Dress Circle, Hong Kong - When a hard-working expatriate duo was transferred to Hong Kong, they were ready to make their high-rise flat into a sophisticated dwelling. In the living room, a semi-gloss ceiling in the deepest black plays off a plush grey carpet which itself is topped by a faux zebra rug. Cool and calm Gastón y Daniela’s geometric Bogart and Scalamandré Le Tigre print textiles appear on Parsons style armchairs and throw pillows atop supple velvet sofas. Splashes of pink in the window treatments and ceramic L’objet side table add playful points.
Our semi-gloss black extends from the ceiling to the walls in the study for two. The contrast with a set of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Mongolian lamb armchairs and a pale blue wool hand-knotted rug lighten the mood. The space is anchored by a pair of custom made gold etageres and, an acrylic desk which echoes the living room’s acrylic coffee table.
While many elements of the living room are mirrored in the adjacent dining room, the focal point here is a custom made marble top and wood base table which is encircled by mismatched velvet Gubi Beetle chairs. A bay window on to the Peak becomes a tactile environment for contemplation with a seat in Gaston y Daniela’s Hepburn and L’objet’s Seville wool/mohair pillows, while the entryway gets a dose of drama thanks to a Kelly Wearstler’s Souffle bench in low ruched lambskin and a custom oversize mirror.
Pale hues, from sage raw silk curtains to blush pink accents, mix with dark highlights in the guest room. A sumptuous velvet covered bed is topped with a plethora of pillows and crowned by Made Goods raw teak wood sunbursts. Custom cane drawer tables flank the bed, while Kelly Wearstler Linden ceramic table lamps and a Verner Panton ‘Fun’ shell chandelier bring a warm glow. A Vaughan Designs faux shagreen side table, petite Porta Romana Dumpling lamp, and Pierre Frey’s Jungle textiles add a touch of whimsy.
For the nursery, we envisioned a tranquil setting for a tiny tot. The room is enveloped in Cole & Son’s Winter Birds wallpaper in a dreamy duck egg, which is complemented by the cornflower blue Soane fabric of a custom headboard (on Million Dollar Baby’s Darlington crib), roman shades and on Soane’s own handcrafted Venus chair. A 1980s Mazzega Murano chandelier hangs above a dreamy pale Oushak rug. Finally, we accented the crib in D. Porthault linens and topped a ceramic garden stool with Porta Romana’s adorably dubbed Dumping lamp.