Apartment, Kwun Tong
Embracing a clean and simple design scheme enriched by a series of welcoming Western accents, this small apartment has been made to feel warn and spacious by designer Jacky Lee.
Because homes in Hong Kong are notoriously small, many owners choose to introduce a simple design scheme that avoids making the space feel cramped, and the owners of this 795 square feet apartment were no exception. They wanted their home to embrace a somewhat natural design scheme rich in Western accents, however they were also eager to enhance the sense of spaciousness, so they turned to Jacky Lee and the talented team from inT Design Furniture Limited to help them achieve their goals.
Originally housing three bedrooms, the apartment required several renovations inside in order to make the most of the space, so Lee set about reducing this to two bedrooms so as to enlarge the main living and dining area. The entire property was then illuminated by a series of up-lights that blend seamlessly with the design, softening the tone of the home. And finally, Lee incorporated a wide range of wooden furniture, which adds a sense of warmth, echoing the stunning engineered flooring below.
Because the wall ratios were unbalanced in the main living and dining room, the designer used Western-style wall panels to create a sense of definition and discretely hide the entrance to the master bedroom. Once end of the room has been entirely given over to entertaining, featuring a beige and white colour palette that is bright and airy. Along the far wall, a built-in cabinet makes the perfect place to store flatware and proudly display a small collection of ornaments, crating a talking point over dinner. Immediately in front, a small rectangular table is flanked by four beige chairs, which are highlighted thanks to the addition of a playful chandelier up above.