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Why ‘you don’t need to be a millionaire’ to make an apartment look and feel special

Stylist Flavia Markovits rearranged and repurposed a couple’s existing furniture and sourced additional pieces to stamp their mark on a Happy Valley rental flat.

22 Jul 2020 - 10:24AM

Stylist Flavia Markovits rearranged and repurposed a couple’s existing furniture and sourced additional pieces to stamp their mark on a Happy Valley rental flat.

Why ‘you don’t need to be a millionaire’ to make an apartment  look and feel special
French designer Peggy Bels applies her industrial-chic aesthetic to create a home for a Hong Kong couple

Peggy Bels’ signature style works perfectly in the 755 sq ft West Kowloon flat, where shades of pink and grey unite to soften the industrial-inspired finish.

9 Jul 2020 - 2:57PM

Peggy Bels’ signature style works perfectly in the 755 sq ft West Kowloon flat, where shades of pink and grey unite to soften the industrial-inspired finish.

French designer Peggy Bels applies her industrial-chic aesthetic to create a home for a Hong Kong couple
For a Hong Kong architect, designing his own home was one of his biggest challenges yet

Hubert Un’s Mid-Levels flat was his toughest commission yet, managing his own preference for minimalism and his wife’s more traditional tastes.

3 Jun 2020 - 10:37AM

Hubert Un’s Mid-Levels flat was his toughest commission yet, managing his own preference for minimalism and his wife’s more traditional tastes.

For a Hong Kong architect, designing his own home was one of his biggest challenges yet
A Hong Kong couple’s second home in the city, ideal for entertaining

Most of the 2,000 sq ft Tin Hau flat is given over to a large open-plan living, focused around a hi-tech rotating cabinet and an ice bucket table.

27 May 2020 - 3:57PM

Most of the 2,000 sq ft Tin Hau flat is given over to a large open-plan living, focused around a hi-tech rotating cabinet and an ice bucket table.

A Hong Kong couple’s second home in the city, ideal for entertaining
Inside a French couple’s Lamma Island bolt-hole, which blends seamlessly with the great, green outdoors

Managing the renovations of their Lamma Island village house meant the owners realised the contemporary, light-filled flat they had dreamed of – eventually.

30 Apr 2020 - 3:35PM

Managing the renovations of their Lamma Island village house meant the owners realised the contemporary, light-filled flat they had dreamed of – eventually.

Inside a French couple’s Lamma Island bolt-hole, which blends seamlessly with the great, green outdoors
Symmetry keeps antique collector’s Hong Kong home looking curated not cluttered

Co-founder of Altfield combines Asian and European antiques with contemporary elements in his 2,300 sq ft Mid-Levels flat.

26 Mar 2020 - 10:35AM

Co-founder of Altfield combines Asian and European antiques with contemporary elements in his 2,300 sq ft Mid-Levels flat.

Symmetry keeps antique collector’s Hong Kong home looking curated not cluttered
Shades of grey and tropical greenery transform a Hong Kong home where the outdoors is as big as indoors

Designer Britta Butler divided vast terrace into ‘rooms’ for dining, chilling and play, complete with bar and all-weather cowhide.

17 Mar 2020 - 6:30PM

Designer Britta Butler divided vast terrace into ‘rooms’ for dining, chilling and play, complete with bar and all-weather cowhide.

Shades of grey and tropical greenery transform a Hong Kong home where the outdoors is as big as indoors
Hong Kong design studio A Work of Substance transforms old shipping containers into a cool, movable office

Founding partner of creative agency A Work of Substance, Max Dautresme, on the challenges and highlights of working on this unique project.

9 Mar 2020 - 1:47PM

Founding partner of creative agency A Work of Substance, Max Dautresme, on the challenges and highlights of working on this unique project.

Hong Kong design studio A Work of Substance transforms old shipping containers into a cool, movable office
Inside an athlete’s first home, a Hong Kong town house in the sky

Light-filled interiors, city and harbour views and a private exercise terrace make perfect eyrie for an ultra trail runner.

5 Mar 2020 - 11:01AM

Light-filled interiors, city and harbour views and a private exercise terrace make perfect eyrie for an ultra trail runner.

Inside an athlete’s first home, a Hong Kong town house in the sky
Reupholster, repair and repaint: Tequila Kola founder’s home illustrates her eco-friendly approach to decorating

‘It is crucial to breathe life into old things whenever possible rather than mindlessly throwing them away simply because you want something new,’ says Michelle Koller.

13 Feb 2020 - 2:44PM

‘It is crucial to breathe life into old things whenever possible rather than mindlessly throwing them away simply because you want something new,’ says Michelle Koller.

Reupholster, repair and repaint: Tequila Kola founder’s home illustrates her eco-friendly approach to decorating
Inside a luxury real estate developer’s art-filled Hong Kong home

Statement pieces inform the interior palette of an apartment in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels, which stays true to its environment through a merger of contemporary and classic design details.

3 Jan 2020 - 12:16PM

Statement pieces inform the interior palette of an apartment in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels, which stays true to its environment through a merger of contemporary and classic design details.

Inside a luxury real estate developer’s art-filled Hong Kong home
How to make the most of a curved interior – life in a semicircular home

A Mid-Levels flat makes the most of its contours and is almost unrecognisable after an extreme makeover; the owners couldn’t be happier.

4 Dec 2019 - 12:14PM

A Mid-Levels flat makes the most of its contours and is almost unrecognisable after an extreme makeover; the owners couldn’t be happier.

How to make the most of a curved interior – life in a semicircular home
How a Hong Kong interior designer transformed a dated rental flat into a family home

Aviva Duncan immediately saw potential in the 2,100 sq ft Mid-Levels apartment and made it her own, with the landlord’s blessing, of course.

6 Nov 2019 - 2:52PM

Aviva Duncan immediately saw potential in the 2,100 sq ft Mid-Levels apartment and made it her own, with the landlord’s blessing, of course.

How a Hong Kong interior designer transformed a dated rental flat into a family home
Feng shui and hi-tech work in perfect harmony in 492 sq ft flat that accommodates five

Peacefulness meets practicality in this carefully considered apartment with storage solutions that include platforms to accommodate smart-home gadgetry.

30 Oct 2019 - 5:00PM

Peacefulness meets practicality in this carefully considered apartment with storage solutions that include platforms to accommodate smart-home gadgetry.

Feng shui and hi-tech work in perfect harmony in  492 sq ft flat that accommodates five
How to bring wellness into the home – a Hong Kong family’s sanctuary brings health and happiness

Verdant views and a sense of tranquillity complement an interior designed to nourish mind, body and soul

12 Sep 2019 - 3:20PM

Verdant views and a sense of tranquillity complement an interior designed to nourish mind, body and soul

How to bring wellness into the home – a Hong Kong family’s sanctuary brings health and happiness
Swapping the city for the country: a Hong Kong interior stylist makes a bold move

Having made the move from Central to Clear Water Bay, a former fashion buyer with an eye for design finds a home with significantly greener views than those he was used to in the urban jungle.

4 Sep 2019 - 11:16AM

Having made the move from Central to Clear Water Bay, a former fashion buyer with an eye for design finds a home with significantly greener views than those he was used to in the urban jungle.

Swapping the city for the country: a Hong Kong interior stylist makes a bold move
Out with the mould: dilapidated house on The Peak in Hong Kong is given new lease of life

After tackling three years of mildew build-up, this unloved 3,500 sq ft house in Hong Kong gets a quirky, lively makeover inspired by a jaw-dropping art collection

25 Jul 2019 - 3:34PM

After tackling three years of mildew build-up, this unloved 3,500 sq ft house in Hong Kong gets a quirky, lively makeover inspired by a jaw-dropping art collection

Out with the mould: dilapidated house on The Peak in Hong Kong is given new lease of life
How feng shui transformed Hong Kong artist’s home into a creative haven she shares with her husband

The split-level, 3,200 sq ft villa in Clear Water Bay has six bedrooms, one of which has been turned into a studio for corporate executive turned artist Kate Padget-Koh.

18 Jul 2019 - 10:24AM

The split-level, 3,200 sq ft villa in Clear Water Bay has six bedrooms, one of which has been turned into a studio for corporate executive turned artist Kate Padget-Koh.

How feng shui transformed Hong Kong artist’s home into a creative haven she shares with her husband
From Amber to Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, meet the godfather of restaurant design

Adam D. Tihany is the godfather of restaurant design but he describes himself as ‘portrait artist’, creating unique restaurants designed around the chefs who run them. A makeover at Amber in Hong Kong is among his recent projects.

2 Aug 2019 - 10:43AM

Adam D. Tihany is the godfather of restaurant design but he describes himself as ‘portrait artist’, creating unique restaurants designed around the chefs who run them. A makeover at Amber in Hong Kong is among his recent projects.

From Amber to Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, meet the godfather of restaurant design
A Hong Kong flat where ‘everything is for sale’: designer’s home doubles as gallery

The spacious Mid-Levels home of Alfred Lam, who founded interior design firm Studio 1618 and furniture store L’s Where, doubles as a gallery for his vintage finds and art.

22 May 2019 - 11:38AM

The spacious Mid-Levels home of Alfred Lam, who founded interior design firm Studio 1618 and furniture store L’s Where, doubles as a gallery for his vintage finds and art.

A Hong Kong flat where ‘everything is for sale’: designer’s home doubles as gallery
Why baby-proofing a home does not mean you have to sacrifice style: a Hong Kong couple shows you how

Gently rounded corners are recurring motif in an entrepreneur couple’s 1,500 sq ft Happy Valley flat, which is minimally furnished to give their child ample room to crawl.

8 May 2019 - 1:47PM

Gently rounded corners are recurring motif in an entrepreneur couple’s 1,500 sq ft Happy Valley flat, which is minimally furnished to give their child ample room to crawl.

Why baby-proofing a home does not mean you have to sacrifice style: a Hong Kong couple shows you how
Clean, contemporary interior design gives a Hong Kong flat an overdue update

‘It was run-down; everything was old and a mishmash of styles. I much prefer modern, easy living,’ says owner who turned to trusted architect nephew when it came to transforming the flat into a no-fuss, minimalist space.

23 Apr 2019 - 5:50PM

‘It was run-down; everything was old and a mishmash of styles. I much prefer modern, easy living,’ says owner who turned to trusted architect nephew when it came to transforming the flat into a no-fuss, minimalist space.

Clean, contemporary interior design gives a Hong Kong flat an overdue update
A Hong Kong house that makes a big impression: bold colours and high ceilings for a family of five

Keen to be shaken out of her comfort zone, a tenant who usually shies away from bright hues was happy to let an interior designer inject life into her 3,000 sq ft, four-bedroom family home in Deep Water Bay

17 Apr 2019 - 11:09AM

Keen to be shaken out of her comfort zone, a tenant who usually shies away from bright hues was happy to let an interior designer inject life into her 3,000 sq ft, four-bedroom family home in Deep Water Bay

A Hong Kong house that makes a big impression: bold colours and high ceilings for a family of five
A Hong Kong flat gets an extreme makeover: ‘if a home has style, it doesn’t matter how small it is’

With a new open-plan, minimal interior, a designer brings the best out of every square inch in a Sai Ying Pun flat

22 Jan 2019 - 5:48PM

With a new open-plan, minimal interior, a designer brings the best out of every square inch in a Sai Ying Pun flat

A Hong Kong flat gets an extreme makeover: ‘if a home has style, it doesn’t matter how small it is’
A Hong Kong property agent finds a hidden gem inside an ordinary looking complex

Three small, dingy Mid-Levels flats lay vacant for years until Claire Price saw their potential and returned them to their original state as one home

17 Jan 2019 - 4:05PM

Three small, dingy Mid-Levels flats lay vacant for years until Claire Price saw their potential and returned them to their original state as one home

A Hong Kong property agent finds a hidden gem inside an ordinary looking complex
Hongkonger comes full circle to find home in the apartment block she grew up in

When the opportunity arose to buy a flat in the same block where she was raised, Fiona Jacob didn’t think twice before taking the plunge

28 Nov 2018 - 12:23PM

When the opportunity arose to buy a flat in the same block where she was raised, Fiona Jacob didn’t think twice before taking the plunge

Hongkonger comes full circle to find home in the apartment block she grew up in
How to make a rental flat feel like home: antiques, art and plenty of colour, says a Hong Kong banker

Having moved frequently over the years, Caitlin Walker knows just what’s needed to make a rental property her own

21 Nov 2018 - 4:40PM

Having moved frequently over the years, Caitlin Walker knows just what’s needed to make a rental property her own

How to make a rental flat feel like home: antiques, art and plenty of colour, says a Hong Kong banker
How architects are using VR to give building tours before a brick is laid

Designers can now build rooms in the same way that gamers build worlds, says Hong Kong early adopter of virtual reality visualisation for clients; the technology is the future of architecture and design, says Vincent McIlduff of Alt-254.

6 Nov 2018 - 7:37PM

Designers can now build rooms in the same way that gamers build worlds, says Hong Kong early adopter of virtual reality visualisation for clients; the technology is the future of architecture and design, says Vincent McIlduff of Alt-254.

How architects are using VR to give building tours before a brick is laid
East really does meet West in Hong Kong family home, where British and Chinese styles unite

A family’s multicultural heritage finds expression in their practically luxurious Hong Kong flat

20 Sep 2018 - 4:24PM

A family’s multicultural heritage finds expression in their practically luxurious Hong Kong flat

East really does meet West in Hong Kong family home, where British and Chinese styles unite
Japanese design meets Scandinavian chic in a minimalist Hong Kong home, where simple is superior

A pared-back flat in Pok Fu Lam fuses the ideals of the Japanese aesthetic with Nordic functionality to create an understated, elegant apartment

21 Apr 2020 - 4:35PM

A pared-back flat in Pok Fu Lam fuses the ideals of the Japanese aesthetic with Nordic functionality to create an understated, elegant apartment

Japanese design meets Scandinavian chic in a minimalist Hong Kong home, where simple is superior