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A Brazilian interiors stylist brings Bali into the picture for her simply luxurious Hong Kong family home

Flavia Markovits’ family have a fondness for Bali, which is evident in the objects on display in their 780 sq ft family home in Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay.

Flavia Markovits’ family have a fondness for Bali, which is evident in the objects on display in their 780 sq ft family home in Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay.

A Brazilian interiors stylist brings Bali into the picture for her simply luxurious Hong Kong family home
16 Jun 2021 - 9:30AM
When shark attacks in Hong Kong claimed three lives and put the city on edge in the summer of 1995

In 1995, two years to the day since another fatal attack in the area, a diver was killed by a shark in Sai Kung. Two more deadly attacks followed soon afterwards.

In 1995, two years to the day since another fatal attack in the area, a diver was killed by a shark in Sai Kung. Two more deadly attacks followed soon afterwards.

When shark attacks in Hong Kong claimed three lives and put the city on edge in the summer of 1995
8 Jun 2021 - 10:15AM
How a Hong Kong couple come home to a holiday every day in their Tsim Sha Tsui flat

The 867 sq ft space, which looks out onto the neon lights of Kowloon, features a variety of wood, along with concrete, subtle industrial elements and an ever-changing lighting system, creating a tactile, tropical, welcoming environment.

The 867 sq ft space, which looks out onto the neon lights of Kowloon, features a variety of wood, along with concrete, subtle industrial elements and an ever-changing lighting system, creating a tactile, tropical, welcoming environment.

How a Hong Kong couple come home to a holiday every day in their Tsim Sha Tsui flat
21 Apr 2021 - 10:44AM
How a Hong Kong apartment makes the most of its natural light and stunning views

Floor-to-ceiling windows allow a Pok Fu Lam family home to make the most of the spectacular scenery beyond

Floor-to-ceiling windows allow a Pok Fu Lam family home to make the most of the spectacular scenery beyond

How a Hong Kong apartment makes the most of its natural light and stunning views
17 Mar 2021 - 9:30AM
Inside an artist’s colourful Hong Kong home, where items are curated, not cluttered

In the family since the 1970s, this Tin Hau flat tells the story of its owners through art works, antiques and found objects.

In the family since the 1970s, this Tin Hau flat tells the story of its owners through art works, antiques and found objects.

Inside an artist’s colourful Hong Kong home, where items are curated, not cluttered
12 Nov 2020 - 4:18PM
A Hong Kong family home takes one room and gives it several uses

Tucked inside a Pok Fu Lam family home, a 200 sq ft room serves as a study, guest room, child’s bedroom, playroom and office.

Tucked inside a Pok Fu Lam family home, a 200 sq ft room serves as a study, guest room, child’s bedroom, playroom and office.

A Hong Kong family home takes one room and gives it several uses
24 Sep 2020 - 4:37PM
‘The kitchen was my big blowout’: duplex with an indoors-outdoors feel just right for owner who loves to entertain

Wine importer and long-time Hong Kong resident Victoria Williams’ Clear Water Bay duplex has an indoors-outdoors feel with its French doors and jungle views.

Wine importer and long-time Hong Kong resident Victoria Williams’ Clear Water Bay duplex has an indoors-outdoors feel with its French doors and jungle views.

‘The kitchen was my big blowout’: duplex with an indoors-outdoors feel just right for owner who loves to entertain
10 Sep 2020 - 4:14PM
By introducing natural light, elements of Bali and a lot of love, a family made their Hong Kong flat feel like home

When they moved into the Repulse Bay apartment 10 years ago, a Dutch couple were given the freedom to renovate. By retaining its period features, and adding a personal touch, they made the space their own.

When they moved into the Repulse Bay apartment 10 years ago, a Dutch couple were given the freedom to renovate. By retaining its period features, and adding a personal touch, they made the space their own.

By introducing natural light, elements of Bali and a lot of love, a family made their Hong Kong flat feel like home
5 Aug 2020 - 10:34AM
When Bill Clinton became the first serving US president to visit Hong Kong

Hong Kong was the final leg of the president’s nine-day trip to China in 1998.

Hong Kong was the final leg of the president’s nine-day trip to China in 1998.

When Bill Clinton became the first serving US president to visit Hong Kong
2 Jul 2020 - 12:48PM
Hong Kong couple downsized to live it up in a 1,450 sq ft open-plan apartment

A semi-retired shipbroker and his foodie wife swapped their four-bedroom family house for an airy, spacious flat with a large kitchen.

A semi-retired shipbroker and his foodie wife swapped their four-bedroom family house for an airy, spacious flat with a large kitchen.

Hong Kong couple downsized to live it up in a 1,450 sq ft open-plan apartment
24 Jun 2020 - 10:32AM
In this creative couple’s tiny Hong Kong flat, the rooftop is party central

A 408 sq ft flat with a cosy ‘teahouse’ bedroom and plenty of storage proves good things can come in small packages.

A 408 sq ft flat with a cosy ‘teahouse’ bedroom and plenty of storage proves good things can come in small packages.

In this creative couple’s tiny Hong Kong flat, the rooftop is party central
26 Sep 2019 - 12:31PM
How one of the worst fires in Hong Kong’s history started, taking the lives of 176 people

An explosion in a Wing On godown on Des Voeux Road West that contained dangerous goods sparked the blaze, which raged for hours, taking on ‘ever-more-menacing proportions’.

An explosion in a Wing On godown on Des Voeux Road West that contained dangerous goods sparked the blaze, which raged for hours, taking on ‘ever-more-menacing proportions’.

How one of the worst fires in Hong Kong’s history started, taking the lives of 176 people
12 Sep 2019 - 8:00PM
A Hong Kong couple’s moody, masculine flat in a buzzing urban setting

Because ‘everyone has white’, a couple decided to take a different track when it came to designing their Nathan Road flat.

Because ‘everyone has white’, a couple decided to take a different track when it came to designing their Nathan Road flat.

A Hong Kong couple’s moody, masculine flat in a buzzing urban setting
13 Jun 2019 - 3:43PM
A Hong Kong microflat uses creativity to make the most of the space and the view

American financer and long-time Hong Kong resident John Dickson’s art deco-inspired, 376 sq ft apartment overlooks the PMQ and contains plenty of hidden storage.

American financer and long-time Hong Kong resident John Dickson’s art deco-inspired, 376 sq ft apartment overlooks the PMQ and contains plenty of hidden storage.

A Hong Kong microflat uses creativity to make the most of the space and the view
16 May 2019 - 3:57PM
From Borneo to Bali: 140-year-old Dutch colonial house gets a fresh start

In pursuit of their dream home, Hong Kong couple Marcus Foley and Irene Capriz dismantled a Kalimantan plantation house and rebuilt it – with all the mod cons, of course – in Seminyak.

In pursuit of their dream home, Hong Kong couple Marcus Foley and Irene Capriz dismantled a Kalimantan plantation house and rebuilt it – with all the mod cons, of course – in Seminyak.

From Borneo to Bali: 140-year-old Dutch colonial house gets a fresh start
4 Apr 2019 - 4:24PM
Inside the Hong Kong home of Vestiaire Collective’s Fanny Moizant, where vintage pieces tell a stylish story

French entrepreneur Fanny Moizant has found the perfect backdrop for her enviable collection of artworks, antiques and design classics

French entrepreneur Fanny Moizant has found the perfect backdrop for her enviable collection of artworks, antiques and design classics

Inside the Hong Kong home of Vestiaire Collective’s Fanny Moizant, where vintage pieces tell a stylish story
13 Mar 2019 - 9:25AM
Tenants give dated Hong Kong house a no-expense-spared facelift to transform it into a home

A 4,500 sq ft house overlooking Deep Water Bay gets cosmetic fixes rather than a complete overhaul and the results have given the home a fresh start

A 4,500 sq ft house overlooking Deep Water Bay gets cosmetic fixes rather than a complete overhaul and the results have given the home a fresh start

Tenants give dated Hong Kong house a no-expense-spared facelift to transform it into a home
20 Feb 2019 - 12:48PM
Inside an Alvar Aalto-inspired family home in Hong Kong – no sharp edges allowed

Undulating walls snaking through the futuristic space give rhythm to the 2,080 sq ft child-friendly flat

Undulating walls snaking through the futuristic space give rhythm to the 2,080 sq ft child-friendly flat

Inside an Alvar Aalto-inspired family home in Hong Kong – no sharp edges allowed
2 Jan 2019 - 11:50AM
How a huge Hong Kong flat became a family home, complete with a gold fireplace

Why, when a homeowner says ‘I don’t want to be like Donald Trump!’, do his interior designers install a huge gold fireplace?

Why, when a homeowner says ‘I don’t want to be like Donald Trump!’, do his interior designers install a huge gold fireplace?

How a huge Hong Kong flat became a family home, complete with a gold fireplace
8 Nov 2018 - 2:08PM
Hong Kong marina house gets a nautical makeover in line with its oceanfront location

Interior designer Clifton Leung refreshes a Sai Kung property’s dated interior with its immediate environment in mind

Interior designer Clifton Leung refreshes a Sai Kung property’s dated interior with its immediate environment in mind

Hong Kong marina house gets a nautical makeover in line with its oceanfront location
31 Oct 2018 - 1:27PM
Inside a Bali holiday home, dreamed up by a French journalist for her family

Raphael and Marie le Masne de Chermont’s six-bedroom property an hour’s drive from Canggu brings nature inside

Raphael and Marie le Masne de Chermont’s six-bedroom property an hour’s drive from Canggu brings nature inside

Inside a Bali holiday home, dreamed up by a French journalist for her family
10 Oct 2018 - 4:22PM
Inside a Hong Kong newlyweds’ flat designed to grow with the family

Every detail counts in this well thought out Ap Lei Chau apartment, which makes the most of stunning views and incorporates some clever storage solutions

Every detail counts in this well thought out Ap Lei Chau apartment, which makes the most of stunning views and incorporates some clever storage solutions

Inside a Hong Kong newlyweds’ flat designed to grow with the family
3 Oct 2018 - 3:51PM
How two Hong Kong village houses were transformed into a family retreat

Originally lacking both features and charm, two concrete boxes on Lantau Island become a tasteful ‘green’ sanctuary for mum and dad and a ‘red’ haven for the kids

Originally lacking both features and charm, two concrete boxes on Lantau Island become a tasteful ‘green’ sanctuary for mum and dad and a ‘red’ haven for the kids

How two Hong Kong village houses were transformed into a family retreat
7 Aug 2018 - 6:20PM
Why Nordic design is perfect for Hong Kong homes – Happy Valley apartment shows secret lies in storage

Wallpaper replaces art as creative focus in a clean, colourful home that is delightfully clutter free

Wallpaper replaces art as creative focus in a clean, colourful home that is delightfully clutter free

Why Nordic design is perfect for Hong Kong homes – Happy Valley apartment shows secret lies in storage
25 Jul 2018 - 5:57PM
A Bali house built with recycled materials – an art activist shows how to create a ‘zero waste’ home

After nine years in Hong Kong, Liina Klauss and her family moved to the Indonesian island, where craftsmanship, art and nature provide a breath of fresh air

After nine years in Hong Kong, Liina Klauss and her family moved to the Indonesian island, where craftsmanship, art and nature provide a breath of fresh air

A Bali house built with recycled materials – an art activist shows how to create a ‘zero waste’ home
18 Jul 2018 - 6:26PM
How Hong Kong yoga instructor created uncluttered, Zen-like home for her family

Moving to a quieter neighbourhood gave Sarah and John Woodall a chance to make a fresh start by combining pieces they already owned with new elements

Moving to a quieter neighbourhood gave Sarah and John Woodall a chance to make a fresh start by combining pieces they already owned with new elements

How Hong Kong yoga instructor created uncluttered, Zen-like home for her family
31 May 2018 - 12:57PM
For one Hong Kong couple, an impulse buy on holiday in South Africa leads to their dream home

When Hong Kong-based interior designer Anji Connell and her husband saw this thatched property near Cape Town, they knew they had to have it

When Hong Kong-based interior designer Anji Connell and her husband saw this thatched property near Cape Town, they knew they had to have it

For one Hong Kong couple, an impulse buy on holiday in South Africa leads to their dream home
17 May 2018 - 3:21PM
A small Hong Kong apartment that is big on style

Interior designer Louis Lau created a loft-like space in a 580 sq ft flat with glass partitions, unique materials and a striking feature wall

Interior designer Louis Lau created a loft-like space in a 580 sq ft flat with glass partitions, unique materials and a striking feature wall

A small Hong Kong apartment that is big on style
28 Mar 2018 - 6:04PM
A Parisian artist’s 1960s gallery-like home in Hong Kong

Daphné Mandel’s colonial Peak residence is the perfect backdrop for her collection of art and antiques

Daphné Mandel’s colonial Peak residence is the perfect backdrop for her collection of art and antiques

A Parisian artist’s 1960s gallery-like home in Hong Kong
27 Apr 2018 - 10:27AM
Hong Kong country park retreat that’s hard to say goodbye to

It took some convincing but having eventually moved into a village house deep in the Sai Kung Country Park, the homeowner is now reluctant to leave. It’s not hard to see why

It took some convincing but having eventually moved into a village house deep in the Sai Kung Country Park, the homeowner is now reluctant to leave. It’s not hard to see why

Hong Kong country park retreat that’s hard to say goodbye to
7 Feb 2018 - 5:31PM