Shop Dreamy Home Décor at the New Woven by Shaolin Boutique
Interior designer Shaolin Low brings together chic homewares, curated furniture options and accessible design services in Kailua.
As locals who’ve struggled to find fresh sources for furnishings and décor can attest, any time the phrases “home goods” and “new store” are bandied about together, our ears instantly perk up. And when they come attached to an up-and-coming name in the interior design world, as they have in the case of designer Shaolin Low’s recently opened Woven by Shaolin boutique-showroom, we do more than pencil in a visit—we clear our schedules (and trunk space) and make a beeline down to get first picks.
“We had a lot of people contacting us, wanting some elements of what our interior design firm Studio Shaolin does,” says Low of the impetus for the shop’s opening. That included sourcing custom and ready-made furniture and home accents from B2B-exclusive brands usually only accessible to industry insiders. “I got enough of those calls over the last two years that I was like, clearly there’s a need here. It just made sense to start opening the curtains.”
The 1,200-square-foot space on the Target end of Hekili Street is equal parts vibrant and serene and brimming with chic home accessories smartly arranged in color-coordinated nooks. “My design aesthetic is very contemporary coastal—it’s bright, light, airy, cozy, comforting,” says Low. The mix includes everything from abstract vases and vintage-inspired glassware to squiggly candlesticks and pillows trimmed with pompoms. You’ll also find things for keiki, wellness products and playful gift items.
Separating it all are zones staged with furniture pieces and local artwork that Low and her team are currently loving, stocked in very limited numbers. “It’s basically a mix of our sample closet for our interior design business,” she says. Think modern-organic boucle dining chairs, rattan tables and cane accent chairs.
A portion of the space has been shaved off to house the design team’s office. The store’s opening marked the launch of Studio Shaolin’s newest offering—its mini design service, which provides clients with pared-back versions of its full services, starting at $750 for an individual room.
“I wanted to be able to service local families, families like mine with young children and young working moms who don’t have $100,000 to spend on their space,” says Low. “Oftentimes when people think of designers, they think of untouchable, high-end things that not everyone can have. And that’s the bubble that I’m trying to burst. With Woven by Shaolin, the intention was to open the gates for everyone.”