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Denise Lau: The Lifestyle Curator

by Leona Liu on Feb 1, 2016 in Lifestyle
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As executive director of the colourliving lifestyle store and the chief operating officer of its parent company, B.S.C. Group, Denise Lau is smart, funny, and dedicated to curating the lifestyle of Hong Kong's homes

Founded in 1970 by chairman and managing director William W Lau, B.S.C. Group started off with building materials and interior contracting, while the subsequent retail business rapidly developed into 15 stores specialising in kitchen and bathroom products in Hong Kong. Inheriting her father's dream of creating a one-stop destination with a comfortable environment for home shopping, Denise Lau launched colourliving in 2000, marking a new chapter in both the group's retail development and her personal vision.

Spanning over 20,000 sq-ft across three floors on Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, colourliving is now Hong Kong's pioneering lifestyle emporium, featuring trend-setting kitchen and bath offerings, as well as stylish home furnishings and accessories.

In addition to bath and kitchen choices, colourliving also stocks various accessories and lifestyle products to suit stylish Hong Kong residences, including the Poul Kjærholm Collection

In addition to bath and kitchen choices, colourliving also stocks various accessories and lifestyle products to suit stylish Hong Kong residences, including the Poul Kjærholm Collection

When we meet, Lau is elegantly dressed in Céline, a fashion brand famous for minimalism and style; she is the perfect exemplar of the importance of style in the living space. "Even though homes in Hong Kong are small, being small does not necessarily mean being boring," she says.

And the style she advocates for Hong Kong's homes is simple: contemporary yet timeless, an ethos amply reflected in the ranges showcased at colourliving. "When choosing brands to collaborate with, the heritage values and stories behind the design are paramount to me," Lau says, pointing to Zaha Hadid's work displayed in the colourliving showroom as an example. "She's usually perceived as avant–garde, but I think it's the hidden philosophy that makes her design stands out."

While she agrees that there is no shortage of professional interior designers in Hong Kong, she notes that they chiefly focus on ceilings, walls, flooring, etc: "How about other aspects like flowers and candles?" she muses. "What I'm trying to provide is a styling service for homes."

This is an excerpt from the "The Lifestyle Curator” article from the January/February 2016 issue of Perspective magazine.

To continue reading, get your copy of Perspective.

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