Inject some summer fun into your life!
As summertime rolls around the feeling of change is in the air. If you’re not leaving the city this season (or even if you are!) why not breathe some new life into your home and make the family feel like you’re on vacation – kid’s beachside getaway or tropical hues anyone? Spruce up your pad with our pick of the hottest summer trends available in Hong Kong.
When you think of summer, one of the first things that springs to mind is hazy days full of life and vitality. The first of our summer trends hones straight in on that point with beautiful fabrics in pastels and energetic tones from iDecorate.
A simple change of textiles can really lift the energy in a room and you’re sure to find something for all the family here. For mums and dads, check out this Aqua and Orchid reversible quilt cover. Made with French flax linen, it comes pre-washed so you can sleep well knowing it will keep its colour going forward. For the kids, we adore the SackMe! Pink Flamingo quilt cover (which also comes in mint) – it also comes in larger sizes for big kids (ahem, us, cough) as well. Perfect!
If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space, perhaps a small (or large!) balcony, lower floor patio area or rooftop terrace (especially if you’re on Lamma Island), you might want to consider having your morning coffee or evening dinner party alfresco – making sure you have a fan in place for when the humidity ramps up, of course.
Mix and match your taste with the outdoor table and chair options at BoConcept. This durable and weatherproof Adelaide table comes in different sizes for entertaining, whether you’re just having a glass of wine for two (when the kids are finally asleep!) or a full-on large family buffet situation.
Make guests as comfortable as possible and glam it up at the same time with a selection of pillows. We especially love these leaf, garden and palm designs. Finally, dress the table with some rustic Spot candlesticks to keep the party going long after the sun has set.
BoConcept Lee Garden, Shop 206-210, Lee Garden Three, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2110 9705, [email protected]
BoConcept Central, 73 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, 2668 0027, [email protected]
Dinner time doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Shake it up and make your dining room into a vibrant summer picnic space (in the comfort of your aircon)! Mirth can definitely help you achieve this look.
From the La Cerise hand-drawn checkered gaston table cloth with gold embroidery to the brightly coloured melamine tableware collection, you’ll be set for a summer feast. We like the fun coloured side plates and set of four bowls with lids (in the “naughty green mix”). The multicoloured funky serving plates will also add a touch of kitsch chic – our favourite is the rectangular melamine plate with watermelon print.
Mirth, flagship Store, 3rd floor, Yally Industrial Centre, 6 Yip Fat street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2553 9811, www.mirthhome.com
If your kids loved their beach vacation so much that they didn’t want to leave, no worries! Bring the beach to them.
Indigo Living has a whole range (Ocean Cool) specifically dedicated to recreating a relaxed beach-vibe within the comfort of your own home. Muted blues offset with crisp white paint is the focal point to this look, rounded off with accents from the stripy George single quilt cover, this chevron storage bag in accompanying hues, and our favourite item, this friendly shark “roomfriend” to mount on the wall!
Various other locations (including Mid Levels, Central, Repulse Bay, Shatin, Cyberport, Yuen Long and Ap Lei Chau)
You don’t have to totally overhaul your home to get that summer vibe. Small, well-placed additions can make a big difference to the look and feel of a room.
Head over to Habitat for a good selection of photo frames, rugs (we particularly like this multicoloured Agnes rug that’ll add a little zing to the kids’ room!), crockery and vases to give your room a subtle change. The white vase shown above is from the Jade collection and made from “scratched” porcelain to give it a lovely natural vibe. We also like this two-tone Earthwear Monge vase for a colourful touch – all you need to do is add your summer flowers of choice!