Vintage pieces and custom-made appointments make for a welcoming home

This stunning Stanley abode’s expansive living areas and soaring ceilings serve somewhat as a gallery in which the family’s personal possessions take pride of place. And despite only having lived here for a year, the couple – along with toddler twins and two very statuesque pets – have made the two-storey dwelling their own, thanks, in part, to their cultivated collection of custom-made furniture, antique appointments and vintage accoutrements.

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Indeed, as soon as you enter, you are met with an embarrassment of riches, each item with its own story to tell. “I love vintage,” explains the homeowner. “It’s a way to make your home look quite design-focused without spending a fortune. It’s not matchy-matchy, it’s unique and you get to show your personality and individuality.” Character is something that this dwelling does not lack and conversation pieces abound.

At one end of the living area, two reproduction Ming-style cabinets flank a console and art deco portrait of a woman, at the same time playing host to a symphony of curios.

Contemporary art, classic appointments and a coffee table made of coffee-table books combine in the generous living space.

The table is set for tea with a magnificent miscellany of vintage and contemporary crockery and silverware.

The master bedroom offers the ultimate refuge for the couple's stately cat, Kenzo.

The children's playroom with wickedly whimsical prints. 

The star of the outside space is a centuries-old banyan tree, with additional planting by Tomasina Designs.

Photography: John Butlin
Styling: David Roden
Art direction: May Lau
Production: Emily Leung