How to make a little room for romance

Alluring Safretti Apollo fireplaces by Frans Schrofer are designed to soothe. Photo: Kitchens + Interiors

If cupid could do with a little nudge, a simple answer could lie in your interior décor. Home is, after all, our most intimate space, so where's the harm in allowing it to wrap you and yours in a relaxing, romantic, sensual embrace?

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 4:32am

On the market

80 Robinson Road

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bathrooms clean up act

If last week's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan is anything to go by, bathrooms and kitchens have become just as important as other rooms in the home. Alongside the world's largest annual furniture fair, the Bathroom and Euro Cucina exhibitions showcased the very best Italian and international products.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Town Hall Hotel, London

East End, did you say? That's right. The East End is increasingly trendy these days and you can expect this grand Edwardian building to sweep you off your feet.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Design file

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Evergreen Villa

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tranquillity counts

In designing and decorating their bedrooms, many people end up creating an environment that does little to aid relaxation and is anything but sleep-friendly. Space constraints, particularly in Hong Kong, can mean the bedroom becomes part office, part storeroom, with computer, television, exercise machine and assorted other gizmos seeming to occupy every spare inch.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

The Leighton Hill

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Business is booming

Despite challenging economic times across the globe, the building materials market is booming, with exports climbing 14 per cent during the first half of this year alone, says the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Design flair and a touch of history

The western side of London has long been seen as the area in which to find some of the city's most desirable residences, with its parkland, riverside vistas and convenient access to amenities.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Inn with the new

There has been a head-spinning procession of luxury hotel openings in London this year, and a couple of remarkable reopenings.

One of the latter is the new-look Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, which opened in January after a two-year refurbishment and a complete interior refit by highly in-demand and urbane French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley Faber and Faber

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mountain view adds to luxury

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom luxury villa at Tamarina Golf, Spa and Beach Club, Mauritius, was developed under the Integrated Resort Scheme.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Chance to tower above the rest

Located near the heart of London's financial district, The Heron is expected to appeal to international investors searching for upmarket residential property in the British capital.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Flow business

Ronen Joseph's Imagine bathroom was inspired by trapezoids - four-sided shapes with one pair of parallel sides. If the geometry of the suite doesn't grab you its technology might. Its 'ideal flow' design eliminates overflow holes, which are magnets for dirt. As soon as the water reaches a certain level, the system automatically opens the water plug.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am