Hidden away from Hong Kong island’s busy lifestyle, this family of four found their ideal home in the Tai Tam peninsula. Surrounded by ocean views, the apartment has undergone a renovation project that makes way for more light and more space thanks to sliding doors. With a calming color palette, and soften rounded edges, the home is the perfect place to find relaxation and set the stage for family life.
Untouched since the the early 90s, this 138 square meter (1,485 sq ft) apartment featured a long corridor with all the bedrooms shut off. But the new corridor features sliding doors, making it much sleeker, more chic and offering more ocean views.
At the entrance foyer, we’re greeted with an excellent cubby space. There is plenty of storage for the family – with cleverly concealed hooks looking like part of the decor. A hidden coat cabinet and a neat space for shoes are all useful features. We do like the comfortable seat too, giving you the perfect place to pause for thought and contemplation on your way in.
You know that feeling when you walk into a spa and it feels calm; the environment is relaxed and you are immediately at ease? Well it’s like that here too. Check out the chill vibes in this central room.
The powder blue sofa feels light and delicate, another great spot for down time! It’s also just in the right spot for looking over the ocean. The living room, dining room and kitchen are all open plan, making it one big family room. There are cleverly concealed storage spaces for different appliances, books, and household items too.
Giving the appearance of floating, the bookshelf is a large feature area that will surely fill up over time. With rounded edges and soft features, it feels relaxing and calming.
The apartment was designed with children in mind, so exploration of space was integral to the build. A study corner can be carefully partitioned with curtains, bedrooms feature large wooden sliding doors with quirky handles, and wall niches make for perfect hiding spots around the apartment.
Ultimately having a calming bedroom will help you sleep better at night, which is why cool and calm color palettes will give you a great night (and hence a great day).
Simple tiles provide tranquility in the bathroom, but once more there is a celebration of quirky playful accessories, which are also useful for storage.
This home finds perfection in balance. It’s there for adults looking to find relaxation, and children seeking corners for play. By sliding doors wide open, you get stunning ocean views. When pulling them closed, you’re offered privacy and spaciousness. A celebration of quirky calm.