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Sumo cof­fee ta­ble by Promemo­ria sets the tone for this el­e­gant liv­ing area, as does the crys­tal chan­de­lier by Alaric above.



To breathe new life into the home, the de­sign team ripped out ba­si­cally ev­ery­thing from floors to walls for a thor­ough facelift. Apart from the lay­out, noth­ing had been left un­done, not even the pri­vate swim­ming pool in the back­yard, which has been con­verted into a pa­tio to keep the kids safe from ac­ci­dents.

“I was sur­prised that they in­sisted on de­mol­ish­ing such an ex­pen­sive fea­ture, es­pe­cially when it could boost the re­sale value of the prop­erty,” re­calls Mag­gie. “But that’s what they wanted. Safety comes first in this house­hold.”

The pa­tio is now fit­ted with out­door fur­ni­ture by lo­cal sup­plier Ev­ery­thing Un­der The Sun, sur­rounded by green­ery for greater pri­vacy.

To cap­ture stun­ning views across the Aberdeen Ma­rina Club and the South China sea, large ex­panses of floor-to-ceil­ing slid­ing glass are used to cre­ate seam­less in­doorout­door con­nec­tion while bring­ing more nat­u­ral light into the in­te­rior.

Bright and airy, the liv­ing area is out­fit­ted in Ital­ian fur­ni­ture, in­clud­ing the cushy Dolce Vita sofa and the Sumo cof­fee ta­ble by Promemo­ria. In the ad­join­ing din­ing area, the Metiers oval ta­ble by Her­mes pro­vides an in­stant fo­cal point, while a fire­place sur­round made of lightly veined white mar­ble and a wall paint­ing from Sin­gu­lart adds vis­ual in­ter­est to the muted room.

There’s plenty of space for the chil­dren on the up­per lev­els. For ex­am­ple, an empty area by the stair­case on the sec­ond floor has been re­pur­posed into a mini li­brary for the girls. Also on this floor is a guest bed­room that dou­bles as a study, and the younger daugh­ter's bed­room where a blush-pink wall-mounted head­board lends a touch of soft­ness to the space.

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