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.
Eco rug sale
Searching for some flooring that looks great and makes you feel good about the environment? CarpetBuyer has expanded its collection of modern carpets from designers who work with eco-friendly materials like bamboo, with woven and hand-knotted carpets available in a range of unique styles and colours. This is a great time to invest in a rug, as CarpetBuyer’s summer sale includes extra discounts on top of the year-round 50 percent off . There are 4,500 carpets in stock, so you’re bound to find something just right for your space. carpetbuyer.com
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. altfield.com.hk
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. tree.com.hk
If you love luxury bedding as much as we do, pay a visit to Lane Crawford and check out Shleep, a luxury Australian bedding and sleepwear brand. Shleep’s 21-piece wool-rich bedding collection includes blankets, swaddle sets, pillows, mattress covers, duvets, toys and sleepwear. The company is also focused on bringing customers “the best mornings ever” thanks to a good night’s sleep. “Research shows that natural wool bedding can improve sleep quality by 25 percent, by regulating body heat with its temperature and moisture control functions,” says Shleep founder Indi McCullough. lanecrawford.com
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”. colliers.com
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This article first appeared in the April/May 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.