Friday, December 11, 2015

Bali-inspired Interior

For this apartment at Pokfulam, Hong Kong, the owners are a couple who has lived in the same location in the past. As the flat has an unobstructed view of the South China Sea and Lantau Island, Clifton decides to create an interior design space with Bali-inspired ambience. An open-design concept is used for the living areas to make the most of the beautiful panorama view. The interior also looks more spacious as Clifton builds glass partitions to enclose the balcony yet preserve the ocean view.

Not only the living areas, Clifton also replace bathroom walls into a glass wall to create a large bathroom with a slate-tiled, Japanese-style tub and a shower stall beside it. He uses materials like light wood and stones and simple colors and patterns to create a spa-like ambience to the bathing area. To incorporate more storage areas for the owners, Clifton decides to turn one of the bedrooms into a study place with a pull-out guest bed and cabinets that provides more space.

Versatility is essential in Clifton’s design as well. As the owners enjoy Chinese cuisine, Clifton decides to use a round table with a frosted-gloss centre instead of a long rectangle one in the dining area. The couple is pleased with the final result as the interior space is simple, open and moreover functional.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Transformer In the City

Clifton recently completed an interior design project in which he transformed an ordinary flat at Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong into a smart and flexible home. Since the apartment is petite, Clifton decides to apply an open-design concept using a sliding wall to create a spacious living space. The owners can divide their communal and private sleeping spaces by closing the sliding wall to secure privacy when needed.
On the other hand, Clifton knocks down the wall between two bedrooms and creates one large bedroom area. This bedroom area is separated from the living area by a flatscreen TV that is mounted on a pole and can flexibly turns around to face the living or bedroom area.

Not only is the bedroom, the kitchen also transforms into a semi-open space near the middle which flows into the living area. As the kitchen area is quite narrow, a full-sized dining table is built into a cabinet to save space. To make use of the limited space in the flat, Clifton creates a raised platform in the bedroom to provide more storage space for the owner. The owner can also use the platform edge as a bench as well.

Besides flexibility, Clifton also emphasize in incorporating energy saving ideas into his designs. For this flat, he used energy-efficient LED lights on the recessed ceilings and minimal light fixtures around the house. The whole interior space gives off a simple and modern ambience as Clifton uses smooth surfaces such as white-stained oak floors and laminated plywood around the house.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Over down under

Clifton recently renovated a Mid-Levels flat for the Lee family from Australia. As the family of five is larger than the average, Clifton and his team want to design an interior layout that work for every family member. Clifton creates a flow of space from one living areas to the next by opening up the living and dining areas. Considering that a certain degree of privacy is required when the children have grown up, Clifton used sliding doors to separate the bedrooms and the kitchen from the living areas. The children can enjoy their own time in their rooms and smells from the kitchen can also be contained.

As Lee the owner wants to keep some existing elements from their old house, Clifton suggest a suitable layout as well as wallpapers, color palette and curtains that match with their existing furniture and possessions.

Like most of the designs from Clifton, the renovated apartment is simple yet functional. Clifton places light grey sofa and olive leather sofa from Lounge Designer Furniture in the living areas to create a simple yet modern interior. Clifton spends a lot of time on the bathrooms to make them look clean and relaxing and also functional. By incorporating a sunken bath into a large shower stall, he succeeds in creating a spa-like mood with the addition of soft-blue lighting. The bathroom interior also showcases decorations such as the Nefertiti gold patterned vase from Lane Crawford and the gold candleholders from The Candle Company.

The Lee family is pleased with the result as the renovated home is a modern and simple. It is a place where all members can enjoy and live in it.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

British- and Indian-inspired Home

Clifton recently designed a British- and Indian-inspired interior space for an Indian family who has stayed in UK for a long period of time. As the clients want a design that embraces traditional as well as modern minimalist elements, Clifton comes up with a few design ideas that combine the two completely different styles. He uses a series of vivid hand-painted wallpapers which gives a vibrant yet elegant ambience to the living room. This wallpaper design continues to the master bedroom as well as the son’s room as Clifton adds lively red and blue wallpaper with patterns of nature such as birds and trees on the walls. In addition to the hand-painted wallpapers, the intricate Indian display pieces beside the television also give the space a cultural Indian feel.

In contrast with the hand-painted wallpapers, Clifton places two large English sofas in the living room to highlight the elegant English style. He incorporates a long wooden table with a simple design in the dining area which matches well with the room’s minimalist décor. The side hall between the living and dining rooms also serves as a place for having English afternoon tea. By using the display of classic English teaware pieces, the kitchen retains a traditional classy style of design. Light plywood cabinets and desks are widely used in the bedrooms to give the interior a natural and soothing atmosphere in comparison to the rich and colorful Indian style.

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