Home design for the family

Entertaining guests

Happy Chinese New Year!  This is a time for family and friends to gather, and often at home.  But in Hong Kong, homes tend to be small, so how best to use your space to host a large gathering?

Open floor plans that combine the living, dining, and even the kitchen space.  A continuous living space allows guests to flow seamlessly from one area to another.   While grandma and the aunties gathers around the kitchen, preparing our favorite new year snacks, my sisters and I gather around the dining room and chat over a glass of wine.  At the same time, the kids play in the living room with an episode of Peppa Pig playing on tv. Continue reading

她将女人所有的直觉和第六感,都放在了室内设计上

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每一个人都曾在脑海中构想着,我以后的家,要把它打造成怎样的风格?每次逛完一些家居用品,看到喜欢的,总会想着以后我的家里也要这样弄。就像是对未来生活的憧憬,住在怎样的家里成为我们未来生活中最大的梦想之一。

Regina,艺图室内设计创意总监,入行近20年的她,在回想过往每一次设计时,“其实客户每一个要求的背后都是一个梦想,而我作为室内设计师,很荣幸有这个机会能够去帮助他们实现梦想。”一个筑梦成功的筑梦师,那种喜悦并不会比主人公少,甚至会更多。

设计,就是当下的一种生活态度,设计一定是和生活在同一个频率上的。就像是刚入行时,一腔热血,画出来的图纸永远都结合了最新的设计元素,装饰性永远大于实用性;当自己历尽生活,尤其是有了两个小孩后,对于生活的看法,也影响着设计,生活的本质,也就成了设计的本质。只有当你读懂生活的时候,你也就懂得了设计。

对于设计的思考,一直都不能停下。构成我们生活环境的是一个个的空间和其中一个个物件,而这些物件都是由颜色、形状和质地构成的,如何在这无数的排列组合中,挑选出最适合这个空间的物件,这就是一个设计师对空间所拥有的敏感度。“就像所有房子里的洗手间,仅仅是一个洗手池的形状,可能就会影响你一天的状态。”

提及创新,每个人第一反应就是从无到有,但就设计而言,懂得将已知的事物再升华,相比于“无中生有”显得更为可贵,毕竟我们有着如此丰富的价值文化积累,懂得在几千年的历史文化中攫取一个片段,就可以为整个空间增添不一样的色彩,这都是源于我们对于自己文化强烈的认同与自信。室内设计也是一样,你只有对你设计出来的作品,感到十分满意,才能确信这个空间的最终使用者会发自内心的快乐。

 

The Future of the Design Profession

Interior design is a multifaceted profession, combining creativity and technology to produce an aesthetically pleasing and functional environment.

In 2008, HKIDA launched the Registered Interior Designers Associate (RIDA), the objective of which is to promote the interior design profession and gain the support of the government as well as the general public for the establishment of a registration system for Hong Kong Interior Designers. Continue reading

Renovating your new home in Hong Kong?

Regina Kwok, Creative Director of Artwill gives you tips on how to work with your interior designer

Q. I just bought a new home in Hong Kong and want to renovate it.  How do I get started?
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Contact several interior designers and get them to submit design and fee proposals.  Finding designers through referrals is always recommended, but looking at local publications e.g. SCMP or Perspective for features on completed projects is also a good way to learn about designers. Continue reading