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WOOD TONES ADD TEXTURE AND CREATE A WARM AMBIENCE.
Designed by senior interior designer Eva Lau, this three-storey five-bedroom intermediate terrace is the home of a couple in their 40s, the husband’s elderly parents, two daughters, and a domestic helper. The home’s contemporary interiors are created around a simple palette of white, dark grey to black, and wood tones, with furnishings in similar hues. An open-to-sky air well in the centre of the house allows light and breeze to enter the ground level; the stone used for the feature wall, and on the ground of the courtyard, was imported from Korea by the homeowners. On the ground floor, a shoe rack and electrical control panel in the living room are hidden behind feature panels which are clad in a wood-like laminate from Formica. Groove lines were embossed on the laminate’s surface to mirror the design of the timber strips used in the exteriors of the house. The open-concept dry kitchen features a white quartz countertop, with white glossy acrylic panels for the cabinet doors. These are pared with dark grey walls for contrast. In comparison, the wet kitchen adopts a more muted dark grey colour scheme. Eva designed the overhead cabinets here to be slightly recessed, making the space look larger.
Timber louvres form the shelter above the car porch, while providing shade from the sun.
Timber-like laminated panels in the living room add texture and warmth to the space.
The air well is transformed into a garden space where the homeowners can enjoy the outdoor breeze.
There are four bedrooms on the second floor, belonging to the elderly couple, the family’s daughters, as well as a guest room. Keeping in line with the colour palette downstairs, the guest bathroom here sports white subway wall tiles and hexagonal black floor tiles. The third floor houses the master bedroom and a living area. The embossed wood-like laminate treatment used on the ground floor makes an appearance here as well, on the partition which acts as a tall headboard to the bed. On the other side of this partition are the wardrobes. A sea of white marble flooring instantly brings a sense of calm to the master bathroom. At the same time, an inky black homogenous tiled wall draws you into the space, and to the stand-alone bathtub, with it's soft curves. Softening the stark contrast in colour is the wood-look countertop clad in Kompac Plus.
The living area on the third floor is designed to be a study for the school-going children, and a place where the elderly couple can enjoy views of the surrounding.
Marble flooring in the master bathroom gives the intimate space a luxurious feel.
The headboard doubles as a partition to create a passage way along the wardrobe in the master bedroom.