Shopping For Homeware With A Top Hong Kong Interior Designer

hello today I have a very exciting video
hopefully it’s exciting to you it’s exciting for me because I love this
stuff but today I’m going to finally put the final touches on my home so as you
know we’ve moved into this place about two months ago now I don’t know but
pretty recently and if you look around you’ll notice it’s kind of a blank
canvas it’s white and black and grey basically and it’s quite cold feeling
and that’s because we don’t have any personal touches or color things like
photo frames with memories and vases with flowers and plants and art any pops
of color or warmth are totally missing and that is what we’re gonna do today
this is the last part of the journey and my opinion it’s the most fun but it’s
also one that I am NOT the best at today I am gonna be joined by my interior
designer whose name is Peggy Bels and she is a French interior designer that
is based here in Hong Kong in Paris and she worked with me from the ground up of
this apartment not not the apartment building but my specific apartment she
helped with the design of everything. I love her because you can really see her
characteristics and things she does like you can tell us some things of Peggy
Bels’ thing I just I just love her vision and her style of decor is exactly
what I love and what I wanted to do here so I hope to learn more today about
interior design and I want to take you guys along with me so you can see her
favorite places to shop both offline and online as well as how she does it and
maybe any tips or tricks she wants to share with us along the way. Natalie? oh
where are you are you? are you excited for today? no. do you like home decorations? did you say no?
really?! ya I thought you don’t want any colour? no I definitely want pops of colour. oh. we’re
gonna go blues, like your hat basically and maybe some yellow my hate isn’t a pop of colour. It is. You’ve got some neutrals and pops of colour, you
represent my house okay we’re excited don’t listen to her
we’re excited with doing this we’re gonna make my house amazing
yeah spend money is spend money I love to see Taylor spend money but it’s gonna be investment pieces that last forever I’m
gonna learn how to do it properly but I thought you’re just going to buy vases and stuff? Ya but vases that are classic. Because I’m going with a French woman, it’s going to be trés chic and classique Horizon Plaza they have like Pottery Barn kind of stuff. We’re going to 3 places, get out of here! What, what 3 places? 3! where? I don’t know we’re gonna
find out keep watching you hear me you hear me so right now we’re on the way to Horizon
Plaza which is our first stop and the place that we’re meeting
Peggy at and horizon Plaza is a converted factory building which has 25
floors of over a hundred shops of all kinds of different furniture shops
Natalie didn’t realize this because she thought we were going to a shopping mall
but it’s actually not a shopping mall it’s one of the coolest furniture shops
here in Hong Kong so you’re excited now right? yes. we’re all on board hello I’m Peggy Bels, I’m an interior designer. I’ve been working in Hong Kong for more than 10 years and before in Paris Those are really nice plates. Ya, for your dining table, it will be very nice. Those are beautiful. For the end of the bed will be nice, ya. If you’re ok to stay with the navy blue for the… ya I was thinking to do navy blue in the bedroom and then yellow in the guest bedroom maybe. yes could be as well ya. so the first thing you decide is what colour you want to do? though when you’re adding the final
touches yes the color is a first but your place
we know we want some blue from blue and yellow that’s the colour we are looking for and navy blue it’s it’s always very elegant in your place. For the cushion I like to put
4 white cushion with a duvet cover in white and just 2 strong colour
on top of it and you can add one more in between. okay. so we could buy 2 of this, 1 of this one for the bedroom is there any way to predict
the next decorating trends and do trends come and go like fashion? ya if you go to the fair, there’s some big fair in Paris in Milan, if you go to the fairs you can see the next trends but basically it’s almost the same for a few years; a lot of velvet, marble, and brass Do you get inspiration from any specific place from
I like to go to Paris to the big fair there’s 2 per year as well and the press. and Pinterest right? I see you on Pinterest sometimes. Pinterest as well.
Pinterest and all the press from everywhere in the world. Like magazines and stuff? Interior press, yup. okay so you keep up to date and you’re
checking what’s trending in what’s new do you follow the trends or do you stick..
because I noticed when I found you there is a specific characteristic that you
can tell like oh that’s Peggy Bels I like to use metal, I used a lot of metal in my place, so that’s not something that is really a trend or I follow It’s something I really like, for a few years. And if you match it with something like a nice elegant texture, it looks much more elegant, so it’s not too much industrial and the cement is something like a trend but I like to use this kind of pattern on the wall
because very well it’s warm as well and it adds something to the flat.
yeah I noticed that with ours it’s not really exact cement-looking, It’s very complicated to do but yes
it really adds something. It gives character to the place. yeah. I know
that some people think that it is not finished but.. it is what we are looking for. we were confused at first
and we weren’t sure if we liked it but then the more you look at it and like
when you actually live in the home and you feel the feelings. Every wall is
different and every wall has a different pattern so it’s it’s what we are looking for, yeah. and that’s
we’re looking for today and home pieces too, things that are unique. exactly yeah.
and different. and all these stuff are handmade so you can’t find even if you
have two of them, they are all a bit different in colour. yeah yeah okay so
we are looking at walnut colour stuff American walnut to put on your
marble because you will brighten up the marble mm-hmm so I would choose
like a this kind of darker walnut it’s a good one. It’s a good match continue what were you doing
did you find something? nothing happened. you were looking at these and said “I want to buy one for my home” I just want to document this moment because you’re now a believer, I changed you. ya but just for the bread and cheese plate we’re not done yet. Let’s see. There’s no marble here but we can try to put it on a white. On the white coffee
table or island top it would be very nice hmm
and you just what type of stuff would you put in these? Even nothing. I like it
if you keep it clean as well and you can also use it when you come back okay to put your, your key for example you if you put it on the island, it could be on
the side and use it every day. That’s very Japanese too because they have a
container for everything like when you pay with your card for example there’s a
little thing there for it when you come back you always have some stuff to put
on the table and you would be nice to have this kind of container so this one will be super nice as well. super heavy. ya, it will be perfect.
what do you think is the most important part of the home? like if you have to invest your
money in one area would it be the lighting the bathtub, the couch? It would be the kitchen. Ya the kitchen I love to have the open kitchen open on the living room and I’d
like to make it a part of the living so it’s just a very sleek look. I never show the
fridge. That’s why you hid my fridge. I always hide the fridge A built in fridge with a nice top always in stone in the natural stone
okay for me is the most important part. The kitchen, And the terrace or the rooftop yes that’s something important as well. mmm that makes sense cuz that’s actually where you spend the most time and when people come
over that’s where you gather. Ya after everything is important as well, but yes. This one will be really nice on the counter top as well to put some fruits uh-huh not to use for
every day you can put it out sometime bring it inside okay and when you do
that you need one specific color like I see the Kardashians, for example
just putting lemons because they want a pop of yellow. Yes. Don’t put tons of fruit an colours? Yes course it more practical to put a few
fruits but yes just lemons would be nice this collection would be very nice for the bathroom with a bit of brass on the edge as well. And there’s the box which matches as well. so this one with the box will be nice for the bathroom or your makeup table these lights are so cool. So I really like this shop because it’s bit more special in the building. They have a nice mix of walnut and velvet and brass yeah this actually looks like what my
husband loves. perfect. It looks a little bit vintage, a little bit 60s/70s.
I love using this one what would you say is your favorite
online shops for homeware that deliver internationally? for plates first
there is one nice shop in Paris That can deliver to Hong Kong very quickly which is Three Seven Paris they have some very nice ceramics, all is handmade, all made in Paris
and beautiful and very very elegant cuts for candles I use a shop, a French shop and they deliver to Hong Kong in few days and very convenient
which is and the smell is so nice and they have like a kind
of metal boxes and they have pot pourri but it’s super nice because it’s like a black stone, which smell very good. you
like the white company? For all the bed sheets because it’s quite complicated
find some nice bed sheets and in the big size in Hong Kong classic white I like
to always white with a bit of piping so very simple
but the material is very nice For lighting I like to use Bert/Frank from
UK or Gong from UK nice okay thank you very much
they have a lot of nice wood pieces! It’s nice ya! You will see this one and another one as well. I wanna take a picture of this
this is really cute so the whole point of today is mixing
high and low right yep this is our highest point?
oh yeah, let’s see at Lane Crawford..maybe not Then we’re gonna go to H&M home and
you’re gonna teach us how to make something look really good on a budget
yes how to add in some key points. Actually you can really make something nice with a few stuff. You mentioned they have some amazing vases that look really expensive. Vases, cushions, throws, some accessories, you have plenty. Looking forward to that because when I go to things like
H&M home or Zara I just look at whatever is in the window and I buy all those
items and re-do it in my home because I don’t know how to piece things
together and then I get sick of it because it’s too much at once and then I
want something new so finding those key items that really work. I will show you how to shop in H&M. show me how to shop in H&M.
but I prefer H&M more than Zara for home for home. I got a ton of questions on how you can make a small space look big? any tips?
I do a lot of spaces in Hong Kong because ya in Hong Kong it’s not a big flat,
so I work on a 300 square feet 350 square feet flat. yep. you can make it like a
one-bedroom flat try to open the bedroom and the living like a sliding window or
like a kind of atelier window. Like you did for your guest room ya.. you really don’t like walls. At least for a small space so the light can go through the light can go through the flat and it makes the full living much bigger you can
use it.sofa and bed are facing each other and it makes the full space much
bigger mm-hmm of course an open kitchen so everything is open together
so to open the space maximum then I don’t use too many furniture, I try more about
accessories. so one nice sofa coffee table and always use a rug to mark the space
..for the living room always what about any storage tips because in
Hong Kong it’s hard to find storage so always make the bed with a storage
under. this one really works well, it’s a huge space for storage its 2 meters by 160 so
you can put those suitcases bedsheets we made it to our last stop oh it’s so empty yeah. There’s not anybody in this shop, so it’s good. even so if your dinner at night you set up the table with the gray
plates that you bought and you put like a few different height of this one
with black candles, it will be very nice this one..either this or this, both will go very well for you place. this vase I really like it! This one is nice. It’s much is this one? HKD$200 I really like this pink color. Your decor is very masculine as well so I wouldn’t be afraid to use some pink tone
in the guest room so you could put two like that on the white bed sheets
so four pillows white and two of this one pink. This one would be nice. And the blanket would be pink too? let’s see what we can find. we could even
mix with a grey one, that could work as well. another Natalie purchase, she got something else. Ya I’m the on budget kind of interior I also love.. these are really cute For the pink colour in the guest room I would use this one as an accessory. They’r really nice. That’s really nice! there’s a big one small oh that’s really nice okay I’m sold
because of this They have the nice black plates and these. But this one are handmade, but this price this one is normal price but this one very cheap, this one is much more expensive for H&M this is only thirty Hong Kong dollars. These bowls are cute too. They’re heavy. yeah so everything is grey and you have
this one and the white one and the 2 cushions, it will look good. But not this pink so try to hide this part the dark one.. just show the light one just setting up things that we got that
I brought home with me did you get something? I’m gonna make
your space nice too! this one’s for Rosie Do you like it?

100 thoughts on “Shopping For Homeware With A Top Hong Kong Interior Designer

  1. I'm saving up for my own place and I can't wait to start doing the interior design when I move. Thanks for this video!

  2. Hi T, just wanted to thank you. You are quite inspiring 🌺 you set a good example of how people should be (easy going, kind to each other and supportive of the ones you care about) I admire your strength and passion. Good luck

  3. Hm i dont know how I should feel about the interior designer's taste. I think Tayler could've done this by her own as well and would've picked even nicer things.

    Also the designer added a lot of grey things again. I expected at least one ore two items that really catches the eye in terms of strong color.
    Rose, gold, navy is fine.. No offence.. But i expected more from a designer 😀

  4. Great video Taytay, very inspiring!! Other than that, I can't understand why they are so many french people commenting and bashing this woman's strong accent. It is hilarious how they complain about the French not making an effort, when they are all mocking each other when they speak english. 
    If you traveled a bit you'd realise most french people have this accent when they speak. It is not even that strong. I have heard away worse. Seriously. It is not that she is faking it or making no effort in speaking. It is just that some french people can't go past their own french accent. Then you wonder why french people can't do better at languages. Well, if you are always mocking each other when you speak, you'll never try to speak again, and I am talking to the French here, because they are the only ones mocking her. It is ridiculous and not acceptable. I am French and talking with experienced, I'll let you in on a well kept secret, the French are not expecting people to speak french, they're just butthurt, and sooo scared that other people (often from their own country) will mock them when they speak (for their accent or because of language mistakes) that they either fake their accent, or just don't speak. The Germans are good at speaking different languages because they don't care at all whether they make mistake when speaking or not.

  5. Vous (les français en commentaire) en faite tout un plat mais clairement, c'est pas le pire accent français que j'ai entendu. ça c'est normal, et j'en ai entendu comme je voyage beaucoup. Les seuls à critiquer sont les français eux-mêmes. Tu m'étonnes que les français soient nuls en anglais s'ils passent plus de temps à critiquer la manière dont les autres parlent qu'à parfaire leur propre langage. C'est ridicule.

  6. I have made me feel colors and shortness in the chest are all bleak and dark-like the colors of the prison and cool I felt the unit if I gave up myself I live in such as these colors …..but i love you 😘😘😘

  7. I honestly found this whole video stale. It lacked character and felt cold. And I’m not just talking about the interior design. In my opinion this wasn’t about putting on the finishing touches to you’re home as much as it was the interior designers personal promotion for a foe wealthy aesthetic. Disappointed.

  8. For me black furniture,grey walls,dark ornaments in the house are so depressing and give negative vibes.But then again if other people like them I respect it

  9. I can agree it's a lil hard to understand Peggy at some points but it's not super hard to at some points she just has a strong accent but also thank you very much for the subs Taylor!

  10. I must be from a French speaking african country cuz i can totally understand peggy! Btw im ghanian-british

  11. Yikes there’s a lot of negative comments on this video 😳 Personally this isn’t my taste in home decor but why is it such an issue that Taylor and Tom like it? I’m sure some of the pieces were pricey but it’s their money 🤷🏻‍♀️ if it’s something that’s going to bring them happiness why should it matter?

  12. I’m Danish and only know School french, so never even heard a french person talk, and I understand everything!!

  13. I LOVE this. This is style is so chic and classy. Definetely love the golden/brass accents and the velvet, also the wooden pieces for the kitchen, warm but not needing an actual warm color palette. And that flower vase is to die for!

  14. I can’t wait for the hone tour!!!!
    I hope she shows us everything cause so far I’m loving both styles feminine and masculine that she has been showing around their home

  15. Taylor: "I saw something!"
    Natalie: "Nothing happened! You didn't see anything!" as she guiltily puts back cutting board

  16. I loved all the tips given by the designer 👍 Also, I feel proud that I understood everything she said 🎉🎉🎉😊

  17. Hmmmm I really do not like this lady. Can’t put my finger on it but ugh… it felt like the atmosphere was so awkward around her.

  18. That giant display, kind of like a cake stand, oh man did I get Christmas cookie display vibes off that! Or Waffle Ice Cream cone Christmas Trees!

  19. At first watch I thought I was annoyed by Peggy talking non-stop and so forcefully talking over Taylor but on second thought, I think I love that lol. I love that she is so confident and sure of her interior decorating abilities that she speaks with absolute confidence. I love Peggy!

  20. Not trying to be a hater but every time Natalie films everything becomes very shaky. You know that when you are in the moment of enjoying a blog and then you are like “wow, this is very shaky, someone must be filming”. You really want your vlogs to be seamless so that they are enjoyable. Maybe Natalie needs to take some filming classes? Or buy a stabilizer? Idk but there’s a huge difference when Taylor is filming … I guess Natalie just needs a lot more professional practice so that she’s good to go … I can feel when she shakes the camera and the viewing experience becomes different. Best of luck to both of you!

  21. Okay, first thank you so much for asking my question, Tay. Second, I miss Tay-leurrrrr. And third, I am SO inspired now. I’m changing from Rose.0 to Rose.4 atm, and saying goodbye to the pink and frills and hello to greys, blues and indoor plants!

  22. I wish people would stop wearing their jackets just on the shoulders it looks so sloppy and not put together. Taylor’s outfit would have had an edgy pop with that jacket worn correctly. Btw l love Taylor

  23. I'm the complete opposite when it comes to interior design; I like mixing white, exposed wood, fresh minty greens and earthy textiles! As for metals I like gold or rose gold instead of steel etc. Personally not a fan of this sort of style, it's really dark, cold and sterile and reminds me of when homes get staged to sell 😛 but as long as you're happy!! That woman had the thickest french accent I've ever heard ahahha

  24. Even if my personal tastes in decor do not match Tay's at all, I can feel the excitement and the joy oozing from this video. I am in the process of decorating a house too and it is great to see the small similarities in a very different life. Hope it turns out great!

  25. I expected a warmer palette in Taylors place to offset the cool walls, and metal structures. I mean to each their own but ,watching i heard my wallet scream in my purse and the thrift shopping me screaming inside "nooo dont buy the brass stuff! I have like 20 brass candle holders from savers!" Reduce ,reuse,recycle Tay Tay ! Add some thrifted items for flair too. I know they have thrift shops there.

  26. I’m so jealous of your home 😭😍 My flat in Hong Kong is TINY!!!! I can’t wait to move soon 🙏🏻💗

    PS – are there any other youtubers in Hong Kong here?!? I’m looking to connect and engage with more people in HK…so anyone please like or reply to this comment and let’s connect! ❗️

  27. This was so fun!!! I love watching other people spend money— and to have a famous designer along?!! Tres magnifique!

  28. Pourquoi les premiers à critiquer les français sur leur accent (enfin pas que mais bon…) sont les français eux-même ?
    Je veux dire, je reconnais l'accent français oui mais bon faut pas abuser y a quand même pire comme accent, je trouve qu'elle fait quand même des efforts comparé à ceux qui prononcent presque les r quand ils parlent anglais

  29. You and Natalie are my favourite duo ❤️ I love how shes really become such a big part of your channel from an uncertain newbie to someone irreplaceable and wonderful!!

    Would love to see more of Natalies photography btw!

  30. I loved this video! So looking forward to the home tour! I'm actually working in Zara Home XD 
    It's interesting to have an insight from such a professional home designer, and apart what people say in the comment, I think thats it's still interesting to look at all the expensive shops, there are infact tons of equivalent cheaper options but one can get some inspirations out of the design ones.
    Living in Sweden, the hometown of interior design, I can assure everyone that it's possible to keep it cheap but introduce few design pieces that gives a kick to the whole look.
    This video was seriously a great idea and I wish I knew about this shopping mall when I was in Hong Kong :'(

  31. I just recently renovated my living room a little bit. I don’t have much money so I couldn’t get new couches and that stuff but everything else is new and so different from what I had before. I went from all dark furniture back to white and some wood and a few things gold also Some green (fake plants). I used to have all my books and movies in my living room and it’s all very much “cold” now as my mom calls it. Not really any personal things on display but I love it so much. There’s definitely some more things on display than in your house but it’s still pretty modern looking. Quite a lot of glass too which is annoying because I have crazy amount of dust in my apartment for some reason but whatever lol it looks good just means I have to clean more often 😅 I really like your house, even if it’s not completely my style I love seeing different interior styles. It really looks so good.

  32. wow those shops are amazingly cool!! her accent's very cute! ^^ And that was very very interesting! thank you for taking us with you on this adventure!

  33. I’m shocked that there isn’t any cozy thing in your home. I can’t imagine that! I live for warm colors, candles, blankets and tons of plants 🌱

  34. Hey Tay.. asians seem to have a different outlook on hauntings and the dead… We were wondering if there were haunted places for you to vlog… hopefully at night…lol ^^ or even just bringing in spirits or warding them away traditions…. would be interesting…..

  35. Elle est très Français. She might as well be speaking French and it wouldn't make a difference. Somehow that makes her so stylistic and artistic. If my designer talks like that, I'd be like, 'SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!'

  36. OMG. that dog is just TO adorable.. I didn't even knew H&M had decor, I don't think that has made it way to small Denmark yet…. Love your apartment… but remember, I is really beautiful and really cool to have the designer make it like that, but you also need to make it your own with some small things from home or things from your childhood pics and so, so you enjoy coming home at night…

  37. 2:11 “YAY Spend money spend money I LOVE TO SPEND MONEY” wow theme song to my freaking life!!!! Hahahaa

  38. Can I ask whether you can use Uber app in HongKong? And if yes, is it paid using credit cards or cash? Hope to get a respond!!!

  39. Our home is ever-evolving. Wooden blinds have been replaced by curtains, the kitchen acquired colourful knobs, mexican tile stickers, red kettle and toaster, new light fittings in the living room and hallway. We've been working on our home for ten years and it is all us. Everything on display has meaning and is practical for living. I think this is the best way to create a home you love, that is truly personal.

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