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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