This home features a wellbalanced palette of tones and textures stylish in every way.
With a splash of eye-catching hues and a touch of Scandinavia, this home features a well-balanced palette of tones and textures that are stylishly cosy in every way.
Striking colours and a touch of Scandinavian charm take centre stage in this 980sqf apartment in Kuala Lumpur, elegantly designed for a young couple who wanted a vibrant home that reflects their personality and lifestyle.
To achieve this, designers Pauline Ng and Priscilla Ng from Paul+Pris went for a bright and colourful interior brimming with eye-catching details. While they were given creative licence to work with bold colours, they remained careful with their choices.
“For this home, we created a predominantly Scandinavian look enhanced by a harmonious palette of bold and pastel hues to balance the homeowners’ contrasting colour preferences – one of them likes stronger tones, while the other likes more soothing hues,” say the designers.
Against a clean and clutter-free backdrop, the home features a few key pieces of furniture to accompany an energetic palette of bright blues and soft pinks. Paul+Pris also improved the flow of the boxy layout via clearly defined open spaces in the main living areas. This adds to the feeling of a modern and minimalist abode, while opening up the space.
“Our ‘minimalism’ is an expression of using what’s essential,” say the designers. “To us, interior design means more than just its aesthetic value; it is about creating spaces that are meaningful and functional.”
In the living room, a bold blue wall that stretches from the living area to the dining space is adorned with custom-made shelving for the owners to display their accessories. Throughout the small apartment, strong colours were applied strategically yet subtly in the form of interior details.
“To make things interesting, we painted the door frames the same lively shade of blue,” the designers explain. “We also incorporated custom-made furniture and chic accessories in the same colour family to bring out that bold and quirky look the owners love.”
In the kitchen, the walls are clad entirely in white tiles. The sleek white countertop further adds to the polished look of the space. As a way to brighten things up without being too loud, the designers painted the ceiling as well as the tile grouts in pink, giving the cooking space a wow factor.
“With an all-white, glossy kitchen, there’s a risk of it looking stark and clinical. However, we didn’t want to put too many colours in a small cookspace, so we applied just enough pink to spruce up the space,” say the designers. “As one of the owners loves cooking and adores the colour pink, this was the perfect place to infuse this feminine colour.”
The colourful approach continues in the master bedroom, but only tranquil shades were used. Here, woody tones and soft textures work together harmoniously, conjuring an atmosphere of serenity.
“Although we wanted this home to really stand out using colours, we didn’t want strong tones to overwhelm the interiors,” say Pauline and Priscilla. “For example, the colour temperature simmers down in the bedroom – we used serene hues to ensure it’s conducive to resting and sleeping. We included a headboard in a lighter shade of blue, as well as tailor-made shelving with grey surfaces, to provide the room with a cooler touch.” WHERE TO GO Paul+ Pris, TEL: + 6012-221-1069 www.paul-pris.com
Designers Pauline Ng and Priscilla Ng from Paul+ Pris went for a bright and colourful interior brimming with eyecatching details.
BELOW To imbue the living room with a vibrant atmosphere, the feature wall is painted a striking blue tone that complements the neutral-toned furnishings.
LEFT Pink grouting against polished white tiles brighten up the cooking area without overwhelming the small kitchen space.
In the dining area, custom- made wallshelves featuring an interesting mix of decorative accessories add a fashionable touch to the overall space.
ABOVE There’s an eyecatching interplay of geometric shapes in the living room, which showcases creative flair without going overboard with details.