“As if the Ferragamos or Fendis moved to Hong Kong, that was my vision for the space. I envision them floating about in caftans, enjoying cocktails.”— Pamela Babey
Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong
In Hong Kong’s exclusive Deep Water Bay district, this 4,700 square foot villa was designed for a successful international entrepreneur. BAMO and the client had collaborated on two other homes; with trust and synergy clearly established, the team was given design carte blanche…. and a concrete shell in which to work.
The salon is elegant and whimsical, both day and night. “With two walls of floor to ceiling windows and the east wall wrapped in antiqued mirror, the space twinkles at night, with light sparkling off of the water and dancing around the room… it’s magical,” says Principal Pamela Babey. The grand space is decidedly international with textiles by Fortuny and Rubelli, lighting by Murano and Barovier + Toso, furnishings by Andrée Putman and custom pieces inspired by the neoclassical period of Ruhlmann. An arabesque design inspired by Roman palazzi unfurls itself in a lyrical floor pattern of six marbles. Above, a sculptural cornice with an aqua-blue canopy was inspired by the Caffe Florian on the Piazza San Marco and provides the perfect backdrop for two ruby colored Venetian chandeliers.
White lacquer trellis screens veil the salon from the elegant marble stair that connects all floors of the residence. Hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper in the grisaille fashion begins as an arbor of trees on the ground floor and unfolds up the stairwell until it resolves into the clouds.
From bottom to top, the house exudes luxury and comfort, providing the perfect backdrop for a well-lived life.