A neutral coloured interior brought to life with bright hues, strategic lighting, and natural accents.
In a home coloured in the palette of our time, the JCS Design Project introduces warming dashes of orange for levity, alongside thoughtfully placed lighting fixtures to provide layers of intangible elegance. An introduction for the decorative theme is made at the front of the home, where the entrance’s grand double doors open out to a wide foyer.
As a preview of the décor to follow, the entryway presents a refined tribute to nature – with a potted orchid held aloft against a backdrop of wood grains and framed in yellow light. In an exercise of bold contrast against the lightness and natural inspiration of the decorative altar, the adjacent window hosts a set of horizontal blinds in dark grey, while the other side is occupied by a generous mirrored panel stretching from the plaster ceiling to the cream floor tiles.
Inviting Light: The thoughtfully placed lighting fixtures at the foyer and along the entertainment wall draw the naïve eye into the enticing embrace of the seating lounge.
From the entryway, the seating lounge presents an inviting scene set against a sunlit backdrop. A generous carpet in cream merges with the floor tiles, while the entertainment wall presents a long wooden console lit by streaks of yellow light – with the resulting glow apparently designed to pull the eye towards a pair of matching leather armchairs at the far end of the area.
Stepping beyond the wall of the foyer presents an axis of symmetry governing the length of the open layout – represented by panels of white marble framing the television in the seating lounge and forming the dividing wall between the bar and the kitchen.
The white marble panels situated at the two ends of the open layout are echoed in the dining surface – with a white slab held up by converging wooden legs of minimalist design. The dining table is positioned directly beneath a double-height ceiling, taking advantage of the extra air volume provided to make one of the largest pieces of furniture less intrusive against the pale floor.
The prevailing decorative elements are cohesively applied through the rest of the home – the cooking space at the far end of the open layout is rendered in immaculate white, with grey veins in the marble backsplash, cream floor tiles, and yellow lighting providing subtle forms of contrast against the all-white cabinetry.
The private spaces on the upper floor of this home feature a similar colour palette, with a background of pale wood, light grey, and white, retained and made livelier with the addition of blue fabrics and richly-stained wood floors.
JCS Design Project
A-1-3, Tulin 28, No. 1
Jalan Riang Ria 8
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger