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Jan 24, 2009

HOME REJUVENATED!

We were recently tasked to design and furnish up a 3-bedroom apartment at Leicester Road.
If there is a stereotype for contemporary apartments, it could quite possibly conjure up images of rooms that are stark and lacking in warmth or character. But I want people to feel good and comfortable in a room, even if the design approach tends towards minimalism.

Living/ dining areas - before


Living/ dining areas - after
Restricted by smaller, narrow rooms, many people will undoubtedly have to make some compromises in their decorating and get really organized, so as to make everything fit nicely. In this case, I opted for clear glass, mirrored walls, extensive lighting and light fabrics to keep the spaces illuminated.

In the living areas, the flat glass contrasts with the uneven surfaces wall panels - laid out in a brick-like pattern - creating a dialogue between smooth and rough. As well as giving a sense of natural imperfection, it balances the interior and provides it with much visual interest. Small bright doses of yellow complete the look.
Study room - before
 Study room - after
Efficient storage is an essential and integral part of a well-organized home office. The work area needs to be thoughtfully planned around the type of work one does. For this study room, plenty of storage was planned for the owner's extensive book collection. Taking advantage of the room's configuration and its window bay, a cocoon-like reading nook was created at one corner for some relaxing reading moments. Using striking colors like the deep purple here offers an escape from the 'seriousness' normally experienced in such rooms.
Master bedroom - before

Master bedroom - after
In the master bedroom, the idea is to create an airy space that provides a tranquil environment to rest in. To comply with Feng Shui requirements, one part of the window was sealed up with fabric-wrapped wall panels and the bed positioned against that side. The damask pattern on the fabric gives a twist to the contemporary look. Lighting is a highlight in this room, enabling flexible control of different spots to create various moods.
 
Stan

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22 comments: on "HOME REJUVENATED!"

jon said...

How nice! From bland to glam!;P

KEM said...

I am particularly impressed by how the bay window in the study is transformed!

missymelissa said...

Agree! The study has been completed rejuvenated!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! what material is the living room floor made of?

KNQ Associates said...

Those are compressed marble tiles.

Mike @ DigsDigs said...

Nice work. I like the idea of minimalism with warm colors. It differs from classic black & white themes.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me a very refined space. The bedroom has a serene mood.

trendoffice said...

Good design. But closing windows is the last advice I would give to my clients and only if it is imposed by a very serious reason or their own indisputable decision.

ninattk said...

Sleek design. Agree with trendoffice though; not the best option to close up windows.

KNQ Associates said...

Guys, your compliments are appreciated!

Vikram said...

cool.

berry said...

That reading nook is pure heaven on earth.

Bhavna said...

Lovely! I quite like the way you have designed the study...specially the day bed/couch. :)

emily.t said...

Hey there,

Thumbs up to you! What a huge difference it makes! Love the idea on the study room to bits! =)

Was wondering what was the color of the wall in the living room? It's so comfortable and goes very well with the doses of yellow...Kind to share?

KNQ Associates said...

Hi Emily, the wall behind the sofa is covered with a wallpaper in a taupe color. This is complemented with white paint on other walls, and the cream-colored laminate 'brick walls' at the TV and dining areas.

Setting spots of brighter colors (like the yellows in this case) against a neutral backdrop always works wonders!

Lindsay said...

I am in love with that light fixture in the bedroom... where is it from? Or any tips on where to find something similar? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! The whole atmosphere is serene and cozy.

Anonymous said...

Minimlistic but not cold looking.

Anonymous said...

How to make the room stands out if the wall colour is warm yellow and the furniture is beige?

Anonymous said...

hi, very nice. Is there a light fixture above the bed, on the damask fabric panel that covers the window or is it the natural light going through the fabric?

Bedroom design ideas said...

Very elegant designs. I wish the big window (behind the bed) in master bedroom was left open after renovation.