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Light & Refined: Latitude Design

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An ordered and dainty décor is assembled from lightweight furnishings and pale architectural finishes to reflect the work of this beauty saloon.

Located beneath the planted podium deck of the Tropicana Avenue serviced residences, and decorated by Latitude Design, the storefront of the Vow skincare clinic presents a distinctly feminine décor that is symbolically saturated in white. Stepping closer to the generous windows of the entrance reveals a floor of pale wood akin to Nordic pine and walls adorned with classically-inspired wainscoting from crown to baseboard.

The low-profile furnishings have been seemingly selected to fit neatly beneath the chair rail, with the largest pieces – the grey fabric sofa and matching loveseat, tufted in a manner similar to traditional capitonné upholstery to echo the subtle classical influences in the reception area. The smaller pieces of furniture in the reception are of distinctly Scandinavian design to match the prevailing colour palette, with a few distributed examples of the iconic coffee tables and accent tables made famous by the Eames design duo. Accompanying the tables are a few intriguingly artful chairs that incorporate a cellular design in the Eames-inspired form-pressed seats.

Traditional Influences: The authentic proportions of classical wainscoting decorate the white walls of the reception area in a subtle statement of the beauty saloon’s aesthetic principles.

Beyond the reception area, a false wall is built up to host glass shelves within lit niches and to shelter a secondary receiving area for the inevitable overlap of appointments. The more private lounge is furnished with simplistic sectional seats upholstered in blue-grey fabric and pockets of greenery on white bases to evoke serene imagery of the countryside for the patrons in waiting.

Minimalist Icons: The far-reaching influences of the Eames design duo can be observed in the accent tables and form-pressed seats distributed throughout the front of the establishment.

A diminutive vanity counter and a bevelled mirror framed in white appoint the beginning of the narrow access that leads into the operative side of the clinic.

The passageway is apparently designed to take after similar ingresses into the dressing rooms of clothing boutiques, with the doorways of the private treatment rooms obscured behind thick grey drapery.

The aesthetics of the treatment rooms are reassuringly similar to the reception area: a pale wood floor and white walls enveloping white furnishings, and pink or blue-grey equipment to match the elements seen at the front of the establishment.


Experienced Designers

Since starting out in June 2003, Latitude Design has been providing customers with high quality and original interior designs for their residential and commercial spaces in Malaysia. With a formidable and experienced design team, the company now possesses a significant portfolio of completed projects – ranging from single-room renovations and the refurbishment of entire dwellings to the building of bungalows from the ground up. Latitude Design is a reputable and prestigious brand in the industry – emphasizing on the budget, deadline and functionality of every project.


From left to right: Katherine Chan, Sherman Cheah, Amr Ghobar, Sun, Phang, Elaine Yap, and Ezri Faiz
Venue: GoldenHome Kitchen @ Glenmarie
Kitchen Appliances: Teka Küchentechnik Malaysia
Photographer: Gavin Yam


Latitude Design Sdn Bhd
Lot 2-21, Jalan PJU 1/43
Aman Suria
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

+603 7804 0311
+603 7804 2311
latitudedesignsb@gmail.com
wms.latitudedesignsb.com
@latitudedesignsb


Article by Kevin Eichenberger