Marcus & Irene's Hong Kong Warehouse

Marcus & Irene's Hong Kong Warehouse

Liezel Strauss
Mar 10, 2011
Name: Irene Capriz & Marcus Foley Location: Hong Kong Size: 3300 square feet — 1 bedroom Type: Warehouse Years lived in: 1 It's not often that you get to know a home before its inhabitants but this was the case a couple of weeks ago when we set off on our first house swapping adventure. With much anticipation we arrived in front of a rather unattractive, industrial building. We were anticipating a warehouse, but when people say they live in a warehouse they usually mean it was a warehouse or factory at some stage, this however was an actual working, vertical factory! The service elevator took us to the 20 something floor where we opened the doors to a different world - we found this delightful loft in the heart of Hong Kong.
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It is the pride and joy of a dynamic duo, Irene & Mark. He owns an interior design company and she heads a fashion brand and they divide their time between Bali & Hong Kong. They bought this space just over a year ago. Warehouse space is becoming a more popular option given the crazy rents and lack of properly cool spaces on the island. Most recently Irene and Mark bought 3 units downstairs and the plans are to turn them into one massive apartment too. We can't wait to see the outcome.
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Apartment Therapy Survey: Our Style: Modern eclectic mix that is warm and open. Inspiration: Having a place that changes mood according to different time of the day/night. What Friends Say: They are always wowed by the great views and the unexpected surprise after coming through the lift and corridor. Favorite element: Coffee table in the dining room, kitchen top and view from shower. Proudest DIY: Finding the wallpaper in Italy and putting it up on our return. Biggest Challenge: Finding and getting the place! Biggest Indulgence: Matt Hilton's dining table and bed Dream Source: Global vintage markets. Best advice: Be true to yourself when designing and fitting the space out. Biggest Embarrassment: A friend using the toilet without closing the curtain/door of the bathroom
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RESOURCES KITCHEN FURNITURE • Shops in Wan Chai ARTWORK Shoeni Gallery and other galleries in Beijing and Shanghai LIGHTS • Tom Dixon Lights and others custom made from suppliers PAINT • Black Magic color paint fro dulux BEDS AND DINING ROOM • Lane Crawford DESK •Herman Miller desk from Posh COFFEE TABLE • Coffee table from Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan
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