Apartment, Tseung Kwan O
Residential Interior Design for The Wings
Thanks to the short distance from the subway line and shopping malls, transportation and shopping are convenient around The Wings. The homeowners, a couple, are deeply devoted to each other; just as the saying goes, "there is no me without you." However, each individual has a distinct personality and free will, so even though they live under the same roof, the residential interior design should consider their privacy to promote harmony in the household. For example, the couple has different tastes for shades of colour. Since there is plenty of room to manoeuvre, it is better to reserve space for both sides so they can have lives of their own, instead of seeking a compromise between what he wants and what she wants, which may result in a thankless effort. Life is better with diversity, just like designers purchasing various types of wood from different regions. Seeking common ground while buying differences is always the gospel truth.
Creating Simplicity with Simple Materials
The unit has three bedrooms, and only the owners with no children live here. They wanted the primary bedroom to be larger, so the three bedrooms were made into one. They also wanted a bigger kitchen, but Jacky, our designer, thinks that this will affect the living room's appearance, so he only suggested opening up the kitchen without any further extensions. In fact, as soon as the wall and the kitchen door were removed, the kitchen was united with the living space, making the house more spacious.
The owners like minimalist residential interior design, so the team only used the bare essentials to create an uncluttered space. For each area, the residential interior design only incorporates one primary type of wood to ensure no fitting will look incongruous. A 7-shaped "breadbasket" is trimmed with horizontal grain walnut at the open kitchen's entrance. It is formed by part of the kitchen's top wall and a straight full-height shoe cabinet. The shoe cabinet is built-in, and to make it look thinner, the designer has installed a LED stripe along the 7-shaped surface, cutting it in half, so it doesn't look that deep. Furthermore, the kitchen and the living floors are laid with the same wood tiles. The benefit is that it makes the room seem larger by unifying two spaces. Still, they are two different functional areas. The designer suggested that each area be unencumbered while maintaining two distinct spaces. That's why there is a LED strip to divide them appropriately visually.
Decorating Geometric Patterns
The residential interior design has more creative ideas. For example, the living room ceiling has a double-layer arrangement, one longer and one shorter, like steps, and uses trough lighting to add depth. The furniture in the living room follows the minimalist style, with a thin TV stand holding a sizeable 65-inch television. The proportion is just right. And there is an L-shaped grey sofa with streamlined arms. As the designer noted, geometric patterns are also bright spots of the residential interior design.
The bedroom wallpaper behind the bed also carries dense irregular geometric patterns in the bedroom. The wallpaper is in brown wood colour. Patterns are like a stack of wood-grain tiles, seeming rough but exquisitely made, in unison with the wood furniture. Each block of colour is presented in different brown tones, and some are mixed with grey. When under the spotlight, they give an excellent 3D effect. Three bedrooms are made into one bedroom, so there is no difficulty to ensure spaciousness. Raising the sleeping platform, placing a bed, and connecting the platform to the window sill creates a large area. You can see out of the window, into the distant landscape that extends out of the window infinitely. The sense of space is unparalleled. On each side of the bedroom door stands a full-height walnut-coloured wardrobe. One belongs to the husband, and one belongs to the wife, to store their clothes separately. The clothing rack beside the wardrobe has an open look design convenient for temporary clothes hanging. The wardrobe and the platform employ the exact wood grain pattern, which is more plain and rough, different from what is used in the living room. The designer said using a different kind of wood for different areas will help break the monotony. One side of the wardrobe has been converted into a decorative shelf to place ornaments or light decorations. The designer doesn't like it to be only a piece of wood but has some unique visual effects. A cloakroom was added to the spacious bedroom. It has a padded booth chair on the inside, so the couple can change clothes together, which is different from the conventional residential interior design.
Residential Interior Design that Honors Personality
The homeowners said they don't have many guests, so there is no harm in giving each one a private bathroom. Since they prefer different colour shades, the husband likes dark colours, and the wife likes light colours, and no compromise would satisfy both, private bathrooms will be the only easy solution. Therefore, for one bathroom, walls are glued with dark panels, using the walnut-coloured cabinet, the other with light wood grain and beige panels, and a light wood-coloured cabinet. The latter also has an open shelf to place essentials. Our residential interior design Hong Kong team succeeded to meet their respective interests, reserving personal space for both, and we believe that this will help build their harmony.