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A post in which you can snoop inside my Hong Kong apartment - 87.5% loaded!
Two things have been on my mind lately: why are there only 4 drinks on Hong Kong’s Starbucks Christmas menu? And when will the rest of my furniture finally arrive?

Well ladies and gentlemen, while I might have to get by with Christmas cookie lattes (every bit as festive, magical and stuff-of-childhood-dreams-esque as you’d imagine), my apartment is now 87.5% complete! I have furniture! As promised, I thought I’d share a highlights reel of my postage-stamp sized place nestled by the bay and mountains in the New Territories.

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: apartment tour, living in hong kong, small space decor ideas
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: apartment tour, living in hong kong, small space decor ideas
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: apartment tour, living in hong kong, small space decor ideas

Cosy Comforts
My first thought when redecorating was to make sure the apartment felt cosy and homely. I guess it goes without saying but living thousands of miles away from home, on my own, means that I ‘need’ this place to feel as homely to me as possible. Aside from all of my trinkets that I’d flown in from England, I had a clean canvas to start with in terms of furniture and colours.

Furnishing
I invested in some mod-Scandi inspired furniture from PriceRite. If you’re also moving to Hong Kong for an extended period, I wholeheartedly recommend this company! Super affordable (more so than Ikea on occasion) and with plenty of styles, I ended up decking out my entire place with their furniture. And lemme tell you guys, my feelings toward my sofa and coffee table are akin to that of a first child, I’d imagine.

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: apartment tour, living in hong kong, small space decor ideas
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: apartment tour, living in hong kong, small space decor ideas
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: apartment tour, living in hong kong, small space decor ideas
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: apartment tour, living in hong kong, small space decor ideas
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: apartment tour, living in hong kong, small space decor ideas

Treasures & Trinkets
Well it wouldn’t be a Daisybutter blog post without a stash of ridiculous trinkets from magpie-esque collecting aficionado, right? I’ve moved to the city of DREAMS for collecting up oddments and treasures and I like nothing more than assembling flatlays of my favourite things. From frames that were literally made for Instax photos to teeny dishes, Pokeballs to my treasured YSL candle, these accents are the parts that completely define this apartment as mine. I’m just missing a pineapple, cc: Hannah & the Dream Team.


The Great Outdoors
It’s no secret that – back home in England – I simply love taking a few moments to head out and enjoy fresh air and the lake in my hometown. I find being by large stretches of water really refreshing and relaxing, and just look at this beauty of a new view! Located just 12 minutes walk away from my front door, I often find myself having a little stroll here after work and it’ll be an amazing backdrop for blog photos soon!

... Whistlestop tour of Chez Daisybutter – done!

16 comments

  1. We only have 3 Christmas drinks here :( I love that view across the water you have near you, I love how tall HK's buildings are, it reminds me of a sci fi movie!

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  2. It all looks so lovely & such pretty photos Michelle! You're apartment is so beautiful and I love the look of those hello kitty macaroons! x

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  3. You seem to be settling right in Michelle :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas in your new home xx

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  4. It's looking lovely!
    Have you heard of Donguri Republic at Ocean Terminal? They sell tonnes of Ghibli stuff! Most of it is Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service related and it's all adorable. Great place to get trinkets!

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  5. So disappointing, right?! I like to order their signature hot chocolate and ask for two shots of peppermint - my own Christmas concoction. Thanks Jane - I'm still in awe of it every time I arrive home from work. So beautiful.

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  6. Thank you so much Sophie!! Because I live so high up, I get amazing daytime sunlight for blog photos. I didn't even have to edit these photos except to resize them. Blogger priorities eh?

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  7. I feel very settled here actually! Aw thank you Amy, hope you have a perfect Christmas too! ^^

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  8. Ah thank you Annabelle! Completely obsessed with decking out my place at the moment. Oh yes I have actually, I haven't managed to go over there yet - perhaps I will next week!

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  9. Deimante Baurinaite7 December 2014 at 15:14

    Ah I love the plant and pot! What kind of plant is it? The scenery by the water looks stunning, I'm so jealous! :)

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  10. I love all the cool colours, your new place looks so relaxing! Xx

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  11. Nice to see your new home is getting a more homier look!
    And soon Christmas at your new place ^_^ Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  12. you've made it so beautiful and homely and you, i love it! it's clear you're settling in well, so glad to hear it :) x

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  13. Thank you!! I'm not entirely sure actually, some variation of a bamboo I believe. Ah I know, it's incredible. So happy I live in a bay!

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  14. Thanks Ria! Hoping to add some actual colour soon when I've settled my finances and can actually afford candles and the like ;)

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  15. Ah thank you Mei! This evening it is super messy so even more homey ;)

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  16. Thanks so much Miho! I think it's definitely very 'me'!

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