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More wall space and a clean, crisp interior give Hong Kong flat the perfect mix of simplicity and detail

Interior designer Liz Lau transformed a couple’s 2,000 sq ft flat in Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, by focusing on simplicity, while making sure the detail was spot on.

Interior designer Liz Lau transformed a couple’s 2,000 sq ft flat in Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, by focusing on simplicity, while making sure the detail was spot on.

14 Jul 2021 - 12:35PM
Hong Kong meets Hokkaido in an apartment inspired by owners’ stylish ski lodge

A Tai Tam flat that draws aesthetic influence from the owners’ luxury ski chalet in Japan makes the family of four feel right at home.

A Tai Tam flat that draws aesthetic influence from the owners’ luxury ski chalet in Japan makes the family of four feel right at home.

13 Jan 2021 - 9:30AM
How a Hong Kong designer gave a newlywed couple their dream home – even if it took 14 drafts

It took 14 drafts to get the layout of this stunning one-bedroom flat right, but for interior designer JJ Acuna and his clients, it’s the little things that matter.

It took 14 drafts to get the layout of this stunning one-bedroom flat right, but for interior designer JJ Acuna and his clients, it’s the little things that matter.

25 Nov 2020 - 9:46AM
Hotel stays inspired the interiors of this effortlessly elegant Hong Kong home

When Nadia Zhu and Andrew Schantz bought their Mid-Levels flat they already knew how they wanted it to look, thanks to a file they kept of all the features they admired in hotels they have stayed in.

When Nadia Zhu and Andrew Schantz bought their Mid-Levels flat they already knew how they wanted it to look, thanks to a file they kept of all the features they admired in hotels they have stayed in.

2 Nov 2020 - 10:36AM
A Hong Kong interior designer made a family-friendly home without compromising on style

A Pok Fu Lam flat unites mid-century modernism with textures and clean lines to create a space for a family to share.

A Pok Fu Lam flat unites mid-century modernism with textures and clean lines to create a space for a family to share.

29 Jul 2020 - 9:42AM
A Hong Kong apartment with a mini golf course suits its owners down to a tee

Two flats in a 1980s Sai Ying Pun block have been combined to create an urban oasis, with outsize terrace covered with plants.

Two flats in a 1980s Sai Ying Pun block have been combined to create an urban oasis, with outsize terrace covered with plants.

2 Jul 2020 - 4:01PM
When will Hong Kong start taking interior design seriously? When the profession is regulated, an expert says

Interior design lacks respect in Hong Kong, says Horace Pan. To put that right he advocates better education, agreed standards, and continuing professional development.

Interior design lacks respect in Hong Kong, says Horace Pan. To put that right he advocates better education, agreed standards, and continuing professional development.

18 Jun 2020 - 10:44AM
What happened when a Hong Kong couple asked a commercial designer to make over their home

As design enthusiasts, the homeowners were familiar with the work of JJ Acuna, who, despite never having worked on a residential project, accepted the challenge because of a focused brief and shared aesthetic values.

As design enthusiasts, the homeowners were familiar with the work of JJ Acuna, who, despite never having worked on a residential project, accepted the challenge because of a focused brief and shared aesthetic values.

21 May 2020 - 3:03PM
Inside an eco-chic Hong Kong home that embraces a bohemian vibe while keeping electromagnetic fields at bay

Designed by Rowena Gonzales of Liquid Interiors, this Mid-Levels flat was conceived using sustainable, non-toxic materials in keeping with its owners’ love of Bali.

Designed by Rowena Gonzales of Liquid Interiors, this Mid-Levels flat was conceived using sustainable, non-toxic materials in keeping with its owners’ love of Bali.

13 May 2020 - 9:47AM
Inside a Hong Kong home filled with plants – ‘the weirder the better’

Ferns and air plants are the main design element in this ‘indoor jungle’, where every piece has a personal connection to the family that lives there.

Ferns and air plants are the main design element in this ‘indoor jungle’, where every piece has a personal connection to the family that lives there.

9 Apr 2020 - 3:27PM
Hong Kong design duo on Quarry Bay’s K11 Atelier office building and the making of a cool weekend space

Husband-and-wife team Eskyiu want to supercharge Hong Kong’s view of architecture, evident in their work on the new K11 Atelier office building in Quarry Bay featuring spaces the community can use on weekends.

Husband-and-wife team Eskyiu want to supercharge Hong Kong’s view of architecture, evident in their work on the new K11 Atelier office building in Quarry Bay featuring spaces the community can use on weekends.

3 Apr 2020 - 10:14AM
Rotate, reuse, recycle – words to redecorate by for this Hongkonger

A steady rotation of beloved possessions and an ever-evolving colour scheme keep this Happy Valley flat fresh.

A steady rotation of beloved possessions and an ever-evolving colour scheme keep this Happy Valley flat fresh.

15 Jan 2020 - 9:55AM
Miss Lee: old Hong Kong inspires the interiors of modern Chinese vegetarian restaurant

Designed by JJ Acuna / Bespoke Studio, heritage touches, soft curves and exquisite lighting give the eatery its warm, inviting atmosphere.

Designed by JJ Acuna / Bespoke Studio, heritage touches, soft curves and exquisite lighting give the eatery its warm, inviting atmosphere.

10 Jan 2020 - 5:01PM
How a mistake became inspiration for a unique ceramics series with lattice-like glazes resembling poetic Chinese landscapes

An accident with the glazing on a ceramic vase led to one husband-and wife design team creating a series of items resembling poetic Chinese landscapes that is now on show at Design Spectrum in Hong Kong.

An accident with the glazing on a ceramic vase led to one husband-and wife design team creating a series of items resembling poetic Chinese landscapes that is now on show at Design Spectrum in Hong Kong.

7 Jan 2020 - 7:28PM
There’s something different about this Hong Kong village house

At the end of a winding lane near Sai Kung stands a modern home that shares the same bold eclecticism as the hotel interiors its tenant styles.

At the end of a winding lane near Sai Kung stands a modern home that shares the same bold eclecticism as the hotel interiors its tenant styles.

12 Dec 2019 - 10:57AM
A Hong Kong home gets glossy marble makeover to look like a luxury boutique hotel

The designer, Zeta Chu of Raz Interiors, was given free rein to transform a modern Clear Water Bay flat, with a new floor plan and lashings of white marble.

The designer, Zeta Chu of Raz Interiors, was given free rein to transform a modern Clear Water Bay flat, with a new floor plan and lashings of white marble.

27 Nov 2019 - 4:46PM
Inside a French designer’s Hong Kong home that tells the story of her life

Delphine Lernoud’s beautifully curated Stanley duplex incorporates her family’s past and present, piece by piece.

Delphine Lernoud’s beautifully curated Stanley duplex incorporates her family’s past and present, piece by piece.

17 Oct 2019 - 5:08PM
Inside a charity worker’s calming, welcoming Hong Kong home that hosts a steady stream of guests

A neutral palette, soft edges and plenty of comfy seating provide a warm atmosphere in this 1,700 sq ft apartment.

A neutral palette, soft edges and plenty of comfy seating provide a warm atmosphere in this 1,700 sq ft apartment.

18 Sep 2019 - 12:12PM
Creating a sleek, modern Hong Kong home for designers with feng shui design elements

For the homeowners – both industrial designers – finding the right interior designer to renovate their Clear Water Bay flat was half the battle won.

For the homeowners – both industrial designers – finding the right interior designer to renovate their Clear Water Bay flat was half the battle won.

14 Aug 2019 - 12:17PM
A dog-friendly Hong Kong home that fulfils its human inhabitants’ needs, too

A Mid-Levels flat was reconfigured and refreshed, with the previous ‘tiny, awful’ rooms removed to ensure every family member’s needs were met, including those of Buddy the bichon frise.

A Mid-Levels flat was reconfigured and refreshed, with the previous ‘tiny, awful’ rooms removed to ensure every family member’s needs were met, including those of Buddy the bichon frise.

1 Aug 2019 - 2:23PM
An allergy sufferer’s clean, contemporary Hong Kong home: no cushions, no rugs, no soft furnishings

Designer Mary Wong had her work cut out for her in creating a warm and welcoming space that was also minimal, streamlined and dust-free

Designer Mary Wong had her work cut out for her in creating a warm and welcoming space that was also minimal, streamlined and dust-free

27 Jun 2019 - 12:45PM
A grandmother’s spacious home combines timeless elegance with all the mod cons

Designed by Yu-Chang Chen, this spacious 2,600 sq ft flat in Jardine’s Lookout was made to suit the lifestyle of its stylish resident.

Designed by Yu-Chang Chen, this spacious 2,600 sq ft flat in Jardine’s Lookout was made to suit the lifestyle of its stylish resident.

6 Nov 2019 - 11:50AM
How Chinese design went from naive to world-class, and why it shouldn’t undersell itself

Emerging-talent spotter Ross Urwin, of Design Shanghai fair, has seen Chinese design mature dramatically; fair’s annual award, which this year went to design duo behind the 15° Chair, gives winners business advice and contacts.

Emerging-talent spotter Ross Urwin, of Design Shanghai fair, has seen Chinese design mature dramatically; fair’s annual award, which this year went to design duo behind the 15° Chair, gives winners business advice and contacts.

14 Apr 2019 - 7:06PM
Hong Kong flat inspired by Moroccan riads and Chinese handicrafts is a lesson in subtlety

A chic, monochromatic apartment in Tai Tam ties the owners’ favourite elements together seamlessly

A chic, monochromatic apartment in Tai Tam ties the owners’ favourite elements together seamlessly

10 Apr 2019 - 11:54AM
Art, heirlooms and vintage pieces transform curator’s rented house into a home

Art consultant Georgia Manifold believes in buying pieces that resonate on a personal level rather than purely for investment purposes, and her passion is plain to see in the three-storey house she shares with her family

Art consultant Georgia Manifold believes in buying pieces that resonate on a personal level rather than purely for investment purposes, and her passion is plain to see in the three-storey house she shares with her family

27 Mar 2019 - 10:11AM
Lamp that rids the air of toxins is first to be activated by non-UV light, says its Hong Kong designer

Kevin Chu’s Foglia lamp uses a process called photocatalysis to kill pathogens in what he says is the world’s first air-purifying device to be activated by non-UV light.

Kevin Chu’s Foglia lamp uses a process called photocatalysis to kill pathogens in what he says is the world’s first air-purifying device to be activated by non-UV light.

28 Feb 2019 - 7:48PM
From ‘Wong Kar-wai film set’ to ‘pied à terre in Bali’: newlyweds make their mark on unloved Hong Kong flat

A Quarry Bay ‘den’ that had been empty for 15 years has been transformed into a Bali-esque bolt-hole

A Quarry Bay ‘den’ that had been empty for 15 years has been transformed into a Bali-esque bolt-hole

13 Feb 2019 - 10:02AM
From Apple to aircraft – rock star Australian industrial designer turns to traditional Chinese cloisonné

Australian industrial designer Marc Newson – whose portfolio includes the Apple Watch and a lounger that’s the most expensive item by a living designer – is showing off his latest furniture collection in New York

Australian industrial designer Marc Newson – whose portfolio includes the Apple Watch and a lounger that’s the most expensive item by a living designer – is showing off his latest furniture collection in New York

17 Jan 2019 - 3:18PM
Inside an understated Hong Kong bachelor pad, where marble plays a central role in the interior design

Cocooned in a palette of earthy tones, this 1,000 sq ft Kowloon flat has been reconfigured to suit its new owner

Cocooned in a palette of earthy tones, this 1,000 sq ft Kowloon flat has been reconfigured to suit its new owner

19 Dec 2018 - 4:16PM
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