A Hong Kong interior designer transformed a couple’s rented apartment into a colourful, art-filled home



a view of a living room: Scott and Katie Evans’ flat on The Peak, designed by Ana Foster-Adams. Photography: Denice Hough


Scott and Katie Evans’ flat on The Peak, designed by Ana Foster-Adams. Photography: Denice Hough

Having lived in their 2,330 sq ft apartment on The Peak for a few months, Scott and Katie Evans felt it lacked a bit of oomph and turned to interior designer and stylist Ana Foster-Adams for help.

“Our friends thought we were completely insane for investing in a designer for a rental property but we wanted to make it feel more like a proper home,” says Katie, who has been in Hong Kong for more than a decade and works in finance.

A Covid-19-friendly Zoom tour of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom flat reveals a space that is bursting with colour and covetable furniture, proving that living in a rented apartment doesn’t have to mean making do. Built up over the years in the hope that they would one day live somewhere large enough to install it all, the Evans’ vibrant collection of contemporary art and sculpture gave Foster-Adams an inspiring starting point and set the narrative in terms of colour.

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