Home Grown Style

There's no place like home when you can deck it out with rare finds from your travels

by 01 August 2013

 Shopping for hand-crafted shoes in Milan, made-to-measure suits in London, gold jewellery in Dubai... How about shopping for home accessories in Hong Kong? This city with a passion for avant-garde designs is the perfect place to look for something unique to decorate your home with.

OVO Home, part of the big OVO group, approaches interior decoration with a utopian philosophy, and their 900-square-metre concept store says it all. Wander around the showroom and dream a little dream as you find yourself drifting from Asia to Europe and everywhere in between.

OVO Home collections include Eszentials (natural oriental charm), Studio (which offers eco-friendly wood furniture with functional, diverse designs), and Garden (a celebration of sight, smell and texture) that extends its beauty into the comfort of your home and office with floral arrangement services. Throughout the store, you will also find whimsical decorations such as caricature statuettes, bronze flying pigs and ceramic bear money banks painted with Chinese patterns. If you ever find OVO Home's offering overwhelming, don't hesitate to turn to their team of interior consultants and stylists to create the ideal home.

Exclusivités, as its name suggests, is your destination for all things unique. Its flagship store on Duddell Street welcomes you to its relaxed and luminous setting where every floor is filled with treasures.

The ground floor is dedicated to florist services from personalized bouquets to unique displays. International style on the first floor offers everything from Rosenthal mini vases and porcelain bags, to Yves Delorme's haute couture home textiles. The second floor is all about good taste in the dining room, with Zwiesel decanters, Narumi tableware, Archipelago hand-made candles and much more.

Exclusivités' VIP clients can kick back in the club floor lounge on the third floor, where you will find wedding registry services and a Chinese antique boutique. Here, the Lalique Lounge welcomes its VIP guests by invitation for a unique experience. After all that hard work, stop for a glass of wine or an excellent cup of Chinese tea in the basement. Don't forget to try Valhrona bonbons sent in daily by this famous French chocolatier.

Homeless? Far from it! This décor wizard works its magic in the warm, wonderous space of its Causeway Bay and Central stores. You will find furniture, accessories and objets d'art literally from floor to ceiling. Look above and around you - there is so much that you will be sure to find something you like.

Serax flower pots and colourful canvas bags (that are really vases), Tierlantijn lamps, Duende side tables with magazine rack, Alessandra Baldereschi's Florigraphie table mats, Bouche corked neon-lit glass bottles that function as table lamps, Taiwanese designer Chishen Chiu's 'FlexibleLove' furniture collection that adapts to the limited space of modern homes... All these 'homeless' treasures are just waiting for you to take home!

Mix and Match Home Style is a store that combines the classic and the contemporary in a dynamic living space. Sourcing from Vietnam, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, it offers wallpapers, kitchenware, household accessories and furniture. Don't miss the beautiful wood vases, bronze bowls, stainless steel trays and tableware which are all hand-crafted in Thailand.

If you love Scandinavian designs, Skultuna, the royal Swedish brass maker established in 1607, is the name to turn to. It has launched its home collection in Hong Kong. At the fashionable Vein store, you will find sleek bookends designed by the Folkform design duo; Monica Förster's brass-plated flower pots created with the age-old metal-spinning craftsmanship, and Claesson Koivisto Rune's solid brass wall hangers.

Every little thing in your house says something about yourself. Whether your approach to interior decoration is free-style or high-brow, your home is an extension of your identity. While you are in Hong Kong shopping for your wardrobe, don't forget to shop for your household as well. There is no better way to remember a wonderful trip than bringing back treasures that you can admire when you get back home.

Info box

OVO Home
16 Queen's Road, East, Wanchai
Tel. +852 2526 7226

Exclusivités Flagship Store
Shop 109 and 112, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central
Tel. +852 2521 8626

Homeless
Shop119, 1/F, Style House, The Park Lane, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 3620 3675

Mix and Match Home Style
15/F Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Tel. +852 3168 2098

Vein
Shop 121, Lee Gardens Two, Causeway Bay
Tel. +852 2528 4988