To Art Or Not To Art : Not A Question

There’s really no question whether one ought to have art in ones home. For no home is really complete without some form of artwork, whether it be childrens drawings on the refrigerator, favourite photographs, magazine pullouts, art prints ordered online, favourite quotations printed off the internet, or anything else visual that brings us pleasure to…

Interior Designers You Want To Know About

Here are the names of a few interior designers who have mastered the art of making spaces beautiful. Charlotte Moss Kelly Hoppen Nate Berkus Mary McDonald Alexa Hampton Raven Tao is a real estate specialist and media personality based in Hong Kong. She loves arts and culture, is fascinated by fashion and luxury, and is…

So Beautiful, So Useless, I Love Them. Display Items In The Home.

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”. ~William Morris To have sculptures, art and showerings of trinkets in the home or not to – this is the question. The choice is made easier by knowing what your interior style is, and by seeing how…

Writing On The Wall

Wall decals are very fun and can add a lovely dimension to a space. Eye catching and full of personality, wall decals are an easy touch of personality that are great for use in our small rental apartments in Hong Kong. Many decals can be bought online and Ikea Hong Kong also often has a…

What Is The Interior Style Theme For Your Apartment?

Choosing a theme is quite important because it gives an apartment a distinct feel and also makes it easier to make interior styling and decorating choices. Outlined here are some of the basic themes which can be used. Merging of styles can also be rather fabulous- using a strong base theme and adding touches of…

Is Minimalist The Style For Your Apartment?

Minimalist Style demands restraint in flourishes, rather than a complete sculling of items owned. If you look around your home and it’s the opposite to minimalist, you’ll likely have to make a lot of changes to accept the minimalist living lifestyle. It’s always best to choose a style that suits your personality best. It is a style…

Is Glamorous The Style For Your Apartment?

This style of interior is very fun and suits dramatic personality types perfectly. Just as eclectic as Bohemian Style interiors, the difference lays in the particular choice of colours and accessories. There is rarely cutesy to be found in a glamorous interior and all of the items are bold in their own right – from…

Is Romantic The Style For Your Apartment?

Romantic Style is tough to pull off, mostly because of the dedication to beautiful structured chairs that this style requires. Also, many people like Romantic Style but feel that it is too feminine for a shared home. In fact there are ways to introduce elements of romance into a room while combining it with Bohemian,…

Is Black & White The Style For Your Apartment?

This style is more challenging to pull off than is expected. In essence, the theme of this apartment is either heavily white with black accents, or heavily black with white accents. A good dose of green plant life completes the design in a comforting way. NOTE  : Forethought and restraint is required with this style, as…

Is Bohemian The Style For Your Apartment?

Eclectic and creative, these interiors are popular in Hong Kong because of the space restrictions here. Unlike the Minimalist, Black & White or Romantic interior styles, bohemian styles allow for extremely bright and colourful walls and  furnishings, giving a cheerful and personable feel when brightness is optimised with mirrors and well placed lighting. Able to…

Use Curtains To Avoid Being A Hong Kong Nudist Neighbor

It is all too easy to be a nudist neighbor here in Hong Kong because of the intensely close proximity of the windows of other apartments. We don’t want to lose the little light we can get but we don’t want to share our lives with the people next door, either. Unfortunately this is a…

Guest Post on Small Spaces from Trinkets and Treasures

This is a guest post from Susan at Trinkets and Treasures. Making the Most of Small Spaces Hello everyone, I’m Susan and I blog over at Trinkets and Treasures. I was so excited when Raven asked me to put together a guest post about decorating small spaces. As a university student, I’m used living in…