City Sophistication Meets Rural Relaxation in this Holiday Home
Welcome to the comfortable yet sophisticated Hong Kong home of Peggy, Bernard, and their two children. Just a 30 minute drive from the heady hustle and bustle of their main residence in the Mid-Levels district, their second home – and weekend escape – lies in the leafy town of Yuen Long in the New Territories. With views of the surrounding lush greenery, the whole space has been decked out with eye-catching pieces from the Timothy Oulton Collection, bringing a little city swagger to the suburbs.
Peggy employed the design services of Cindy Walters, partner at the British firm Walters & Cohen Architects, and winner of RIBA East’s Building of the Year 2019 RIBA National Award. Born in Hong Kong, Peggy has always had a deep affinity with Britain, and says, “Bernard and I went to the UK at an early age and went on to university in Cambridge. We worked and lived in the UK for years before returning to Hong Kong, so we love the UK culture and our son really fell in love with the Timothy Oulton style of furniture and furnishings.”
“We enjoy fine wines and food,”, says Peggy, “and the Monaco wine cabinets are perfect for storing our specialist wine glasses.” The leaning Inception infinity mirror adds a touch of unexpected drama to the whole space.
In the bedrooms, more Herodes pendants lend a sense of grandeur, while the Westminster Button sofa adds a lived-in feel, complemented by the modern, industrial notes of the Aviator Blackhawk coffee table, and a touch of eccentricity from the Stonyhurst chest in Moo Black & White. The family’s personality is reflected in every carefully chosen piece.