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  1. Smart Feng Shui tips to create positive energy in your home

    Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that has made its way into Western interior design. When using Feng Shui, the goal is to design a home that aligns with who you are as a person. It is also a way to ensure a space allows your energy (or “chi”) to remain positive and constant. And who doesn’t want that? You don’t have to be a Feng Shui expert to apply some of its principles in the home. I’ve gathered five easy tips that even beginners can use!
    1. Get rid of the clutter
    reduce                     We’re all guilty of creating clutter now and then – I know I am. Living in a cluttered home can make you feel stressed and overwhelmed. An easy way to keep the junk from piling up is to do a quick de-clutter session once a week.
    1. Ensure quality lighting
    lighting                   Dim lighting can drain our energy, so make sure each room has the right amount of light. For me, the best source of light is natural light. Installing various light sources is necessary, of course, so you can have light during evenings or in rooms without big windows.  
    1. Keep electronics out of the bedroom
    phones                   This is hard, I know, but quality sleep and relaxation is essential for creating good energy. Not only does a TV or computer in the room tempt you to stay up later than planned, but electronics can also diminish your quality of sleep.
    1. Let nature in
    nature                     Nature is soothing and the five elements of Feng Shui (wood, earth, fire, water and metal) have a lot to do with the outdoors. Wooden furniture pieces, plants and an indoor water fountain are all great ways to add nature to your home.  
    1. Choose colours carefully
      colours                 In Feng Shui, colours are important. For example, if I want a room to be relaxing, I could use the color blue to create a sense of calm. Here is a useful guide I found for choosing colours in Feng Shui. After applying some of these basic Feng Shui techniques, you might start to notice a change in how you feel at home. Feng Shui can help you feel happier, relaxed and more energized.    
  2. Gas Patio Heaters in Hong Kong

    During the colder winter periods, a gas heater will be very helpful to make your terrace, rooftop or balcony in Hong Kong comfortable. A patio heater (also called a mushroom or umbrella heater) is a radiant heating appliance for generating thermal radiation for outdoor use.

    A burner on top of a post, burns liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane or butane, and directs the flames against a perforated metal screen. Heat is radiated from the surface of the screen in a circular pattern around the appliance. A reflector atop the burner reflects heat that would be otherwise lost upwards. This is because the reflecting hood is usually silvered which makes it a poor absorber/emitter of heat but excellent at reflecting infra-red radiation back. This reduces the amount of heat lost by conduction as silvered surfaces will not absorb infra-red light.

    The GardenSun patio heater is now available at SofaSale.

    Propane patio heaters are the most popular type as they are portable and easy to find refill locations such as gas stations or convenience stores. patio heater
  3. 2018 interior designer trends for Hong Kong

    Minimalistic design can transform a kitchen with high working bench all levelled at a convenient standing height, seamlessly into a corner dining area. The low height Jubilee stool complements this unique design.
    Love the combination. Country-side living-room, build into a top floor apartment. Our Chesterfield and Retro Elisen Lamps stand out in this interior design plan.
  4. Tailor-made outdoor furniture for Hong Kong

    Kung Hei Fat Choy, we would like to wish you good health and good business in the year of the dog!

    We would like to use this opportunity to share our recent outdoor furniture projects with you. On below projects, we have been asked to furnish a restaurant outdoor area with tailor-made outdoor furniture, ranging from sofas, umbrellas and heaters. Maybe it is good to know we can finish these F&B projects in different finishings and many different designs. These tailor made production lead-time depends on variations, but in general, we will be able to do this in 4-6 weeks lead time.

    Please let us know in the future when your projects require specific furniture needs, we are always ready to support you, and we can ensure you, we will provide you with the most competitive offer!

    We look forward to work with you in the year of the dog!

    Please review below photo for your more information. Thanks.

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  5. Designer chairs create an unique and modern style to your apartment.

  6. The year of the dog designer trends. Keep it simple, work with soft colour tones

    The year of the dog designer trends. Keep it simple, work with soft colour tones, use white and grey and for Hong Kong maximise your floorspace. For this small sized apartment, we used smart wall decorations, building the right atmosphere in the room. The Inka family sofa, has been upgraded with some funky cushions, the round ottoman and compact tables complement the comfortable and stylish living room set up.
  7. Smart space efficient furniture solutions Hong Kong 2018

    From time to time we would like to share our custom-made furniture work with you. On below project, we have been asked to support custom made window cushions or matching bench cushions. Maybe it is good to know we can finish these cushions can in many different design; like pipping, buttons and multiple fabric and leather upholstery options, production lead-time depends on variations, in general 2-4 weeks lead time.

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    In Hong Kong, where space is tight, this kind of cushion solutions fits lots of residential projects, restaurants and offices which help to increase seating space inside a tight area. Please let us know in the future when you current projects do have furniture needs, we can try to provide the best offer for you.

    Please review below photo for your more information, we can also support the Leave Designer Lamp, Eames Chair or the Tulip Table. https://www.sofasale.com.hk/leave-designer-lamp https://www.sofasale.com.hk/eames-dsw-chair-promotion https://www.sofasale.com.hk/tulip-style-fibreglass-dining-table The Tolix Gun Metal chairs are hot in recent 2018 interior design dinning plans. The industrial look and feel of this iconic chair, is being considered a perfect match to the more rough designed solid wood top dining tables. The rolled steel chairs can come in a wide variety of colours and finishings. Given the new production techniques the cost prices have come down significantly, making this chair now affordable to a large Hong Kong audience. https://goo.gl/posts/jTYhC tolix chair  

  8. Hong Kong Furniture trends in 2018

    To come to some sensible advise on furniture trends for the coming years, we always fall back the key trends found on the Milan furniture fair.

    This Milan Furniture Fair reveals the biggest design trends for 2018.

    If you follow any interior designers on Instagram, you’ll no doubt have noticed photos from Milan Furniture Fair (Salone del Mobile Milan) dominating your feed in recent weeks.

    This annual event, now in its 56th year, lures the biggest industry names from around the globe for the largest trade event of its kind.

    SofaSale designers attended this year’s fair to observe what’s next in the ever-changing world of home design.

    We would like to give you’re a sneak preview of the latest trends for the coming year and see what we expect will hit the Hong Kong Furniture market in 2018.

    Colour

    An abundance of warm and earthy colours were on display at this year’s fair, replacing the more minimal palette of previous seasons.

    Tones of sienna, tan, terracotta through to stronger rust and russet were used all over on walls in rooms, as well as furniture and accent decor objects.

    Popular accent colours on show were black forest, emerald green and watermelon red.

    A standout experience at this year’s event was The Visit – a truly immersive experience into an early 1800s Milanese apartment where the current colour trends were played out in the most sophisticated and tangible way.

    Designed by Studiopepe, each room tells a story through the layers of furnishings, and shows how to mix terracotta, peach and pink with green in just the right amount.

    The trend of concealing storage and tableware was reversed this season, with plenty of freestanding cabinets with glass doors and open shelf racks for showing off crockery.

    The latest collection by Vincent Van Duysen for When Objects Work featured earthy colours in terracotta, glazed ceramic, glass and wood finishes. You would want to show them off.

    Living rooms

    Wallpaper in the living spaces is back and here to stay.

    The key trends are either geometric or organic. Geometric designs take cues from the Memphis style with dashes and stripes like the Weft Collection at Texturae, (which are similar to Greg Natale for Porter’s Paints.

    Organic styles were seen with soft and watercolour markings, or paint splotches, such as the handmade wallpapers by Martyn Thompson.

    These tend to be easier to live with, as they form a softer backdrop than bold geometric designs. Stay away from floral or damask designs.

    Furniture

    Milan showed a move towards comfort in couches, with many low, puffy, curved and plump shapes.

    A favourite was an interesting sofa Isla designed by Note for Sancal. It is almost like a daybed platform, with a backrest which divides the seating into three parts.

    Many designers took to showcasing fringing on furniture for a luxurious look with an edge.

    The fair showed a move towards comfort in couches, with many curved and plump shapes.

    Referencing 1950s glamour, long fringing was used as a skirt on marble coffee tables and also running along the bottom of a red velvet sofa at Editions.

    Our suggestion to you: try introducing fringing with a few stand out cushions for a quick update.

    Homewares and styling

    On the topic of styling, it is ‘more is more’ at the moment, however an edited selection goes a long way.

    Popular styles and materials displayed on homewares at Milan include terrazzo, velvet, ottomans and side tables, lamps, brass objects, handmade glazed ceramics, mouth-blown coloured vases, wooden vases.

    Indoor plants have been in our homes for a while now, and there was no indication of this changing anytime soon.

    Textile wall hangings are still a strong trend, especially with a modern take.

    In terms of decorative art, think outside the box. Textile wall hangings are still a strong trend, especially with a modern take.

    Studio Toogood designed wall quilts using a combination of sewed on fabric pieces and painted on colour to create organic shapes and markings.

    Bathrooms

    The move towards colour is continuing in the bathroom, not only through tiles, but also basins and toilets.

    We saw colours such as soft plum, dusty blue, dark green, beige, brown and charcoal by Cielo.

    These colours let a basin blend into a dark and moody bathroom, without the contrast of the usual white.

    If budget is no problem, then a bath cut entirely out of a slab of brown or black stone seen at Boffi and Agape is a knockout.

    The final verdict

    What’s in: Warm colours, natural stone, cacti, curved shaped furniture, wicker, cordless lamps, black kitchens, portable lighting

    What’s out: Florals, damask, polished glossy stone, white kitchens and bathrooms, copper and rose gold finishes, minimalism, shiny high-gloss finishes

    What’s next: Suede, more designers collaborating with mass-produced furniture brands, Asian-inspired design, red accents.

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  9. 2018 Chinese New Year Sofa factories closure

    Last Call for all made-to-order furniture orders.

    Every year our Chinese manufacturing base in the South of China, will close for 2-3 weeks during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Some of our manufacturers have taken in the last orders already, which they will release and ship out just before the Lunar New Year, in early February.

    In general we take our last orders this week, so act now and place your order on-time. Or else we will deliver your order 3-4 weeks in the Lunar New Year, which will be in March 2018.

    The above Last Call is only for our made-to-order furniture, if you can not wait, you may to look for our in-stock products. Please contact our Customer Service team for more detail.

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  10. Tell us.... Who deserves a FREE Air-2-Chair

    Tell us. Who deserves a free Air-2-Chair?

    We are looking for product testers.

    Currently SofaSale is running a Facebook promotion and is recruiting cool product testers, so if you and your friend are keen to get a FREE Air-2-Chair, better let us know by Facebook. SofaSale will start selection a testing crew, so this new cool gadget can be fully tested over the festive season.

    Share our Facebook post to your best friends, with who you would like to test our new Air-2-Chair. 

    Inflatable chairs are great for bringing to the outdoors, since they give you a functional outdoor furniture that can pack into a pouch on your backpack. Problem is, they also require pumps that take up room in your pack, leaving them just a little less capable in the portability department. The Air2Chair changes that.

    Unlike other inflatable chairs, this one doesn’t require any kind of pump to inflate. Instead, it uses one of those modern inflatable setups that requires you to just move it through the air to sufficiently inflate. According to the outfit, all you need to do is hold the mouth wide open, take a couple of steps until it fully inflates and seal it (a process that should take no more than 10 seconds). From there, you can use it to sit back, relax, and give your legs a rest.

    When fully inflated, the Air2Chair looks like a bean bag lounger – you know, the kind you probably had in your dorm back when you were going to school. Except, the darn thing is inflatable and designed for the outdoors, so you can sit on it whether you’re lounging in the backyard, partying at a festival, or soaking up the sun at the beach. With a deep and wide seat, along with an equally wide and tall back rest, the chair should support your whole body, with a feel that the outfit claims resembles “floating on a cloud.” Yeah, we’re not sure how you’re supposed to float on a cloud, either, but we’ll take it. Because of that wide profile, the chair supports a variety of lounging positions, so you can plop down in different ways without feeling awkward.

    Construction is triple-coated nylon for the chair with double-stitched seams, so this should handle sand, grass, and paved grounds without any trouble, although they offer an optional protective mat that allows you to use it on rocks and similar terrain without taking damage. Since nylon probably won’t be comfortable as a seat, it comes with a suede cover that zips along the edges of the resting sections to serve as a seating surface. The suede, by the way, is water-repellent, so you can use it by the poolside, enjoy drinks while sitting on it, and even use it in the rain without leaving it soaking. It’s washable, too, so you can just throw it in with the laundry when it gets a little too dirty for comfort.

    Do note, the Air2Chair isn’t designed to stay inflated for an entire day. Instead, it slowly loses air as time passes, likely requiring you to reopen the closure and refill it after four hours. Considering the whole process takes no more than 10 seconds, it doesn’t sound like all that much of a hassle.

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