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5 ways to turn your house into a home

Whether you’re furnishing a home from scratch, or giving your space a makeover, it can be a little daunting. We asked the team from TREE to give us their top five must-haves for turning a house into a home.

Furnishing: The dining room is at the heart of many homes
The dining room is at the heart of many homes and the Celebes range is a collection of one-off pieces

Eat

The dining room is the heart of many homes, and furnishing, such as a solid table, that stands the test of time (and countless meals) is essential. Celebes is a collection of one-off pieces made from chunky teak off-cuts that were previously used in fencing, for a beautifully lived-in look that will set your home in motion. With no two pieces exactly alike, it is sure to be a conversation starter. Available in a selection of sizes.

furnishing: A good night's sleep is a must in Hong Kong
The Decker bed will provide a good night’s sleep, which is a must in Hong Kong

Sleep

To keep up the pace in this hectic city, a good night’s sleep is a must. The Decker bed does double duty as a beautiful bed frame made from reclaimed solid teak wood, while also featuring neat storage in the form of three rollable, under-the-bed drawers. Available in single, double, queen and king size furnishing options.

furnishing: Storage solutions are vital in small Hong Kong spaces
Storage solutions such as the M Rack shelf are vital in small Hong Kong spaces

Store

Versatility is key in some of Hong Kong’s smaller homes, and furnishing like the M Rack helps you make the most of even the trickiest of spaces. With geometric shelving in varying sizes, this piece provides a beautiful base for you to stylishly store and display your favourite knick-knacks. It also works as a clever divider, enabling you to create rooms within rooms. Available in solid, FSC-certified recycled teak and sustainably sourced European oak, along with a choice of sizes.

furnishing: The Twofold Sofa Bed is a stylish and practical piece which can double as a bed for when guests come to stay
The Twofold Sofa Bed is a stylish and practical piece which can double as a bed for when guests come to stay

Sit

Another piece that has both form and function is the Twofold Sofa Bed. Great for everyday lounging and as an extra bed when guests stay over, the sofa features tapered wooden legs and button tufted cushioning, while the bed holds a foam and pocket spring mattress that provides the same level of support and comfort as a real bed.

furnishing: The Hemingway desk is perfect if you work from home
The Hemingway desk is perfect if you work from home

Study

Whether you work from home, or you bring work home, you need somewhere better to work than the kitchen table! Take a seat at the Hemingway, a writing desk that echoes the clean lines and soft angles of 1950s design, with all the storage space you need. It features grooves on the underside of each drawer for smooth access, with no handles required. All you need now is a little inspiration! Available in solid, FSC-certified teak, sustainably sourced American walnut and European white oak.

TREE

• 28/F, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau | 2870 1582

• Shop 101-102, HomeSquare, Sha Tin | 2841 8844

• 116 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung | 2791 2802

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