By Denyse Yeo. The Peak Interview
'Celebrated interior designer Peter Tay has taken a spiritual turn.
On the face of it, Peter Tay has lived a charmed life. He’s an acclaimed interior designer, responsible for some of Singapore’s most upscale interiors – particularly penthouses and bungalows in tony districts – with several awards to his name. His list of clients reads like a who’s who of Singapore and beyond, including celebrities – from the Queen of Caldecott Hill Zoe Tay to Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi – billionaire businessmen and luxury property developers. And he has a penthouse in the eastern part of Singapore, filled with collectible furniture pieces. He is known to own one of Singapore’s largest furniture collections. Yet, these are just material for the 43-year-old. Of late, he has been fuelled by a strong desire to give back to society and turn towards the spiritual side of things. A Roman Catholic, Tay is in the process of designing the interiors of three churches, one in a little village outside of Phnom Penh in Cambodia, and the other two in Singapore – upgrading the Church of Sts Peter and Paul in Queen Street, and designing the upcoming Church of the Transfiguration in Punggol.'
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