Five-star service

Whichever way you look, the design of this master suite provides a visual treat
Story by: Colleen Hawkes
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Master suite in a Hong Kong waterside apartment.Featuring a glass-walled space in between the bedroom and the dressing area. The glass walls allow the ocean view to be seen from all areas.

Designers are often called on to maximise a small space, but sometimes the challenge is just the opposite. At more than 100m², this master suite is large by anyone's standards, and for the designer the key challenge was containing the space to strike a balance between aesthetics and functionality.

Henry Li of Steve Leung Designers says the client wanted the master suite to be a luxurious, contemporary living space.

"Such an atmosphere could only be achieved by integrating each part of the suite to create a harmonious whole," he says.


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To provide the required visual connection, the design team specified a transparent glass wall between the bedroom and bathroom. As well as helping to unify the space, the glass ensures the owners can enjoy the spectacular ocean views from the large freestanding bathtub.

Li says the entry to the bathroom, known as the dry area, is a transition space that links the bedroom with the other bathroom facilities and the his-and-hers walk-in closets beyond. A skylight provides additional natural light.

The vanity unit is opposite the tub in the dry area. Set within a large, illuminated marble niche, the vanity is flanked by decorative sculptural pieces mounted on mirrored pedestal cabinets.

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"The mirrored vanity cabinet, which has a marble top, was designed as a contemporary piece of furniture," says Li. "The reflective surfaces enhance the glittering, luxurious look of the suite, and the sense of space."

A second glass door opens to the walk-in closets, which feature sleek cherry wood cabinets. A large mirror is suspended in front of a frosted window that reinforces the five-star ambience.

Jun 03, 2009

Credit list

Client
CSI Property Holdings
Wallcoverings and flooring
Golden Unison
Accessories
Cabinetry
KCC
Lighting
Lumen Arts (HK)
Bathroomware
VIA
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