The Joyful Tree House

Lead Designer
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The essence of Celestial Heights is to extend the boundaries of aestheticism, creating a home that is both a sanctuary as well as a gallery. The tree-inspired design motifs within this space are aplenty, and aim to make residents feel at peace with nature.

Enter the lift lobby and be greeted by a stainless steel ceiling that is flanked by a mirror shoe cabinet. The shadows cast on wall by ceiling lamps from ‘Catellani & Smith’ gives the place an air of mystery.

The warm feel of wood floor and the wooden murals of a laser-cut tree pattern make the house become a home, unique in character while offering luxurious comfort. Tom Dixon lamps in the dining area adorn the ceiling, splaying shadows across white eco wallpaper that resemble sunlight through a jungle of leaves.

The narrow corridor, a space that is often unused, belies a living space of rooms each playfully marked with stainless steel nametags. Designer ‘Catellani & Smith’ wall lamps enhance the contemporary feel while hinting at the elongated shape of trees.

The tall-standing feature display shows that the “earthy feel” of the eco wallpaper complements the linear patterns of squares and lines and multi-colour plexiglass. The physical effect is quite astounding when the back-lit lighting hits the unit and through the plexiglass shelves, providing a kaleidoscope of colours. It’s something that’s more natural of a premium art gallery than of a home.

The master bedroom is a purpose- designed living and working space. The built-in wardrobe completes the practical and pragmatic nature of the room. For the bedrooms, good clean white lines help keep the room a tidy design. The warm wall colours and wooden floor give it a natural enclosure comforting and soothing. The magnetic wallpaper by PORCHE Design takes design elements one step into the future.


Wesley Liu is an uprising young interior designer who was born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia for most of his life. He received his Masters degree in Design from one of Australia’s most prestigious colleges, the University of New South Wales, and founded PplusP Designers in 2009 after having previously worked with other celebrated architectural firms.

Liu’s works have received numerous accolades, including the Best Interior Design of the Asia-Pacific Awards of the UK International Property Awards in 2011, Successful Design Award of the China’s Most Successful Award in 2011 and the Annual Award for Elite Designer of the Modern Decoration International Media Award in 2011. The wealth of experience that Liu has amassed has also earned him a position on the executive committee board of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association as well as the advisory board of the Retail Asia Expo in 2012.

Plans to expand are in the pipeline. Even as Liu continue to rapidly develop the PplusP studio in Hong Kong, plans are underway for a branch studio in Australia, Macao & China, which will likely result in more crossover aesthetic experimentation.

Liu is currently a Professional Member of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, a Full Member of the Hong Kong Designers Association and a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers and China Institute of Interior Design.

Drive, passion and tenacity are what best describe Liu, who constantly and curiously seeks to move forward, eventually placing his company on the global map.