Not Your Typical Home: 6 OMG-Worthy Spaces We Love
Beige colour schemes. Sleek, minimalist built-ins. White, porcelain tiles.
They may be timeless, practical and favoured by many homeowners (if you'd noticed), but let's be honest - the ever-popular modern/contemporary theme can get a little dull over time. Is that all there is to interior design in Malaysia? Definitely not.
So, if you're looking for home inspiration that's different from the usuals, below are six jaw-dropping local homes that switch up the game with their eclectic, uniquely creative styles:
Who says a house has to look like a typical home! This 2,750 sq. ft. home boasts an incredibly unique, marbled décor that resembles an art gallery of sorts. With cool eclectic accent pieces (e.g. gold bar stools and coffee tables), artistic lighting and a generally bold mix of materials, colours, and décor styles, this home is anything but regular!
An upscale, NYC-styled loft can exist right here in modest Puchong with the right décor and design! Just check out this ultra-cool home fit for a super chic city dweller! Made up with plenty of natural and dusky hardwood materials, black-paned glass, black feature walls, and more black-coloured accent pieces – this décor certainly captures that dark, edgy urban vibe.
3. Gasing House
If you are a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll, you’re going to love this barn house-meets-industrial-meets-art house dream home! There’s a ton of raw and rough materials that are sufficiently softened with big barn house-styled comfort pieces e.g. lush, cosy sofas. The colour coordination is generally grey and smoggy, not drawing too much attention; but those hunky exposed beam ceilings completely make up for it!
The décor of this amazing three-storey bungalow highlights the beauty of contemporary Asian décor as it pays homage to its Peranakan past. With hints of straits-inspired blue tones (e.g. on tiles and walls), art pieces, and Chinese calligraphy; the décor is gently tied together without appearing overdone. And cooking enthusiasts will certainly envy the fact there's a huge kitchen at home!
5. One KL
Looking for a completely cosmopolitan, art-inspired, ultra-luxurious pad with a private pool? Then look no further, we’ve found it in the heart of Kuala Lumpur! Just peek at the stunning art-pieces on display, light flooding thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and creatively cool colour tones, from silver to brass and grey to turquoise.
This home is far, far away from anything Scandinavian or minimalist, by any measure! It is instead rather maximalist in its décor focus with loads of mixed materials, colours, patterns, and décor styles. You’ll see its Asian-eclectic-artsy side with lovely heritage tiles and pieces. There’s also an imposing industrial look encompassing the space with brick walls, cement pieces, and darkened steel. But what’s most interesting? It all comes together perfectly without clashing or appearing hectic; this is what the work of a talented and dedicated design team should amount to!