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To keep the open kitchen fuss-free, de­signer Peggy Bels added two metal slid­ing doors to hide the sink area, blend­ing in with the rest of the wall.



Hid­den on the fourth floor of a non­de­script build­ing in the bustling heart of She­ung Wan, French in­te­rior de­signer Peggy Bels’ apart­ment seems to defy the laws of space and time upon first glance, as the black­ened metal front door swings open and you strug­gle to rec­on­cile the sweep­ing, serene space with the claus­tro­pho­bic re­al­ity of the streets be­low.

Peggy, stand­ing be­hind the ob­long con­crete kitchen ta­ble that acts as the so­cial ful­crum of the apart­ment, wel­comes us in with a mod­icum of haste. In­deed, the trans­planted Parisian is grace­ful in her mo­men­tum, her tall, slen­der frame dressed in a bright pat­terned top that con­trasts with the muted greys and blacks of the apart­ment’s pal­ette as she darts to and fro.

Mov­ing to Hong Kong in 2008 af­ter more than a decade spent prac­tis­ing in­te­rior de­sign in Paris, Peggy founded her own stu­dio the same year. How­ever, it wasn’t un­til five years ago, when she

法國室內設計師Peggy Bel­s的居所隱身於上環鬧市一幢平凡的建築物4樓,當黑色金屬大門徐徐打開後,映入眼簾的景象令你覺得這兒完全違反了空間和時間的既定規律:寬敞而寧靜的和諧空間,跟樓下那人煙稠密的街景大相逕庭。


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