The traditional floral symbol of China, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. The elegant Peony Villa welcomes its residents with a well-poised, simple yet sublime white ceramic bowl. Its silence on a table in the centre of the living room is set graciously against the might of nature in the form of Chinese artist Tian Mingzi's Valley of the Clouds. This large oil painting was inspired by the art of traditional Chinese painting; where there is mountain, there must be water. The Peony Villa expresses the interdependence and harmony of varied cultures through its choice of Peony blossoms, the colourful patchwork Persian carpet, antique Burmese lacquer boxes and contemporary objets d’art.