This space is an expression of a young wanderlust couple’s keen eye for architectural and design details
Inside a 600sqft Cocooning and Characterful Residence in Hong Kong
By Victoria Cheung
“We wanted to recreate the mood of that cosy wintry evening in Oslo,” reminiscences Hong Kong-based interior designer and calligraphy artist Rachel Ng.The interior design of Rachel and her partner’s apartment was inspired by the young couple’s visit to the Atlas Brasserie at the boutique Amerikalinjen Hotel in the Norwegian capital.The restaurant’s poetic and soulful interiors set the scene for the renovation of their first shared home in the city’s Eastern District.This convenient and well-appointed apartment deftly blurs the boundaries between interior architecture and interior design, resulting in a balanced and efficient use of space.
Working from Rachel’s own design drawings, construction spanned four months.Rachel’s partner is a professional architect, and their respective interior and architecture backgrounds enabled them to approach the project with complementary micro and macro design perspectives.“Existing architectural limitations gave us the chance to come up with clever design solutions,” shares Rachel. This design duo transformed the apartment’s bay window and structural wall into central and considered design features in their own right. Scroll through the gallery below (Photography: Justin Lim)to find out more about the delicate design: