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Malaysia Tatler Homes - - SANCTUARIES -

he ini­tial thing that struck Wes­ley Liu, lead de­signer at Hong Kong-based in­te­rior de­sign stu­dio Pplusp De­sign­ers, about the space that was to be­come his home was its leafy, open view over­look­ing a nearby park and the dra­matic peaks of the New Ter­ri­to­ries be­yond. How­ever, even for a pro­fes­sional, the task of trans­form­ing a blank can­vas into a thing of beauty doesn’t always come eas­ily. “De­sign­ing my own apart­ment was to­tally dif­fer­ent from work­ing on a client’s project,” ex­plains Wes­ley. “There are a lot more per­sonal is­sues. Budget be­comes much more sen­si­tive and I wanted to avoid re­peat­ing what I have done be­fore. But at the same time, I also wanted to reuse some of the ma­te­ri­als left over from pre­vi­ous projects. It be­came an ex­tremely con­tra­dic­tory process. On the one hand, I wanted to cre­ate some­thing that would suit my life­style in the long term, but I also had a lot of col­lectable items such as the an­tique light switches and sewing ma­chine that I wanted to make use of.”

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