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Want to update a piece of furniture, without spending a lot? Try reupholstering, with these secrets to success.
Start by using a seam-ripper to remove the old fabric to make the job easier on your hands.
If the cushioning has seen better days, add an extra layer of polyfibre fill and cover with quilt bedding for a cushy uniform seat. When adding fabric rather than stapling one entire side, insert a staple on one side, pull the fabric tight and than move to the opposite side and insert a staple directly opposite the previous one. When it come to corners folding edges neatly and uniformly is key to a polished look. To create a clean vertical pleat, cut a nudge in the fabric, fold over the raw edge of the fabric of the bottom and tuck the side around the leg, now staple it to place. Now fold over the raw edge of the other side, and lay over the piece you just stapled. Cut a small slit on the edge of the fabric, use a butter knife to tuck in excess fabric, this will create a nice vertical pleat in the corners.
A cardboard strip will help create a clean edges on the banking piece. When piecing together fabric, make sure your pattern is aligned, check it as you are stapling.
A metal tag strip will also help to create a clean finished edge, place the tag strip on the very edge of your fabric, with the tags going through the front of the fabric, fold the fabric over, and pound the strip into place.
Follow these easy tips and tricks and your old furniture will look like new!
A Hong Kong bachelor pad gets a bold, bright and blue updateHigh-end hotels provide the inspiration for a Sheung Wan bolthole for a student studying overseas. BY OLIVER GILES Interior designers may dream of having a free rein on projects. But as Wesley Liu recently discovered when creating a bachelor pad in Sheung Wan, working without a brief can also be a burden. “There weren’t really any processes of approval,” says Liu, founder of PplusP Designers. “The client just passed the whole project on to me. I didn’t know what he’d think of it.” But the designer need not have worried. “When it was all done,” Liu remembers, laughing, “he came in and was like, ‘Wow!’ It was just like a TV show.” One of the first things Liu did was to knock down a wall between the living room and the kitchen, creating a sleek, open-plan space for entertaining. One request from the client, who likes to cook, was that he wanted to be able to serve his friends food and drink easily. “So an open-bar concept was best,” says Liu. Parties can also spill outdoors because the room opens to a balcony with sweeping city views of Poho (the area around Po Hing Fong) and Sai Ying Pun. Living room The sofa (HK$11,000) and single-leg coffee table (HK$1,200) came from SofaSale. The rug and the stool-like coffee table were gifts from designer Wesley Liu. The dining table (HK$9,000), dining chairs (HK$1,200 each) and bench (HK$5,800) The full story you find on the SCMP Post Magazine website
Summer is officially here. The season of sunshine, lounging and sizzling barbecues has begun! So this year, don’t waste glorious summer days slaving over a hot stove in your tight indoor kitchen – take the party outside and cook up a culinary storm in the great outdoors.
Nothing says summer like outdoor entertaining, complete with ice cold beverages, good music, great company and the smell of snags and skewers fresh off the barbie. Investing in a trusty BeefEater BBQ from SofaSale.com.hk, such as the portable BeefEater Bugg, is the perfect solution to summer entertaining. Whether you’re cooking for four or twelve friends and whether you’re a seasoned entertainer or an excited beginner, the BeefEater Bugg BBQ will help you host a successful soiree and impress your guests, time and again!
Brighten your outdoor space with the stylish BeefEater Bugg BBQ in Amber.
Don’t be fooled by its stature. Compact in size but big on features, the BeefEater Bugg packs a punch when it comes to cooking and scores ten points for versatility. Witness the Bugg’s high-performance Quartz Start Ignition – the BBQ fires up the first time, every time. Fitted with two powerful, independently controlled stainless steel burners and an extra large, rust-resistant cooking surface with a grill plate, there’s plenty of room and power for everything on the menu. Dual temperature controls ensure even heat without flare-ups, while an integrated thermometer allows you to check on the temperature of your food so you can cook your steak just the way you like it.
The best part?
The BeefEater Bugg features an innovative vitreous enamel-coated dome hood with spring-assist so you can choose to cook with the hood up for crispier results, or down to achieve mouth-watering succulence. No need to get the oven going for slow-cooked tenderness – the Bugg can do it for you!
Another big plus of this BeefEater BBQ is its portability, which lets you take your gourmet barbecuing anywhere – from your backyard to the beach! Designed for convenience, the Bugg is lightweight so it’s easy to store and carry, making it the perfect cooking companion wherever you are. It also features a smart wheel-lock for extra stability, a locked-in grease tray to avoid spills, and handy side trays that lock in to offer extra preparation space and then conveniently store away once you’re done. Stylish, functional and jam-packed with clever features? We think so!
Convinced, by the Bugg at SofaSale, guaranteed for the best price in Hong Kong.
Enter the world of minimalistic, simple Scandinavian designer furniture. Scandinavia is known for its beautiful environment, endless forests, lakes, beaches and beautiful people. No wonder Scandinavian furniture designers are using natural element in their furniture designs. It will give character to the furniture. Given our immense density and tight floor spaces in Hong Kong, it does make sense to bring in tranquil Scandinavian elements into our interior design plan. We have created a short introduction photo of our latest range of Scandinavian designer furniture. On the sofa, we used natural fabrics in soft, calm colour tone. The sofas are being matched with easy to use, coffee tables, finished with some retro style art on the wall and easy going carpets.
For more Scandinavian designer furniture, please visit our website: www.SofaSale.com.hk
Today Cathay Pacific announced a major restructuring and will find ways to make around 600 Hong Kong hardworking staff redundant from its head office, in the biggest round of job cuts by Hong Kong’s flagship carrier in 20 years. The local economy is facing a challenging time, at the moment, given the economic uncertainties many large corporations focus on cost cutting and restructuring. In general this means 2 things for the staff of those companies: 1) Stress due to career uncertainties. 2) Long working days, since the same amount of work needs to be done with less staff. In order to service in this kind of harsh business climate, it is off utmost importance to keep the mind fresh and recharged day in, day out.
After a long day of work, coming home, you need to create the right environment to slow down, let go, and recharge. Do invest in this daily 1-2 hr down time, the more comfortable your furniture set up, this easier it will be to relax and wind down. At SofaSale we understand the importance of this moment, so we designed a range of relax furniture, which can be added into your living-room set up and complement our lounge sofa. Do note that an investment in creating the perfect downtime for your body and mind, will definitely pay-out in the long run. Keep in mind, in today harsh business environment, the corporates will need to make selections in their key staff. Better make sure you are the energetic workforce they want to keep, at every expense!
Below an overview our range of relax chairs to recharge the body and mind.
At SofaSale we make and sell furniture that applies thoughtful design, quality materials and time-honoured craftsmanship. Each piece is handmade by a team of expert makers: craftspeople, woodworkers & artisans. The level of detail in unbelievable, and sets new standards in the furniture industry.
We look forward to bringing the wonder of beautiful designer furniture into your home.
We would like to demonstrate a few unique dining chairs, which are currently on special promotion.
The combination curved metal frame with ABS curved to the human body is unique, stylish, comfortable and durable. This chair used in many bars and restaurants aroudn the world and is now seen more and more in the private dining rooms at home.
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Blue and white Lantau family home lets the living be easy
With its dazzling colour scheme and rustic vibe, this bright and breezy Lantau family home is a breath of fresh air, writes Viv Jones.
From the outside, Jo and Willy Lorenz’s village house in Lantau is unassuming and unremarkable. The 2,100-sq-ft, threestorey building looks much like its island neighbours – until you pass through the bold blue front door. Then the true nature of the house reveals itself as a breath of Australian fresh air in steamy Hong Kong.
It was a concrete shell,” says Jo, who was eight months pregnant with her second son when they moved in after a three-month renovation. The couple picked up the restoration work where the previous owners had left off and set about turning three separate 700-square-foot apartments into a cohesive home.
Sitting room Jo Lorenz designed a faux chimney breast to disguise ugly pipework. The Ektorp twoseater sofa and chaise longue (HK$6,290 for both), and plant stands (HK$299 each), were from Ikea. The coffee table was a gift. The vintage barn pendant lamp (HK$390) came from sofasale.com.hk and the Spode Italian dairy jug was a gift.
Interest to read the full story, please visit the SCMP Post magazine website.
A Hong Kong flat where the kitchen takes centre stage
Two avid cooks have defied Hong Kong interior norms by designing their Mid-Levels apartment around a wonderful gas stove
"We love to cook," says Morgaine. "We do it four or five times a week and it's always a massive spread."
The couple grew up in Connecticut, in the United States, but didn't meet until both were living in Hong Kong (Morgaine works in fashion and Paul in transport). Eight years ago, they had been dating for only a month when Paul decided to buy a flat in a 1960s building. He was living in a high-rise housing estate and was looking for something a little more intimate.
"I couldn't stomach the idea of a big, flashy lobby, and I wanted to live in a real neighbourhood," he says.
With the help of Morgaine, he found what he was looking for in a low-key corner of Mid-Levels.
The 1,137 sq ft apartment needed work, but when the dust finally settled on their first renovation, the McGees weren't entirely satisfied with the result. The kitchen had been squeezed into a narrow slither at the rear of the apartment, which made for some cosy evenings with guests. Two years ago, however, the couple decided to redo the flat and enlisted the help of a friend, architect Cameron Hestler.
This time it was a success.
"It's all about the kitchen," says Morgaine. A year before the second renovation, she had bought a Viking eight-burner gas range and oven. "I was keeping it in storage," she says. "I gave it to Cameron and said, 'Design an apartment around it.'" The result is a one-bedroom apartment oriented towards the living areas, with a large open kitchen, dining room and salon that are always ready to host friends for either casual drinks and tapas, or a big blowout, like the McGee's Christmas party, which drew 100 people.
Dining room Morgaine McGee found the dining table (HK$6,500). The dining chairs (HK$2,500 each) were bought from Sofa Sale (sofasale.com.hk). The sterling-silver fish on the wall was made by California-based artist Ruth Wright ([email protected]).
Interested in the full article: please visit the SCMP Post magazine website.