Home is Where the Heart is: A Guide to Furniture and Home Décor Shopping in Hong Kong
When I first moved to Hong Kong in 2007, I was so excited by the endless possibilities of this chic, cosmopolitan city. New people, new work opportunities, new food! – all of which, I received in immeasurable quantities, almost the minute I jumped off the plane.
However, as a lover of interiors and design, the one thing I was NOT bombarded with was an abundance of living space. My new flat resembled a jail cell, bars and all (although a lot more expensive!) and I could find very little information on where to find the good furniture and home décor stores in Hong Kong. I was determined to leave the ‘prison cell chic’ look behind and find my own style, right here in Hong Kong…
Seven years down the track, I’ve come to know and love certain stores in Hong Kong, all of which accommodate even the most discerning home stylist. So without further ado, here is La Maison de Lorenz’s guide to helping you find the right furniture and home décor for your home.
Want to get this done already and furnish your house in one day? Okay, well strap yourself in!
Price range $$$
Horizon Plaza – 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
Horizon Plaza is a 28-storey furniture Garden-of-Eden! The place to buy those bigger, signature items.
With floors and floors of astounding furniture and home décor stores, Horizon Plaza is Hong Kong’s Disneyland for interior lovers.
Price range $$
G.O.D. is described as ‘quintessentially Hong Kong’. It’s a vibrant, humorous lifestyle brand that sells unique home furnishings and gifts. With seven locations in Hong Kong, from Sai Kung to Hollywood Road, G.O.D. is definitely worth a look.
Price range $
Ahh, IKEA. The ever-consistent, cheap-n-cheerful, IKEA! With three convenient branches in Hong Kong – in Causeway Bay, Kowloon Bay and Shatin – you’re sure to find some inexpensive and stylish basics here.
Specific Styles for the Design Devotee
If you want to hone your home style a little more slowly, and you have specific tastes, then I recommend the following stores:
Traditional And Timeless
Bowerbird (a particular La Maison de Lorenz’s favourite)
A European-style furniture store in Ap Lei Chau. The 10000 square foot warehouse in Ap Lei Chau is home to beautiful furniture, adorable accessories, rugs and lighting to help you transform your house into a home.
Specialising in interior furnishings and homewares, the collection at Inside is focused on simplicity, versatility, quality and charm.
Hong Kong’s first eco-chic furniture boutique supplying everything from dining room furniture to sofas from outdoor seating to beds. Using recycled and reclaimed materials, Tree offers comfortable and sustainable home furnishing solutions.
Contemporary & Current
Expect high quality European-designed furniture direct from Holland. The range includes lighting, storage, sofas, tables as well as scope for tailor made items.
Contemporary furniture to customers with a love of design and a flair for creating unique personal home interiors. The collection includes living room furniture, bedroom sets, lighting and everything you need for kids.
A fabulous emporium full of unique furniture, fabric and accessories. From rugs to quirky lights, Tequila Kola also offers a made to measure service.
A wide selection of simple and classic wooden furniture ranging from desks to dining room.
Whacky and Wonderful
Retail and online concept in Hong Kong offering a wide selection of modern homewares and accessories including lighting, linens, tableware, and rugs.
One of the most popular lifestyle stores in Hong Kong selling furnitures, lightings, designers’ items and home decor accessories.
Unique furnishings, home decor, artwork, books, toys and more. The Wong Chuk Hang store is a treasure trove of interesting items sourced from all over the world, and there’s now a store in Sai Kung.
Vintage and Vivacious
Casa Capriz (a particular La Maison de Lorenz’s favourite)
A 2600 sq ft vintage furniture showroom that specialises in hard-to-find collector’s pieces both vintage and contemporary.
Antiques, furniture, interior design, gallery and books. The collection includes hard to find industrial items, combined with items designed by the General Store team.
Tiny Toddlers to Teens
Selling quality French kids clothing, toys, furniture, games and decor, Petit Bazaar has everything to create a chic space for little ones.
A chic, vibrant haven, bringing you an array of home decor, lifestyle, clothing and gift ideas, from around the globe.
Jo Lorenz, of La Maison de Lorenz, is an interior designer with an unwavering commitment to creating stylish and sustainable spaces. Jo offers case-by-case consultancy in creative direction, interior design and home styling, with experience in both Australia and in Hong Kong.
Jo is also an interior/prop stylist and contributor to design and lifestyle magazines and websites in Hong Kong. She offers interior design services including initial conceptual 3D planning, space utilisation as well as interior decorating/personal shopping services which involve sourcing furniture, fixtures and equipment. Follow Jo on Facebook or Instagram.