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A Hong Kong family home with a mid-century modern vibe has pops of colour and custom furniture

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 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.

13 Apr 2022 - 12:50PM
A James Bond-like space for vintage cars: how a Hong Kong ‘library’ of motors and memorabilia was inspired by the ’50s

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 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.

30 Mar 2022 - 12:45PM
A light-filled Hong Kong home, finished with industrial touches and custom furniture, and the statement item that gives it personality

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 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.

25 Feb 2022 - 12:36PM
White stucco mansion built on an island in Hong Kong combines heritage patterns with contemporary features and modern art

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

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

17 Feb 2022 - 8:11AM
Minimalism, a rooftop bathtub and Japanese-inspired floors: how a Hong Kong village house overlooking the sea became a dream home

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’.

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’.

21 Jan 2022 - 7:18PM
A couple’s minimalist apartment pares down furniture to the bare essentials to emphasise its stunning views of Hong Kong

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.

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.

29 Dec 2021 - 9:15AM
Sea view Hong Kong apartment gets a contemporary look with mood lighting and a statement sofa that ‘adds life to all the grey’

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.

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.

24 Nov 2021 - 10:25AM
Rooftop jacuzzi, bold yellow sofa and a faux-leather wall give penthouse apartment in Hong Kong a contemporary feel

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’.

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’.

21 Oct 2021 - 8:08AM
Art, storage and ‘obvious’ tweaks make family apartment in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels a ‘joyous and organised home’

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.

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.

6 Oct 2021 - 9:30AM
Renaissance design meets minimalism in Hong Kong apartment makeover that produces clean but not stark interiors with accent on texture

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.

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.

30 Sep 2021 - 11:32AM
Fashion designer’s Hong Kong atelier is an East-meets-West study in statement and style rich in contrast, its walls hung with art

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.

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.

27 Sep 2021 - 10:31AM
Family home becomes timeless living space in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels through use of natural light, hidden storage, bespoke furniture and curved corners

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.

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.

8 Sep 2021 - 10:33AM
Custom furniture, clever space-saving and pops of colour transform an old rental apartment into new family home

Designer Dylan Tan of WOM Concept helped a couple renovate the 460 sq ft flat they bought from their landlady, knocking down walls to maximise usable space and adding bespoke pieces and lighting.

Designer Dylan Tan of WOM Concept helped a couple renovate the 460 sq ft flat they bought from their landlady, knocking down walls to maximise usable space and adding bespoke pieces and lighting.

18 Aug 2021 - 3:17PM
Taking risks and buying a few big-ticket items make spacious Hong Kong flat feel like home

Interior designer Aviva Duncan turned a 2,000 sq ft flat in Happy Valley, Hong Kong, into a truly beautiful living space by not holding back.

Interior designer Aviva Duncan turned a 2,000 sq ft flat in Happy Valley, Hong Kong, into a truly beautiful living space by not holding back.

21 Jul 2021 - 9:30AM
Bespoke furniture, statement lighting give Hong Kong duplex with a sea view the wow factor

Interior designer Ana Foster-Adams transformed a couple’s 2,000 sq ft rental in harbourfront Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, with statement lighting and custom-made furniture.

Interior designer Ana Foster-Adams transformed a couple’s 2,000 sq ft rental in harbourfront Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, with statement lighting and custom-made furniture.

30 Jun 2021 - 10:01AM
Comfort and style perfectly balanced in Hong Kong family home that brings nature indoors

Southside apartment brings nature indoors through its muted colour palette, use of wood and stone, and stunning dining table bisected by glass that evokes a flowing river.

Southside apartment brings nature indoors through its muted colour palette, use of wood and stone, and stunning dining table bisected by glass that evokes a flowing river.

3 Jun 2021 - 11:19AM
How an interior designer turned a rental into a ‘proper’ home filled with natural materials and timeless ‘forever’ pieces for a Hong Kong family

Christine Ritter of Studio CHR turned a rental property in Pok Fu Lam into a family’s ‘proper’ home, using a design scheme with a hint of African safari and incorporating an abundance of natural materials such as wood and rattan.

Christine Ritter of Studio CHR turned a rental property in Pok Fu Lam into a family’s ‘proper’ home, using a design scheme with a hint of African safari and incorporating an abundance of natural materials such as wood and rattan.

26 May 2021 - 10:14AM
Redecorating her family’s rented house set Hongkonger on a new career as an interior designer

Fé Valvekens was studying residential interior design when her family moved homes in Hong Kong, giving her the chance to put into practice things she had learned.

Fé Valvekens was studying residential interior design when her family moved homes in Hong Kong, giving her the chance to put into practice things she had learned.

5 May 2021 - 1:07PM
How Hong Kong designer created a sense of the unexpected in an Ap Lei Chau apartment

Meeting all the style requirements of a Hong Kong couple and their grown-up children in an Ap Lei Chau flat was a balancing act for interior designer and ‘Bad Boy Andy’ artist Andrew Tsui.

Meeting all the style requirements of a Hong Kong couple and their grown-up children in an Ap Lei Chau flat was a balancing act for interior designer and ‘Bad Boy Andy’ artist Andrew Tsui.

28 Apr 2021 - 9:30AM
How Hong Kong design studio Bean Buro helped a couple to re-feather their empty nest

After two decades of family wear and tear, a couple enlisted the help of design studio Bean Buro to refresh their home – and make it enticing for the grandchildren to visit.

After two decades of family wear and tear, a couple enlisted the help of design studio Bean Buro to refresh their home – and make it enticing for the grandchildren to visit.

7 Apr 2021 - 9:30AM
This fun Hong Kong family home has been designed to suit its surrounds but can be easily moved

Hong Kong 2,300 sq ft rental gets injection of colourful character but all of the furnishings can be easily moved to the family of five’s next home.

Hong Kong 2,300 sq ft rental gets injection of colourful character but all of the furnishings can be easily moved to the family of five’s next home.

11 Mar 2021 - 11:39AM
A Hong Kong apartment is transformed by ripping out disastrous additions and blurring the lines between inside and out

The dark, dingy flat had been crossed off the list of many potential buyers before the new owners convinced themselves they weren’t ‘crazy’ to buy it.

The dark, dingy flat had been crossed off the list of many potential buyers before the new owners convinced themselves they weren’t ‘crazy’ to buy it.

25 Feb 2021 - 10:37AM
How a Hong Kong interior designer gave a family home a New York-style loft interior

Rounded corners, handcrafted finishes and natural materials polish the raw edges of this 2,200 sq ft space.

Rounded corners, handcrafted finishes and natural materials polish the raw edges of this 2,200 sq ft space.

3 Feb 2021 - 11:59AM
A Hong Kong interior designer transformed a couple’s rented apartment into a colourful, art-filled home

Enlisting the services of a professional designer to help turn a rental property into a home proved a sound investment for one art-loving couple on The Peak.

Enlisting the services of a professional designer to help turn a rental property into a home proved a sound investment for one art-loving couple on The Peak.

20 Jan 2021 - 9:53AM
How a Hong Kong interior designer took the stress out of creating a home for a family of four

As the marketing director of homeware brand Sonder Living, Donna-Marie Treanor was surrounded spoiled for choice when it came to decorating her Discovery Bay duplex, so she turned to Joyce Taufer for help.

As the marketing director of homeware brand Sonder Living, Donna-Marie Treanor was surrounded spoiled for choice when it came to decorating her Discovery Bay duplex, so she turned to Joyce Taufer for help.

9 Dec 2020 - 9:35AM
Swapping Hong Kong’s high-rises for a colourful mid-century-modern Melbourne home

Australian photographer Belinda Bath moved back to her hometown after 12 years in Hong Kong was wasted no time in making the most of the space on offer in her five-bedroom house.

Australian photographer Belinda Bath moved back to her hometown after 12 years in Hong Kong was wasted no time in making the most of the space on offer in her five-bedroom house.

5 Nov 2020 - 3:28PM
How a Hong Kong interior designer created a home that tells the stories of its occupants

After finding a Mid-Levels apartment to suit their requirements, a South African couple hired an interior designer to help the space tell their story.

After finding a Mid-Levels apartment to suit their requirements, a South African couple hired an interior designer to help the space tell their story.

21 Oct 2020 - 10:50AM
Inside the Hong Kong home of jewellery designer Corina Larpin, where statement art and scores of skulls inspire

Corina Larpin’s jewellery brand Stéfère, which is worn by A-listers such as Lady Gaga, shares many of the same aesthetic influences as her interior design choices.

Corina Larpin’s jewellery brand Stéfère, which is worn by A-listers such as Lady Gaga, shares many of the same aesthetic influences as her interior design choices.

16 Sep 2020 - 10:36AM
A Hong Kong village house gets a stunning transformation that makes the most of its tropical setting

This 2,100 sq ft Sai Kung property has been transformed beyond recognition, with olive feature walls, a large and airy kitchen and new split-level garden.

This 2,100 sq ft Sai Kung property has been transformed beyond recognition, with olive feature walls, a large and airy kitchen and new split-level garden.

26 Aug 2020 - 11:36AM
A Hong Kong flat gets a French farmhouse makeover, courtesy of Taobao

A tight budget didn’t limit the imaginations of Mandy Lee, of the food blog Lady and Pups, and husband Jason Tsang when it came to transforming their Happy Valley walk-up.

A tight budget didn’t limit the imaginations of Mandy Lee, of the food blog Lady and Pups, and husband Jason Tsang when it came to transforming their Happy Valley walk-up.

12 Aug 2020 - 10:27AM