Joyful Escape: A Technicolour Family Home on Bowen Road

Joyful Escape: A Technicolour Family Home on Bowen Road
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There’s no doubt about it: This is one wondrous family home that makes a serious artistic impression before you even pass through the front door.

Upon entry, one is greeted with a life-size sculpture of a tattooed boy by Wu Qiong, which stands next to a painting by Myanmar artist Khin Zaw Latt
Upon entry, one is greeted with a life-size sculpture of a tattooed boy by Wu Qiong, which stands next to a painting by Myanmar artist Khin Zaw Latt

A life-size sculpture of a tattooed boy by Wu Qiong stands at the entrance next to an elegant painting by Myanmar artist Khin Zaw Latt; to the right, an acrylic on canvas depicting bubble teas and pineapple buns adorns the wall, specially created by graffiti artist Cath Love – a sprightly ode to the homeowners’ mother city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

An acrylic on canvas depicting bubble teas and pineapple buns by graffiti artist Cath Love is an ode to the homeowners’ motherland of Taiwan
An acrylic on canvas depicting bubble teas and pineapple buns by graffiti artist Cath Love is an ode to the homeowners’ motherland of Taiwan

“The client came to me for my colour and use of art in my work,” says interior designer Anji Connell of the 1,550sqft, three-bedroom home for an art-loving family of four, which took more than a year to complete. Located on Bowen Road, nestled within the hills of the Mid-Levels, it overlooks the harbour with mountainous green views at the opposite end. “The homeowners travel a lot for work and need a comfortable home to return to.”

A tapestry of vibrantly-hued furniture fills the home overlooking Hong Kong's cityscape; on the cupboard sits the Book of Life by David Kracov
A tapestry of vibrantly-hued furniture fills the home overlooking Hong Kong's cityscape; on the cupboard sits the Book of Life by David Kracov

Comfort, in this instance, may very well be synonymous with an infectious joie de vivre that inundates every corner. Steps past the art-filled entrance is a kaleidoscopic living area anchored by a towering blue wall by Choi Design, featuring customisable mood lighting, a plush neon-yellow sofa (“Comfort in seating is very important to the client,” says Anji), a sky-blue footstool and a pop art-inspired television cabinet that’s tailor-made, above which a state-of-the-art entertainment system sits. 

Cushions and throws by Altfield Interiors
Cushions and throws by Altfield Interiors

This playfulness transitions into more subdued elegance as you traverse deeper into the apartment, as if being slowly transported into the restful respite that the home was meant to be. From the nearby dining area, where black-and-gold Tom Dixon chairs and a marble table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll rest under bauble-shaped lights by Archetypal – which is also behind the living room’s lighting – you’re led into the minimalistic bedrooms and the master suite, featuring copper accents and pared-back decor. 

A painting by Khih Zaw Latt titled Peaceful hangs on the wall of the living room; lighting by Archetypal
A painting by Khih Zaw Latt titled Peaceful hangs on the wall of the living room; lighting by Archetypal

Plenty of characterful pieces ensure this space has no shortage of personality, including artwork by the famed Yayoi Kusama (among the homeowner’s favourites) and a scarlet-hued armchair that takes pride of place in the master bedroom, while the master bathroom’s monochromatic aesthetics feature a seductively sculptural wall-mount washbasin by Falper.

The Altdeutsche Möbel cupboard by Studio Job
The Altdeutsche Möbel cupboard by Studio Job

The homeowner’s proclivity for cooking is catered to via a customised kitchen fitted with units by colourliving, while nods to the son’s studies in nautical engineering are found in aeronautics accents, such as a metal-clad closet that’s reminiscent of the wings of a plane.

The master suite is decorated in a greyish, pared back aesthetic
The master suite is decorated in a greyish, pared back aesthetic

This seamless flow of the home is the result of thoughtful architectural consideration by Anji and a few of her collaborators. “I worked with their feng shui master, who advised on all aspects of the build,” says Anji of the home’s thorough remodelling, which involved gutting an original circular living room wall for expanded bedroom space as well as lowering kitchen ceilings to accommodate beams with the help of Winnie Choi of Choi Design.

The master bathroom boasts a basin by Flaper, a colourliving bathtub and floor tiles by Arnhold & Co
The master bathroom boasts a basin by Flaper, a colourliving bathtub and floor tiles by Arnhold & Co

Without this knowledge, you would have never been able to tell; the result is a vibrant, harmonious, well-curated abode that fits the homeowners’ lifestyle like a glove. 

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