Space In Design demonstrates the lavish potential of a minimalist design philosophy when paired with saturated wood tones and thoughtfully drawn lines.
Based largely on a white background and furnished in a neutral palette, the interior spaces of this home present simple lines in combination with wooden and reflective accents to produce an understatedly luxurious atmosphere. An introduction to the prevailing theme of this family home is presented in the decorative feature wall in the seating area, composed of reflective strips and wooden panels that evoke shades of cedar and yellow poplar. The feature wall begins in the living space, continuing down a hallway and into the dining area, its reflective and wooden components throwing shades of brown and tan into spaces largely dominated by white on the floors, walls, and ceilings.
While the seating area is framed in straight lines forming perfectly perpendicular intersections in the floor tiles, ceiling tray, and feature wall, the path to the dining area introduces more casual lines imposed on the reflective panels lining the walls. These nonchalant lines apparently signal a transition from the rightangles prevalent in the seating area, to a juxtaposition of squares cut into a wine rack and circles moulded in plaster on the dining space ceiling. As with the rectangular coffee table in the seating area, the shape of the dining table deliberately echoes the geometry on the ceiling directly above. This mirroring of geometry evidently serves to amplify the casual atmosphere of the dining area and the relative formality of the seating area.
A climb up the black granite steps to the upper level of this home leads to a secluded seating space that is sparsely furnished with a lone neo-Oriental table – apparently kept for ceremonial tea drinking. In an effort to carry the colours from the ground level to the upper floor of this home, shades of yellow are used as accents around the staircase landing: the void is lit with hanging pendant lamps resembling glowing bursts of fireworks while yellow poplar wood is used in a pair of overlapping triangles affixed to the ceiling.
The geometric theme is continued in the bedrooms, with fewer curves used in favour of including an abundance of horizontal lines to visually enlarge the spaces. In addition to making the long bedrooms seem wider, these simple horizontal lines are often seen melding with shelves and framing sections of vertically-oriented decorations on headboards or wardrobes to limit the spacenarrowing effects of these features.
Space In Design
No. 38-1, Jalan Mahogani 1/KS7
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger