‘Our Beloved Summer’: 3 Home Design Ideas from the K-Drama
After a four-year small screen hiatus, Parasite star Choi Woo-shik is making his return with the heart-warming romantic comedy Our Beloved Summer. Starring opposite Itaewon Class’ Kim Da-mi, Choi portrays the free-spirited and talented illustrator Choi Ung.
With an inclination towards modern minimalist designs, natural materials as well as flourishing greenery, the artist’s home is designed as impressively as his detailed drawings. Here, take decor cues from the rustic charm of his abode.
A modern rustic living room
Choi’s home has a countryside charm that’s underpinned by the home’s modern rustic appeal. The living room features a mix of natural materials such as wood, stone and brick walls, which infuses the space with texture and character.
Furnishings with clean lines and structured silhouettes add a sleek streamlined touch to the space, while the dim lighting creates a soothing and cosy feel. Indoor plants around the room add a soothing element to the surroundings. A large rectangular window—one of the major highlights of the space—looks out to a vertical garden, amplifying the green views and adding to the calming ambience.
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A cosy working studio
Choi’s home studio, where the illustrator spends most of his time working, continues the modern rustic design narrative of the abode. A warm, contemporary aesthetic dominates the space with tactile materials and textures.
Brick and stone walls are married with wooden flooring and furnishings. Overhead lamps and ambient lighting lights the room with a soft glow, creating a conducive environment for creativity. Choi is also seemingly a fan of vintage pieces, which includes an old-school wooden record player, steel office file cabinets as well as a rocking chair that forms a relaxing area for lounging during breaks.
Framed drawings and sketches alike line the walls. A large window echoes the one in the living room by offering views of the vertical garden. The aesthetically pleasing workplace speaks to the illustrator’s soul.
A vibrant garden
Choi is a huge fan of nature, as evidenced by the planted aquarium in his studio and the numerous flourishing plants scattered around his abode. The illustrator often takes breaks by tending to his thriving garden, which features a colourful array of flowers and plants. The verdant landscape also has a small al-fresco dining area for relaxing evenings.