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In the coveted residential neighbourhood of Jardine’s Lookout, on Hong Kong Island, a remodelled 1,100-square-foot apartment has been imbued with clean, modern lines and the elegance and style of a Parisian Haussmann loft.


Haussmann interiors evoke an atmosphere best described as “regal but practical”, characterised by perfect alignment and symmetry, parquet floors and intricate plasterwork mouldings. Some of these features were adopted to bring the sophisticated Haussmann spirit to the Jardine’s Lookout apartment. The revised layout is a flexible space accommodating an open-plan living and dining area, breakfast bar, open kitchen, two bedrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, guest bathroom, study corner, laundry room, helper’s room and balcony. The design introduced subtle Haussmann features such as simplified classical plaster mouldings along the ceilings and walls, as well as a faux marbled fireplace – a common feature in Parisian homes – and herringbone parquet floors.


In the living area, the birds and flowers on the emerald-green painted-silk wall covering from de Gournay’s Chinoiserie collection transport one to a mythical oriental garden. In the master bedroom, a life-sized wisteria print on cream-coloured wallpaper – also from de Gournay – creates a soothing, restful feminine ambience, while simple taupeand white-striped wallpaper adds youthful energy to the son’s room.

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