A neutral palette is applied to this home with a greater proportion of brown and grey to achieve a warm and comforting interior.
Decorated by The Roof Studio, the open layout of this home is dominated by walls and drapery saturated in shades of brown to mimic aged wood, encompassing modern furnishings and classical decorations for an eclectic ensemble to demonstrate a darker side of the neutral colour palette.
Adjacent to the entryway into the home, a bar-height island counter is joined by an abundance of reflective frames and mirrored panels to define the edge of the kitchen, mirroring and visually expanding the compact space onto itself. The dark surface of the countertop is contrasted against a nearby dining table composed entirely of an off-white stone bearing the wispy grey veins evocative of Carrara marble. The dining table is accompanied by six dining chairs upholstered in dark grey velvet to provide contrast in hue, with the assembly elegantly punctuated by a pair of shaded chandeliers of vintage design.
A recessed ceiling tray holds the dining area and seating lounge within the same space, with a walkway retained in between to act as a form of implicit separation in this compact home. The seating lounge at the far end of the open layout contains a fuzzy area carpet based in a shade similar to the walls and floors, bearing curved streaks in a shade of brown to match the drapery.
The palette is reversed in the private spaces of this home – where grey and white become the dominant colours, and brown is reduced to the background. While the majority of furnishings and drapery are composed of white or grey fabrics, wood is used in the floors and cabinetry of the study, while cabinet doors in the bedrooms are largely finished with white panelling in contemporary style.
Interior Design Firm
The Roof Studio
9-2, Jalan PJU 8/5i
47820 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger