The more I stay in Cambodia, the more I fall in love with its design culture especially I refer to the interior design in Cambodia. Located between Thailand and Vietnam, this country has opened up since the arrival of the peace keeping called UNTAC. In 2017, I witness the growth of the real estate development around Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville (the two towns I visited). One can rest assure to be amazed by the talented local interior designer as well as foreign design firm which can be witnessed throughout the boutique hotel, luxury 5 star hotel and guest houses.
In light of these developments, I am pleased to share with you the following 12 best interior design that can be seen in Cambodia.
Song Saa island’s interior design
Song saa is a name given to two islands located at 35 minutes boat ride from the port of Sihanouk Ville. The bigger island is called “bong” and the smaller one is considered as “own”. Together, it is called Song Saa or “couple” or “sweethearts”. The resort located in the two islands were the brain child of Rory and Melita from Australia. They have bought the islands from the local village and have since transformed into a great resort second to none. The interior design and exterior design of the islands are just amazing – check them here.
As of today i.e. 11 August 2018, the Song Saa private island rates is 890$ per night. Not bed for such a unique experience. Highly recommended for newly or retired couple.
De Castle Royal
This condominium is located in a prime location of Phnom Penh called Beong Keng Kang 1. This is where you will find most high class restaurant for tourists and elite Cambodian. The décor and design of this Condominium is very modern. You can also swim and exercise in their gym too, by the way.
Xihu hotel in sihanoukville
Xihu resort hotel was a talk in town sometime in 2018. The reason was that it was probably the first modern skyscraper after the 7 storey (independent hotel). During my visit to this coastal town back in 2017, Xihu casino and resort was not fully operational yet (i recall vaguely) and now, it is in full swing. Xi Hu is a very luxurious five-star resort with unique interior design. Oh indeed, this 5 stars hotel also has several nice Chinese restaurants. Let’s take a look at how they do, decor-wise:
Heritage Suites Hotel Siem Reap
Oh well, it is not easy to find traditional cambodia house decor because khmer people are busy to make a living in their daily life. Instead, we can be inspired the tradtional decor by visiting the most luxury boutique resort in Siem Reap: the Heritage Suites Hotel.
There are definitely more interesting khmer architecture outthere that we do not know about.
3 home decor shop phnom penh
As promised, i am going to identify three home decor shops that I found in Phnom Penh. I must admit that it is not too hard to find various stores in Cambodia thanks to many helpful khmer around the corner where one can simply ask! Besides, according to BangkokPost, there are 15.8 million active internet users in Cambodia (i wonder how true this is consider the population in Cambodia is around 16 million only).
Vintage interior Cambodia
Vintage interior is an interior decor shop located in Phnom Penh Cambodia. If you are looking to buy decorating furniture and items, check out vintage interior. FYI, according to its website, they do import designer items from Mutto, Charles Roy Eames, Kartell, Tolix, Barcelona, and Serge Mouille.
Tel: 010 28 5566 / 010 988 178
Living Iching Decor
Looking for a custom made and personalized decor for your shop or restaurant? Try Living Iching Decor, who claims to be a lifestyle company brinigng unique decor to the Cambodia decor market. It’s located near to Bokor area, very easy to find, check out its website for details:
Tel: 023 214 285 / 092 660 746
Full house decoration cambodia
Although its website isn’t that professional, in my view, they do have physical showroom in SunCity Bassac Building, Phnom Pehn. Be inspired, Fullhouse cambodia is cooperating with oversea distributors that is inspired by European and Korean style.
Tel: 015 707 799 / 012 831 515
The next time you visit this southeast Asia country, remember to keep an eyes on upcoming new development and you will be awed by their design concept.
Which is the best interior design school in Cambodia?
Cambodia is still very new when it comes to interior design school. The longest known institution in Cambodia is called the red house, thanks to its famous red exterior wall. However, in recent years, more and more design school compete for the top spot. One of the competitor is the Raffle College Phnom Penh.
Which design company in phnom penh is the best?
That depends on your budget as well as the industry. For example, if you are looking for an apartment interior design, then you could source it from any local design company. However, if you need an interior designer for your modern restaurant, consider the vintage interior decor as highlight in homelilys.com