A stunning India Mahdavi tiled table makes for a splendid centrepiece in an apartment located in Mid-Levels. It was the first item of furniture that the homeowner chose for the flat, purchased from his favourite shop, Ralph Pucci in New York. Featuring tiles in bright shades of blue, green, white and yellow, the table draws the attention but doesn’t clash with the various artworks around the home, attesting to owner’s keen eye for style.
The 1,300-square-foot home includes two bedrooms and an open-plan living, kitchen and dining space. A balcony off the sitting area offers spectacular views, but it is upstairs, on the 1,300-square-foot rooftop, that outdoor living comes into its own.
“This is the reason I bought this apartment, because it has a great terrace and it overlooks the whole of Hong Kong. I always knew I would have an apartment behind the Bank of China Tower,” says the owner, whose flat not only overlooks the iconic buildings of Central but also Hong Kong Park to one side and the Zoological and Botanical Gardens to the other.
Once he bought the flat, the owner sought out the expertise of Stanley Kwok, founder of architecture and design practice Stanley KC.
“There was virtually no brief,” he says. “I said to Stanley, ‘Look, I don’t have any pieces I have to put into the apartment. Just do what you need to do to make it look good.’ He came up with the concept and I then worked around it. I trusted his aesthetic as he had done a few projects before that I liked.”