Why Home Staging is helping beat Hong Kongs Challenging Property Market

“Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.” Alex Sheldon, The Home Stylist

The Home Stylist (THS) tell this to every one of their clients, to help them understand how important their unique personality is in styling their home. Home is not just a place, with well-lit rooms and nicely arranged furniture. Home is a feeling that you get from all these elements put together in just the right way, with just the right amount of personal touch.

But, how do we create that ‘feeling’ of home when the place in question doesn’t yet have an owner to give it personality? This is where home staging comes in, and it is much more than just nicely arranged furniture.

In Hong Kong’s current challenging and competitive residential sales and leasing market, professional property staging has become an essential ingredient in achieving success.

So what is Home Staging?

Home staging is the process of preparing a property for sale or lease with select pieces of furniture and decor. The goal of staging an otherwise empty space in this way is to help potential buyers or renters easily imagine themselves living there. By creating a feeling of ‘home’ with clever styling details, property stagers are able to sell homes for more with less time on the market.

Home Staging Hong Kong
Mid Levels Apartment – Before Staging
Home Staging Hong Kong
Mid Levels Apartment – After Staging

Staged Homes Proven to Rent and Sell Quicker by up to 87%

“It is quite surprising how few people really can visualize an empty space transitioned to their own place! Done properly, home-staging a property gives landlords at least a 60% better chance of having clients walk in the door and say – ‘this is the one for me’.” According to the US National Association of Realtors, for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400. “A staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less. That is statistically 87% faster than non-staged homes.”

“Properties need to present beautifully in print, online and in-person in order to achieve the best price in the shortest possible time,” says Alex. After 2 decades in the home styling and real estate realms, this is something that the THS team has seen time and time again.

“It’s important to create a home, not a showroom which is why a stylist’s eye is so crucial. Every person viewing the property needs to be able to visualize living there ”

Home Staging Hong Kong
First Impressions – Before and After Staging

Offering Diverse Furnishings to Highlight Every Type of Space

THS Property Staging team have just finished staging a 2300sqft 4Bed property in Midlevels in October 2019 on the market for HKD58 million.  For this high-end family home, THS chose furniture and decor from their preferred suppliers, including Hong Kong homeware stores Bo Concept, Tequila Kola and Australian lamp designers Bragg & Co, plus a number of their own accessories and art.

Of course, one style cannot appeal to everyone which is why THS also offers digital lookbooks of room renderings to compliment their staging services. This way they can stage one impeccable room and then take clients on a virtual tour of the rest of the property and show other design concepts. 

Creating Relaxing Spaces - Before
Creating Relaxing Spaces – Before Staging
reating Relaxing Spaces - After
Creating Relaxing Spaces – After Staging

Complete Turnkey Solutions at Every Budget

As a small agency, specializing in personal and tailored services, The Home Stylist finds a unique solution for each and every client depending on their property, their target market and their budget. As a team of project managers with a flair for design, they are not afraid to think outside the box in their quest to create that special feeling of home.

With this Mid-Levels apartment, it is clear that staging made a huge impact. The home, untouched by the owners for more than 40 years, had over 20 viewings in the first few days. 

Qi Homes have successfully partnered with THS on several projects successfully in order to help Rent and Sale apartments throughout Hong Kong. Staging is proven effective in selling the property 50% faster compared to unstaged flats. Furnishing flats with quality finishing also give the property “perceived value” explains Anthony Hindmarsh, Director of Qi Homes meaning buyers or renters are less likely to negotiate as hard. We highly recommend THS and their team of expert Interior Designers to produce the most effective results in any client’s budget. For more information please contact us at

Highlighting Selling Features - Before
Highlighting Selling Features – Before Staging
Kitchen After Staging
Highlighting Selling Features – After Staging

Property Highlight: Rooftop Terrace in the Middle of the City

This week we highlight a top floor rooftop apartment in one of Hong Kong’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Wanchai was once famous for Suzy Wong and Hong Kong’s Red Light District but much of Wanchai has been transformed into a modern vibrant neighborhood full of interesting restaurants and cafes thanks to local urban planning.

This Bright One Bedroom Home is located on the top floor of a highrise in Wanchai boasting open views. The excellent Layout Features Large Window that allows natural light to flood into space. The open kitchen is fully renovated with sleek, modern cabinetry and well-appointed with high-end appliances. The highlight of the apartment is a large private roof terrace which is large enough for outdoor seating for six as well as a built-in BBQ area. This rare feature provides huge potential to obtain high yield rental income.

For sale with Tenancy. Please click below for more information on this rarely available listing.


  • Age: 1979
  • Size(n): 486  sq ft net
  • 1 Bed,
  • 1 Bath
  • 400 sq ft Roof Terrace


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Luxury Town House for Sale in Quiet Residential Area

Rarely Available 4 Story Townhouse in a popular and quiet neighborhood of Pok Fu Lam.  Ground Floor features CarPort with Storage and Large Family Room. First Floor with Modern Kitchen, Living Room with a Walkout Garden. Second & Third Floor features Three Bedrooms and a Spacious Walk-in Closet and Master Bath.  The Top Floor is a lovely Study with Back and Front Terraces with Open Views towards the Sea at a distance. The complex includes a good size swimming pool


Age: 1984  Size(n): 1779 sq ft,  3 Beds, 2 Bath, 1 Maid Room, 1 Utility Room, 1 Family Room, Garden, and Rooftop, 2 Carport.


Cool Terraced Flat in Kennedy Town, Great Investment Opportunity

Great Opportunity to purchase a two bedroom renovated terraced unit in trendy Kennedy Town Location. This apartment has two terraces accessible from the living room and kitchen. Highlights include a well-appointed open kitchen, quality hardwood flooring, and a fully furnished and equipped terrace.

For sale with sitting tenant making this a turnkey investment opportunity.


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Super Chic – French Designer Decorated Terraced Flat for Sale

Very Unique One Bedroom Designer Flat for Sale in a Prime Mid Levels Location with Floor to Ceiling Doors from the Living Room, Dining Room and Bedroom to Two Private Terraces.  Offered Fully Furnished and For Sale with a Sitting Tenant. Age: 1980 Size(n): 500 sq ft net 1 Bed, 1 Bath Contact: Anthony Hindmarsh 9105 1406 email:


Duplex Penthouse in Baguio Villa Pok Fu Lam for Sale

Today we feature a stunning Top Floor Duplex Apartment in Baguio Villa Pok Fu Lam.

Pok Fu Lam is a residential area on the western tip of the of Hong Kong. It is notable for its quiet, green living environment. It is a popular choice for expats due to the proximity to excellent schools, and the University of Hong Kong as well as the Quick Commute to Central. Pok Fu Lam has lots of residential options from large scale complexes to small colonial walk up low rises.


Baguio Villa is located in Pok Fu Lam and is a luxury residential complex comprising of a total of 33 Blocks. The Duplex apartments size ranges from 1,100 square feet (100 m2) to 2,700 square feet (250 m2).

Internal Staircase in Baguio Villa Hong Kong

Interior Highlights

This Penthouse in Baguio Villa has been completely renovated and comprises of 4 good sized bedrooms spread over 2489 sq ft of internal space and 2500 sq ft of outside space. The private roof terrace is accessible by an internal staircase and features separate eating, sitting and lounging areas and is perfect for entertaining. There is also a large balcony with sea views and just off the modern and well-appointed living room.

Open Living and Dining Space in Baguio Villa Hong Kong

The modern kitchen has high-end appliances and a separate eat-in area. There are large windows offering lots of natural night.


Baguio Villa Pok Fu Lam offers many outdoor facilities that is perfect for the whole family. There is a large communal pool, tennis courts and multiple play areas for children. There is also a good sized supermarket in the complex.

Modern Kitchen in Baguio Villa Hong Kong


  • There are multiple puplic transport options from Baguio Villa
  • # 8 Baguio Villa to Central only.
  • # 8X Baguio Villa and the Central (Exchange Square) Bus Terminus.[
  • # 28 Baguio Villa to Causeway Bay (via Central)
  • # 28S Baguio Villa to Causeway Bay (via Kennedy Road)
Bedroom with Sea View Baguio Villa Hong Kong


  • Top Floor Duplex Apartment with Private Rooftop
  • Internal Staircase
  • Balcony with Full Sea View
  • Spacious Eat-in Kitchen with High-End appliances
  • Family Friendly Complex with Pool, Tennis, and Playground
  • Self Contained and Convinient with Supermarkets and Easy Transport links.
Luxurious Bathroom Baguio Villa Hong Kong

Address Pok Fu Lam

  • Baguio Villa Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  • Building Age 1977
  • Viewing By Appointment, Contact Anthony @ 9105 1406 or email:
  • Asking HK$ 76 Million
  • Management Fee HK$ 5200 Monthly Rates HK$ 3333
Spacious Balcony Baguio Villa Hong Kong
Spacious Balcony Baguio Villa Hong Kong

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Pok Fu Lam – The Complete Guide

Mid Century Inspired Decor Elevates this Soho Hong Kong Loft for Sale

Soho Hong Kong is an area icomprising of restaurantsbarsnightclubsart galleries,and antique stores and consists of two main streets – Elgin and Staunton. The area became popular in 1993 with the opening of the Central Mid Levels Escalator connecting mid levels with the central business district.  At the time of its opening, it was the longest escalator in the world.


18 Shelley Street located in SoHo connected by the central mid-levels escalator. The building is a colonial low rise with five floors. You can walk to the central business district in about 7 minutes and is well serviced by public transportation.

Modern Kitchen Soho Hong Kong

Interior Highlights

This 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom flat has 464 sq ft of livable space and is beautifully renovated in a mid-century modern design. One of the highlights of this apartment is the Fabulous 355 sq ft wrap around terrace. The kitchen features lots of built-in storage and lots of storage.

Relaxing Bedroom Soho Hong Kong


  • 650sf (464sf n) 1 bedroom Open Plan
  • Fully fitted and equipped kitchen
  • Good sized bathroom with rain shower
  • Fully Furnished
  • Fabulous 355sf wrap-around Terrace
  • Double glazed throughout
  • Extremely quiet and peaceful surroundings
  • Excellent location. Close to all amenities
  • Walk up building
  • Weekly Maid Service
  • Vacant Possession
Luxurious Bathroom Soho Hong Kong


Featured Property: Exceptional House for Sale in Stanley Hong Kong

We take a look at a stunning house for sale in Stanley Hong Kong

Stanley is a coastal town east of Repulse Bay in the South Side District of Hong Kong. It consists mainly of low rise buildings, townhouses, and houses. Stanley is one of the most luxurious residential areas on the Island.

View from Stanley Hong Kong House
Open Sea Views


Stanley Knoll is a lowrise complex offering excellent facilities for families. There are good playspaces for children, tennis courts and a large swimming pool, as a result, it is a popular choice.
The units are either duplex apartments with roof terrace or penthouse simplex layout with private roof terrace. All have spacious layouts have pleasant outlooks. It is situated in the heart of Stanley, with its beach, restaurants and shops and excellent bus services to all parts of Hong Kong. It is walking distance to Stanley Market, Stanley Plaza and the Bus Station to Central.

Living Room in Stanley Hong Kong House
Bright Open Space with High Ceilings and Large Windows

Interior Highlights:

This spacious house for sale in Stanley has 4 bedrooms spread over 4 floors with 2 Large terraces of over 800 sf. and renovated in contemporary natural tones. The living room features high ceilings that look out to a lovely sea-views.

Dining Room in Stanley Hong Kong House
Modern Scandinavian inspired interiors


Stanley Knoll is the perfect choice for people looking for a complex with lots of facilities for the whole family. There is a large swimming pool, tennis court, and a children’s playground. Everything is a stone throw away making this home a popular choice with expats looking for great value and convenience.

Tennis Courts in Stanley Hong Kong
Tennis Courts


  • Muti Story Townhouse
  • Walking Distance to Shops and Public Transport
  • 2 Car Parking Spaces Included.
  • Large Spacious and Bright Rooms Many of Which have lovely sea views
  • 2595 sq ft of livable space
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Large Outdoor Space Options.
  • Very Family Friendly Complex with Pool, Tennis Courts, and Play Areas.
Swimming Pool in Stanley Hong Kong


Our guide to understanding a converted commercial space in Hong Kong?

Sheung Wan is one of the oldest areas in Hong Kong island and has an illustrious past. On 26 January 1841, the British Marines planted the Union Jack Flag and claimed Hong Kong Island for the Crown. On Possession Street, a plaque marks this birthplace of colonial Hong Kong.

Dining Table Set up for Dinner
Dining Table Set up for Dinner

The area of Tai Ping Shan has a dark history, traditionally an area full of brothels and due to its unsanitary conditions, the Bubonic Plague ravaged the area causing widespread deaths. In fact, there are stories of bodies piling up as the officials were unable to cope. Over the years the area as changed and is has been called everything from “Hipster” to “Cafe Capital”

“This area has seen a rapid transformation over the past few years, changing from a sleepy residential neighborhood to a hangout for Hong Kong’s most stylish urban youth”

Living Space with High Ceilings
Living Space with High Ceilings

Along many of the streets in Sheung Wan, there are buildings of mixed usage ie: Commercial and Residential. Over the years many of the Commercial Spaces have become occupied as Residential dwellings. Although the government has not officially changed the permitted use they have turned a blind eye to this gray area as many of the spaces are used as home offices.

Modern Kitchen with High End Appliances
Modern Kitchen with High End Appliances

The result is that many forward-thinking buyers have been snapping up old commercial spaces and converted them into Lofts. Many enjoy high-end renovations and excellent rental returns.


Wing Lok Mansion is a perfect example of a renovated commercial space into a home office. Located in the heard of Sheung Wan and only 5 minutes from the MTR Station. The area has been up and coming for the past few years and has an interesting mix of trendy restaurants and bars alongside traditional Chinese herbalists. The unit is walking distance to the MTR station and public transport.

Renovated Bathroom with Wooden Countertops
Renovated Bathroom with Wooden Countertops

Interior Highlights

The beautifully renovated space has been carefully planned to maximize light from the large windows. The Kitchen has been finished to a high standard. The appliances and fittings are of high quality. The floors feature light colored wood. The spacious bedroom has a separate changing area.

Spacious Bedroom
Spacious Bedroom


  • Spacious Layout with High-End Renovation.
  • 900 square foot of total space
  • Good Sized Bedroom with Walk in Closets
  • High-End Appliances and Fittings including MIELE, GROHE, and TOTO
  • Bright Open Plan with Lots of Windows.
  • Private Roof Terrace with Areas for Lounging and BBQ
  • Fully Furnished and Complete Turn-Key Solution
Lounging Area on Rooftop
Lounging Area on Rooftop


Dining  Area on Rooftop

Dining Area on Rooftop

Featured Property: For Sale Village Court – Happy Valley

Happy Valley is an affluent village area south of the famous horse racing course. A friendly neighborhood with plenty of amenities, shops, bars and restaurants and very accessible to the key school districts

Living Space

Lovely Living Space with Large Windows

This area is very popular and its walking distance to Causeway Bay, the race track, Football club

Sitting Area
Relaxing Sitting area


Village Court on Village Terrace is tucked away up a quiet road behind Village Road.  Very close to the supermarket and only a few minutes from the bus, tram, and taxi.  The Building has just 5  floors and is a walk-up with a security guard on duty on the road and during the daytime at the building.

Modern Kitchen
Modern Renovated Kitchen

Interior Highlights:

This beautifully renovated spacious Two Bedroom and Two Bathroom Apartment has large windows on to a private view of nature.  The natural light wooden floors and white walls allow residents to create their own style. The ergonomic Kitchen includes an oven, wine fridge and fridge- freezer.

Renovated Bathroom
Renovated Bathroom in Clean Natural Tones

The guest bathroom has a separate washer and dryer. The Master Bedroom has widows on two sides and plentiful storage. The Second bedroom can fit a queen size bed comfortably.

Entrance and Study Area


  • 656 sq ft of livable space
  • Beautiful Renovation
  • Full Up-Grade with Split Air Conditioners
  • Quiet and Private Location, Minutes from the Village
  • Close to Supermarkets, Shops. Transport links and Causeway Bay
Relaxing Bedroom Providing an Oasis of Calm