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Home Journal April 2019

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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1. SOMETHING NEW A selection of sumptuous finds to add pops of colour into your home. 2. MOOD BOARD In the era of Instagram, design takes centrestage. Learn the decorating cues we’re taking from some of the most stylish new hotels and resorts around the world. 3. ENGLISH POLISH Inside the elegant renovation of a spacious London villa transformed by interior designer Natalia Miyar. 4. DREAMING OF SIAM Lavish and detailed interiors to delight every design lover, coupled with unique Thai experiences to enrich the journey — The Siam offers an enchanting introduction to the city of Bangkok. 5. PRINTS, PLEASE The Paris home of Patrick Frey, the creative director of celebrated textile brand Pierre Frey, is as vivid and colourful as one would expect. Visit our website at homejournal.com Like us on Facebook @homejournal Follow us on Instagram @homejournal Join us on…

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CAMILLA FISCHBACHER | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER The interplay of tradition and innovation is essential to our design philosophy. We create fresh, contemporary patterns often based on historical inspirations. MIKE FISHER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STUDIO INDIGO Adopting a strong collaborative approach with artisans and craftsmen ensured the project was incredibly rewarding, and that everything was how it was imagined. MATTHIEU FREY | ASIA-PACIFIC DIRECTOR, PIERRE FREY Layering is a fail-safe technique – a mix of different blue shades or a selection in various textures, but sticking to one colour, will do. JENNIFER JORGENSEN AND KATE WORUM | FOUNDERS, SHE SHE Once we’ve fully bonded with a client, we tap into our different backgrounds and throw ideas at each other until we land on what we feel is the perfect representation for that client’s purpose.…

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colour envy

“I knew I wanted to have a ‘wow’ moment every time I came home,” says stylist and interior decorator Lucia Tait Tolani of her Mid-Levels residence, one of the homes this month that manages to exhibit a riot of shades, prints and singular objects while achieving notable cohesiveness. It could have looked just like any apartment in Hong Kong; instead, it is markedly Lucia’s. As you’ll discover in the pages of this issue, that exact sentiment – the desire to experience a visual jolt, an instance of sensory overload that transports you from reality for a wondrous split second – quite often results in spaces that are vivid and pronounced, yet still feel like home. And in a time rife with contemporary minimalism, we can’t help but find that unwavering commitment…

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THE LATEST COLLECTIONS, SHOWS AND SPACES TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS MONTH RARE FORMS Tom Dixon’s latest offerings for 2019 are nothing short of spectacular. By crafting eclectic designs with Swirl – a new recycled material that resembles 3D marble paper and has the weight of stone – the brand brings substantial textures and fresh sensibilities to everyday objects that speak of boldness and simplicity. tomdixon.net BOLD STROKES Designed by Bower Studios, the Gray Matters showroom in Brooklyn, New York, is a 2,000sqft sculptural space highlighted by a free-flowing carpet in a warm leather shade and delicate surfaces in soft, dusty blue (top). A clever use of mirrors elegantly reflects the high-quality footwear on display. bower-studios.com INJECT VISUAL PANACHE INTO A TIRED SPACE WITH TEXTILES THAT TRANSFORM BEHIND VELVET ROPES In 2019, Rubelli Group divides its flagship collection into…

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shapes and shades

When retro aesthetics and contemporary interpretations collide in one space, along with efficient execution, expect a world of wonder. Make a statement with a reinterpreted spin on art deco blended with geometric forms, classic motifs and exotic materials for a whimsical yet sumptuous atmosphere. Or go bold and clash with interlocking wallpapers in two colourways for your feature wall – a centrepiece that sparks conversation. Incorporate a touch of modern art deco aesthetic to your home by pairing sleek, streamlined furniture pieces made of exotic woods with chrome and mirrored surfaces. And don’t be afraid to go big, as generously sized objects are one of the strongest features of the period. ALL ABOUT CONTRAST COMBINE SOPHISTICATION AND A DASH OF FLAMBOYANCE FOR A COMPELLING EFFECT COLOUR BLOCKS PAIR BRIGHT SHADES WITH CHROME AND SOFT…

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that’s history

In 1819, 16-year-old Christian Fischbacher likely had no idea that the textile company he founded would go on to become a storied brand passed from one generation to the next. These days, the family-run business based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, is safely in the hands of the savvy, forward-looking sixth generation — specifically Michael and Camilla Fischbacher, who are CEO and Artistic Director, respectively. Here, Camilla reflects on growing a 200-year-old brand without losing its design DNA, fostering a healthy environment and working with her husband. The most important factor in evolving is the willingness to change, while sticking to the core principle of the brand: procuring beautiful, high-quality textiles for a global customer base. Each collection begins with a theme, inspired by ideas collected on trips, at trade fairs or during…