Monochromatic Crush

Merit, Residential Category | BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2018

The colour white is often seen as boring and bland when applied to interior spaces, but one designer begs to differ.

Calling it ‘the staple of modern interiors’, interior designer Michael Tan set out to create a refreshing, elegant and inspiring residence with dominant white monotones and clean-cut black lines.

The black-and-white palette not only evokes a sense of class but also complements and blends well with other colours, shapes, textures and elements. The result is a synchronised and timeless blend, full of surprises at every turn.

Smooth surfaces accented with bright coloured furniture and art pieces exude a modern chic vibe, setting the perfect canvas for a play of light. Dramatic use of different lightings creates an optical feast and enhances the monochromatic space.

SPATIAL DESIGN
To cater for a bachelor’s lifestyle, the designer retained an open flow between the living, dining and kitchen areas. The fully functional kitchen is designed to be compact and space saving.

The extra bedroom is converted into an open-system wardrobe, equipped with railings and LED light strips that resemble a boutique store.

The existing door of this extra bedroom, which links to the living room, was closed up, while a new entrance leading directly into the master bedroom was constructed for more privacy and a logical flow between the spaces.

PROJECT DATA
Project Name: Monochromatic Crush
Location: Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Completion Date: 2017
Gross Floor Area: 170 square metres
Interior Design Firm: MX DESIGN
Interior Fit-Out Contractor: MX DESIGN
Images: Shea Studio

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