The city's house-proud open their micro-flats and mansions to show how to live in style and comfort. We explore public and private spaces room by room, and discover the designers and architects behind some of the world's most creative projects.
The government is finally taking the lead with setting limits, but it is to be hoped that as more usable land is found, minimum sizes can be raised.
Coming design trends, chosen by experts and an AI, include technology, statement towels, terracotta and bold marble, and biophilic design – including preserved plants and floral wallpaper.
A Hong Kong interior designer tapped her employees to turn the family’s three-storey private villa in Sai Kung into a colourful, light-filled home whose indoor and outdoor areas seamlessly connect.
Hong Kong is not lacking in shopping centres, but the latest, The Pedder Arcade, is unlike any other. On the fifth floor of the Pedder Building in Central, it is the passion project of Mark Cho.
Alexander Lamont’s Bangkok showroom is testament to the British designer’s approach of transforming once ‘bloody and smelly’ materials into ultimate and absolute luxury.
From an Eames dining chair to a Le Corbusier lamp, nothing but the crėme de la crėme of high-end designer items were good enough for the Hong Kong high-rise home of two discerning creatives.
Tastemakers like Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow, and hip hotels and clubs around the globe, are excited by the trend in custom-made papers that help you stamp your character on your home like never before
After being gutted and renovated for the second time in a decade, a Hong Kong flat has gone from child-friendly home to minimalist grown-up space, and it’s a beautiful transition.
A Hong Kong-born couple looking to replicate their New York apartment in their home city found a Tsim Sha Tsui flat offering similar views. All they then needed was a bit of design magic to conjure up the same sense of space.
A couple turned a four-bedroom space in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong’s New Territories, into a bespoke home with lavish bedroom suite, space for entertaining and a natural, earthy vibe.
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.
Clever take-with-you design details can transform bland rented flats into distinctive homes – as showcased in two Hong Kong properties.
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.
Long-distance design, made necessary by the Covid pandemic, were an extra hurdle for a professional show jumper’s renovation project, but physical changes to her Hong Kong apartment were kept to a minimum.
Bearbrick collectible toys, a built-in children’s playground with a treehouse-style bed and slide – there’s a playful vibe to this Hong Kong apartment.
An architect’s redesign of his and his wife’s small Hong Kong flat replaces walls with wardrobes, creates a split kitchen, turns two bedrooms into one and adds an en suite bathroom.
Six months of deep-dive online education equipped Daphney Ho with the skills to give practical life to her ‘perfect home’ vision – one that uses warm woods and soft curves for the ultimate Zen vibes.
Vintage chairs, local craftsmanship and Internet of Things technology – East really does meet West in the Hong Kong apartment of young business owners with a baby who like to host dinner parties.
Fifteen years after moving into their Hong Kong duplex penthouse, a family of three sought ‘a new living experience’. Renovation turned it from cavernous and showy to cosy and practical.
When it came to transforming his latest Hong Kong home, serial renovator Wilson Fung found himself thinking of Bali.
A high-end renovation has given a pair of Happy Valley newlyweds a luxurious high-rise home tailored to their taste for all things opulent.
A flat in Hong Kong’s affluent Mid-Levels residential neighbourhood has been remade with interiors that conjure a cabin-style retreat, with stone fireplace and hewn timber beams.
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.
The Domestic Transformer micro-apartment was so groundbreaking that Hong Kong’s M+ commissioned a 1:1 reproduction for all to see. But the installation now faces an uncertain future.
After 30 years in their Tai Tam flat, a couple gave themselves new, light-filled, contemporary interiors complete with smart-home functions.
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.
Interior designer Susan Chiow gave her rented penthouse apartment in Hong Kong the upgrade it deserved, thanks to an Italian masterclass in creating luxury interiors.
Architect and artist William Lim and his wife, interior designer Lavina, have lovingly restored his parents’ Mid-Levels home, preserving their legacy with a respectful, delightfully retro renovation.