In this apartment built 35 years ago, a young lady was looking for a space for her to refresh and rejuvenate from the urban life. Located in an area near Tsim Shai Tsui, the area famous for its high density & intricate cityscape in Hong Kong, the apartment itself is not well maintained on its infrastructure with just minimum amount of windows.

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Project Name: Contemporary Transform to an Old Apartment
Studio Name: Littlemore Interior Design

Project size: 260 ft2
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 10
Location: Hong Kong
Photography: Michael Perini

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The existing old apartment doesn’t come with the right shape, with the spaces divided with small area, and the living area is not getting sufficient light with just small windows with looking into indecent light well area. Without the needs of definite separated rooms or partitions, walls are taken down to maximise the amount of light flowing into the general living area. Spaces are redefined accordingly to essential needs.

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For the owner doesn’t require a massive wardrobe, spaces can be arranged with more flexibility with less bulky items. To create a core element to tie up different spaces, a wood patterned featured wall is arranged to unify different elements including the door to bathroom, a window looking into a messy light-well, a structure column & a wardrobe, all in one go, creating a nice backdrop for the TV looking over the living & dining area.

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Loose furniture are carefully selected to mix with the Pecan Wood Wall & the intense blue textured wallpaper, enlivening the space with a modern & contemporary vibe. A sleek charcoal black painted metal framed glass sliding door to the kitchen give an extra touch & contrast to the overall ambient.

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Apart from the TV back drop and the bed platform next to the bay windows, all other furniture are loose items selected together with the client, to enrich the apartment with delicate furniture details. The mirror in the make up table can be hidden away from the sight, with the table named “Sunrise Table”. This detail can fulfil the function of it being a make up area, while at the same time avoiding the mirror to face directly to the bed for better Feng Shui considerations.

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