DÉ­COR MADNE S S

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Fashionable Life -

Eames chair that takes cen­tre stage. “A beau­ti­fully crafted rosewood ver­sion of a chair from the 1960s that my hus­band brought home. It is one of the most com­fort­able chairs I have ever sat in and a favourite of our guests,” she shares. The slow process of col­lect­ing odd pieces was a true labour of love. From paint­ings and ran­dom ob­jects (such as a coat hanger by a Dan­ish de­signer and a sub­ma­rine head from Taksu) to cus­tom-built fur­ni­ture (for ex­am­ple, the stun­ning din­ing ta­ble and a wooden stump, all orig­i­nals by Fiske) are vis­ually a breath of fresh air to the min­i­mal­is­tic ideals the house was orig­i­nally built on. Clearly, painstak­ing at­ten­tion to de­tail is ev­ery­thing to Sofiah.

As we walk around the cir­cu­lar open-plan of her kitchen, she shows me how it opens up to the liv­ing room, which in turn leads to the study and the pool. The cool shades of blue em­a­nat­ing from the sparkling wa­ter beau­ti­fully con­trasts the lush green­ness of wil­low trees. These pro­vide a wel­com­ing shade by the wa­ter, which re­flects bril­liantly against the white liv­ing room. It’s an in­ge­nious way of in­cor­po­rat­ing na­ture into the in­te­rior aes­thetic.

“It’s a bliss­ful oa­sis to re­lax in af­ter a long day at the of­fice, not wor­ry­ing about the chil­dren and wind­ing down in the sit­ting room, look­ing out to the pool with Ar­mada lounge mu­sic play­ing in the back­ground,” she says of her favourite spot to re­flect. “I’ve done quite a lot in my life. And I have no re­grets. There is al­ways some­thing new to ex­pe­ri­ence.”

At the break­fast bar in her week­end uni­form: white shirt paired with a sarong by Jan­tik

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