Renovation Journey with Lisa

We’ve heard the phrase: “less is more.” many times in our lives. Such concept has slowly integrated into the realm of interior design as well. Instead of a fanciful luxurious home, many of us prefer to live in a functional and uncluttered home. Well, simplicity does not necessary mean unimaginative and boring. In this article, we’ll explore the minimalistic designs mainly in the living room and bedroom.

Living Room

The interior design of a living room is of prime importance because this is where the family come together for bonding after a tiring day of work. Since the theme was set as modern and minimalistic, we’ll expect earth tone and monochrome colours. Paired with appropriate lightings, the interior space of the above living room looks effortlessly stylish and chic at one glance.

Minimalistic interior design often involves the concept of having open spaces. As such, space planning is crucial. To make use of a limited space efficiently, the shoe cabinet is integrated together with the TV feature wall. A sliding mirror is installed for 2 main purposes. 1) To enlarge the space visually 2) For convenience sake – allow the owners to check on themselves before leaving the house. There is a sette space hidden behind the sliding mirror which saves space. Next to the shoe cabinet, open shelves are built accordingly to owners’ height preferences which can be used to display items that hold sentimental value for the owners. Accessories such as carpet and even the choice of the plant used next to the TV console were selected with caution so that they will fit into the colour scheme of the home. The secret to a well-designed home is to pay full attention to every detail.

Bedroom

Bright lightings are used in the bedroom as well which gives people an impression of cleanliness and orderliness. We can see a wooden partition built right next to the door, the divider splits the entrance and bed area thus, ensuring privacy. To add a more stylish vibe, display spaces are designed on the partition. Collectibles or photo frames could be used as an element of decoration. Thus, making the space more personalized and more homely for the owners. Such spaces (as seen on the open shelves in the living room as well) were created as we believe that a home should tell the story of the owners and an exhibition of what they love.

An open wardrobe is ideal for the bedroom as a conventional wardrobe we see in furniture shops tend to make a limited space look more cluttered. The use of wood tones on walls, ceilings and on the open wardrobe makes the space seems more cozy. We also note that the room is completed with simple furnishings and accessories are kept to a minimal. Despite the simplicity, the elegance of the space is not compromised. Hence, adhering to the idea of “less is more.”

Dresser area is set up for daily makeup/skincare routine for the lady of the house. Tinted mirrors were used  to add a more romantic ambience and to soften the strong overall look produced by the dark laminated bed head finish. The mirrors enlarge the space visually which is important as space constraints were a problem when designing the room. Bright lightings were used to tackle space constraints as the illusion of a larger space can be produced by brighter lightings reflected off the surfaces of walls.

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Minimalist with storage

Theme: Luxury & Contemporary

We’ve seen so many photos of beautiful homes on the internet and i believe all of us yearn to have such well-designed home. Yet, many of us had no idea where to kick start the interior design and renovation. Here is a little story of Lisa’s renovation journey.

Living Room

At one glance

The living room is where the family and the guests gather at. The importance of the interior design of the living room need not be further emphasized. To kick start the interior design, theming and the colour scheme are crucial. The owners yearned for a luxury, contemporary and classy themed home. The colour scheme of the home is in earth tone – mostly brown, grey and beige. Basic colours such as black and white are also used. Such colours symbolise elegance, security, warmth and have a calming effect. In addition, such colour schemes fit the theme flawlessly. Materials like marble and wood are used to produce an effect of extravagance.

The incorporation of marble into designs has always been a timeless classic since the olden days. Thus, you will never go wrong with marble.

The feature wall of the television is made of marble which gives a polished look for the entire home instantly and effortlessly. Apart from the chic design, the look is completed with an open shelf at the bottom which acts as a console for open display of TV appliances. Remarkably, with the feature wall, electrical wires of the TV are well hidden. We no longer have to tolerate the messiness these wires caused anymore.

Kitchen

An open concept kitchen is always a good idea for contemporary themed homes. As the kitchen and dining table are connected to the living room, matching materials would be ideal. Thus, the island of the kitchen and the feature wall of the dining area are covered with marble laminated finish. In addition, the use blue chairs at the dining area give a more vibrant and energetic look. Overall, the impeccable use of the colours and materials made the space appear more spacious and further highlighted the elegance of the home.

Master Bedroom

The overall look for the master bedroom is more minimalistic with a hint of elegance. A walk-in wardrobe gives an underlying luxurious feel and i believe many of us – especially ladies long for a space like this. Thus, as requested by the owners,  2 bedrooms were combined into one to achieve the walk-in wardrobe. An island is place in the middle of the walk-in wardrobe for storage of accessories and folded clothes.

The sleeping area is defined with a raised platform covered with vinyl flooring finish. The ceiling cove light is connected to the bed head which gives a more stylish vibe to the overall appearance.

Kids Bedroom

It is pretty unusual to see a contemporary themed kids bedroom as most kids bedroom are designed in a more lively and colourful way. However, such design has an advantage in years to come when the kids mature. To add a more cheerful vibe, adorable and colourful paintings are used. There is a raised bed for a kid and the other sleep on a pull-out bed which saves space.

A study table is essential for every child. Brighter colours such as blue and yellow are used which make the study environment more conducive. On the right side of the table, there is an open shelf in the sunken-in area to maximize storage space. The black chalk wall on the right adds a fun vibe to the study area. Lights are installed right under the blue and yellow shelves so that table lamps are not needed which prevents the situation of having messy wires. Remarkably, the table size can fit at least 3-4 people at a go thus, the children can invite their project/study mates over.

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