Ellie Bradley’s Mid-Levels home is a reflection of her professional and personal life, featuring her own product designs and tributes to her travels設計師Ellie Bradley以獨特產品和紀念品裝飾空間，締造融入工作
“I’m the world’s worst client!” proclaims interior designer Ellie Bradley, laughing as she refers to the process of crafting the interiors for her own home. “I always have a million ideas, so I do tend to change my home quite a bit throughout the year. There’s a classic underlying aesthetic to my designs, though, and on top of that I will throw in some other styles.” Ellie runs Atelier Lane, an interior design agency that also offers a line of products and a curated selection of items for the home. The firm has moved with her from Australia to Hong Kong by way of Singapore, completing numerous projects as it went.
Arriving in Hong Kong and searching for a suitable home, it was love at first sight when Ellie found her Mid-Levels apartment. “There was just something about it when you walked through the front door and all you saw was a window of greenery, with unobstructed views straight up to The Peak. It felt good and a lot bigger because of that.” One of the first things she did was to paint the walls a neutral Dulux Natural White to allow other colours to shine. “I hung up all my artworks – my juju hats and African baskets and all these other weird and wonderful things that I have – and it just started feeling like home instantly.”
Ellie designs her own products and was behind the living room’s extra-large bookcases, built to hold her oversized book
當室內設計師Ellie Bradley談及自己動手為居所進行改造時，她笑說：「也許我是世界上其中一個最不幸的客人！我的腦海裡總有各種奇思妙想，所以會不時把想法實現到家中。雖然如此，我有一套獨特的經典美學，同時喜愛混搭其他設計風格。」她是室內設計公司Atelier Lane的創辦人，公司主要提供一系列傢具精品和產品。裝潢項目遍及澳洲和新加坡，而近年的業務重心更搬到香港。
collection, as well as the dining table and chairs. She also designed the blue and white rug in the living room, the carpet in the bedroom and the various cushions throughout the space. On top of those items, there are one-off pieces to which she has a connection, whether they are family heirlooms or tributes to her world travels. “My designs all have an underlying story to tell – and my home tells the underlying story of my family and I,” she says.
Telling this tale is a variety of pieces picked up on travels to far-flung locales such as Bali, Morocco and Paris. Ellie’s husband returned from a business trip to Melbourne with an antique globe similar to one she had been trying to find again for years. There’s a vintage magnifying glass that she bought in Paris 13 years ago on the first trip she made with her boyfriend, now her husband. There are indigenous Aboriginal artworks that she collected from journeys through Australia’s Northern Territory, as well as a champagne riddling rack that dates from the 1930s.
Particularly striking are the ceiling lights that hang in the living room and bedroom; they’re the vision of an Australian company and are handcrafted by women with AIDS in South Africa. Each bead is individually hand-rolled and the distinctive chandeliers produce wonderfully atmospheric shadows in the home. Ellie not only adores their design, but is their sole distributor in Asia. They contribute to the overall aesthetic of her home, which she describes as eclectic and thoughtful. Ultimately, it’s a space that tells the story of a life well-travelled. 認為重新髹漆非常重要，她選擇多樂士臻彩Natural White作為底色，完美展現其他色調。「同時，我在牆壁掛上在各地搜羅的藝術品，當中包括喀麥隆菊居帽、非洲竹籃以及其他新奇有趣的玩意。摻雜不同元素的空間特別有家的感覺。」
LIGHT FROM AFAR A striking beaded chandelier that was handmade by South African women afflicted with AIDS hints at a Ellie's extensive travels around the world.家居照明客廳中央的別緻串珠燈飾由患有愛滋病的南非女工親手打造，反映出設計師 Ellie獨有的世界觀。