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Home Journal April 2018

Home Journal is where inspiration lives. For over 35 years, it has been the leading design and lifestyle magazine in Hong Kong, showcasing standout spaces and inspired living ideas. The monthly bilingual publication is a trusted source of insight and intel – its pages are filled with the latest in interiors, design, and decoration as well as beautifully photographed travel, food, and entertaining features.

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Hong Kong SAR China
Tatler Asia Limited
12 Issues

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Discover the great eats, inspiring travel experiences and elegant spaces that are filling our website homejournal.hk this month. 1. MY NEIGHBOURHOOD Founder of bakery du jour Bakehouse, Grégoire Michaud introduces his favourite haunts – culinary and otherwise – around his neighbourhood of residence. 2. SMALL BUT SPUNKY Tamsin Bradshaw of Find Love Buy demonstrates some easy ways to add style and personality to a small home by using some key furniture pieces. 3. HEART OF THE WOODS Furniture label TREE provides a masterclass in how to incorporate wood into your home, via their styling for The Bloomsway show flat. 4. HOME AWAY FROM HOME We round up some of the best hotels within Hong Kong for a staycation, whether you’re looking to dive into city life or to escape from it all. 5. DO IT FOR THE ‘GRAM Who are…

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new crystal vision

Founded in 1888 – and now celebrating its 130th anniversary – Lalique remains synonymous with superlative works of crystal. Lalique Maison unites exquisite crystal elements with beautifully crafted furniture to bring unprecedented class to homes around the world. In 1920, founder René Lalique built a villa in Wingen-sur-Moder, France – which is now a hotel named Villa René Lalique. The villa has six exclusive suites, each inspired by an original motif from Lalique’s visionary creations. One of Lalique’s most recognisable and admired motifs is the Raisins motif, inspired by the founder’s love of nature and which symbolises the art of fine living. This infamous design features on several numbered edition pieces, including the Ivory Ash Credenza with Raisins crystal panel accents, and the Raisins Lamp crafted from clear and chrome crystal, and…

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in this issue

We spoke with designers and industry creatives on what inspires them and how they select fabrics for their interior spaces. ANNE-SOPHIE PAILLERET I INTERIOR DESIGNER AND DECORATOR I only ever choose fabrics I could wear, such as the chenille used for the daybed in the sitting room which is reminiscent of a Chanel suit. I also love the graphic effect of black and white prints. AMANDA DU PLESSIS I FABRIC DESIGNER AND FOUNDER OF EVOLUTION PRODUCT What amazes me is that every time I go into the veld, the flowers and plants have changed. It has made me so aware of how quickly the botanical landscape changes. ABBEY HALL I INTERIOR DESIGNER AND FOUNDER OF THE HALLMARK I love mixing it up. I love weaving into an interior a piece of furniture that tells a story;…

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a world of materials

In recent years, all over the world, interior decoration is experiencing a new burst of creativity. Maximum effect has been seen and done in textile design, evidenced from upholstery collections and modern varieties of patterns and textures. We showcase a visual feast this issue from Report (Pg 67), which highlights flowers and animals emerging as the key trends at the Heimtextil Fair, to Shopping (Pg 49) where we feature nature-inspired textiles and decorative pieces to bring the outdoors in. In Good Taste (Pg 140), we uncover the unique techniques and processes of textile designer Amanda Du Plessis, who creates textiles through sun-printing, dip-dyeing and embroidery which are then assembled into cushions, throws and wall-hangings. Our homes as always steal the show and this month, all of them highlight the fabric theme…

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MIX AND MATCH Named after the coastal town in Mexico's Mayan Riviera, the Tulum collection by Studio Anansi comes with two set of intriguing patterns and contrasting colour palettes. The encaustic tiles are handcrafted in Mexico and can be put together for various combinations as you please. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS First opened in 1952, Helsinki restaurant Palace gets a breath of fresh air while staying true to its glamorous roots thanks to Note Design Studio. The interior is swathed in warm and sophisticated tones, merging a sense of respect for tradition and the local atmosphere with its own unique identity.…

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BY THE SEA Taking cues from Bondi Beach, The New Wave collection by Australian interior stylist Sarah Ellison captures the essence of coastal living and urban aesthetics that works for any environment. Made of leather, brass, marble and terrazzo, the assemblage gives a contemporary twist for a livable yet idiosyncratic space. BALINESE BLISS REVIVO is an all-new wellness retreat set within three hectares of Bali’s lush and hilly Nusa Dua region. Featuring 16 Balinese-style suites and two 4-bedroom villas, REVIVO offers guests an all-encompassing programme of enriching mind and self-awareness.…