A sleek, monochrome palette sets this Peggy Bels-designed home apart

This couple found interior designer Peggy Bels’ work through some friends and quickly tasked her with the project of renovating their home. Having worked on residential and commercial interiors across Hong Kong, Peggy is well known for her contemporary, minimalist style, which features pared-back elements – think wood floors and numerous shades of grey, such as those on brushed concrete walls. Peggy incorporated her style into the spacious Mid-Levels home while also accommodating the couple’s desire to make their home more spacious and comfortable.

The design features a muted palette of neutrals, monochromes and – of course – lots of grey. “I used different shades of grey mixed with different finishes, as well as a wooden floor and soft fabrics for warmth and elegance,” explains Peggy. “I’m always careful to choose warm greys. I also mixed light greys with darker greys to allow lighter colours to pop, and to create contrast and depth.” Grey features in the at’s mostly custom-made furnishings in details such as cushions and textiles, and even in the door to the children’s playroom, just off the living room. The occasional pop of colour infuses liveliness into the space. “We used some strong colours for the playroom for it to be more fun,” says Peggy.

Windows bordered in black steel set the backdrop for this airy, spacious living room where the family hang out. Chic coffee tables, carpets, cushions and ambient accessories from TREE enhance the open space and complement the functional grey sofa system.

The living room, kitchen and dining area have been transformed into one big open space, separated only by a sliding door that complements the contemporary aesthetic of the home.

A sleek kitchen island sits at the heart of the home, serving as a functional spot for cooking preparation and family meals.

The innovative playroom has been cleverly merged to suit the style of the surroundings.

The bedroom looks out to tranquil green panorama and feels miles removed from the hectic city.

Photography: JJ Jetel
Styling: Soraya Froissart
Art direction: May Lau
Production: Emily Leung