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It's finally time - and I finally have some semblance of home furniture - to share a little glimpse into my new living space in Hong Kong. Since planning this post, I realised there was plenty of scope to prepare a mini series so I'm just sharing a few sneak peeks for the time being until things begin to look a little more complete.

This apartment is our family apartment. Situated in a bay, overlooking the city and surrounded by beautifully woody mountains, I've always adored just looking up and seeing even more from this gorgeous country. Like I mentioned before, the 2 bedroom apartment was very much stuck in the 80s (when my family last re-decorated!) and whilst liveable for our annual holidays, it didn't hold much hope for daily living. We started anew except from the wallpapered, er, walls, and our newly redone wooden floors, and here are some decor highlights.


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In Episode #1 of moving house, I bought my first ever sofa! Plenty of Tweets, hours and frustrated measuring sessions later, I'm a proud sofa-owner and I feel grown up. Whilst I originally wanted a grey sofa (you can read my inspo post here), I fell in love with this snowy taupe leather version from 實惠 in Hong Kong. I almost went for the standard Ikea SÖDERHAMN sofas, but this one is so charmingly compact and it's lovely and comfortable too. Leather sofas are pretty much a must in a country that is predominantly warm and humid too. I did, however, manage to accessorise as planned with this beautiful checked throw from Ikea (HK$199.90/£15). So Scandi-chic.

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Getting a potted plant is the first rite of passage for a new abode, amirite? My Mama picked this little one up for me and I display it in my teeny bay window that's on the side of my living 'room'. Pebbled translucent window decals are essential too for high-rise living where, you know, your neighbours can see directly into your living room and potentially watch you 'Shake It Off' on Monday nights in. I'm hoping to add some cacti, succulents and a traditional Chinese money tree to my plant collection!

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The windows in my apartment have metal gates to strengthen the window area because... typhoons. However they do still offer an amazing view, now framed by my beautiful new Italian fabric curtains. (And on the right we have another snap of my throw for good measure.)

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Oh Ikea, you and your photo rails. Picked straight from Pinterest, I display minature photo frames, my TS1989 Polaroids and a little clock here in my living space to add some height and division, as all of my furniture is super cute and compact. (Read: short and small.)

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Finally, some little, more familiar home accents that currently live on my coffee table because I can't seem to find the "right" place for them. Made dat heart dish myself and all.

37 comments

  1. Your home looks beautiful I love the sofa and the throw! Literally can't wait to have a home of my own to decorate :)

    Xoxo

    http://beautyinhisname.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Imma come over and help. k thanks x

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  3. You're actually so organised, this has given me some home inspo! Adore the shelves x

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  4. This looks lovely, I love poking around people's homes!


    Maria xxx

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  5. Everything looks so nice, and home-y already! <3

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  6. Those typical metal windows brings nostalgia!
    Your home looks homey and cozy already c:
    I hope you're doing well! Xx
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  7. I bet the views are amazing! x
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  8. Hope you are settling in well! Loved this little sneak peek!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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  9. Looks really cosey already!

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  10. So lovely! Glad to hear that you're settling in nicely! :D

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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  11. Emi Doll (恵美)16 November 2014 at 23:58

    So lovely.

    Your home deco is very cosy and sweet!

    恵美より ♥

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  12. Awww your apartment is so tiny and cute, I love it! Well...to be fair most HK apartments are aren't they? Totally missing HK now, ahhh homesickness! xxx

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  13. I love this glimpse into how you've been decorating the place :) the window decals are great and I'm really liking the little ledge for photo frames and postcads etc. Definitely get some plants, they always help make a flat feel like a home! Glad you're settling into life in HK :) x

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

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  14. Ah thank you so much Rosalind! The sofa is my pride and glory - I feel like a proud Mama when I get home from work and see it in all its' soft leather glory!

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  15. Sadly enough, it's already sorted mate! I just need to locate myself a Christmas tree and BOOM ;)

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  16. I had lists upon lists written before I'd even flown over! Thanks Sophia (:

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  17. Aw thank you Maria! Me too hahah, apartment and room tours on YouTube are my secret guilty pleasure!

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  18. Thanks Nichie! Good job everything works quickly in Hong Kong, right?

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  19. Don't they just?! Aw thanks Mei - just a few more finishing touches to go and then I'll be able to share just a touch more. It's been a long ass 3 weeks!

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  20. They really are! The sunrise views are incredible!

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  21. Ah thank you so much my love! I'm settling in really well, just super lazy with cooking my own dinner again ;) Can't wait to be able to share a little more!

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  22. It is a teeny dot but I adore it! Actually pretty big as far as apartments in NT go! Come back over soon and we can explore and take awesome blog photos (:

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  23. Ah thank you so much Tamsin! It's slowly but surely falling into place. I still have some furniture to arrive actually, but hopefully I'll be able to share more soon (:

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  24. This is so cute! I'm glad you're settling in!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251

    xxxx

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  25. I love the way you decorated your apartment, by adding your own little touches! Glad to hear you settling in :) xx

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  26. Yus! I will deffo give you a heads up when I am back over. May be next year...but if not definitely the year after as I am hoping I make it over to Korea/Taiwan next year with my cousins (cue excitement). Itching to make another solo trip back home to HK though! Don't want the family to cramp my style ;) xx

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  27. Thanks Stephanie - and also a big thanks for your other messages, super-sweet of you! Feeling SO settled already!

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  28. Fingers crossed for next year then! I'm hoping to sneak a S.Korea or Japan trip in next year (:

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  29. That's great! :) xxx

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