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  1. Open planning

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... the needs of anyone else when designing his home and his vision was based on a love of light, space and strong, simple raw materials. 'I don't like the concept of box rooms,' he ... and the railings are open-sided on the 'floating' staircases, the upper of which must be sealed off when Ashby's young nieces and nephews visit. He hired A-01 Designers to help him. Its ...

  2. A meeting of minds

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla Beginning on the same page is essential for a successful designer-client relationship. 'People have their ideas- modern, clean, funky. If you listen to the words you get ... of Absolut Design, who was asked by businessman Ken Loh to plan a 'Scandinavian' interior for his new home. 'In this particular case, we instantly knew that it was not what we, ...

  3. Family matters

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla Designers in Hong Kong are often required to find solutions to a lack of storage space and natural light. When Clifton Leung was called in to renovate a 1,400 sq ft apartment ... it into a user-friendly home, not a show flat,' says Leung, standing in the spacious living room near a beaming May Hui. Leung's design increased the sense of space without sacrificing style. He ...

  4. A clean palette

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla When working on their own homes, some designers choose an interior that epitomises the style they have come to be known for; others take the opportunity to break free of professional restraints and do something very different. For designers Virginia Lung and husband Ajax Law, of One Plus Partnership, well known for designing colourful show flats, the temptation to try ...

  5. Super size

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... life into the space,' says Edwards, who runs her own interior design company, Life Styling. The apartment had been renovated by its previous owners, from three bedrooms to one, so Edwards ... home.' 1 The couch is covered in a suede-effect fabric topped with a Teflon coating as protection against stains. It was designed by Nathalie Edwards and custom built for about HK$14,000. ...

  6. A meeting of minds

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla Three design experts collaborated on a Mid-Levels flat and came up with a result that was agreeable to all. Take three design professionals, all friends, and unleash them ... with furnishings and accessories supplied by Wall's products and services company and innovative pieces from Day's eco-design materials firm. The project was a serendipitous meeting of minds ...

  7. Rooms for improvement

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... of the city, with a balcony. Whereas many designers undertaking a renovation are faced with having to take down or move walls, the problem facing Tara Highfield, who was charged with transforming ... in the owner's fashion boutiques. 'Her designs are mostly black and white with hot pink,' says Highfield. 'I wanted to incorporate a little bit of her work as this was going to be her ...

  8. Thinking inside the box

    Posted Feb 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... who has a background in textile design, enjoys creating interiors for herself and her friends. 'I love to paint,' she says. 'I cook. I sew. I do a lot of these fun things, ... Central, she adds. The renovation of the apartment, with the help of contractor Autosense Connections Design & Engineering, took six months. The interior was gutted and the space reformatted ...

  9. All in one

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... in one place- her home, an airy 2,800 sq ft apartment in Mid-Levels. With the help of Roddy Murray of RJ Murray Design, the Chinese Australian created an environment that is open enough ... woodwork design creates a miniature hallway while allowing light and sound to penetrate. When the barbeque is in use, the balcony doors are left open and the party atmosphere is enhanced by great ...

  10. Living large

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... about everything from the interior and started from scratch. The design brief was straightforward. Burke wanted two double bedrooms, a private study and an open living area conducive to relaxed ... is built on a platform, is accessed through oak and glass bi-fold doors that open onto the living area. The doors were designed and built by C&D Engineering (8/F, Wing Tat Commercial Building, ...




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