Relying largely on a palette of white and black, this home is rendered with intricate details drawn from classical, retro, and modern aesthetics.
Decorated by the We By B interior design firm, the narrow foyer of this home opens out to a seating lounge replete with marbled stone, reflective panels, and classically inspired wainscoting on the white walls. The lounge is aligned with an entertainment wall bearing the characteristically subtle grey veining of Carrara marble, underscored with a darker variety of marbled stone akin to Nero Marquina, and framed with reflective panelling.
The reflective surfaces are transported to the floor of the seating lounge in the glossy frames of table surfaces and in the wrapping of a weight-bearing pillar, while a monochromatic core is forged in the centre of the seating lounge with the incorporation of white and black in the leather upholstery and table surfaces. The length of marble framing the television is extended to the adjacent wall in the form of a box niche – its white shelves devoted to a display of feminine elements in a collection of perfume bottles, stylised figurines, and jewellery boxes.
A large grey and white speckled carpet occupies the floor in front of the entertainment wall, while a five-bladed Nami ceiling fan from Panasonic hangs from the ceiling above – both elements serving to echo the tones of the marble wall and bridge the gap in hue between the monochromatic furnishings in the lounge. The darker half of the monochromatic palette takes a backseat in the adjacent dining area, which is saturated in white and accented with the same shades of grey seen across the open layout – in the drapery and marbled wall panels of the seating lounge.
Against a background of white walls adorned with traditional wainscoting, the grey and white hues of the Carrara marble wall panels are transported to a speckled granite table of modern design in the dining area, with the designs of the accompanying chairs bridging the divide in time between the traditional influences of the white walls and the simplistic design of the dining surface. The two armchairs at the heads of the dining table feature brass tacked upholstery and intricately carved crest rails, while the side chairs blend upholstered shells apparently inspired by the designs of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec with simplified cabriole legs.
In contrast to the distinctly classical influences seen in the rest of the home, a secluded lounge is rendered with a darker and more masculine décor harking to the influences of the roaring 1920s: lamps of art deco dimensions drip down walls bearing fabric acoustic panels, while a sofa occupies a length of wall with its button-backed upholstery saturated in a vivid shade of yellow to match the decorative feature on the opposite wall.
Transforming Desires & Dreams
Based in Puchong, WE by B is an interior design firm that services residential and commercial owners in planning, designing, work execution, project management and interior consultation. This company provides excellent service and quality end-products to their clients on schedule. With a team of creative and passionate designers, they assist clients in transforming their desires and dreams into reality – infusing every project with style and elegance.
From left to right: Natalie Wong, Bing Ze, Ray Thing, Datrick Ho, Joseph Chew, and Felicia Ng
Venue: King Koil Boutique @ IPC Mall
Photographer: Gavin Yam
Hue Art Design (WE By B)
I-07-02, Block I
Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan
Pusat Bandaraya Puchong
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger