Teens’ bedroom and kitchen trends | SCMP | Sept 2019

Clifton Leung shares with South China Morning Post designs on teens' bedroom and kitchen trends Anyone with children knows how quickly they grow – and how they taste, wants and needs seem to shift day to day. Clifton Leung shares with SCMP design tips on planning kids and teens room – Designing for children and teens is all about loose furniture that you can move on from every three to four…

Taikoo Shing Flat Design | The Standard | April 2020

Usually, when one steps into a unit, he or she will notice the center of the living room. The original wall, which had a sharp edge, appeared cold and rigid. This new curved brick wall creates a sense of comfort and a welcoming atmosphere. The simple white wall also allows the sleek Bang & Olufsen Beovision Horizon TV with wheel stand in front of it to stand out. This minimalist aesthetic…

Studio Flat Design | Squarefoot Magazine | June 2020

This 350-square-feet flat in Cullinan West originally comprised of a kitchen-slash-living-area, a bedroom and a bathroom with a narrow corridor leading to its The first order of business was knocking down the wall between the bedroom and living areas to open up the space and to allow natural light to flow through the apartment better. In place of the wall, we installed custom-made sliding wooden…

Scandinavian Home Design | Shanghai Daily | March 2020

The interior style of this flat at Woodland Gardens has a minimal approach. Unadorned pale wood is the central feature of the interior, with wide-plank flooring and laminated wood cabinets in the living area that seamlessly wrap around curved corners and through into the bedroom. With a thoughtful use of lighting and carefully curated furniture, the apartment, with unsightly columns and beams,…

Taikoo Shing Flat Design | Interior Beaute | April 2020

Usually, when one steps into a unit, he or she will notice the center of the living room. The original wall, which had a sharp edge, appeared cold and rigid. This new curved brick wall creates a sense of comfort and a welcoming atmosphere. The simple white wall also allows the sleek Bang & Olufsen Beovision Horizon TV with wheel stand in front of it to stand out. This minimalist aesthetic…

Collection

“We were delighted with Clifton Leung's work for us. His conception was imaginative, original and appealed to our personal aesthetic. Our collaboration was a true partnership.” Irene & Eugene La Clare Mansion “I’m happy with them during the whole renovation period as I didn’t have to worry about the progress and I get a regular progress report hence I didn’t foot into my flat once until…

Minimal Living | HKEJ | Nov 2019

Tucked away atop of the Victoria Peak behind Hong Kong's unrelenting hustle and bustle, the residences found along Old Peak Road have been known to offer an oasis just within reach of the city. Set at the western point of Hong Kong Island, this panoramic neighbourhood boasts beautiful views over the town, hiking trails galore, and some of the city's priciest homes. Given its regarded status, it's…

Bali-inspired Residence | SCMP Post Magazine | Aug 2005

The inspiration for the flat’s design at Bel Air Residence is its wide unobstructed view of the South China Sea and Lantau Island, which is highlighted by the living room’s floor-to-ceiling glass doors. An open-plan layout from the living areas makes the most of room with a view. Clifton created a large bathroom complete with a slate-tiled, Japanese-style tub and a shower stall beside it.…

Mirror Magic: 8 Creative Use of Mirrors at Homes for Fun and Function!

Mirrors aren't just designed to add a decorative touch to an interior. They also work best to make space feel brighter and larger. Here, we share some of our creative ways to use mirrors for showcasing the beauty of home interiors, from bedrooms to living rooms.   Making space In this apartment in Baguio Villa in Pok Fu Lam, floor-to-ceiling mirrors in a corner make the living room…

Tried and Tested Columns at SCMP Post Magazine Interior Design Story

    Down the aisle In this apartment in Vantage Park in Mid-levels, LED lighting is embedded into tracking that runs the length of the apartment. At night, all the other light in the flat can be switches off to create an effect that Clifton Leung Leung designed to mimic the lighting on a plane.   Ready to roll In this apartment in Babington House in…

Dog friendly home | SCMP Post Magazine | Aug 2019

In this 1,200 sq ft, one-bedroom flat in Woodland Gardens, Mid-Levels, Clifton made things especially low for the bichon frise dog, with steps up to the bed and dog flaps in the internal sliding doors. Originally a two-bedroom flat, the new layout design gave the owners increased headroom and a spacious home.

What Clients Say | Taikoo Shing Wisteria Mansion

Taikoo Shing Wisteria Mansion The designer came up with a very innovative design which transformed an ordinary apartment into an ultra sleek yet comfortable and functional living space. We especially like the "peeping hole" design in the kitchen door, which is a fun feature. Other unique design feature included a full equipped kitchen with build in dishwasher, a large hidden storage closet and…

Marina House | SCMP Post Magazine | Nov 2018

  This 2,000 sq ft, four-bedroom Sai Kung town house is bright, fresh and streamlined. We have transformed the dated interior into a contemporary family home by changing the layout and reassigning the rooms. The large kitchen-diner is the heart of the home. The main kitchen is focused around a large island, kitted out with a breakfast bar, wine fridge, drawers and USB sockets and…

6 WAYS TO MAKE SMALL SPACES LOOK BIGGER

There is never going to be enough storage in the average Hong Kong home. EVERY INCHES COUNTS! Here are a few useful tricks in conjuring storage when interior space is tight. 1/ Sliding Fun! Originally a two-bedroom-apartment, Clifton opened up this 452 sq. ft. space using sliding doors. Pushed fully opened, the apartment becomes one open-plan room. When increased privacy desired, sliding the…

Cosmopolitan minimalism meets colonial grandeur

“Would my cat knock this display over or get injured with this furnishing?” Creating a home for design-conscious kitty owners is always a tough task, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your apartment’s interiors for your furry friend. The key to having a style meets functionality apartment for you and your feline friend in this cosmopolitan city is to go with a minimalist design…

Yu Fung Building

This loft apartment is the ultimate bachelor pad, enjoying a million dollar view of Happy Valley Racecourse. An open concept with zero walls, the space is subtly divided by sheer curtains into separate entertainment and private areas. Nothing in this apartment is hidden except a walk-in closet. The open bedroom and bathroom provides a stunning view for spa and massage.

What Clients Say | Aria

The eye catching phrase "Minimalism to Maximization" first caught my attention in POST magazine and the completed work truly lives up to the motto of the company. Clifton Leung Design Workshop has created unlimited storage space within the limited area of my apartment which the final works met and exceeded my initial requirements for maximum storage. The highlight of the design in my apartment…

The Spectra

Clifton transformed this 503-sq ft small but mighty apartment into a cosy, neat home. In terms of the layout, Clifton transformed the kitchen into an open one and making the corridor narrower so the living room becomes more spacious. Lighting played an important role in enlarging the apartment visually. An artificial skylight is created in the kitchen while a light trough using indirect lighting…

Clients Words

“We were delighted with Clifton Leung's work for us. His conception was imaginative, original and appealed to our personal aesthetic. Our collaboration was a true partnership.”Irene & Eugene La Clare Mansion “I’m happy with them during the whole renovation period as I didn’t have to worry about the progress and I get a regular progress report hence I didn’t foot into my flat once until the…

Modern Classic Family Home | Shanghai Daily | June 2018

The living room was an odd diamond shape, the kitchen was a tiny triangle, and there was a lot of wasted space. We needed to make even the smallest area work do it was a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, getting everything to fit exactly. I began by building a wall to square off the living room. I created a small study in the wedge-shaped space behind the new wall (on which the television is currently…

Weekend Getaway | Squarefoot Magazine | May 2018

This 2,500-square-foot, three-storey house is at around 20 years old, the structure had never been touched before the couple bought it. “All the pipes, wiring, windows, everything, we had to take out because it was too old,” said Clifton Leung, founder and chief design officer at Clifton Leung Design Workshop, who the couple commissioned to redesign the space. Leung also re-did the home’s layout,…

Less is more: How to incorporate Scandinavian design into space-starved Hong Kong homes

When one thinks of Scandinavian design, images of a minimalist home with wooden furnishing and furniture and a white backdrop often come to mind. While the coziness, chicness and inviting atmosphere of such a style makes it popular among increasingly design-conscious Hongkongers, it is not always easy to achieve in the city’s space-starved homes. Here are some tips by Clifton on how to adapt…

Home Makeover | Squarefoot Magazine | Nov 2017

Clifton shares his experience in transforming the 30-year-old flat into a contemporary home which flow is the key to the entire design. When Clifton started on the flat, two elements sprung to the fore. First was the dim and slightly dated style of the previous owners, and second was the eventual presence of a child in the home. From the main entry, the living and dining areas open up to…

Minimalist, Open Yet Interconnected | Today’s Living | Oct 2017

At first glance, the design is minimalist and open, giving it a homely and relaxing ambience, but dig deeper, and one can find the owner and his partner’s personality and sophisticated tastes stamped on it. To match with the owner’s taste for high design, many design-led and luxurious furniture pieces, such as the set of sofa seats ‘Extrasoft’ used in the basement facing the swimming pool…

Amber Garden – Luxury meets practicability

Just because you have a child entering your life does not mean that you have to give up on style. With the choice of right materials and sophisticated colour choices, we prove that practicality does not have to come at the expense of chic design. With a child and dog, it was not practical for the couple to use wooden furniture. But that did not mean they had to give up on stylish, warm…

Hong Kong Arts Month: home makeover ideas for art buffs

With the Hong Kong Arts Month coming up, events like Art Basel and Art Central are set to land in the city. Art lovers, are you inspired to add an aesthetic touch to your living space? Displays of art and favourite photos can help make a house feel more like a home. When living space is tight though, and walls are few you’ll want to be judicious about how it’s hanging. If you’re a fan of…

Studio apartment: solution to space-starved Hong Kong flats

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “Even though a sparrow is small, but all its vital organs are present”. In design terms, a sparrow is a well-designed studio flat, which is functional and trendy, and meeting all the needs of its owner despite its small size. To achieve this, there are three considerations—openness, flexibility and a minimalist design. Knocking down all the walls might…

Work hard, play hard: Tips for designing your home office

With more and more people opting to work from home, study rooms and home offices are becoming an increasingly important part of a home’s décor. However, in Hong Kong, where space is at a premium, we often couldn’t afford to have a room freed up as a home office or study. Even if you somehow manage to squeeze some space out, you often end up with a claustrophobic, small home office, which might…

Pavilia Hill

This loft apartment is the ultimate bachelor pad, enjoying a million dollar view of Happy Valley Racecourse. An open concept with zero walls, the space is subtly divided by sheer curtains into separate entertainment and private areas. Nothing in this apartment is hidden except a walk-in closet. The open bedroom and bathroom provides a stunning view for spa and massage.

The Harbourside – Highly Commended, Interior Design Apartment Hong Kong, Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014/15

The Harbourside was awarded the Highly Commended, Interior Design Apartment Hong Kong, Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014/15.   This is a million dollar view metropolitan bachelor pad with an airy open floor plan. Clean, minimalistic and “visually transparent”, this modern pad is partitioned by glass walls, except for the structural wall enclosing the bedroom. With minimal framing structure,…

Mei Lun Street

This apartment is fully integrated and furnished with state of the art design and intensive space planning. As a small apartment, it was designed to have all possible facilities with easy reach - an open kitchen, full bathroom, a bedroom that can be separated or opened up into the living room, plus an open balcony to enhance the cozy alfresco atmosphere.

Bel Air Residence

French shutters and the use of subtle patterns are a key feature in this modern apartment, used to create a comfortably chic environment. An airplane wing span designed bar in the living room, an elegant mirror wall and sliding bathroom door, all complement the modern chic design. Alongside colored walls in the living room and bedroom, this apartment takes modern living to the next level.