Whether you’re shopping for something specific for your home or simply looking for some decorating inspiration, check out these latest finds from Hong Kong’s furniture stores.
CarpetBuyer has brought in contemporary designer rugs from Europe to add to its extensive selection of Persian tribal carpets. Look out for the 50 percent discounts throughout the year, too. Having been in the business for many decades, the store enjoys a large following of local and overseas clients, who look forward to adding an extra touch of glamour and style to their homes. carpetbuyer.com
New & Notable
MoMA Design Store has opened at K11 MUSEA – 6,000 square feet of beautiful things, all curator-approved. You can shop with a warm heart, too, because every purchase supports groundbreaking exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and helps preserve the Museum’s collection. Find books, design classics and furniture, including an extensive collection by Danish furniture brand HAY. k11musea.com/shop/moma-design-store
Discover Street Art
Experience the city from a new angle and join The Mandarin Oriental for a tour of Hong Kong’s street art scene. This half-day experience will have you exploring Central’s back streets to see where international and local artists have used alleyways and buildings as their canvas. mandarinoriental.com/hongkong
A good mattress isn’t complete without soft comfy sheets. Visit Okooko by European Bedding and try silky-smooth Heveya bamboo sheets, made of 100 percent organic lyocell, an excellent eco-friendly choice. The all-natural bamboo fibre wicks away moisture, keeping you dry, cool and comfortable. 13/F, The Plaza LKF, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Central. Special offer: Get 50 percent off a Heveya bamboo sheet set when buying a Heveya natural organic latex mattress. Until 31 December 2019. 2870 1132 | europeanbedding.hk
Tile enthusiasts and home renovators will be excited to hear that Mosa has a new showroom in Hong Kong. The Dutch company has been making tiles for over 130 years, and the showroom features a complete tile collection for walls, floors and facades. You can obtain samples, chat to specialists and get inspired for your next project, whether it’s an entire building or just a bathroom. designlink.com.hk
It seems black is the new black when it comes to interior design. At TREE, new collection “Graphic” features pieces crafted from sustainably sourced solid European oak stained in black. The details and motifs of intricately arranged triangles will deliver an impact in any room. Look out for slim-line legs that add a lifted look and feel.
tree.com.hk | @treehk_official
Music Equals Happiness
A global survey by audio brand Sonos has revealed how music transforms people’s lives. Listening to music can reduce stress, increase productivity and improve health. The Hong Kong based results showed that listening is essential to human culture, progress and happiness. A timely find! So, what are you waiting for? Put a record on and get back to work!
Inspired by “the dreamlike vision of an earthly paradise”, Jim Thompson’s Spring 2019 ShangriLa Collection offers a profusion of rich colours, exotic patterns and luxurious texture. This is a collection for home designers who like a bit of drama. There are prints of foliage drawn from mythical gardens combined with plush velvets in brilliant, jewel-like hues; and animal skin and tribal textile patterns are integrated with graphic contrast in silky fibres. So, don’t miss taking a look at the collection at Altfield Interiors.
Let There Be Light
TREE’s selection of summer must-haves places an emphasis on light creamy tones, natural materials and vibrant pops of colour. This is a great place to start if you’re aiming to create a warm and inviting home. Highlights include these beautiful glossy white terracotta lanterns lovingly handcrafted in the Philippines. We also love the store’s rustic stools crafted from recycled wood.
Our concrete jungle doesn’t conjure the greenest of thoughts. However, according to Colliers, the rising awareness of wellness, smart living and the environment have become key for developers and landlords in Hong Kong. (Finally!) In March, 31 leading property and construction firms signed the Hong Kong Business Environment Council’s Low Carbon Charter, agreeing to work towards decarbonisation. Colliers believes we should now start to see more residential projects featuring sustainability concepts – great news for all. Read more about these hopeful trends in the property market in their report, “Smart and Green Living in Action”.
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This article first appeared in the October/ November 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.