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Malaysia Tatler Homes - - SANCTUARIES -

n Swe­den, we moved a lot,” says Lau­rence Bey­secker, co-founder of in­te­rior de­sign studio Ate­lierd&i. “We stayed there for a very short pe­riod of time – one-and-ahalf years – but we moved four times.” The fre­quent moves were due to the coun­try’s favour­ing of home own­er­ship and sub­let­ting, mean­ing that find­ing an apart­ment for rent in the city cen­tre was next to im­pos­si­ble. In spite of that, Lau­rence con­tin­ued to cul­ti­vate a dis­cern­ing col­lec­tion of art and a dis­tinct per­sonal style that she main­tained across her fam­ily’s abodes. If any­thing, the up­heavals be­came an in­ter­est­ing chal­lenge in in­te­rior de­sign ef­fi­ciency. “I was al­ways pre­pared for a move and had a plan of where I was go­ing to put ev­ery­thing,” she says. We con­verse over a ca­sual, light lunch of rice rolls and vegetable tarts on the ter­race of Lau­rence’s com­fort­able, stylish Repulse Bay home. Hav­ing resided here since the fam­ily re­turned to Hong Kong in Jan­uary – mark­ing their sec­ond stint here, fol­low­ing the 2009 re­lo­ca­tion of her hus­band’s com­pany – Lau­rence seems con­tent to set down roots again. “We have friends liv­ing on the third floor here,” she ex­plains when asked how she dis­cov­ered the flat. “When I was search­ing for a place, they told me there was one avail­able here and I im­me­di­ately fell in love. The ter­race is fab­u­lous and we spend a lot of time out­side.”

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