‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’: Get Design Inspiration from Song Hye-Kyo’s New Drama
After a two-year hiatus, Korean actress Song Hye-kyo has made her long-anticipated return to the small screen with romantic drama Now, We Are Breaking Up. As its name suggests, the Korean show is centered on the themes of romantic love and heartache, set against a glitzy backdrop of the Korean fashion industry. The Hallyu star and Fendi’s global ambassador assume the role of a career-driven designer and team leader at a luxury fashion label.
The melodrama might be buzzing with trendy fashion pieces and jewellery envy, but there’s also plenty of design inspiration to be gleaned from the characters’ homes and offices. Here, we cover all the design details of the drama that has been shown so far.
Ha Yeong-eun’s cosmopolitian abode
Ha Yeong-eun (Song) possesses not just a discerning taste for fashion, but also decor for her home. The luxurious centrally-located apartment in Seoul, boasts large floor-to-ceiling windows that frame a stunning view of the city’s skyline and Korea’s famous Han River.
Exuding sophisticated and modern elegance, the abode is furnished with top-of-the-line appliances ranging from Bang & Olufsen speakers to Samsung refrigerators and TV. Ingo Maurer lighting offers a warm glow and a decorative touch to the apartment. Ha apparently uses china from Royal Albert, as proclaimed by an impressed Seok Do-hoon (Kim Joo-Hun) when he pays her a visit with the other casts.
The highlight of the fashion designer’s home, however, is her walk-in closet. The dream dressing room is a lavish space that houses all her clothes as well as a built-in vanity nook. Designed to impress, the warmly-lit space even has a boutique-style island counter with drawers that we bet houses all of her Chaumet and other prized watch and jewellery pieces.
Seok Do-hoon’s modern apartment
Seok’s apartment, where main lead Yoon Jae-gook (Jang Ki-yong) currently crashes at, reflects a contemporary flair with its handsome interiors. The furnishings—a tactile combination of velvet and leather—inject pops of colour into the home, creating a striking and homely space.
Seok’s home office, which features clear glass windows that can be viewed from the living and dining areas, is an inspiring workspace with large built-in shelves. The modern open-plan kitchen is dressed in grey and black tones, adding a dramatic edge.
Pendant lighting hanging above the dining table adds to the home’s stylish appeal, while the wall scones lighting up the room create a visual anchor in the space. Seok, who’s an ardent fan of Elton John, peppers his space with the musician’s records and framed prints.
Vision PR offices
Looking for inspiration to deck out your home office? Turn towards the offices within Vision PR, where Seok is the CEO of the public relations company. Filmed on the actual grounds of Esteem, Korea’s leading modelling agency, the stylish office features a contemporary design with trendy accents.
Ever the ardent art collector, Seok’s office is a treasure trove of artworks and sculptures that bring personality into the room. A blue graphic feature that takes up the bottom half of the walls add a visual edge to the room and injects an upbeat vibe without being too hard on the eyes.
An alternate workspace, first pictured when fashion influencer Hye-rin (Girl’s Day’s Yura) has her clothes fitting, is decorated with soft tones and tactile furnishings. The room has a mellow ambience, amplified by the velvet furnishings with soft curves. The room echoes Seok’s office, with similar sculptures as well as a pastel pink version of the graphic feature.