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All Abroad

Highlighting the Unexpected
A b a t h s h o w ro o m t a k e s t h e g u e s s w o r k o u t o f t h e
s e l e c t i o n p ro c e s s w i t h a n a t y p i c a l d e s i g n

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are the
most popular rooms to renovate. In Hong Kong,
bathrooms often take a backseat to living rooms,
bedrooms and dining rooms. Because of the city's
smaller apartment sizes, homeowners would
rather spend more money on the spaces that are
used most often. Design studio Lim + Lu was
tasked with renovating the sanity ware portion of
the city's Colourliving showroom to inspire clients to pay more attention to
their bath spaces through out-of-the-box design.
Colourliving is a residential flagship store in Hong Kong's Wan Chai
District that offers European furniture, fittings and lifestyle products, and
the 1,000-sq.-ft. plumbing showroom needed an update. The designers,
Elaine Lu and Vincent Lim, wanted to move away from the "more is better"
philosophy of displaying products and gravitate toward a less chaotic and
more curated layout.
"A common strategy for retailers selling sanitary ware is to display as many
products as they possibly can in the limited space they have," said Lim. "This
often creates an overwhelming sensation for the consumer, as these products
lined side by side start to lose their individual characteristics."
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THE PLAY-BY-PLAY

ABOVE & INSETS With color
coming back into favor all over
the world, the design team
experimented with a variety of
shades in the showroom.

The bolder design elements cater to a younger
demographic of affluent new
homeowners who have just
purchased apartments.

By CHELSIE BUTLER

Colourliving's owner had seen some photos of the
designers' own master bathroom and liked what
she saw - something Lim says is a more daring
design than what you would typically see in Hong
Kong. When she was invited to visit the space in
person, she knew she had the right team in place
to renovate the plumbing portion of the store.
Lim + Lu decided that individual vignettes
would allow customers to visualize their bathroom
spaces in a way that other non-conventional stores
of this kind would not.
"Typically, you go into a shop and there are toilets crammed next to each other, which is very
sterile and overwhelming,"said Lim."We wanted
to create backdrops to highlight certain products
and give them their own character."
Seven settings in various color palettes display a
variety of plumbing fixtures,but they also incorporate
some of the other items sold in the showroom, such
as stone,tile,wallcoverings,lighting and acces- 
sories. Everything they see can be purchased.

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Show Director’s Note
Happenings
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Skill Set
Better Business
Tech Savvy
Learning Corner
Dealer Dish
Youth Talk
Favorites
Design With
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Balanced Budget
Color Find
Universal Design
KBIS Directory
Sustainable Design
Small Spaces
Before & After
Solutions
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Extensive renovation bids adieu to a builder-grade kitchen
Designer overcomes kitchen and bath challenges in a Texas home
Waterfront home welcomes indoor & outdoor kitchens
Last Word
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