detail. Each piece has been carefully crafted to incorporate elements of the hotel’s design aesthetic, such as the use of bold colors and geometric shapes. This ensures that the vintage inspired furniture seamlessly blends in with the hotel’s overall look and feel, creating a cohesive and harmonious space for guests to relax in.
From geometric designs with clean lines and neutral color palette of the sidebar, to bold yellow color of the lounge chair, these pieces from Recro Furniture essentially elevate the Chow Kit’s modern and contemporary aesthetic.
The Chow Kit's decoration theme is a modern interpretation of traditional Malaysian design, creating a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere that reflects the rich cultural heritage of the Chow Kit neighbourhood.
In essence, the bespoke furniture range from Recro Furniture has helped to cultivate both hotel’s design philosophy, rooted in the rich history and cultural heritage of the area whilst embracing the inevitable modernization. The curated vintage pieces help create a truly unique space that celebrates the local community and it’s heritage while also providing comfortable and luxurious holiday experience for the hotel’s guests.