Adele Brunner

When the opportunity to buy a flat in their favourite Hong Kong building came up, a couple grabbed it, and set about turning the apartment into a well-rounded home that suits their disparate tastes.

Two flats, one above the other, were combined into a duplex for a family in Repulse Bay. The result is a home that makes the most of its sea views and has a white-on-white palette that gives a sense of tranquillity.

An apartment in a corner building, a prime example of 1960s Hong Kong vernacular architecture, has been transformed to make the most of its harbour view, and its owner’s books, art and memorabilia.


A multi-generational Hong Kong family bought an apartment one floor above their two adjoining units, employing an interior designer to knock the walls through and add a staircase.

Ravaged by mould and mildew and full of old-fashioned, built-in furniture, a Pok Fu Lam flat was reduced to its shell before being reborn as a light and airy modern Hong Kong family home.

To turn a ‘mess’ of a 50-year-old Tin Hau flat into a comfortable, stylish home fit for a family of five, a designer had to ‘demolish everything’ and start from scratch.

Chi Wing Lo, the architect in charge of the renovation of the Regent Hong Kong hotel, talks to the Post about surprise budget cuts a year into the project, feeling blessed by the pandemic and why the little things matter.

When it came to renovating his friend’s 1960s Mid-Levels flat, a design enthusiast fused modern and traditional elements to create a sleek, contemporary home that’s perfect for entertaining.

After working at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, the buyers of a cramped Hong Kong apartment made creating space and maximising daylight their priorities.

The meticulous renovation of a 1,500 sq ft Happy Valley flat saw awkward angles arced and an artistic homeowner’s needs met to create an elegant, well-rounded home.

Hong Kong architect and artist William Lim, founder of CL3, is marking his firm’s 30th anniversary with a new book that is a vivid pictorial celebration of Asian design.

European styling meets Hong Kong luxury in this 900 sq ft penthouse in the city’s Kowloon neighbourhood, where a wall of windows and a deftly manipulated floor plan increase the sense of space.

Interior designer Aviva Duncan finds a new home every few years – most recently a 2,000 sq ft flat in Stanley – a process that sees her upcycling favourite pieces for a fresh new look.

BeCandle, an artisan candle maker and creative lab in Hong Kong that takes its name from Bruce Lee’s ‘be water, my friends’ saying, is not just surviving but thriving amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A 500 sq ft apartment in SoHo, on Hong Kong Island, was gutted and its interior walls removed to create a new feng-shui-aligned space that ticks all the boxes for its owners.

A flat in Mid-Levels on Hong Kong Island has an adventurous colour scheme and has been designed to adapt to a young family’s needs in the years ahead.

A vintage-car collector’s ‘library’ of motors and car memorabilia in Wan Chai was based on a design approach from the 1950s – an era in which function defined form.

A couple bought a Happy Valley flat intending to go for a raw concrete look. They ended up with a light-filled minimalist home that’s mostly white with industrial touches.

A white stucco mansion built on Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong on the site of a 1910 nunnery combines heritage patterns with contemporary features and modern art

The four Japanese-inspired floors of this village house in Sai Kung were designed by interior architect Glory Tam for his client, a lawyer looking for ‘solitude, reflection and inner peace’.

A couple adopted a minimalist approach to styling their high-rise Ho Man Tin flat, paring furniture down to the essentials and not displaying art to make the most of its stunning views of Hong Kong.

Full renovation replaces 2,483 sq ft Southside apartment’s dated decor with a sleek, grey look offset with a bright purple sofa and mood lighting.

A statement marble floor set off with bold furniture and a faux white crocodile leather wall help turn a Hong Kong family of three’s Tseung Kwan O penthouse into ‘the best home they’ve ever had’.

Stylist Flavia Markovits helps a family from Singapore transform their apartment in Mid-Levels on Hong Kong Island – to which they had been too busy to apply the finishing touches amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Classical decorative elements bring timeless elegance to a Mid-Levels apartment’s minimalist interiors and draw out the best of both styles, making a home that’s the epitome of simplicity and livability.

Marie France Van Damme’s stylish atelier in Kwun Tong is filled with surprises, and is a stark contrast to the industrial Hong Kong district in which it is located.

Architect Liz Lau Win-wa of design studio LAUD transformed a 2,000 sq ft flat in Mid-Levels on Hong Kong Island into a timeless home for a couple and their two daughters.