Readers' Homes - Expat Living Hong Kong
readers' homes, interior design, home decor, decorating
'I don't mind moving, but I never realised this would be my life'
  • 18 December 2016

A veteran expat, Saskia Bowers knows the secrets to making a house a home

interior design, interior style, home decor, home decorating, village houses in Hong Kong
'I like to call it my American home in Hong Kong'
  • 6 December 2016

There's more than a hint of the Hamptons in this stylish Sai Kung home

interior design, readers' homes, interiors
Scandi style in a Sheung Wan flat
  • 2 November 2016

A designers small but eclectically furnished flat is an interiors treasure trove.

property, real estate, interiors
South Bay: Style Secrets of a Serene Apartment
  • 25 October 2016

An interior designer shares tips on how to make your rented apartment feel like a proper home

where to live in Sai Kung
Inside Reader's Homes: Marina Cove near Sai Kung
  • 14 June 2016

We catch up with two of our readers in their beautiful home after moving islands to find that much-needed garden

Living in Hong Kong
Inside Expat Homes; Lantau Living
  • 10 November 2015

Expat couple Rebekah and Ewald invite us into their beautiful home in Lantau and tell us about what it is like living outside of the city lights

Living in Hong Kong: Cat Bentote gives a tour of her Shek O home
  • 1 July 2015

A relaxed family home with some surprisingly chic additions make this Shek O pad a beachside retreat with a difference

Living in Hong Kong: Helen Bronte Boyd shows off her home in Sai Kung
  • 10 June 2015

The Hong Kong expat reveals how she made the most of a typically diminutive living space in Sai Kung

Malaysia: Fancy relocating to a UNESCO heritage city? Tour this art-deco home in Pearl Hill, Penang
  • 13 May 2015

Sneak a peek inside this gorgeous villa near to UNESCO heritage city, George Town in Malaysia

Interior design: This Clearwater Bay home showcase goes with the flow
  • 28 April 2015

El reader Sarah says it's all about the details in her Hong Kong home

Tai Tam property showcase: Inside the apartment of Bowerbird Home's fashionable founder
  • 26 January 2015

Furniture choices and frequent redecoration is the mantra in Philippa Haydon's home

Living in Shatin Heights, where to live in HK, choosing an apartment in Hong Kong
Where to live in Hong Kong: Tai Wai insider’s guide to living in the New Territories
  • 20 January 2015

Shatin Heights resident Amy Overy takes us inside her favourite parts of life in Tai Wai

decorating, home decor, renovations, hong kong townhome, apartment, interior design
Interior design: This Sai Kung town home renovation oozes eclectic cool within tranquil space
  • 14 January 2015

See how expert designer Sarah Bettle transforms this four-storey town house into a cool, yet functional, living space

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Furniture and home decoration shop founder Philippa Hayden of Bowerbird Home introduces the new Bowerbirds
  • 21 November 2014

You've come a long way, baby! Founder Philippa reflects on three years in the biz

furniture, small, space, pok fu lam, office, design, interior designer, apartment, lighting, decoration, custom, pantry, storage, effective, wardrobe, pantry, cabinet
Small apartment design: Creative interior design tips from our Reader’s Pokfulam apartment
  • 18 November 2014

EL Reader Cherie Wong shows us how to design for small space with these clever and efficient storage ideas

Feature property: Art and design reign in the home decor of this beautiful Clearwater Bay home showcase
  • 21 October 2014

We step inside John and Ali Spinks' stunning Clearwater Bay home as they say goodbye to Hong Kong after 15 years

Homes with colour & style design: Inside Central SoHo's CentreStage apartment
  • 24 September 2014

We snoop around Tim Leard and Russell Lath's Hollywood Road apartment for tips on interior design for SoHo spaces

where to live in Hong Kong, Hong Kong homes, furniture, shopping, decoration, Hong Kong neighborhoods
Step inside 2nd gen expat Kate’s house at The Peak for design inspiration on furniture, art, antiques and vintage jewellery
  • 15 August 2014

Interior design-trained EL reader Kate Wilson shows us her drool-worthy Hong Kong home at The Peak

Home space and interior design renovation for perfect aesthetic. Kitchen planning, home decor and home design sanctuary in Pokfulam.
Home in Pokfulam: Interior design and renovation for space and storage to create the perfect aesthetic
  • 4 August 2014

Our Hong Kong homes showcase of EL reader Lucy McLennan’s apartment in Pokfulam shows us perfect interior design of small spaces into sanctuary bliss

Maria Khan's Mid-levels apartment: home, architecture, design, furniture, wardrobe, sofa, contemporary, neighborhood, inflation and fashion home design in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong homes: Mid-levels neighbourhood living in EL Reader Maria Khan’s contemporary design apartment
  • 3 July 2014

Reader Maria Khan invites us into her Mid-levels apartment, showing us the interior design, furniture, stunning handmade jewellery, and why Mid-levels is the best place to live in Hong Kong

Reader’s Home: The home décor of fashion stylist Ellen Lobler’s Sai Kung Home
  • 16 May 2014

We get away from the City to tour this designer, family-friendly Sai Kung home

Reader's Home: Take a peek inside this renovated designer Mid Levels apartment
  • 6 April 2014

We meet Reika Shetty, founder of Hong Kong’s first fashion-forward maternity-wear boutique

Where to live in Hong Kong: Discovery Bay insider’s guide to the Lantau neighbourhood
  • 31 March 2014

We profile DB resident Louise Thoreau to get the skinny on Lantau’s resort community

Living room special: 30 of our favourite schemes from readers' homes
  • 11 March 2014

30 home interiors eye candy from inside the homes of our readers

Showcase: Nose around this fabulous Sai Kung sanctuary above Hebe Haven
  • 28 February 2014

Find out how one of the city's leading residential and relocation experts has managed to find a Hong Kong lifestyle that suits her perfectly

Kitchen special: 20 fabulous photos from readers' homes
  • 17 February 2014

It's the heart of your home, so give your kitchen a new lease of life by nicking a few decorating ideas from these gorgeous schemes

Dining room special: 40 glorious photos from readers' homes
  • 17 February 2014

Stuck for ways to spruce up your eating space? Here's a whole heap of decorating ideas to try out

Fancy having your home featured in Expat Living magazine?
  • 6 February 2014

We're on the hunt for the best homes in Hong Kong, whether they're beautiful, quirky, historic or modern

Showcase: Snoop around this art-filled apartment in Shouson Hill, Hong Kong
  • 3 February 2014

Samar Shaheryar shows us around her gorgeous home and tells us more about her Baby Hero business

Showcase: See how a Mid-Levels apartment has been transformed into a welcoming family home
  • 9 December 2013

A Sydney-based interior designer helped the Fuller family turn their new Hong Kong home into a perfect sanctuary

Showcase: Take a peek inside actress Tracy Griffith's California-chic home in Southside, Hong Kong
  • 21 November 2013

With its 180-degree deck overlooking Deep Water Bay, it's easy to see why the American actress fell for this light-filled home

Box of Hope: We chat to founder Nicole Woolhouse at her beautiful home in Tai Tam
  • 28 October 2013

The 2013 Collection Week for this annual charity project runs from 4 to 8 November so find out what's involved and start packing! 

Showcase: Stunning, sea view Pokfulam home
  • 14 October 2013

Marie Teather noses around independent art advisor Natalie Blair’s gorgeous property, and learns more about buying and falling in love with art than she ever did wandering galleries and museums the world over

Showcase: Take a peek inside this stunning, spacious Sai Kung home overlooking Emerald Bay
  • 23 September 2013

After living in Singapore for over a decade, Catherine Lajeunesse had to look long and hard to find a home that would enable her to replicate her family’s lifestyle here in Hong Kong

Showcase: Stunning family home in Southside, Hong Kong
  • 13 September 2013

We visit the stunning light and bright home of the Hung family that has recently undergone something of a transformation

Showcase: Renovated sixties-built apartment in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
  • 26 August 2013

Take a peek inside this 1960s building overlooking the yacht club and the Noon Day Gun

Hong Kong homes: Living in Stanley neighbourhood beachfront apartment by EL Reader Cathering Taylor
  • 26 July 2013

Catherine Taylor’s home may be a long way from Scotland but it is the clever and eclectic mix of East and West that gives it its unique charm

Showcase: Discover interior designer Beverly McCloskey's Mid-Levels home
  • 19 July 2013

New York finesse, Southern American charm and Asian one-offs combine in this eclectic family apartment in Hong Kong

Showcase: We snoop around a vibrant apartment above Wanchai's Star Street
  • 7 July 2013

Jennifer Barba reveals why her and her husband love living in Hong Kong's Star Street

Showcase: Be inspired by this fabulous home in Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong
  • 27 June 2013

Replicating the relaxed, outdoorsy Australian way of life in Hong Kong was easy for the Strapp family

Showcase: Nose around this stunning Mid-Levels family home
  • 27 June 2013

Still searching for a signature look to make your Hong Kong house a home? Take inspiration from this eclectic and creative property

Tour this elegant and eclectic Mid-Levels apartment
  • 11 June 2013

Impeccable decor and a collection of found objects, paintings and curios combine in this perfectly styled family home

Showcase: Be inspired by this fabulous Pokfulam family apartment
  • 4 June 2013

Hong Kong is a hectic place, so it makes sense to introduce a feeling of calm to a home’s interior design through the use of pale shades and earthy materials

Hong Kong Showcase: Be inspired by interior decorator Melissa McShane's light-filled Mid-levels apartment
  • 4 June 2013

See how Melissa McShane has turned a contemporary Mid-levels apartment into a welcoming family home with a combination of her much-loved French style mixed with contemporary touches

Showcase: Take a peek inside this Mediterranean-style home in Stanley, Hong Kong
  • 5 May 2013

Step inside Sophie Tuckwell’s tranquil Southside family home

Showcase: Discover this stylish three-bedroom apartment on Po Shan Road, Hong Kong
  • 3 May 2013

How a family of seven turned a three-bedroom apartment on Po Shan Road into a stylish, bright and workable space

Hong Kong Showcase: Be inspired by this family home at The Vineyard, Yuen Long
  • 25 April 2013

See how Alex Ventouras has mixed antiques, reproductions and classic pieces to create a cosy family home with a distinct design aesthetic

Showcase: See how Alexandra Green has turned a Mid-Levels apartment into a stunning family home
  • 19 April 2013

We meet Alexandra Green, one of the founding partners of fashion and accessories business Annie and Alex, and discover where she finds the inspiration for her collections and for the interior of her Hong Kong home

Showcase: We love this eclectic Mid-Levels family home on Po Shan Road, Hong Kong
  • 14 April 2013

Take a peek inside the home of Simone Daly, owner of Attic Lifestyle and lover of all things beautiful, handmade and artisan

Showcase: Take a tour of this beachside apartment in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
  • 8 April 2013

We've fallen in love with Liza Beighley’s little piece of paradise at Norman Foster's iconic building The Lily in Hong Kong

Showcase: Nose around this renovated Pokfulam pied de terre
  • 26 December 2012

Pictures are a key feature of this family’s two-bedroom Hong Kong home

Hong Kong Showcase: Snoop around this bold Tai Tam home
  • 10 July 2012

Tara Jenkins seems to have approached the redecoration of her new Hong Kong home with the same energy and enthusiasm that she applies to every aspect of her life