Stepping into Tarlan Amigh’s home is a little like falling down the proverbial rabbit hole. You’re instantly swept up in a carnival of riotous colours, patterns and artworks that might have been at odds with one another in any other abode, but under Tarlan’s tasteful watch, they each have their own place. “I just see a piece and don’t think too much about how it’s going to fit in,” she says, citing second-hand and vintage boutiques, online shops, Ikea and Facebook as a few of the sources for her home’s eclectic furnishings. “I love foraging,” she says. “If I had more time, it would be my life.”
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Wander through Tarlan’s home and you’ll find Italian sofas mingling with colourful crockery and paintings by international and local artists. “I really like to support Hong Kong artisans, as I feel like Hong Kong is my home,” she says. Tarlan also often paints the walls herself, using hues ranging from quirky sea-foam green and butter yellow to more modest blue-grey and classic white. “I need colour and pattern,” she declares. A lot of the furniture and accessories, meanwhile, have been retained from previous homes. “Every time we move, we somehow manage to make our things fit,” she says – and that’s quite a feat, considering that she and her husband have called Hong Kong home for 17 years.
The velvet upholstered sofa and lounge were designed by Tarlan's friend.
A Maxalto table sits on top of the colourful New Zealand wool rug designed by Tarlan.
Colourful Missoni Home and Smith & Coates cushions add vivacity to the white Harry sofa by B&B Italia.
Artworks, ceramics, and a sculptural lighting piece are perfectly set against sea-foam hued walls in one area.
The children's bedrooms are playful and full of colour.
Rockoco by local artist Wilson Shieh hangs in the stairwell – specially loaned to Tarlan by the artist – next to Desire by Shohei Takasaki.
Two metal-frame rocking chairs from Lane Crawford make for good outdoor seating.
Tarlan's three children love to hang out at the pool.
Photography: Mitchell Geng
Styling: David Roden
Art direction: May Lau
Production: Emily Leung