This family home in Setia Eco Park demonstrates a contemporary composition of elegance with an Oriental heart wrapped in modernity and shaded in restrained tones.
The prevalence of modern architectural finishes, such as the glass and steel seen on the exterior of this home designed by IQI Concept, belie an oriental heart in the receiving lounge. This home’s ground floor lounge is appointed with ornate Oriental furniture composed from dark lacquered wood, while a long-case clock with a swan neck top lends the space a contrasting measure of European antiquity. Few sources of colour are incorporated into the space to highlight the designed grandiosity of the presentation – with a sprinkling of vivid shades expressed in the iconic Oriental imagery, and seat cushions in yellow complementing the shades of the drapery and floor finishes.
The spaces and walkways of this home are marked out by a continuous trench embedded into the ceiling, the black track serving as the mounting base for the downlights dotting its length. The ceiling feature loops around the seating lounge to reflect the footprint of the space and leads out to streak across the adjacent dining area.
The Oriental influence seen in the nearby lounge shifts to imagery along the walls to make way for a modern dining table – a slab of polished wood held up by metal legs of minimalist influence. The modern arrangement is accompanied by a handful of Oriental decorations and landscapes depicted in flowing swathes of ink. Bridging the divide between modernity and Oriental influence, a series of panels presents the enigmatic sandstone and quartz pillars of China’s Hunan province, with the traditional landscape intersected by metallic frames.
Oriental Core: The main lounge of this home is an ode to Oriental influences, with a sprinkling of similarly Asiatic elements adorning the upper floor.
Beside a glass and steel elevator framed in Nero Marquina, a sunlit stairwell leads to the upper levels and onto an open layout combining the family lounge, dining area and dry kitchen. The ceiling track from the ground floor reappears here to ring the combined kitchen and dining area, the ends of the track merging with full-height bookcases in the corners to demarcate the extents of the conjoined space.
The use of colour is less restrained in the private spaces of this home, where various shades of blue and yellow are allowed to permeate into the bedrooms by way of fabrics and lighting. The more vivid of these bedrooms presents a field of blue and yellow in the bedspread and accompanying pillows, with the colours expressed in abstract form above a headboard of dark wood – while the more subdued of bedrooms is saturated in a neutral palette and bathed in the comforting yellow glow of cove lighting.
An Avant-Garde Approach
A fresh and dynamic interior design company that provides residential and commercial turnkey solutions for clients who want to create a home or office environment that matches their flair, lifestyle, and philosophy. IQI Concept strives to deliver high quality results imbued with their brand of creative insight and innovative space planning solutions to reflect designed visions. With every project they partake in, IQI Concept ensures that all is done with courage, passion, and a spirit dedicated to designing and creating unique details.
From left to right: Vivi Yong, Aaron Ng, Ho Han Boon (director), Wei Ling, and Wong Yie Yee
Venue: GoldenHome Kitchen @ Glenmarie
Kitchen Appliances: Teka Küchentechnik Malaysia
Photographer: Gavin Yam
VSQ @ PJ City Centre
Block 4-07-01, Jalan Utara
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger