Upon setting foot into this eclectically styled home, there is a natural inclination to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful decor all around.
Nestled in the heart of the coveted Embassy Row in Kuala Lumpur, this 3,000 sqft condo home at U-thant Residence expresses a picturesque aesthetic that combines a modern interior concept with Eastern-inspired decor. Spacious and airy, the home’s four key spaces – the living, dining, dry kitchen and chill-out nook, bring out the eclectic theme in a highly personal way.
“For their new home, the client wanted a more modern but comfy environment that reflects their lifestyle and taste. Thus, we went for an amalgamation of modern minimalist design with Eastern influence,” IQI Concept Sdn Bhd says.
The design team started with the flooring by replacing the old tilework with matte tiles, resulting in a calmer and warmer atmosphere. To further enhance the understated and laid-back palette, the house also incorporates a carefully-selected collection of solid wood furniture, art pieces and mementoes from the owners’ personal collection.
This decorative approach is prevalent in the living room where a clean backdrop encompasses a composition of furniture pieces, strategically placed to evoke a distinctive theme. A grey sofa anchors the space while a red armchair and unique furnishing enliven the room with a vibrant touch. Eye-catching art on the wall adds on to the tasteful environment, complementing the colourful accents all around.
A few steps away, the chill-out space is a refreshing spot for reading or simply relaxing. Daylight streams in through the window gently, casting a cosy glow over the attractive seating landscape. “One of the signature features of the house is the custom-made modular sofa set inspired by the Mahjong sofa. As the client wanted a chill area, we specially made this sofa for the corner of the house to give it a charming and inviting ambience,” the design team explains.
Adjacent to the cosy corner is the open kitchen which takes on a fresh white palette. A central island serves as a breakfast counter where colourful bar chairs break the all-white monotony of the space. A solid antique-looking console on the side helps to key in the Eastern theme in a subtle way. In the dining room, a handsome, warm wood dining table with six solid wood chairs highlights the space. Here, its surrounding walls display framed paintings for a personalised look.
The design concept continues in the master bedroom, keeping the East-meets-West theme cohesive throughout the home. Leaning against the wall is an art piece made from wood panels depicting the image of Buddha. Next to it, a glass door slides open to reveal the bathroom suite, which is designed with a unique appeal. The designers elaborate: “We employed a customised feature wall using floral monochrome hexagon tiles in the master bathroom. This gives the space an artistic feel.”