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Home Journal June 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

in this issue

3 min
joyful escape

There’s no doubt about it: This is one wondrous family home that makes a serious artistic impression before you even pass through the front door. A life-size sculpture of a tattooed boy by Wu Qiong stands at the entrance next to an elegant painting by Myanmar artist Khin Zaw Latt; to the right, an acrylic on canvas depicting bubble teas and pineapple buns adorns the wall, specially created by graffiti artist Cath Love – a sprightly ode to the homeowners’ mother city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. “The client came to me for my colour and use of art in my work,” says interior designer Anji Connell of the 1,550sqft, three-bedroom home for an art-loving family of four, which took more than a year to complete. Located on Bowen Road, nestled within the…

2 min
around the globe

Travel has always been an essential source of inspiration for people. Some may be inspired by the rich history and architectural marvels in London, the palpable vibrancy of positivity that only Brazil can offer, or the great cultural antiques found in one of those mysterious souks of Morocco. No matter what draws you to one of these promising destinations, there’s always a lingering memory of the trip and, of course, a variety of eclectic mementos to take home with you. As they remind you of one of the best journeys in your life, why not incorporate them into your decorating scheme for a distinctive living environment that speaks to the experience that’s uniquely you? GLOBAL ESSENCE A FUSION OF DECORATIVE PATTERNS AND INTRICATE PRINTS MAKES FOR A DIVERSE CELEBRATION NOMADIC AESTHETICS ENHANCE A SENSE…

1 min
let there be light

Pick! NATUZZI ITALIA A 01. NATUZZI ITALIA Balon table lamps feature luxurious marble bases topped with transparent blown-glass shades that when illuminated resemble a soap bubble reflecting sunbeams. The lamps come in various hues, and three different heights and shade style. 02. OVO A soft, warm glow radiates from the C-U C-ME suspended lamp. Handmade diffusers are caged inside an outer sphere of woven wire that has been dipped in a vat of salago fibre to achieve intriguing textures. 03. BOCONCEPT Designed by Charlotte Honcke and Olaf Recht, the nature-inspired Pine Cone pendant features round shapes and multiple layers, combined with a copper finish for soft illumination and a contemporary expression. 04. FIKA A moon-like opal glass sphere juxtaposes a mirror chrome base with a dimmer on this Journey lamp. Whether the moon is full or dimmed, the piece…

1 min
far and wide

With the onset of summer comes the eager anticipation of a long overdue vacation, if only to escape the heat and humidity that begins bearing down on Hong Kong at this time of year. At Home Journal, we’re already in the holiday spirit, as evidenced by this, our travel issue, which sees us trotting across the globe in search of the finest design and most inspiring interiors. Some of it we’ve found close to home in our journey through Hong Kong’s most stylish and sensual homes. But we’ve also gone further afield and stepped inside stunning abodes in the renowned design cities of Milan and Beirut, where striking spaces are almost expected yet always admired. Additionally, we uncover the up-and-coming design destinations, from San Antonio, Texas to Tulum, Mexico, that…

1 min
transforming how you sleep

Okooko by European Bedding believes that natural materials bring better quality sleep – and that’s why its complete sleep system, comprising mattress, pillow and bed base, is made only with natural materials. The Heveya mattresses, for example, are made from 100 percent certified natural organic latex and contain no harsh chemicals or glues. Natural latex is recommended by professionals as the best mattress for support, and Okooko’s mattresses have seven firmness zones to accommodate the body’s natural contours and to support hips, back and neck. Three densities across three mattress heights cater to different firmness preferences, and these can be combined in one king mattress so that two can sleep together in total comfort. As well as Asian and European sizes, mattresses can be custom-made to any dimensions. Just like Okooko’s mattresses, their…

5 min
historic heart

Some clients are very hands-on, while others give their decorators more free rein. The owners of this Beirut triplex – a couple with three children who live between Lebanon and Angola – initially left Lebanese interior designer Claude Missir more or less to his own devices. “It was complicated,” he admits. “They gave me their complete trust, but I knew nothing about their private life, their lifestyle and their tastes.” After a while, Claude insisted on a little guidance and asked the husband for some images of interiors he liked. In return, he received photos of rooms decorated with quintessentially French wall and ceiling mouldings. “That told me two things – that he didn’t want a zen-like contemporary home and that he liked Parisian style,” continues Claude. Another five months…