“I could never have dec­o­rated this house with­out see­ing the world”

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I want my home to feel like a home...to be eclec­tic and to have soul.” Blend­ing in with an­tique finds from d’abo’s trav­els are beau­ti­ful works of art, as her home is also an ex­ten­sion of her art gallery—the Cat Street Gallery—and the artists rep­re­sented there. When se­lect­ing the art­works to adorn her home, d’abo con­fesses that when she falls in love with a piece, she has to have it. “I love fun, vi­brant, funky, bold, colour­ful art­works and sculp­tures. When­ever I see a work I fall in love with, I can imag­ine where I will place it,” she says. Each one of the works in her col­lec­tion holds a spe­cial place in her heart. “One of my most favourite works, Ex­pe­di­tion, is by the Aus­tralian artist Guy Maestri, who was the first artist I showed when I opened The Cat Street Gallery nine years ago. I feel very nos­tal­gic about this work and what it rep­re­sents,” she re­flects. d’abo’s home is not only an ex­ten­sion of her gallery, but most im­por­tantly a space for her fam­ily, dogs and friends to feel com­fort­able in. “Hong Kong is such a tran­sient place...and our friends here are our fam­ily. To be able to have them over for Sun­day lunch is re­ally im­por­tant to me,” d’abo says. It’s ev­i­dent that she’s carved out an ideal cor­ner for her fam­ily, one that re­flects the way they live and is filled with the things they love. In ad­di­tion to an ac­tive fam­ily life

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