“Designer sees the bigger picture – they give you the space, but it’s up to you how you use it,” says Clifton Leung of Clifton Leung Design Workshop. He has a number of DIY “tips for better living”. Most can be done by amateurs and on a limited budget. He says there are lots of simple cosmetic add-ons we can easily do to enhance our homes. In this home at Leon Court, taking an antique Chinese screen out of its frame and “floating” the panels on a glass wall is a striking new way of dividing a space; bamboo can be used decoratively or to hide ugly items such as air conditioning units.

Chattel Prod SCMP Jan 2010