Unlike many, Star Radio Group sales director Lily Fong knew the design concept she wanted for her new apartment in Ara Hill, Petaling Jaya, straight away.
"Prior to renovating, I did my research by reading interior design magazines to see what the trends were and also to get ideas for my new home. I love the modern contemporary look and I wanted my house be chic yet cosy at the same time," said the mother of one.
Fong, who studied business management, had actually wanted to study designing after high school. "I love drawing and art. I wanted to become either a graphic designer or an interior designer but at that time, my parents were against it," said Fong.
She has been in the sales industry for 16 years now and is currently managing the sales department for four radio stations - 988 FM, Red FM, Suria FM and Capital FM.
"All my properties were previously occupied, so I didn't have much control over the design of it and if I wanted to refurbish, it would cost a lot. Therefore, I wanted to get a brand new property which I could design the way I wanted. The whole design process is quite exciting; you get to select your own decor items, lightings and furniture. At the end of the day, you get a sense of satisfaction. This is finally a place I can call home," shared Fong.