An atmosphere of serenity is immediately apparent in this well-designed home. Designed by Rekaphosis Interior Sdn Bhd for a family of four, the 850 sqft condo features an impeccable Muji-inspired theme that blends contemporary Japanese elements with a soothing palette comprising warm neutral tones.
“The client requested for a simple and cosy concept for their home. Ultimately, they want to provide a good environment for their kids,” say the designers.
Simplicity takes the lead in the choice of materials, colours and furnishing. As it is a compact home, the designers kept the key spaces bright, neat, and clutter-free. “The key idea is to reach a balancing point by combining all the different elements in the space in a harmonious way,” the designers explain.
This design approach is particularly apparent in the living room. A plush grey sofa is placed in the middle and faces a feature wall made from light wood slats. The same material is seen on the floor-to-ceiling cabinet behind the couch, which offers the owners ample storage space to keep their personal belongings. Daylight streaming in from the balcony adds to the calm and welcoming ambience, ensuring the room is brightly lit throughout the day.
Adjacent to the living room is the dining space. The grey marble table and wooden chairs with grey upholstery match the grey sofa while infusing the room with a modern contemporary vibe. Opposite the room, across from the entrance foyer, a breakfast counter separates the kitchen from the living areas. A pair of warm wood bar stools complement the white surface, keeping the Muji theme consistent.
In the kitchen, the designers went for an all-white design. Smooth white cabinetry blends with the sleek appliances to create an elegant look. A black faucet highlights the washbasin area while lighting underneath the top cabinets gives the space a rosy undertone. Next to the cookspace is a door the opens out to the yard. To optimise the small space, the designers included a white built-in cabinet with ample drawers and shelves.
Comfort and style come together beautifully in the master bedroom. The designers selected light wood finishing for all the custom-made interior elements, including the bed frame, TV console and the L-shaped shelving unit, which doubles up as a study. A built-in wardrobe next to the study is neatly tucked to the side wall, its black glass creating a sense of depth.
For one of the kids’ room, the designers made good use of the small space by elevating the bed so that they can include pull out storage spaces underneath. A 3-step mini staircase that leads to the bed ingeniously incorporates more storage drawers. Next to the bed, a spacious study desk with open shelving that extends to the built-in wardrobe completes the bedroom.
The same cabinetry system is used in the second child’s bedroom. Drawer space is also integrated into the bed frame, while the wardrobe and open shelving also include the study desk. For this room, a pink tone for the wall adds a feminine yet vibrant touch to the overall palette.