Curves, Minimalism, and Muji Inspirations
3 keywords are given as the brief which are Curves, Minimalism and Muji.
Neutral tones and selective wood elements were introduced to give a feel of calmness.
Curves and Arcs was placed around the house to soften and create a fluid visual flow from the main entrance all the way to the end of the bedrooms
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The layout of this unit is narrowly rectangular where the dining area is the first space to greet you once enter this home. It is of importance that this communal area gives a nice welcome and invitation to gather. The dining table is carefully selected, while the organic shaped mirrors helped to enlarge the space in a non-traditional way.
The living area’s TV wall which is also the start of the walk way to the bedrooms was reconstructed to become a prominent curved wall. This allows the walkway entrance to be bigger and also helps make the living area larger and connected to the other spaces of the home. Textured effect paint was also used to further highlight the wall as a focal feature in the living area.
The kitchen’s colours are uniform to the overall design cues of the home, giving the very warm and cosy vibes synonymous with Muji interior design. The kitchen space was further enlarged by removing the wall and doors of the yard allowing the continuation of cabinets to reach till the end.
The common bathroom ‘s contrasting idea of the tiles selection was taken from the inspiration of a bamboo forest in urban setting where the small green tiles represents the bamboo, wooden plank like tiles would be the tree branches complete with grey stone tiles for the urban feel.
The default master bedroom was deemed too small for the owners and the idea of having the adjacent common bedroom to combine into a bigger space was welcomed.
It was proposed that the sleeping area is to be in the common bedroom while the master bedroom is transformed into a full-fledged walk in wardrobe with plenty of wardrobe space. This arrangement helps cater to the owner’s lifestyle as they each start their day at different timings.
The design details of the carpentry wardrobe is curved and flows throughout the room, an arc mirror is placed on this particular wardrobe door where the reflection brings the visibility of both areas together.
The fluted glass arched door creates a statement to the en suite master bathroom at the walk in wardrobe area. It was an extension of space to create a spa like experience where the towels and essentials are shelved near the entrance. The tiles chosen for the bathroom is to create a Zen like ambience with wooden plank like tiles for the shower while the vanity basin area houses a feature of small rounded grey tiles completed with surrounding stone tiles.