Strips of reflective metals and panels of dramatically veined marble converge in this home to render nearly every available plane luxurious.
Mode Interior Style elevates a home saturated in neutral tones and decorated in modern lines with the generous application of marbled stone panels and reflective metal frames. As is the modern convention, the thesis of this home’s prevailing theme is presented in an opulent altar to television situated at the entryway. The view from the foyer is designed to be awe-inspiring— interconnected panels of unmistakable Calacatta marble are divided into evenly sized panels with lines of reflective metal reminiscent of polished brass.
Just as with spiritual sanctuaries of tradition, the feature presentation of the seating lounge is bathed in sunlight from the generous skylight above, while being reinforced by a display shelf and console surface composed from a variety of laminate mimicking aged wood. Once the naïve eye is prepared to be pulled away from this dramatic presentation, the gaze falls on the warm light spilling from an opening at the far end of the space.
The source of golden light is soon found to be an opulent corner hosting a circular dining arrangement, its walls composed from dark marbled stone on one plane and a stretch of mirrored panels amplifying the light along the adjacent plane. The circular dining surface emphasises its own presence by putting a distinctly lighter shade of marble in direct contrast against its surroundings, while the gap in tone is bridged by the accompaniment of dark brown leather upholstery.
A beverage counter is raised in the adjacent space, utilising dark and angular forms for its foundation and yellow accents in and among the cabinetry for a measure of mirthful contrast. The palette of the dry kitchen is mirrored in the cooking space, where the black stone countertops and marbled sheen of the cabinet doors are segmented by streaks of yellow.
A foray up the stairs brings one into the private spaces of this home, where the opulent décor takes a turn towards a more refined application of industrial materials. A home office occupies the central position of this home, taking advantage of a generously sized staircase landing on an intermediate level to put the shades and grains of concrete and distressed wood against the brushed steel and glass balustrades of the nearby staircase.
The palette of industrial materials is expressed in full force in the master bedroom, where immense panels of brushed steel adorn the doorway in the manner of a space-faring vessel and panels of fabric upholstery on the headboard mimic the patina of aged concrete from afar.
Mode Interior Style Sdn Bhd
No. 35-G, Block D
Jalan Atmosphere 1, Pusat Perniagaan The Atmosphere
43300 Seri Kembangan
Selangor Darul Eshan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger