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Nov 12, 2009

HOME REJUVENATED!

Some homes just seem to suggest a season. For this 2-bedroom apartment located in Woodlands, it is intended to introduce the fall colors for a serene feel. The Autumn palette plays out perfectly here - warm, exotic spice colors contrast against muted biege, balancing richness with subtlety.


Living/ dining areas - before

When I visited the apartment for the first time, the interior configuration was typical - square rooms after square rooms. It was decided to contemporise the envelope, but not to create the same old 'cliched, contemporary' look again. Personality - and yes, having plenty of fun - was obviously top consideration here, judging from the eclectic mix of Asian and European design elements.

 
 
 
 
 
To unite the disparate styles and elements, a number of recurring colors like yellows, blacks and browns were incorporated throughout the apartment. To keep with Feng Shui requirements, built-in structures were designed in a mixture of styles, although predominantly in a contemporary fashion. The timber partition is inspired by trellis screens in tropical environments and sections off the dining area from the entrance effectively. The shifting of the dining set to this end also means the walkway to the kitchen would not be blocked (had the dining set been positioned opposite). Dark wood, Buddha artwork and the majesty of golden yellow also evoke images of Thailand in an instant.

Master bedroom cosy corner - before

 
 

 
 
Elsewhere in the master bedroom, damask pattern and a glossy black glass chandelier provide another ambience - the mixture of European decorative arts and modern clean-cut lines made sure the 'sleeping pod' and cosy corner do not look dull - but yet would not appear overly dressed up at the same time. The design of a raised deck for the bed is a much casual approach as compared to more conventional bed frames.



In the study area, I wished to use bright, happy colors to harmonise with the landscapes. I used a deep periwinkle to reference the blue water and sky and brought in a dose of red to avoid monotony. I suppose the President is having a happy stay, ha!

Stan

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11 comments: on "HOME REJUVENATED!"

jon said...

Liked the idea of you linking the season to the interiors. Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.:)

BabyDoll said...

It really is a nice home now. But what's up with Obama there ;) ?

Derrick said...

very nice, how much is the cost?

bebo said...

Pretty pretty little home.

Anonymous said...

Woah!

KNQ Associates said...

Ha, Derrick, you might wish to email us direct!:D

berry said...

The blue and red room looks very cozy.

Anonymous said...

Fom house to home.

Anonymous said...

i like the overall feeling of the house but not the study room. Felt that the colour, study table and shelf can improve.

KNQ Associates said...

Babydoll, that's a very special personal request by the client!