Interior Design Project Info
Deep within the Kuala Lumpur city center, beneath the shadow of the iconic twin towers lies a domain like no other. It is man-made, that is true, but its inspiration lies beyond the urban jungle it calls home. Located in the One KL development, a luxury serviced residence which made news because each condo unit came with its own private swimming pool, the designers were so inspired by the grandness of nature that they imbued this home with an abundance of references to our natural world. Walking into the entrance foyer, a basking bronze hippopotamus lies in wait under a mirrored trail of "clouds", volunteering a tantalising hint of what lies beyond in the living room. Once through the threshold, the visitor is immediately captivated by the tableau populating this expansive double volume space – the designer takes visitors on a journey through a landscape of organic forms starting from the monolithic sofa which recalls majestic glacial blocks, the pristine "stream" in gradations of turquoise depicted on the slim sliver of carpet and mountainous "hills and cliffs" provided by the leather armchairs. A custom designed pendant light in the shape of stylised clouds dominates the ceiling and has the advantage of being able to be enjoyed from the mezzanine floor's eye level as well. The dining table is an unusual leaf shape which is surprisingly practical and can accommodate up to 10 persons. Adjacent to the main living space is the dry kitchen, a pristine snowscape of linear plains accented by a modern chandelier of icy stalactites. The bedrooms are serene habitats created for rest and the nature theme is carried through here with accents - whether its sculptural driftwood as artwork or bespoke carpets with timber grains. The children's room is a whimsical wonderland created to encourage play and stimulate the imagination with a bunk bed complete with a slide and a magical carpet which captures the colours of the rainbow.