Small modern apartment in Hong Kong with all comfort and storage space

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 30 December 2020 – Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world with a small land and a large population. It can be said to be “diamonds in every inch of land”. Therefore, residences are also striving to be small and elegant. The designers of the “Carol Interior Design” decoration company with the integration ability has perfectly created the home decoration space that the owner dreams of.

 

In a limited space, whether it is a mosquito-shaped mansion or a short-term rental dwelling, you need a desk to work, a bed to sleep, and a cupboard to place items. So many furniture are crowded in a small space. Is there enough living space? The use of multifunctional transforming furniture is becoming more and more popular. In the design of Hong Kong dwellings, the provincial interior design is the primary focus. The use of multi-functional transforming furniture allows you to arrange the space in one step. It does not require major construction work to improve the efficiency of space use.

 

Multifunctional furniture includes different furniture such as transforming bed, sofa bed, transforming dining table, transforming bookcase bed, transforming wardrobe bed, transforming

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With a Focus on Comfort at Home, Bold and Warm Colors Are Back, Says Interior Designer

Architect and designer Robert Couturier is known for private home and grand-scale commissions around the world, but he was recently tapped for his first residential new development project: the interiors at 150 East 78th Street, a building designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

“It’s very discreet, and harks back to what buildings were in the 1920s,” Mr. Couturier said. “What I find interesting is that they all have very definitive spaces. It’s very difficult during Covid time to be in an enormous open space. Today you need functions to be specific to specific rooms.”

From 1988-97, Mr. Couturier was the personal designer for British billionaire and conservationist Sir James Goldsmith, for whom he created Cuixmala, a former private estate that is now a boutique hotel, on 30,000 acres in Mexico’s Costalegre. His projects have included a French castle, an Upper East Side townhouse, and homes in the English countryside. Locales have spanned from Aspen to Paris to Jerusalem.

While working on projects in upstate New York and on the West Coast, Mr. Couturier has spent most of the last year at his home in Kent, Connecticut, going back and forth to his office in New York City, where his eponymous

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Home design, glam and comfort with Carisha Swanson of House Beautiful

Carisha Swanson is the Market Director for House Beautiful and among our panel of three judges for the Fourth Annual Home Design Contest. Swanson joined Hearst in 2013 as Market Editor for the Hearst Design Group, which included House Beautiful, Veranda and ELLE Decor, with a focus on kitchen, bath, building and technology. In 2018, she was promoted to Senior Market Editor and most recently became Market Director for House Beautiful’s print and digital properties. She is also the host of Building The Dream on the House Beautiful YouTube channel. Before the pandemic, Swanson travelled extensively for work. Now she is sticking closer to home and a with new project: decorating her new house.

You grew up in Georgia, but spent a lot of time in New England and now Huntersville, N.C. You’ve written you feel happiest when not in a city. How has all that influenced your approach to design?

I love being in the city, and I love having access to the city. But I don’t necessarily need to live in the city. I have a really busy life and so it’s nice to have a little respite from the busyness and noise that cities create. That said,

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Small modern apartment in Hong Kong with all comfort and storage space – “Carol Interior Design”, Business News

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 30 December 2020 – Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world with a small land and a large population. It can be said to be “diamonds in every inch of land”. Therefore, residences are also striving to be small and elegant. The designers of the “Carol Interior Design” decoration company with the integration ability has perfectly created the home decoration space that the owner dreams of.

In a limited space, whether it is a mosquito-shaped mansion or a short-term rental dwelling, you need a desk to work, a bed to sleep, and a cupboard to place items. So many furniture are crowded in a small space. Is there enough living space? The use of multifunctional transforming furniture is becoming more and more popular. In the design of Hong Kong dwellings, the provincial interior design is the primary focus. The use of multi-functional transforming furniture allows you to arrange the space in one step. It does not require major construction work to improve the efficiency of space use.

Multifunctional furniture includes different furniture such as transforming bed, sofa bed, transforming dining table, transforming bookcase bed, transforming wardrobe bed, transforming

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When you miss gardening, turn to these books for comfort and inspiration

CORVALLIS – If you can’t garden, why not read about it? Books bring us comfort when the gloomy weather of winter is upon us. Even gardeners who love winter enjoy a good read.

Add a fire and a cup of tea and relax with one of these 11 books recommended by Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturists. There is something for every reader – a memoir by Hope Jahren tells the story of two scientists and their love for trees; Extension’s popular “Trees to Know in Oregon and Washington” is heavy with photos of both coniferous and deciduous trees; Olivier Flippi writes about the important subject of gardening in dry climates; and a book on short-season vegetable gardening is perfect for central and eastern Oregon gardeners.

Since we couldn’t seem to stop at 10, we’ve given you a list of 11. They’d make fine holiday gifts. Find them online, or check with your local library or bookstores.

“The Gardener’s Atlas,” Dr. John Grimshaw

“For gardeners who love to know the origin of all their favorite plants this is a gem of information. It probes into the history and origin of these plants and who discovered them. The author makes the

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Turn to gardening books for comfort and inspiration



a sign in the middle of a forest: Gardening and tree books can help while away the winter until spring returns


© COURTESY OF OREGON STATE EXTENSION
Gardening and tree books can help while away the winter until spring returns

If you can’t garden, why not read about it? Books bring us comfort when the gloomy weather of winter is upon us. Even gardeners who love winter enjoy a good read.

Since we couldn’t seem to stop at 10, we’ve given you a list of 11. They’d make fine holiday gifts. Find them online, or check with your local library or bookstores.

“The Gardeners,” Dr. John Grimshaw

“For gardeners who love to know the origin of all their favorite plants this is a gem of information. It probes into the history and origin of these plants and who discovered them. The author makes the sharing of plant discovery since the 1500s very entertaining and educates the reader on how many of these ornamental plants were also used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. The book is filled with excellent photos and maps of plant origins to support the storytelling.”

— Steve Reinquist, OSU Extension horticulturist, Douglas County

“Trees to Know in Oregon and Washington,” Ed Jensen, Oregon State University Extension Service

“I really like “Trees to Know in Oregon.”  It is a

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