This neutral-coloured home melds furniture and windows framed in carbon-coated steel to provide integrated views of the verdant outdoors.
Decorated by Yong Studio, this home utilises restrained bursts of colour to enliven a minimalist décor – but rather than relying on the direct introduction of contrasting shades, the outdoor landscape is co-opted to decorate the interior via windows that have been framed in a manner similar to the furnishings. Throughout the open layout of the ground floor, furniture and decorative finishes share the common denominators of wood and black steel – one such example being the wooden door and ebonised doorframe at the foyer echoing the black lines that prevail in the rest of the home.
One of the most prominent features intended purely as decoration would be the circular indentation on the wall of the seating lounge, its backlit rim casting a dim glow over a series of Oriental objects mounted on narrow shelves of pale wood. Windows framed in black steel line the walls around the decorative feature, providing the neutral-coloured space with splashes of green.
The scene in the seating lounge is reflected and reduced to a single point on the coffee table – essentially a marbled stone disc mounted on a minimalist frame. The coffee table hosts an immortal succulent nestled within a modern reproduction of a bonsai pot, with the pot’s tiny black frame echoing its environment.
Across the open layout and opposite the seating lounge, a dry kitchen occupies a seemingly purpose-built alcove. The wall of the alcove hosts a single-wall configuration of chillers, cabinets, and shelving dedicated to beverages while the wood-panelled island counter conceals a steel work surface.
The adjacent dining space presents an attention-grabbing arrangement that combines a treated section of a tree trunk with armchairs, benches, and form-pressed dining chairs of minimalist persuasion. The presentation is made all the more striking with the lowered elevation of the nearby kitchen and a series of vertical wooden slats acting as a semi-transparent barrier between the two spaces.
Moving up the stairs to the upper levels of this home reveals the presence of a kitchenette – a relatively rare facility not typically found in Malaysia, but in one of the bedrooms is perhaps the single most intriguing feature of this home. In lieu of a standard bed platform, a customised bedstead is instead constructed out of cement, with the foot of the bedstead merging into an entertainment console and a bar-height counter formed where a headboard would ordinarily be located.
Dreams Made Real
To each its own, and Yong Studio respects that. Design being subjective, they apply a balance of extensive design-and-build experience, attention to detail, and a drive to exceed expectations to bring your dream home design to fruition. Creating a harmonious balance between warmth and practicality in urban living is what Yong Studio thrives in. If you seek such a balance, then connect with Yong Studio and craft a home experience that truly reflects your style and family’s needs.
From left to right: Susan Chai, Rachael Yap, Steph Low, Jackie Yang, Henry Lee, and Joanne Wong
Venue: GoldenHome Kitchen @ Glenmarie
Kitchen Appliances: Teka Küchentechnik Malaysia
Photographer: Gavin Yam
Lot 2-2 Jalan LGSB 1/3
Pusat Komersial LGSB
Off Jalan Hospital
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger