Rhode Island House

Lead DesignerGary Lai
Prize(s)2nd Place in Interior Design / Residential
Entry Description

A summer retreat home for a large family based out of New York. The house is on nearly 2 acres of land situated in a secluded neighborhood in Portsmouth, Rhode Island less than 10 minutes from the famous Newport Cottages.

Design team established an inside out design approach with the local architect, carefully crafting each room with distinct views to the surrounding waterfront, creating free flow public spaces on the ground floor while providing sleeping quarters on the lower and upper floors.

The design team devised a seamless open-plan space for ground floor, using be-spoke cabinetry and screens as dividers to identify each area without losing the flow. A bridge links the two second floor master bedrooms and study, which overlook the great room and feature fireplace.

The interior design combines the beauty of modern country farmhouse style with furniture and rug choices which lend softness and a nature-inspired palette.


Spatial Concept is a boutique design studio that combines a wealth of global design experience with a focus on listening to clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations. We provide bespoke services cover from space planning, furniture design, design consultancy to design & build. project locations throughout Asia Pacific including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Brunei, Korea and the United States.

Successful interiors are the result of collaboration. Spatial Concept engages clients in the design process through interaction and a deep understanding of users’ needs. Our workplace design not only functional but also innovative and strikingly aesthetic.

We create interiors that move emotions, using form, light, colors and textures to transform spaces into unparalleled sensory journeys.