Despite all that has gone on over the last year, we at Indigo have been hard at work doing what we love. We think, in these times, it is more important than ever to Live Beautifully. It is not just about beautiful things but living beautifully with your family, your community and within your Tribe. Now more than ever we need to come together to support each other in all areas of our lives. Indigo will continue to be involved in community programs and supporting local businesses. We thank everyone for their support in the last year and we can see light at the end of the tunnel and hope you do too.
Are you hosting Christmas lunch at home? Or are you having friends around for a casual Christmas or New Year’s house party? Whatever form your holiday hosting takes, you probably want to set a chic yet festive scene, and to keep the stress out of the occasion (and out of the preparation!), too.
To get you in the mood while keeping stress to a minimum, here are some holiday entertaining tips from Indigo Living’s in-house stylist and decorating expert, Samantha Foaden.
With everyone in Hong Kong for the summer and people spending more time at home in general, it’s a good time to celebrate what we appreciate about our lives: and that’s each other. So if you have the space, why not invite friends and family over for a casual brunch or a formal dinner? Or turn an ordinary night with your partner into a special, romantic evening.
Nicole Slater visits the CEO of Indigo Living in her new Shek O home.
I originally transferred to Hong Kong with a shipping company in 1996. I was tasked with setting up a Global Account management programme for the Asia Pacific region. My friend, John McLennan (now my business partner at Indigo) was about to embark on new opportunities in the Middle East, so I joined him on this venture.
Choosing the right sofa bed: comfort, style, mattresses and more
If you’re short on space but you need somewhere for your mother-in-law or those out-of-town friends to sleep, a sofa bed may just be the solution. This multi-tasker can sit quite happily in your living room or your TV room (or your kids’ playroom if you have one), serving as a sofa by day and a bed by night.
There are so many to choose from in Hong Kong, though – how on earth do you find the right one for you and for your space? Clinton Cordeiro, Design Consultant for Indigo Living, is here to offer his advice on sorting the duds from the divans, the futons from the sofa beds, and to give his take on the style versus comfort debate.
Turn your home into a green sanctuary with the help of plants
We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days, so why not bring the outdoors in with a few potted plants? As well as being an easy way to revitalise your décor, they can serve as a breath of fresh air... literally.
Before you buy any plants, think about exactly where you’re going to put them. Is there enough floor space, and what about vertical space? Are you blocking a necessary light source if you put a tall plant by a window? Is there space for more than one pot here? How can you create a look that’s coherent and stylish, without being contrived or scattered? These are all important questions to consider before you shop for potted plants. Read on for our tips.
Whether to choose a coffee table or an ottoman is a common interior design conundrum these days – particularly as our living rooms have moved away from being such formal spaces to being laid-back rooms for relaxing in as well as entertaining in.
But how do you choose which one to use in your living room? Here, we weigh up the benefits of each to help you make the call.
Use feng shui to bring balance to the most-frequented room in the home
Whether you’re working from home or just spending more time at home than you’re used to, you’re probably starting to notice everything you don’t like about your space… or you may simply want to make a change or declutter. Direct those feelings by looking to feng shui, which can help you bring balance and harmony to your abode. We’ll start with the living room, and how the principles of feng shui can help you create a warm, welcoming space for relaxing in, and gathering (in small groups of course!) with your loved ones.