The lighter side of the neutral palette is expressed in a Scandinavian interior and tempered with minimalist ideals.
A surprising expanse of white greets the naïve eye upon passing through the doorway of this home decorated by ID Industries. Interrupted by brief, but purposeful, carbonised metal frames of minimalist aesthetics and stretches of Nordic wood, the pristine white of the floor tiles merges with the all-white walls and simplistic recessed ceilings to form a pale backdrop in the open layout – against which the distinctly Scandinavian furnishings stand.
The floor space is preserved in the open layout with wide stretches of emptiness around furnishings – a sofa upholstered in pale grey fabric stands in the centre of the seating lounge, its form echoed in central alignment with a bench composed out of Scandinavian pine, while its low back demarcates the walkway from the entrance. The absence of a carpet here denotes an apparently deliberate choice made in favour of retaining the sense of space around the furnishings.
Across the open layout and in the dining corner, a wooden surface mounted on legs of carbonised box steel stands unobtrusively in front of a wall made living with an array of greenery – while the adjacent kitchen lends the outdoor-inspired space a measure of the formal dining experience with a serving island and a partition of metal-framed glass panes. While saturated in white for a pristine cooking space, the backsplash presents an ode to the industrial aesthetic with a brick configuration of plain white tiles that serves to subtly and momentarily disrupt the monotony of the all-white expanse.
The upper floors of this home present the same distinctly minimalist and Scandinavian aesthetics – while Nordic pine and white walls form sparse backgrounds around slender furnishings, each of the private spaces feature intriguing architectural effects for differentiation. The shared space that is this family’s gym and children’s play room features wall-to-wall glass curtain walls that transition to mirrored panes and sliding balcony doors, the child’s bedroom features a stylised panorama of mountaintops decorating the wall, while the home office on the staircase landing is bathed in sunlight streaming through a generous skylight.
Intriguing Effects: The family gym and children’s spaces are respectively made distinct with wall-to-wall glass panelling and a cartoonish depiction of a mountainous landscape.
Sunlit Workstation: The distinctly minimalist home office takes advantage of the ample sunlight provided by the skylight on the staircase landing and extends the natural element of the décor with a sprinkling of potted greenery.
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From left to right: Cindy Hu, Peggy Yap, Andy Lai, Jessie Tai, and Chew Kok Ming
Venue: GoldenHome Kitchen @ Glenmarie
Kitchen Appliances: Teka Küchentechnik Malaysia
Photographer: Gavin Yam
ID Industries Sdn. Bhd.
A-G-06 & A-3A-06
Block Allamanda 10 Boulevard
Lebuhraya Sprint, PJU 6A
47000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger