‘We chose to live in Tai Hang as we wanted to be close to my husband’s family,’ she says. ‘We have six units of family members in our apartment complex, and more family are living within a five-minute radius.’
The elegant home is of course a favourite place for family gatherings. ‘We have Christmas at our place every year. We love hosting festive season dinners for friends and family,’ says Esther, whose chef’s kitchen sees a lot of use during the festive season. ‘My record is nine at-home soirées in a row. And I do full-on Christmas decorations too!’
Left: The family dining table is overlooked by a calm still life painting and a chandelier that showcases fine metalwork. Right: Esther brings out her favourite silverware for the festive season. The chef enjoys entertaining at home as well as at her restaurant
Esther drew on modern classic design elements and an aesthetic inspired by New York’s Upper East Side to furnish the home. Her favourite pieces are paintings by the late Dutch-American abstract expressionist Luc Leestemaker. ‘He was a close friend, and I love that we could own some of his amazing work — the pieces truly light up our living space,’ she says.