6 Interior Designers To Know In Malaysia
These creative minds are the ones to call for all your decorating needs
The co-founder of Studio Kanta and winner of reality TV series The Apartment Season 7, Kent's handiwork has made waves throughout Kuala Lumpur, from the chic interiors of co-working space Common Ground to Wanderlust + Co's Insta-worthy pink and gold-themed pop-up store. If bright, contemporary interiors and distinctly local design details capture your fancy, Kent is the man to make it happen.
A household name among Malaysia's well-heeled crowd, London-trained interior decorator Raymond Lee is the founder of Xceptional Interiors and the creative force behind the most coveted properties in the city including St. Regis The Residences Kuala Lumpur. Lee's high standards, keen eye for detail and warm, easy-going manner have only enhanced his popularity as one of the most sought-after interior designers.
Browse through this Canadian-born interior designer's recent projects and you'll recognise his flair for interiors that take inspiration from the most vibrant cities in the world, including Tokyo and Hong Kong where he has previously lived. The founder of KL-based design firm Blaine Robert Design has worked on a variety of upscale residential and commercial properties, from the plush Ritz-Carlton Residences to swanky luxury condos in Embassy Row.
Jun Ong & Kyle E Yon
Ever been to The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel's Swimming Club? The rooftop pool and bar's eye-popping pink design is the work of light designer Jun Ong and landscape architect Kyle Yon, co-founders of Pow Ideas design firm and the first Malaysian architects to showcase their work at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. Pow Ideas is responsible for designing some of the most exciting venues in town, from various F&B outlets at APW Bangsar to Merchant's Lane in Chinatown and Urban Retreat Spa in Mont Kiara.
Steph Low started her interior design journey by giving old houses a modern facelift. Although starting her own design firm Yong Studio in 2015 was the most challenging phase in her life, the early struggles soon gave way to successes; today, Low is living her dream designing chic urban residential properties with numerous design awards under her belt, including one from the Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2018.
The stylish founder of VSQ Design and Decorate is known for transforming small residential spaces into elegantly dazzling interiors – from tiny attic bedrooms and narrow dining spaces to staircases. Recently, the designer boldly tried her hand at designing furniture, resulting in the creation of her very own bespoke Shelled lounge chair for a client.