Inspired by Summer Travel Destinations: Hong Kong

It’s hard to believe is already August but there is still time to make the most of the Summer season, taking the extra time to explore and be inspired. We are taking our inspiration this season from some of our top travel destinations.

Our first stop was the French Riviera where we marveled at the distinguished rose hued vacation home built for the Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The ornate gold gilded antique pieces left us with a serious craving for all things luxe. Shop the story here.

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild 01Photo Credit: Villa Ephrussi

If a crisp, clean minimal look is more your style, the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat delivers in spades. We have the perfect pieces starting with a timeless sleek white Ambella Home Sofa, to a chic modern Donghia’s Stellare Chandelier in hand-blown Murano glass to a refreshing Lalique Crystal Bowl in a classic 1950s design. Shop the story here.

Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat 01Photo Credit: Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat

Next we headed for Morocco where we took a look at two very different takes on Middle Eastern elegance. In Marrakesh, the Mandarin Oriental had us feeling a modern take on old world charm with mogador end tables in clean lines and light colors, long low sofas for lounging while sipping mint tea and white textured carpets to keep the look bright. Shop the story here.

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In the sea side village of Essaouira, the look becomes more eclectic and earthy with pared down rustic touches in calming neutrals. Shop the story here.

Moroccan Interiors-31-VBPhoto Credit: Houzz

Now we turn our gaze to the bustling city of Hong Kong where one can find design inspiration on every corner (along with a healthy serving of dumplings for good measure). While the streets may be busy, our favorite interiors are calm and serene. In this classic Chinese home, we love the clean lines, mix of old and new and hint of red amid the soft neutral palate.

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Timeless in East Hong Kong

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Vintage Red Chinoiserie Chest Set of 2

Vintage Red Chinoiserie Chest Set of 2, $800 (Estimated Retail: $3000)

Mid Century Chinese Chair Pair

Mid Century Chinese Chair Pair,  $1,715.00

Faux Shagreen Jewelry Boxes

Faux Shagreen Jewelry Boxes, $450 (Estimated Retail: $755)

Egret Oil Painting from Oly Studio

Egret Oil Painting from Oly Studio, $1,050.00 (Estimated Retail: $2484)

Antique Chinese Basket

Antique Chinese Basket, $295.00 (Estimated Retail: $500)

For a more contemporary feel we look to the Mandarin Hong Kong for a style that incorporates the international nature of the metropolis that is Hong Kong and blends in authentic antique pieces.

Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Hong KongPhoto Credit:  Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Contemporary City Mix

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2caf117f5a4233de62bdd06249681Bone Calligraphy Brush from China on Metal Stand3a9

Bone Calligraphy Brush from China on Metal Stand, $195.00

Noir Loop Chair Arm Chair 3 Available

Noir Loop Chair Arm Chair,  $425 (Estimated Retail: $858)

Black Lacquer Chinese Console Table

Black Lacquer Chinese Console Table, $1,400.00

Asian Bronze Rain Drum Top

Asian Bronze Rain Drum Top, $1,750.00

Lillian August Chinese Panel Set of 2

Lillian August Chinese Panel Set of 2, $175.00

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