Marrying High Style with Serenity, Spring 2013

Designing a home and designing a handbag each necessitate a balance between contemporary individuality and traditional technique. Peng, who just so happens to be a whiz at both, is generally known most for her sleek, finely detailed handbag designs. But this year, she officially killed it in the interior design arena as well. Her biggest and most noteworthy home projects (much like her totes) are understated and full of texture. A stunning Boston penthouse for a certain (press-shy) Hollywood producer, for example, features a modern meditation room equipped with an ancient and gigantic Buddha head. Equally spectacular was her custom-built Zen den in Chestnut Hill that included a home gym to give any Equinox location a run for its money, a media room, and a dizzyingly gorgeous outdoor oasis complete with a custom kitchen, pool, cabanas, and a custom waterfall. Environments like these aren’t merely big-budget play spaces; they’re Peng’s expressions of their owners’ individuality with an eye toward relaxation and feeling truly at home.