I was on location, shooting other places, when all of a sudden I ran into this store. I was gobsmacked. Had I arrived on interiors heaven?
I saw the Kim Soo sign at the front and it all made sense.
Kim Soo is decorated exactly to my taste…. if I knew how to restrain myself and choose black and white as a colour palette. The terrace area at the front is impeccable. The black and white tiles match the monochromatic wire chairs, while the wooden and black tables create a great contrast against the white concrete wall that also becomes a bench. The only plants are beautiful frangipani trees. The bareness and minimalist decor of it all is simply perfection. And that’s just outside.
Once you go inside you literally don’t know where to look first and start your exploration. The shop is large. Although it contains an enormous amount of stock, it doesn’t feel crowded. There are tables and tables filled with the most divine treasures, such as shells, coral, china jars, glass lamps, beaded boxes, handmade necklaces, candles, wooden objects, and marble crosses. I wanted EVERYTHING!! Once I was able to catch my breath and realise I wasn’t dreaming, I saw there were also amazing things on the walls, like divine fabrics, exquisite cushions, beautiful baskets and bedding and so much more.
The two areas outside follow the terrace at the front. Somehow this store is more than a store. You can see that a lot of thought has been put into this store. It feels like a home. A very very stylish one. At the back of KIM SOO there is a swimming pool, and following the white concrete walls there are only three pot plants, one with a large cactus, that sit against it. The stark contrast is ultra chic. The store has a very european feel. It’s so photogenic, you could be in Santorini or Ibiza.
And if this heavenly place wasn’t enough to satisfy you, it also has a coffee shop attached to it! KIM SOO has answered my interior design prayers and has created a store accordingly. Amen.
Jl Kayu Aya 21, Seminyak,
Bali 80361 – Indonesia
+62 822 4713 0122