Shirley’s Himalayan inspired home!
(Although they are speaking Cantonese in the video..watch the video anyway because it is a beautiful home with lovely shrine.)
On the 22nd of January, one of my student Shirley Maya Tan was interviewed on the interior design of her home by celebrity host Wong Chui-Ling (also known as Angel Wong). It was on Jiayu’s D’Style TV programme where Shirley got to share her love of Moroccan and Tibet Himalayan art, where she personally infused it with designs and colours of her Baba and Nonya heritage.
When the TV show producers were scouting out for homes to feature, they were looking for one with a slight twist. Shirley, being a media personality herself, always exuded pizzazz and charisma making those connected with her in the media scene know that her home would be an interesting one!
Like Shirley, the people of Malaysia are naturally diverse. They are able to incorporate all of their beautiful cultures which heavily influences their upbringing and lifestyle into their home. As a Chinese and a Baba-Nonya who spent most of her years traveling overseas, Shirley has a perspective different from most people. You can tell from the video that she loves very bright and fun things, but the overall ambiance is toned down from the spiritual pieces around her home.
I love Shirley’s holy three feet Tsongkapa Statue she invited in her home. It shows her good taste, devotion and also her genuine wish to connect with the Divine. Good for Shirley…lovely home. Lovely combination of contemporary home with something ancient yet beautiful.
Enjoy the video and spot the many, many products from Kechara Paradise throughout the 7 minute clip!