Born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Jaya Ibrahim is a son of a Sumatran diplomat and Yogyanese princess. Jaya spent his childhood traveling with his parents, as well as residing in the house of his maternal grandmother where he absorbed the Javanese culture. Early in the 1990’s, Jaya returned to Indonesia where he established a design studio that flourished from the beginning.
Get inspired with this amazing interior designer and with this stunning hotel Aman at Summer Palace!
Arranged around elegant courtyards, ponds and arcades, the Aman at Summer Palace, as it’s called, is a sprawling compound of historic and historic-looking buildings, with 18 guestrooms, 33 suites and amenities fit for an emperor.
Directly beside the Summer Palace — one of a handful of Unesco World Heritage Sites in Beijing. The 720-acre imperial garden has palaces, pavilions and ornate bridges scattered around Kunming Lake.
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The décor is understated Chinese: white walls; scintillating golden-brown floor tiles; Ming- and Qing-dynasty-inspired armchairs, armoires, bed and daybed.
Jaya International Design has its offices in Singapore, Jakarta, New York and Shanghai, with a global presence through properties like Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing; The Capella; Park Hyatt, Changbaishan; the Setai in Miami and Shiatzy Chen boutiques in Paris and across Asia.
Jaya’s work has also drawn praise from clients, guests and the media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest and Travel + Leisure. When asked to describe his work, Jaya notes that everything can be traced back to historic roots, “They are contemporary designs, but with a pedigree.”
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