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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.

A Hong Kong apartment is transformed by ripping out disastrous additions and blurring the lines between inside and out
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.

How a Hong Kong interior designer gave a family home a New York-style loft interior
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.

A Hong Kong interior designer transformed a couple’s rented apartment into a colourful, art-filled home
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.

How a Hong Kong interior designer took the stress out of creating a home for a family of four
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.

Swapping Hong Kong’s high-rises for a colourful mid-century-modern Melbourne home
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.

How a Hong Kong interior designer created a home that tells the stories of its occupants
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.

Inside the Hong Kong home of jewellery designer Corina Larpin, where statement art and scores of skulls inspire
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.

A Hong Kong village house gets a stunning transformation that makes the most of its tropical setting
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.

A Hong Kong flat gets a French farmhouse makeover, courtesy of Taobao
12 Aug 2020 - 10:27AM
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.

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
22 Jul 2020 - 10:24AM
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.

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
9 Jul 2020 - 2:57PM
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.

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
3 Jun 2020 - 10:37AM
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.

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
27 May 2020 - 3:57PM
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.

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
30 Apr 2020 - 3:35PM
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.

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
26 Mar 2020 - 10:35AM
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.

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
17 Mar 2020 - 6:30PM
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.

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
9 Mar 2020 - 1:47PM
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.

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
5 Mar 2020 - 11:01AM
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.

‘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
13 Feb 2020 - 2:44PM
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.

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
3 Jan 2020 - 12:16PM
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.

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
4 Dec 2019 - 12:14PM
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.

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
6 Nov 2019 - 2:52PM
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.

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
30 Oct 2019 - 5:00PM
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

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
12 Sep 2019 - 3:20PM
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.

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
4 Sep 2019 - 11:16AM
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

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
25 Jul 2019 - 3:34PM
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.

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
18 Jul 2019 - 10:24AM
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.

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
2 Aug 2019 - 10:43AM
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.

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
22 May 2019 - 11:38AM
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.

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
8 May 2019 - 1:47PM