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

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