City Veil, Hong Kong

Set on the 31st floor of a modern high-rise, Desmond Wong meticulously designed his apartment to feel like a sanctuary amidst the bustling sounds of Hong Kong.

The property is located in the trendy neighbourhood of Sai Ying Pun on the western side of Hong Kong Island and at the foot of Victoria Peak

A neutral palette, sheer curtains and raised furniture create a sense of lightness; along with arched doorways that soften the edges and bring a harmonious feeling to the space.

The clever use of textured wallpaper similar to the walls introduces a sense of earthiness in the space and full-length patina mirrors on the wardrobe doors soften the reflective light from the buildings outside.

The original floor plan didn’t suit the owner’s lifestyle with two bedrooms and a storage unit, so the layout was changed to allow more light to penetrate into the apartment and create a larger living area and larger bedroom


The architects of Hong Kong are well-practised at creating more from less.

Images by Archetypal Limited