The Altfield Interiors showroom is home to one of the largest ranges of designer home furnishings in Hong Kong. Founder AMANDA CLARK explains how you can use this interior design resource to create a beautiful home.
What makes your showroom unique?
It’s wonderful that in Hong Kong – unlike London or New York – the showroom welcomes walk-in retail clients. Visitors are free to explore and play around with all the products.
Apart from interior textiles, what other products do you offer?
In addition to collections from over 20 textile brands, including Armani/Casa, Jane Churchill, Jim Thompson, and Ralph Lauren Home, we have wallcovering, leather, furniture, lighting, hardware and home accessories.
Can you tell us more about your design services?
We have a team of trained design staff to offer professional advice to retail clients. Curtain making and upholstery services are also available. There are so many brands and styles in the showroom.
Where should we start our shopping?
Your first visit to the showroom can be a little overwhelming, as well as a feast for the eyes. Take time to discover and have a feel for the textures and patterns. The open, clear layout makes it easy to navigate the space, with mini “zones” dedicated to respective countries. We have a wonderful team – trained and educated in interior design as well as sales, so they’re always happy to help!
Tell us more about the variety of products on offer from different countries.
Depending on the style and look you’re after, we have something for all tastes. Our collections are curated according to country of origin. The following is just a taste…
Famous Venetian textile brand Rubelli plays a starring role in the Italian section, offering a fresh and contemporary colour palette, classic weaves and high-performance fabrics. The Armani/Casa range provides a traditional fashion experience translated into home furnishings. Additionally, collections from Loro Piana and Brochier combine Italian style with impeccable craftsmanship.
You’ll note among the Pierre Frey portfolio that its French designers have been inspired by the East for some of their collections. This results in a beautiful fusion of French tradition and oriental influence, a fitting expression for families newly relocated from Europe.
Colefax & Fowler is available for those seeking a traditional British look – many expat families may favour Jane Churchill’s more modern and well-priced range, as well as contemporary Modern Art styles and colourful Château toiles from Manuel Canovas.
Designing in Asia just wouldn’t be the same without at least considering some Jim Thompson silk. Although famous for its traditional silk, the brand has evolved to offer a wide selection of decorative and high-performance fabrics.
Bring a touch of iconic American styling and get inspired by Ralph Lauren. This corner offers contemporary artisan wall coverings from Weitzner, as well as fine designer trimmings from Samuel & Sons. You’ll also find the softer, natural touch of Larsen, another classic American design house.
This article first appeared in the City Guide 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.