Picture Perfect

Tips on how your home can be as put together as possible before moving in

When families move into their new home, there’s usually still a lot to be done before it is even presentable. This family, however, wanted their home to be as put together as possible when they moved in. They did just that with the help of Milan Interior, which assisted with all aspects from the renovation to the styling of the various spaces.

 

Living Statement

The timber-based feature wall in the living room commands attention.

The timber-based feature wall in the living room commands attention.

All is in order in the living area where a simple timber-based feature wall holds court at the front. Furniture choices are particularly interesting here with the designers choosing to go with a large sofa set in powder pink and a complementary sofa in purple. Instead of looking overly pretty, the unexpected colours give the space a fresh and modern feel.

 

Going Up

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Lifts in landed homes are becoming more of a norm than the luxury they previously were. A lift right between the living and dining areas helps to future-proof the house as parents age and also offers much-welcomed convenience.

Aesthetically, the lift is kept appropriately subdued so as not to distract from the rest of the spaces.

 

Be Our Guest

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Parties and gatherings are common in this household and a proper space that would allow for fuss-free hosting is a must.

For this, a large open-concept kitchen with seamless cabinets is the ideal place to do final preparations for food and drinks while guests linger around. The designers cleverly pushed the dining table up against the island counter so that the dining area appears as an effortless extension of the kitchen.

 

Entertainment Zone

A large dining table sits conveniently next to the dry kitchen.

A large dining table sits conveniently next to the dry kitchen.

Milan Interior designed this home to reflect the owners’ familial values and penchant for social gatherings. Large, open spaces are perfect for guests to casually mingle around, as seen in the dining hall set-up, where a large dining table sits conveniently next to the dry kitchen and is just within visual range of the living room.

 

Light Cooking

The wet kitchen has a Scandinavian feel.

The wet kitchen has a Scandinavian feel.

A light, Scandinavian feel takes over in the wet kitchen, which has been designed as an efficient galley cooking space.
Ample storage comes in the form of both overhead and undercounter cabinets while a black quartz countertop helps to keep things practical and easy to maintain.

 

By Redzman Rahmat

Article first published in Lookbox Living #40 Mar/Apr 2015

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