The Residence, Shanghai
Introducing: The Residence, a private shopping suite hosted by Harrods and designed by Harrods Interior Design in Shanghai’s historic Cha House, where members can shop the latest styles, attend exclusive events and – even –enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea, all in exquisitely designed surroundings.
Enter the opulent lounge through beautiful Chinese-Deco stained-glass doors and you’ll be greeted by a harmonious mélange of Art Deco detailing, contemporary finishes and bespoke elements that celebrate the building’s century-old heritage.
Routed in feng shui, the space has been meticulously arranged to maximise sociability. Pods promise opulent seating with smooth textures and rounded silhouettes – from playful scallop-backed armchairs to plush, jewel-toned sofas. Octagonal chairs allude to the Chinese lucky number, while a Ginko-leaf design on a partition screen retracts to reveal TV screens –perfect for displaying runway shows.
Staying faithful to the building’s architecture, the team retained original mouldings and flooring, adding brass-finished wall panelling and Art Deco columns for an ultra-luxurious finish.
In the client suites, bespoke screens inspired by traditional Chinese fans contrast with beautiful Magnolia wallpaper and art from the Halcyon Gallery. While in the bar, plumage tiles in an ombré colour palette reference those found in the Food Halls in Knightsbridge.
Finally, for the perfect #bathroomselfie, hand-painted murals adorned with custom-made Murano glass lights complement a striking marble, pink onyx, brass and gold-leaf ceiling.
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