Transform your home into a festive gathering place for family and friends this holiday season. By sprucing it up with some simple show-stopping trimmings, you will turn your Hong Kong home into a merry residence while you prepare and celebrate the holidays. If you are intimidated by DIY projects, we have found crafts that are as elegant as they are easy to create. They are a great way to add some holiday spirit to your home in a classy and stylish way (without spending a fortune). If you do not have tons of extra time to craft and spend hours decorating, keep reading. To get you in the mood, we share this wonderful decorated Church, with neat details on modern furniture and Christmas artefacts and decoration.
Our easy effort ideas are perfect for you. Let your beautifully wrapped gifts serve as decorations until they are ripped open on Christmas morning. Or, consider hanging your holiday cards to your banister to add a pop of color and cheer instead of tucking the greetings away. Want to add some elegant Christmas trees to your repertoire of decorations? We can help you create edible versions that will sweeten up your kitchen or entryway. Here’s another tip to keep your décor elegant: stick to a similar palate. Metallic accessories look great in most spaces and add some shimmer and shine to create that festive feel.
For an unexpected and sophisticated display, keep your pairing (wreath and trio of candlesticks) minimal. This grapevine branch wreath makes a wow-worthy decorative piece with its combination of evergreen branches, pomegranates, and amaryllis blooms.
Looking for a clever way to display the holiday cards that come your way? Use clips or clothespins to string them along the staircase.
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but your fireplace looks so delightful. Set a cozy scene by wrapping twin birch logs in twinkling holiday lights. Sprinkle mercury glass candlesticks and votives along the sides for an extra boost of shine.
Let It Snow
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Dangling from a window, these cascading strands of silver and white gift bows create the illusion of falling snow.
In this blog and video you will find some handy tips on how to clean your fabric sofa.
Most sofas come with removable fabric covers, so the cover can be easily removed for dry-cleaning. If your sofa does not come these removable covers, or you do not want to go through all hassle of removing them, washing them and place them back, below some easy to follow tips and tricks to clean your sofa.
Red Wine Stain:
Begin immediately by soaking up the liquid with a paper towel.
Saturate the stain with soda water.
Dab up the liquid with a paper towel.
For heavy stains, scrub the sofa with baking soda.
Use a toothbrush to loosen the last of the stain.
Finally, vacuum the sofa fabric clean.
Prevention is better than a cure, don't let your pet on your sofa, of cover up the sofa.
But if it's too late, use a rubber glove. Make sure the gloves are textured.
Simply rub the hairs away. Ensure you vacuum all the hairs away.
Oil and Grease Stains:
First cover the stain with dishwashing liquid.
Rinse with a damp cloth until the detergent is gone.
For deep stains mix equal parts of water and ammonia.
Scrub with a soft brush to remove the stain. Consult the manufacturer is the stain persists.
Put ice in a plastic bag and apply to the gum until it hardens.
Then slowly peel the gum away.
Follow these easy tips and tricks and your old furniture may look like new!
SofaSale furniture used by our Hong Kong interior design customer.
Everyday we work hard developing new furniture pieces, and since we offer a wide range of different furniture products, from Sofas to Beds, from dining chairs to Outdoor Lounges, it does give great satisfaction once interior designer specialists recognise our style, and use our products in their projects. Below project is unique, since for this project we supplied a wide range of furniture and in the end it all comes together in good harmony. Are interested to do the same, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are always available to offer free interior design advise and help you mix and match our product into your design plans. We do offer a great level of flexibility in terms of size changes, fabric and leather options etc. Just to ensure you can build your dream interior in your Hong Kong home.Above:Lundana Sofa Cruzman Single Sofa Marble Coffee Table Glass Side Table Above: Reagan Glass Top Table Tiara Dining Chair Above: Burnham Cabinet Above: Bilbao Sofa Funky Metal Coffee Table Above: Tulip Table Master Chair
Great article in the SMCP Post magazine on Kids furniture in Hong Kong
Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva sums up her 5 favourite pieces of kids furniture. Not limited by any budget, she selected breathtaking furniture pieces from Eames to Magis, these products show you that just because it’s for children doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Exclusivity seems to be the high on the selection criteria. We are delighted that Cristina selected our Mini Egg Chair in the exclusive range of 5 kids furniture seating. The Egg Chair mini with a price tag of only HK$ 2,390 is clearly setting itself apart from the rest.Egg Chair mini.
Harry Rocking Stool | HK$ 12,000
Bambi Stool | US$ 375
Mico | HK$ 2,400
Eames Elephant | HK$ 2,100
Mini Egg Chair | HK$ 2,390
Please read the full article on the SCMP website: http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/design-interiors/article/1995990/fun-whimsical-furniture-hong-kong-kids-home
A daybed frame is generally raised off the ground, providing plenty of room for storage underneath. This can consist of built-in drawers or open space to stash holiday decorations, as well as a spot for a trundle bed that pulls out to create an extra sleeping spot. If you’re looking for a daybed that can sleep two people, find one that has the trundle included so you don’t have to purchase one separately. For added comfort and a piece that feels more sofa-like, try an upholstered daybed. If you really want some extra room to spread out, look for a full-size daybed, as most come in twin sizes to fit smaller spaces.
What’s the difference between a daybed and a futon
Although they are both very similar in the purposes they serve, there are some major differences between the two that every buyer should know:
Futons: Think of futons as sofas that double as beds. Because their primary function is seating, they need to be a bit firmer to account for more frequent use by multiple people. A futon needs to fold up and down to switch functions, so often the overall sleeping area will be slightly larger than that of a daybed.
The above Gustav SofaBed is an example of stylish Sofa, which can be easily changed into a comfortable double bed, this is a Futon.
Daybeds: Think of daybeds as beds that double as sofas. Their primary function is for sleeping, so they will feature an actual twin-sized (or larger) mattress instead of cushions, and will typically be on the softer side. Daybeds do not fold up and down, so the seating depth will be greater than a futon, but can be easily adjusted by adding pillows as backrests.
The above is the Benchy Day Bed. Which can be used during the day to sit more people in your living-room or office.
SMCP Post magazine on October 23rd 2017.
A selection of breathtaking tables with some price tags well past the HK$ 100,000 ++ mark. Exclusivity seems to be the high on the selection criteria. We are delighted our budget table Holten has made it to the selection of the exclusive range of 6 dining tables. The holten with a price tag of only HK$ 3,690 is clearly setting itself apart from the rest.Neto Table | HK$ 218,900 | Andante Holten Table | HK$ 3,690 | SofaSale Makha Tae Table | HK$ 129,500 | P Tendercool
Split Dining Table | HK$ 22,380 | Says Who for Woud, from House For Goodies.
Miyazaki En Table | HK$ 20,500 | Igloo Homeware
Edwards Dining Table | 25,900 | Bowerbird Home.
Please read the full article on the SCMP website: http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/design-interiors/article/2115673/six-long-dining-tables-youll-want-linger
Hong Kong apartments require efficient storage furniture solutions. Whether your home is large or small, the opportunity for added storage is always welcome. When choosing a bed with hidden storage, think about how frequently you need to access your things, ottoman-style lifting beds give maximum storage and gentle finger lifting, the best solution for frequent use.
Review our Milton Storage Beds in below video.
Another way of creating more floor space in your tight Hong Kong apartment is using the double function of your furniture think about, a stylish living-room sofa, which build-in foldable double bed. Enabling you to transform your living-room into a cosy bedroom in seconds. Your wall mounted TV will serve you well from a sitting-lounge postion to your lay down bed position. Below on of our best selling Sofa Beds, the G611 SofaBed.
A more traditional way to create storage, is off course and wall storage cabinet. At SofaSale we custom-make them for you. So you can utilise your full wall to create the maximum amount of storage space, from floor to ceiling. Good to know we use recycled wood, which gives full character to your furniture.
Above the tailor made solid wooden Burnham Bookcase with storage solution in American Ash wood.
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.
The pendant light (HK$3,500) came from Indigo Living. The sterling-silver fish on the wall was made by California-based artist Ruth Wright. The Trust floor tiles, by Atlas Concorde, were sourced through Pacific Gallery (159 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2827 9918) years ago.
The full story you find on the SCMP Post Magazine website
Love’s a little easier in a comfortable bed.
Few things are more essential to our overall health and well-being than proper sleep. If one or both of you is having trouble sleeping, it can even put a strain on your relationship. After all, it’s harder to be patient, kind and courteous when you’re always tired or living with back or neck pain caused by a worn-out bed. Given the importance of sleep, a comfortable and supportive new mattress can change life for the better. We hope this little guide will give you the advice you need to find that perfect bed and get back to being a well-rested and happy couple.
Things to consider before you buy:
Put some space in the relationship.
This may be obvious to some of you, but couples should sleep on at least a queen-sized bed. It doesn’t matter how in love you are, a full-sized mattress is just too cramped for two people and all the involuntary movement that happens in the wee hours. The only exception to this queen-sized rule: Hong Kong apartment dwellers.
Have a good, long mattress talk.
In terms of daily impact on your life, this is the most important piece of furniture you’ll buy. So be sure to talk about what you want in terms of comfort. Firm? Plush? Pillow Top? If it’s not what you want, don’t agree just to get it over with. Mutual happiness should be your goal.
Can’t agree? Then compromise.
If you’re at a stalemate, where one of you wants a firm bed and the other needs something softer, you do have options. There are models that allow each side to be adjusted for softness. Or, for a more economical solution, a thick mattress pad on one side of the bed could help.
Talk about price before you shop.
If money is an object, then determine your price range and stick to it. If you can’t find what you want with the money you have, don’t buy an uncomfortable mattress to save a few bucks. Take a few months and save up more. Short-term discomfort always beats long-term misery.
Research can pay off.
If you’re not in a hurry to buy, there are ways to try out different mattresses. For a true test of comfort, and a romantic getaway, you can always book a night at a hotel that uses a brand of mattress you’re interested in. To help you, some chains advertise which bed they feature. If you travel, peel off the sheets and take note of beds that you like or dislike.
Here’s what’s new.
There have been a lot of innovations since you last shopped for a mattress. Here are a few you should know about.
The pampered sleeper.
Beds these days are more indulgent than ever, thanks to the incorporation of cushy pillow tops and breathable natural fibers like cotton and wool. Taking luxury to another level, the Beautyrest Black® mattress from Simmons is created with high-end materials.
These mattresses are perfect for couples with different needs. Some models allow you to adjust either side, while others come with comfort layers for both sides of the bed.
Thick is in.
When you shop, you’ll notice that beds are getting taller. This is because of all the added comfort layers. Beds even 35 cm thick are commonplace, so you’ll have no trouble finding sheets that fit.
Hold the flip.
First created by Simmons, the No-Flip mattress has eliminated one of life’s sillier chores. And for those who want a king-sized mattress, this should be especially happy news.
The wide world of mattresses.
There are many types out there, so here’s a little primer to help you know what to look for in the store.
Innerspring mattresses, the most traditional type of mattress set, typically use systems of open coils or metal springs layered between padding. When shopping, you’ll hear the term “coil count.” Typically, the higher the count, the more support you’ll get.
Encased coil spring mattresses, such as the original Pocketed Coil ® spring mattress created by Simmons, feature an advanced innerspring system. The coils are individually wrapped in soft fabric. This allows each coil to adjust independently to your body. Because these springs move individually, if your bedmate rolls over, the motion won’t disturb you. This feature alone has been known to save relationships.
Memory foam mattresses are constructed of high-density polyurethane and conform to the body to reduce pressure points and provide natural body alignment. While memory foam is temperature-sensitive and conforms as your body warms it, latex foam is not sensitive to temperature and is available in many different densities. When you research, keep an eye out for Advanced NxG®. Memory Foam found in the ComforPedic® mattress by Simmons.
Many prefer its advanced qualities including heat dissipation, quicker recovery and consistent comfort. Latex foam is hypoallergenic and derived from natural rubber tree sap. The Simmons® Natural Care® latex mattress includes soy-based foams and a cover made from natural fibers.
Hybrid mattresses combine layers of foam and coils. This gives you the comfort and support you’re looking for from each type of bed, and if you’re undecided about foam vs. coil, it allows you to choose both.
Air mattresses use air chambers as their primary support. A quality air mattress will mold to body contours. Some models come with adjustable air chambers, which allow you to change your bed’s firmness whenever you like.
Water mattresses come in several varieties but are all designed to conform to the body and reduce pressure points.
Built for stability, today’s waterbeds have done away with the wavy feeling you might remember.
Patience pays. Take the time to comparison shop. Start looking at the mattress ads in your newspaper. If you know the bed you want, chances are, it’ll go on sale before too long.
Never settle. Yes, we’ve said this a lot. But you’ll spend more hours in bed than on your couch. Hard to believe, but true. So keep searching until you find a bed you both feel good about.
In the store, test for real. However you normally sleep, lie that way for a few minutes and be sure to try out every bed together. This way, you can feel for motion in the bed when one of you moves around.
Bad back? There are mattresses out there that are specially designed to relieve back pain, but the truth is, any good mattress should give your back the support it needs. So if you’re miserable at night, spend a little extra and get some restful, pain-free sleep. It’s worth it.
Know the policies. When it comes to returns, testing period, delivery charge and hauling away your old bed, every store is different. Be sure to ask about all these details. It may affect where you buy.
Yes, buy the box spring. Like any good couple, a mattress and foundation complement each other. Buying just the mattress may reduce its comfort and support. Plus, it might shorten the bed’s lifespan and possibly void the warranty.
A message to men: Assert yourself. If you’re shopping with a partner, be sure to get a mattress that you are comfortable with. According to research, 38 percent of men say they are unhappy with the mattress chosen by their significant other.
Tips for better sleep.
Set the mood. Make sure your bedroom is dark, cool and uncluttered.
Sleep takes preparation. Don’t pay bills or work late at night. Instead, start slowing down and relaxing well before bedtime. Spend some quiet time together listening to music, reading or just talking.
No late night sit-ups. Daily exercise can help you sleep better, but if you work out too late in the evening, it can keep you keyed up and make it harder to fall asleep.
The 11 o’clock news is not relaxing. Don’t watch TV in your bedroom late at night. It goes back to sleep preparation.
The menacing clock. If you can’t sleep, knowing what time it is only makes it worse. So turn those red lights away from you to help you relax.
Make it a habit. Establish a regular sleep schedule and don’t sleep in. Instead, take power naps on weekends.
Bring in the white noise. If you live in an apartment or on a busy street, use a fan or one of those rainforest sound machines to drown out the neighbors and the traffic.
Try not to drink caffeinated beverages after 2 p.m. If you crave coffee late in the day, try decaf. On a related note, don’t eat anything heavy before bed. If you’re hungry, try fruit or cereal.
The night is the most important resting part of your life. With a good night's rest you can recharge yourself to start a new day with a needed fresh start. You are happier, you are more active, you feel happier and we can continue be active for a long period of time.
The basis of a good night's sleep is a comfortable bed and a good mattresses. But especially buying good mattresses is sometimes a difficult task in Hong Kong. There is so much choice and sometimes there are big price differences. That's why we're happy to help you. In this blog we will compare some mattresses.
How to choose the right mattress:
Our spine is one of the most important components of the human body. As we spend a significant amount of time asleep, a good mattress with the proper support to the spine is essential for the restorative cycle of a healthy spine during your sleep. Furthermore, a good nigh of sleep can help alleviate all the mental and physical stress you have accumulated during the day.
Some people have a false belief that the firmer the mattress, the better the protection it provides for the spine. However, the latest medical research shows that only the mattresses with the appropriate firmness can provide the proper support to our bodies.
A good mattress should accommodate that different sleep habits of its users. It should help maintain the proper alignment of the spine for those who sleep on their sides, while ensuring the natural curvature of the spine is preserved for those who sleep on the back.
The right mattress for you should fill up the space between your waist and the bed, and minimize spaces between the back of your knees and the bed.
Sleep Cycles and Brain Activities
Stage 1: (4-5%)
Light sleep - Muscle activity slows down - Occasional muscle twitching.
Stage 2: (45-55%)
Breathing pattern and heart rate slows - Slight decrease in body temperature.
Stage 3: (4-6%)
Deep sleep begins - Brain begins to generate slow delta waves.
Stage 4: (12-15%)
Very deep sleep - Rhythmic breathing - Limited muscle activity - Brain produces delta waves.
Stage 5: (20-25%)
Rapid eye movement - Brainwaves speed up and dreaming occurs - Muscles relax and heart rate increases - Breathing is rapid and shallow.
To avoid any misunderstanding, we want to reiterate;. there are no good or bad mattresses. Due to the fact that every person has it unique body structure, sleep rhythm and personal preferences. So you have to search for a mattress that fits you well as a person.
When you begin to compare mattresses, you have to consider a number of things:
Slatted bottom Not all mattresses are suitable for adjustable slatted bedframes, so be careful. For example, pocket lining mattresses can not be used with adjustable slatted bedbases but polyether foam mattresses do fit.
Sleeping and body weight You have those abdominal sleepers, back sleepers and silk sleepers. This is also important when comparing mattresses. Belly sleepers can best choose a sturdy mattress to support the spine. Side lighters can best choose mattresses with more comfort zones like the Matras Adaptive Bonnel Spring.
Heat regulation Do you get it hot or cold, and you're very busy? These are also important aspects. Would you like to sleep well? Then a cold foam mattress like the mattress comfort is suitable for you. For people who are very outspoken, a pocketspring mattress like the Matras Outlast LV is actually the best choice. A matt foam mattress is the best for the true cold color.
Allergies When you are quickly allergic, it is important to choose an antiallergic mattress. It's also good to watch a printable jacket (the cover) so you can wash it. Wash it at least 60 degrees, because then the dust dust mite will be killed.
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