Accents of surprisingly lively tones are used to offset a neutral palette against an asymmetrical backdrop of wood and stone in polished planes.
In this family home decorated by Latitude Design, delectable expanses of wood and stone are rendered in mirrorsmooth planes to complement the stringent geometry of modern design. The foyer presents an expanse of wood in a regal shade, its dark and polished surface curving to a bold transition of glossy black trim and the dramatic grey veining of Calacatta marble in the adjacent seating lounge – while the opposite wall presents an array of sand-coloured hexagonal stone tiles laid with deliberate lippage to provide some unexpected texture and depth.
The open lounge consists of two separate seating arrangements presenting white and brown in contrasting application: while the outermost lounge hosts brown leather upholstery against a background of white, the other apparently inverts the palette with a foreground of white leather upholstery held against walls and ceilings embellished with the same dark shade of wood presented in the foyer. The two seating lounges are visually enclosed within monochromatic frames – with the black trim borders on the recessed ceilings echoed in the ebonised blades of the Deka ceiling fans, the array of bookshelves, as well as a few other elements marking the corners of the inner lounge.
Beyond the staggered relief of the sand-coloured wall in the foyer, lies a hallway stretching into the kitchens and formal dining area – a conjoined space saturated in white and segregated in monochromatic fashion by dark cabinetry in the dry kitchen. The dining space occupies a corner marked by an island projection from the dry kitchen – its Belgian black marble sides repeated in a decorative feature that runs up the wall and across the ceiling in the same footprint. The distinctly modern dining table mirrors its monochromatic environment, with its slopping jet-black sides and white surface ringed in reflective metal trim. Hanging over the dining table and punctuating the space with light is a ringed chandelier of distinctly industrial design – with the individual exposed bulbs suspended from a metallic ring that was seemingly appropriated from a traditional wooden barrel.
In a secluded seating lounge on the upper floor, a modern reinterpretation of the 1956 Herman Miller Lounge chair and its requisite accompanying ottoman stands by the windows at the open end of the seating space – its ancestry indicated by the iconic upswept sides of Charles and Ray Eames’ original design. To inject a dose of levity into the neutral palette of the seating space, the lounge chair is upholstered in leather of a vivid yellow shade.
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
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger