Big Boy’s Residence by CRL Designs: Before and After
An avid sneaker and art toy collector wanted his home transformed into a gallery for over a thousand items.
May 25, 2017
Written by Angel Yulo
Photographed by Ed Simon and CRL Designs
CRL Designs just completed their most memorable project yet. Big Boy Cheng, an avid sneaker and art toy collector, asked design principal Cai Lim-Regala and her team to transform his family home of ten years into a gallery for his ever expanding collection currently composed of over a thousand art pieces, shoes, and knickknacks. During the renovation, they unboxed and transferred numerous items to new display shelves.
“This not just out-of- the-box. This is totally upside down!” Lim-Regala shares. See the transformation of the different spaces in the pictures below.
Foyer – Before
Foyer – After
Living Room and Dining Room – Before
Living Room and Dining Room – After (now called the “Sneaker Room”)
Study Room – Before
Study Room – After (now called the “Graffiti Room”)
Pool Room – Before
Pool Room – After (now the Dining Room)
Theater – Before
Theater – After (now called the “Brick Room”)
Second Floor Lounge – Before
Second Floor Lounge – After
This story supplements the article Unboxing in BluPrint Vol. 3, 2017.