Having lived in a smaller apartment before, the owners of this apartment were ready to create their “dream house” – everything tailor-designed to their needs and lifestyle.
De-cluttering was the number one mission. Not only did we put in ample room for storage, we made sure that these spaces were spread throughout the apartment so that they could put things away with the least effort possible no matter where they were in the house. We even filled in the semi-circular bay window in the bedroom so the space underneath the windowsill could be used for storage and the top cover can be sat on for lounging.
Because the owners worked at home, spaces in the apartment needed to serve multiple uses.
To increase flexibility, we took advantage of the apartment’s 11-foot-tall space to install a dropped ceiling, and then hid two sets of roller blinds inside. One blind allowed half of the living room to be partitioned off as a guest bedroom and the second, L-shaped blind partitioned off the working area in the master bedroom to form an independent study. All TVs in the house were placed on rotating stands to allow viewing from any angle.
Because the owners spent so much time here, the apartment needed to remain fresh and uncongested.
To ensure the interiors felt as spacious as possible, we finished the apartment’s walls with overlapping panels that worked together to increase the sense of depth. Furthermore, we put in details to remind the occupants of the outdoors, such as wooden floors and a wall illustration of trees and birds, which added another visual layer against the amazing backdrop of Tsing Ma Bridge outside.