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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

5 Sep 2018 - 6:22PM

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
How an MIT-trained architect created her Hong Kong home by knocking two 300 sq ft apartments into one

Moving to a smaller flat in Stanley presented an interior designer with the opportunity to put her skills to the test

12 Jul 2018 - 10:48AM

Moving to a smaller flat in Stanley presented an interior designer with the opportunity to put her skills to the test

How an MIT-trained architect created her Hong Kong home by knocking two 300 sq ft apartments into one
A Hong Kong banker’s rural retreat – what it’s like to wake up to birdsong

Mingmin Huang, who works in West Kowloon and lives in the New Territories, says her tranquil home is the perfect antidote to her busy job in the city

4 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Mingmin Huang, who works in West Kowloon and lives in the New Territories, says her tranquil home is the perfect antidote to her busy job in the city

A Hong Kong banker’s rural retreat – what it’s like to wake up to birdsong
A Harry Potter-inspired Mediterranean home, where a Hong Kong artist makes magic happen

Fox Daniels’ home on the Mediterranean island of Gozo enchants in spellbinding shades of yellow and blue

20 Jun 2018 - 3:35PM

Fox Daniels’ home on the Mediterranean island of Gozo enchants in spellbinding shades of yellow and blue

A Harry Potter-inspired Mediterranean home, where a Hong Kong artist makes magic happen
From micro home to efficient apartment: how poky Hong Kong flat was transformed by a French architect

An architect has transformed a 300 sq ft dark and cluttered flat in Kennedy Town into a chic, light-filled home

25 Apr 2018 - 6:00PM

An architect has transformed a 300 sq ft dark and cluttered flat in Kennedy Town into a chic, light-filled home

From micro home to efficient apartment: how poky Hong Kong flat was transformed by a French architect
Marie Kondo-inspired Hong Kong apartment makes most of 490 sq ft footprint

Having waited 16 years to renovate her Whampoa flat, a busy town planner decided to declutter her life both physically and mentally

5 Apr 2018 - 3:08PM

Having waited 16 years to renovate her Whampoa flat, a busy town planner decided to declutter her life both physically and mentally

Marie Kondo-inspired Hong Kong apartment makes most of 490 sq ft footprint
Inside a Hong Kong newlywed couple’s minimal first home together

For their starter home, banker Aaron Ko and lawyer Chelsa Wong decided to take the understated approach and let the details do the talking

21 Mar 2018 - 4:20PM

For their starter home, banker Aaron Ko and lawyer Chelsa Wong decided to take the understated approach and let the details do the talking

Inside a Hong Kong newlywed couple’s minimal first home together
Hong Kong model’s welcoming apartment in Tai Hang

Malaysian Angie Ng, who says she would rather buy furniture than clothes, has managed to balance style and comfort in the rental flat she shares with her partner

1 Feb 2018 - 12:21PM

Malaysian Angie Ng, who says she would rather buy furniture than clothes, has managed to balance style and comfort in the rental flat she shares with her partner

Hong Kong model’s welcoming apartment in Tai Hang
From New York to Hong Kong and back: art-deco apartment a tribute to businesswoman’s travels

American Mary Kate Jackson’s worldly apartment in the Big Apple tells the story of her well-travelled life

25 Jan 2018 - 2:30PM

American Mary Kate Jackson’s worldly apartment in the Big Apple tells the story of her well-travelled life

From New York to Hong Kong and back: art-deco apartment a tribute to businesswoman’s  travels
Brothers’ Hong Kong bachelor pad gets masculine makeover

Monochromatic theme lifted with white accents on furniture and bedlinen

11 Jan 2018 - 11:45AM

Monochromatic theme lifted with white accents on furniture and bedlinen

Brothers’ Hong Kong bachelor pad gets masculine makeover
A dull Hong Kong flat gets a mid-century modern makeover for couple and their cats

A dated three-bedroom apartment has been given a timeless update with colourful panels and bold feature walls

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A dated three-bedroom apartment has been given a timeless update with colourful panels and bold feature walls

A dull Hong Kong flat gets a mid-century modern makeover for couple and their cats
Photographer Belinda Bath’s Hong Kong home is her gallery

The Australian’s Choi Hung apartment is a carefully controlled riot of colour, filled with her signature photomontages and curios

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The Australian’s Choi Hung apartment is a carefully controlled riot of colour, filled with her signature photomontages and curios

Photographer Belinda Bath’s Hong Kong home is her gallery
How a Hong Kong apartment went from show flat to home

The show flat of a new Mid-Levels tower block had the glitz toned down and the elegance dialled up to create a sophisticated home for its Japanese owner

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The show flat of a new Mid-Levels tower block had the glitz toned down and the elegance dialled up to create a sophisticated home for its Japanese owner

How a Hong Kong apartment went from show flat to home
A Hong Kong apartment that fits three generations under one roof

A dated 2,500 sq ft Jardine’s Lookout flat, which has been in the family for decades, gets a modern update to make room for the grandparents, parents and a baby

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A dated 2,500 sq ft Jardine’s Lookout flat, which has been in the family for decades, gets a modern update to make room for the grandparents, parents and a baby

A Hong Kong apartment that fits three generations under one roof
How a Hong Kong couple with clashing tastes created harmony at home

Jane Michael, the editor-at-large of Luxe City Guides, is a bohemian at heart while her husband prefers a classic approach. Nevertheless, they managed to marry both styles in their 2,400 sq ft Repulse Bay home

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Jane Michael, the editor-at-large of Luxe City Guides, is a bohemian at heart while her husband prefers a classic approach. Nevertheless, they managed to marry both styles in their 2,400 sq ft Repulse Bay home

How a Hong Kong couple with clashing tastes created harmony at home
Hairstylist Kim Robinson designs Hong Kong flat for couple escaping the city

Moonlighting as an interior designer, the celebrity hairdresser transforms a Sha Tin flat into a calm and serene haven

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Moonlighting as an interior designer, the celebrity hairdresser transforms a Sha Tin flat into a calm and serene haven

Hairstylist Kim Robinson designs Hong Kong flat for couple  escaping the city
A Hong Kong woman’s 496 sq ft flat gets an extreme makeover

Businesswoman chose a 496 sq ft apartment in Wan Chai for its location, but the interior turned out to be too ornate for her tastes. Y.C. Chen, whose signature design is modern Scandinavian, came to her rescue

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Businesswoman chose a 496 sq ft apartment in Wan Chai for its location, but the interior turned out to be too ornate for her tastes. Y.C. Chen, whose signature design is modern Scandinavian, came to her rescue

A Hong Kong woman’s 496 sq ft flat gets an extreme makeover