Fanny Moizant has a thing for vintage. Pre-owned pieces fill her home, her wardrobe and her working life as the co-founder of luxury fashion resale website Vestiaire Collective. “I love pieces with a story,” she says. There are stories galore among her eclectic possessions, currently housed in a 2,600 sq ft, three-bedroom rental flat in The Lily, overlooking Repulse Bay. Flea-market finds sit happily alongside mid-century modern design classics and contemporary pieces; artworks are casually propped on stacks of magazines; a sheepskin creates a cosy nest on a rattan chair. It is warm and inviting, the result of years of collecting interesting objects from around the world. “I am a hunter. Drop me at a flea market and I’ll happily spend the day. I like nothing better,” says Moizant. “My husband [Michael, a financier] and I travel a lot, so at weekends we like to spend our time at home with our daughters. It’s important that it’s warm and casual, a place where we can be comfortable.” She chose the flat on a look-see visit to Hong Kong, and moved in 18 months ago. “I fell in love with the view,” she says. “I was looking for somewhere with charm, and this had space, that view, a beautiful kitchen. We asked the landlord to paint it all white and sand the floors. Other than that, we changed nothing.” With a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking one of the finest views in the territory, the large open-plan living spaces are bright and airy, the perfect backdrop to pieces from Moizant’s native south of France as well as Paris and London, Britain, where the family lived before moving to Hong Kong. “I am the troublemaker of the family,” she says, smiling. “I have moved us from Paris to London to Hong Kong as the business has grown. When the girls [Louise, 13, and Jeanne, 12] were little, I didn’t pay too much attention to the house, but as they’ve got older it’s become more important. Your life is in the things in your apartment.” And so a barber’s chest from her childhood home in France sits beneath a trio of reproduction Basquiat skateboards from the Tate Modern gift shop, in London. A framed Brazilian feather crown, one of two picked up on a trip to visit Moizant’s brother in São Paulo, is propped on a school chair from a Parisian flea market, alongside a coconut painted by one of the girls. Above an old trunk rescued from her father’s workshop is a vintage poster of London Calling , British rock band The Clash’s third album, released in 1979. “It used to be in the window of a poster shop near where we lived in Camden, and I would see it when I walked past every day. Then one day, Michael just came home with it. I love The Clash,” she says. Asian mementos are scattered throughout the flat, including a prophetic black-and-white photograph of Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry. We have a participatory way of decorating the home [...] My mother did the same with me: she would point out what was beautiful. It’s about educating taste Fanny Moizant “I bought it years ago, from a friend, and had no idea we would one day be living here,” Moizant says. It’s part of a collection of monochrome images hanging on the walls of the master suite that includes one of Moizant’s most precious possessions, a limited-edition etching by French artist Pierre Soulages. “He’s my favourite artist. I have several prints of his work – the originals are worth millions – but this is my own little Soulages,” she says. Like most of her possessions, it has travelled the world with the family. “I like to arrange things differently everywhere we live, to keep it fresh, so it looks new in each place,” Moizant says. And she is now involving her daughters in the process. “We have a participatory way of decorating the home and even with my clothes, I always ask what do they think, and they give their opinion. My mother did the same with me: she would point out what was beautiful. It’s about educating taste,” she says. And it’s about to start again, as the family are currently looking for a new home with more outside space. “I chose the apartment in July, when it was so hot that I couldn’t imagine wanting to spend any time outdoors,” Moizant says. “But it’s too sealed up, we want a garden.” Living area The William sofa was HK$88,000 (US$11,200) from The Conran Shop , in Paris. The two wooden armchairs were bought years ago from French vintage store La Galerie Cotignac and the metal table between them cost HK$3,200 from Lumeun Home (pop-up shop from March 13 to 20 at Usagi, 6 Shin Hing Street, Central, tel: 9868 5258). The marble Saarinen coffee table by Knoll was HK$21,260 from Heal’s , in London. The industrial bench (HK$2,000) came from eBay, the pouffe from Marrakech, Morocco, and the taxidermy lamb from France. (“I bought it because my husband didn’t want any pets – this was before we got Baidu, our cat – and it comes from design et nature , a company that stuffs animals that have died through natural causes only,” Moizant says.) Near the window, the light-blue Ro lounge chair, by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen, was HK$28,000 from Skandium , in London. The peacock armchair, by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen, was HK$31,690 from Selency . The plants and their containers – including a Cambodian harvesting basket, on the black side table – all came from My Rooftop is Green . The black-and-white dhurrie (HK$1,266 on sale) was from Crate&Barrell . Kitchen Shelves in the open-plan kitchen display a mixture of old and new treasures. The ceramic cactus vase (HK$455) was from La Redoute , the red container came from a souk in Marrakech and the vintage white vase was from La Galerie Cotignac. The antique scales and Danish bacon slicer both came from a flea market in Pézenas, France. The fondue set was a gift. Dining area The Super-Elliptical table (HK$16,000), by Fritz Hansen, and black-wood Synnes chairs (HK$3,850 each), by Menu, were all from Skandium. The 1950s natural-wood chairs (HK$5,000 each) were by Oswald Haerdtl for Ton and came from Selency. The patchwork animal-skin rug was picked up in a market in Brazil. On the table, the Hunan ginger pots (HK$1,800 each) and wooden rice scoop (HK$680) were from Lumeun Home. The bird of paradise plant and pot (HK$1,350 in total) were from My Rooftop is a Garden. The framed Andy Warhol quotes (behind the plant) were from the Tate Modern gift shop, in London. Sitting area “This is where my daughters like to hang out – maybe it’s the scale,” Moizant says. The two-seat Swan sofa, by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, was HK$70,875 from The Conran Shop. The Noguchi glass-top coffee table, by Vitra, was £2,100 (HK$21,675) from Heal’s. The metal floor lamp was discovered in her parents’ garage and the beni ourain rug was picked up in a souk in Morocco for HK$730. The recycled-wood stool (HK$1,380) came from Lumeun Home. The rattan armchair was a flea-market find made all the more comfortable by an old sheepskin rug. The Fornasetti cushions were HK$2,800 each from Lane Crawford . All the mirrors came from Selency. The blue star fern and pot were from My Rooftop is a Garden. Sitting area detail The trunk was rescued from Fanny Moizant’s parents’ garage. The Clash poster was from London’s Movie Poster Art Gallery and the feather crown was found on a trip to São Paulo. The mask, marble dice and vintage school chair were flea-market finds and the Hong Kong photograph (HK$4,800) is by Aoyama Notebooks . The vintage glass vases both came from La Galerie Cotignac. Main bedroom A print of Lithograph No.3 (far left, bottom) and a limited-edition etching (far right, top), both by Moizant’s favourite artist, Pierre Soulages, rub shoulders with illustrations by Andrew Pegram of the couple’s local pub in London, The Spread Eagle, and a British ice-cream van. The vintage photograph of French actress Brigitte Bardot came from Galeries Lafayette , in Paris; the shot of a Brazilian Mardi Gras dancer was a gift; and the black-and-white photograph of Hong Kong was by Aoyama Notebooks. Baidu the cat perches on a vintage Chinese stool (HK$1,380) from Lumeun Home. The vintage kilim rug was HK$8,000 from Etsy.com . Main bedroom detail A collection of vintage bags, including one from Vestiaire Collective , dangles from a Hang it All coat rack (HK$2,440), by Ray and Charles Eames for Vitra . The school chair came from a French flea market and the vintage tiered table was from eBay. The wooden artist’s hand (HK$162), by Hay, was from Skandium. The brass and enamel cactus jewellery stand (HK$265) was from Oliver Bonas , in London. Main bedroom “The paintings are by French artist André Cervera and were inspired by an old French movie about shamanism. I love the movement,” Moizant says. The Maranga bed came from Hästens years ago; the side table was bought from a friend leaving Hong Kong; and the beads were picked up on a trip to Bali, Indonesia. The antique Fu dogs were HK$2,800 from Lumeun Home. Cushions, same as before. Main en-suite bathroom The tub and the view came with the flat. Tried + tested Art revolution Adding interest to the hallway is an oak art ledge, which allows Fanny Moizant to mix and match artworks easily. At the moment, it is displaying a colourful painting of her hometown in the south of France, a photograph from the “That’s Her” collection, by Margaret Zhang , and a photograph that was a gift. The oak picture ledge was HK$1,217 from La Redoute.