Erica's Hong Kong Home
Location:Kowloon, Hong Kong
What I Love About My Home
The apartment is in an 1970's walk up with air conditioners hanging off it, so the contrast between inside and out is dramatic. It's been so much fun to incorporate and repurpose Hong Kong elements to decorate the space. The red plastic pendant lamps are ubiquitous here, as is the woven plaid I use for curtains in the kitchen. The birdcage lamp above the dining table is handmade. The local flavor has really helped me market it on Airbnb and the positive feedback I get from guests is really rewarding. Now I'm constantly looking at common Hong Kong items and brainstorming ways I can use them creatively in my home.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
The biggest challenge is keeping costs down. As a founder of a start-up company in Hong Kong, there isn't a lot of money to invest in furnishing and decorating an apartment. However, it's extremely important for me to have a comfortable place where I come home and relax. Those constraints are what inspired some of the creative solutions and the majority of the furniture purchases, which are almost all second hand.
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