Home to a family of four, this Harbour View Terrace unit is a calming, bone-white enclave dominated with curves and a flood of natural light.
Things didn’t always look this bright, however. For the North Point home, it took repositioning doors, taking down walls, and redoing the dining-living room layout to inject much-needed light to the space.
In the original space, sunlight couldn’t penetrate the unit, says Mancy Li of Design Action & Associates. Two of the bedrooms, which faced east, received the most natural light. To direct its flow to the living room, the designers repositioned the bedroom entrances toward it, and elongated the height of their sliding doors.
The 1,250sqft apartment also originally had the dining and living rooms in an L-shaped layout. The space felt dark, says Li. The kitchen and master bedroom were also connected through a long corridor. The spatial planning wasn’t very good.
Together with interior designer Vincent Li, the Design Action team pulled down the partitions, redid the floor plan, and brought together the dining and living rooms in a singular, linear volume – enlarging the space, and opening it up to receive more light.
Today the family home keeps its original four-bedroom setup, including a maid’s quarter, while accommodating the family’s requests for an ensuite bathroom in every room.
A passionate cook, the lady of the house also requested a larger kitchen, a requirement heeded by Design Action with improved spatial distribution, as well as the inclusion of a curve-edged island for increased counter space.
Curves dominate much of the home’s new look, employed in the ceilings, built-in cabinets, and through some of the furnishings, as in the coffee table from Unica Interior, and the spherical lighting in the balcony, repurposed from a chandelier. The balcony balustrade was also replaced with clear glass panels, in another bid to reduce barriers to infiltrating light. Ceramic floor tiles with a wooden look accent the home, while a rug from India, in a cool pop of blue, punctuates the living room.
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