The ideal balance of simplicity and modernity is epitomised in this unassuming apartment.
The rectilinear composition of this apartment – decorated by Jashen Interior Design, is immediately evident from the entryway: the simplistic alcove leads to a series of ebonised vertical slats lining the wall into the seating lounge. A pair of mirror-backed niches is held aloft, before the vertical lines transition to a long console surface in plain white and a background of pale wood panels in the seating lounge.
A diminutive kitchen occupies a surprisingly tight footprint by the foyer, its pristine form given additional facets of brilliance with an array of ubiquitous chrome pendant lights, and a glass backsplash aligned with the adjacent partitions of half-walls and glass that separate the operative side of the kitchen from the entryway.
This apartment’s sole dining surface projects from the compact kitchen’s glass-topped half wall to lengthen the barrier and to provide additional multipurpose workspace – the brushed steel supports of this projection are shaped in the manner of George Nelson’s iconic trapezoidal legs, in an apparent tribute to the modernist influences of this apartment’s décor.
Across the vaguely wood-like floor tiles, a chaise lounge set in the seating lounge is upholstered in light brown fabric to complete the neutral palette in the open layout, its position mirroring the entertainment console on the opposite wall in an exercise of implicit demarcation. The composition of the seating lounge is put into equilibrium with a repetition of the entertainment wall asymmetrically wrapping one side of the hallway that leads to the bedrooms.
The master bedroom hosts a continuation of materials and dimensions previously seen in the hallway and seating lounge: the pale wood panels and vertical mirrored panels – separated by tight seams, converge to form this bedroom’s dressing console; and the streaked floor finishes from the open layout change shape and tone to simulate a parquet floor composed of wood blocks.
The aesthetics of the master bedroom are repeated to a lesser degree in the smaller bedroom to enable a greater dose of colour. The white upholstered headboards in both bedrooms are held against largely wooden backgrounds – but while the master bedroom features a generous expanse of wood panels alongside distinctly modern wallpaper bearing a cellular motif, the smaller bedroom relies on a more subtle wall covering beside a wide stretch of dusky pink.
Designed to Impress
Formed in 1992, Jashen Interior Design’s experienced founders intended to establish a team of the nation’s most preferred designers and decorators. This firm’s attention to quality and detail in their craftsmanship and material selection for every project has impressed their clientele. The team works closely with their customers to achieve every project’s objectives, and fulfil these customers’ needs and expectations. Featuring a group of well-trained and experienced design professionals, they have the know-how to assist each client in designing a dream home that caters to his or her lifestyle.
From left to right: Siew Wei, Kei, Kar Shin, Yiki Teoh, Sue Ang, and Hui Jin
Venue: GoldenHome Kitchen @ Glenmarie
Kitchen Appliances: Teka Küchentechnik Malaysia
Photographer: Gavin Yam
Jashen Interior Design Sdn Bhd
110, Jalan Batu Unjur 1
Taman Bayu Perdana
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger