Houzz Tour: Working Around A Condo's Odd-Shaped Layout
A curved wall didn't impair this family's desire for cosy pockets of spaces
It helped that the owners took a particular liking to Twilhaar’s Joo Chiat project, which provided inspiration for the overall vibe of this home.
House at a Glance
Who lives here: A young professional couple with their baby daughter
Location: River Valley Road
Size: 1,200 square feet (111 square metres)
Project duration: 4 months
Twilhaar centred the design around a fusion of styles that would take into account the owners’ outgoing personalities, and their lifestyle, particularly their penchant for entertaining and watching movies on a projector screen.
“We took a loft inspiration with an eclectic mix of furniture and finishings. A slight industrial vibe also flows through the house through some of the fittings and the colour scheme,” he explains. He also brought his signature enfilade look (where rooms are aligned with one another) to the large living room, to give visual interest and to allocate various areas in the apartment.
“Orienting the entrance to the storage next to the front door allowed us to carve out some space to place the fridge facing the kitchen. This freed up a wall in the kitchen for us to open the space more and add a peninsula breakfast bar,” he says.
“Since the owners do mostly European cooking, an open kitchen also works for them. To block the view into the kitchen a bit more, I placed a tall bar counter between the support column and the kitchen,” he shares.
Countertops: Caesarstone; laminates: Lamitak; shutters: Second Charm
“It is always hard to work with odd-shaped homes, especially those with slanted walls and curves. I started out by creating a rectangular layout for the living area, so we had a clearly allocated space for the TV area and sofa,” Twilhaar explains.
With the living space as the anchor, the designer could afford for the dining to be ‘floating’ and placed it closer to the curved wall. “It is also nice to have a direct connection between the kitchen and the dining area,” he adds.
Sofa, dining table and TV console: Commune; lights: Second Charm
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