Perfect Retreat

A stunning private getaway designed by Hong Kong-based South African Deborah Oppenheimer

The most successful interior designers know that the perfect project goes well beyond knowing how to create balance, proportion, harmony and rhythm in a space. Understanding their client before they choose a single piece of furniture is the most important decision.

This is particularly true when it comes to creating a home, observes Hong Kong- based designer Deborah Oppenheimer, who says one of her favourite projects was for an American family looking to create a holiday home on the east coast of Phuket.