Hong Kong Homes: Inside Christy Liang's Hamptons-Style Home
Christy Liang’s Mid-Levels flat is a love letter to classic New England charm.
“I spent my adult life in New England,” says Liang, who is the co-founder of wedding gown brand The Lace Atelier. “I went to school at Harvard. When I was little, my godmother would take me between her homes on the Upper East Side and Newport, Rhode Island. During the summers we’d hop between the Hamptons, Newport or Paris. My home’s design is very much influenced by what I grew up seeing through her eyes.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see Christy's fabulous family home:Photography: Pim Yanaprasart | Styling: Gemma Hayden Blest
“I fell in love with an open kitchen done by British design team Blakes London on the cover of Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom magazine, so I reached out to them,” says Liang. “It was the first time they did an overseas project, but they took a chance on us.”
La Cornue oven
The kitchen’s focal point is the La Cornue oven from Williams Sonoma. Liang and her husband want to pass their love of cooking on to Serena when she’s old enough by preparing meals together in the generous kitchen area.
A natural flow
The standalone marble kitchen island naturally flows into the living and dining areas, which are all tied together with light parquet flooring—something of a rarity in Hong Kong.
Christy chose the Stay chairs by Nika Zupanc for the dining table, while the majority of the furnishings, fixtures and even artworks were sourced from Europe and the US.
Liang with Amber, the family dog, surrounded by the geometric Prismatic table from Vitra and lamps from Indigo.
The fireplace, which takes pride of place in the living room, is an antique Louis XV piece taken from a 15th-century chateau in France, purchased from antiques dealer Marmorea London and sourced through online antiques shopping platform 1st Dibs.
The area leading to the master bathroom is dedicated to wardrobe space, enhanced with panelling and Zoffany wallpaper.
While Liang loves neutrals, her husband is a fan of blue shades, which can be seen throughout the home in the form of celadon Jonathan Adler poufs from Harrods in front of the fireplace and the robin’s egg blue Zoffany wallpaper in the master bedroom’s walk-in wardrobe.
Hong Kong furniture purveyor The Red Cabinet designed the custom side tables, cabinets and bed.
The nursery’s antique chaise is from Jean-Luc Ferrand, an antique dealer based in Paris.
"We enlarged the windows to give a bit more texture on the walls,” she says, gesturing to the floor-to-ceiling windows that line both living spaces so the home is still steeped in soft natural light.
Plenty of items—including a coffee table, console and beautiful black-and-gold La Cornue stove—are by American kitchen and homeware brand Williams Sonoma.
The kitchen counter and fireplace are both Italian Paonazzo marble, a rare variety veined with purple and gold that matched the home’s warm cream walls and brass accents perfectly.
Enlarged floor-to-ceiling windows allow soft natural light to enter the living area and the greenery to show through.
Brunch and Parties
The abode is typically a hub of laughter and companionship, as the Liangs are no stranger to entertaining friends over for dinner parties or weekend brunch.
“We just want this home to be a blessing to other people,” Liang says. And it looks as though it’s positioned to be exactly that.