Design consultancy firm, Architology, infused the homeowner’s personal style and artistic preferences into this cosy family home
15 July 2016
Home Type: 4-bedroom duplex
Floor Area: 3,035 sqft
Homeowner Marge Widjaja had two must-haves when she wanted to have her new duplex (two-storey unit) done up — a colourful mixed media diptych purchased in Jakarta and a double-height solid timber wall.
Architect Terence Quah from design consultancy firm, Architology, were on the same page as Marge in terms of taste. Infusing Marge’s personal style and bold choices in art into the refurbishment thus came naturally.
Terence built the colour palette around Marge’s mixed media artwork. He found a muted jade blue wall paint that complemented the collage, and used it for the dining room wall and the high ceiling of the living room. Graduated shades of blue based on that anchor hue pop up throughout the other spaces of the house. In the kitchen, they come in a mix of wall tiles and the mosaic backsplash. Brighter shades of cyan come in the form of a woven area rug, a mirror frame and other soft furnishings.
Marge’s other requirement – a double-height timber wall – was used as the contrast colour and the secondary design detail for the house.
For accent colours, Terence and Marge turned to the mixed media diptych for inspiration: corals, seafoam green, yellow-gold.
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