Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Friday, May 29, 2015   



Summer au naturel
Following the success of last season's collaboration, Madura has teamed up again with Paul & Joe to create a summer line of curtains, cushions and bed linen. Paul & Joe founder Sophie Mechaly is a Parisian so the French home-decor pioneer is the perfect partner. The new collection combines Mechaly's nature prints with Madura's timeless designs.

Prepped for bachelor parties
As a realtor and property owner, Ryan Edmondson recalls some rehab decisions that he is not proud of. "I could kill myself for some of the things I did," he said. And he takes little credit for things done right on his own home, on the second floor of a row house.

Pop-up boxes
Sagitine, a range of designer wardrobe care products and storage solutions, will have a pop-up store at Cat Street Gallery in Sheung Wan on May 28 and 29.

With great gusto
Once in a while, a collaboration comes along that makes so much sense you wonder why they didn't think of getting together earlier. Like Nescafe Dolce Gusto and Mini.

Create a private oasis
Summer always makes you think of heading to the countryside or the beach. But if you cannot bear the hassle of getting there, bring the outdoors inside via Ikea's Colorful Summer collection. Outdoor furniture and soft furnishing, plant accessories and lighting help you create a private oasis on your balcony, terrace or roof.

Soft touch for coffee
If you love milky coffee, you must check out Nespresso's new Lattissima Touch.

Stairway to heaven
While the front door, foyer, flooring, furnishings and colors can combine to provide a gracious welcome, the staircase is key in making a statement. Yet too often it's among a home's last-decorated features. "So many clients say we have to get to it, but put it off until stage two," says designer Lori Elder Dyner.

Special sense of place
Taikoo Place is fast turning out to be the place to work and play.

Breeze through
Looking to update your home for the season? You don't need a total revamp - just small touches will go a long way. "Creating an on-trend look this summer is all about clever use of color, layering and texture," advises John McLennan, chief executive of Indigo Living.

Harmony through contrast
Chris Harrison and his wife, Amy Ogan, honed their creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills while earning doctorates in human computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. So when they went looking for a "cool house in a cool neighborhood" in Pittsburgh, they couldn't help but be drawn to an area popular with artists and arts entrepreneurs, Garfield.



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