This 3-Bedroom KL Condo is a Hong Kong Couple's Home Away From Home
Living the dream, globetrotting lifestyle.
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The thought of having a holiday home seems almost like a fantasy. But for the owners of this condominium in Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Golden Triangle district, it’s a reality that we’re all envious of.
Located within walking distance from the KLCC twin towers and with stunning views of the city skyline, this hotel-inspired three-bedder serves as a weekend retreat for a Hong Kong-based couple who come to Kuala Lumpur often.
We sat down with Blaine Robert, founder of Blaine Robert Design to find out more!
Qanvast (Q): Hi, can you tell us a little about your client’s background and the property?
Blaine Robert (BR): This particular client loves to travel and spend quality time with their friends and family in an environment that is pleasant and relaxing while also keeping with the style and feel of a hotel. Aside from Malaysia, they also enjoy living a luxury hotel lifestyle in various countries; but in settings they can call 'home'.
The property is situated under the same roof as the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur hotel and features three bedrooms and an open concept living room layout. The 2,400 sqft condominium is centrally positioned in Kuala Lumpur, surrounded by restaurants, retail centres, and entertainment, all of which are within walking distance or a short drive away. All of this makes this a great location to entertain guests or spend quality time with family or friends.
Q: What were your client’s requirements for this project?
BR: They have a taste for fresh, contemporary vibes. Firstly, they wanted the space to be light and open with muted colours. They also wanted the space to remind them that they are on vacation, so we made sure that the design of the condominium resembles that of a luxury hotel suite.
Based on their input, we created a relaxed and comfortable environment with plenty of subdued and neutral colours and a fresh overall look and feel to make them feel at home while away from home.
Q: What renovations did you carry out to meet the client's requirements?
BR: This particular space was completely conceptualised from the ground up. We meticulously selected and installed every component of the unit, from the plaster ceiling to the carpentry works and custom-made soft furnishings. We also hand-picked all of the decorative items and artworks in this condominium to enhance the overall look and feel and fit seamlessly into the entire experience.
We also ensured that it has all the necessary amenities you would find, both in a home and in a hotel, to meet the needs of the client when entertaining friends and family. This included things like a fully functional kitchen, a dining area that can seat eight people, a living area, and guest bedrooms.
The open-plan living room is kept simple yet well-curated, allowing the sweeping views of the city skyline through the floor-to-ceiling windows to take centre stage. The room is filled with comfortable seating and bathed in natural light, making it a relaxing spot for the homeowners and their guests to unwind after being out and about in the city.
We also thought about how our clients and their guests would move about in/use the space. For example, the connected dining and kitchen area next to the living room allows for conversations to flow easily during social gatherings. We kept the overall design in these common areas (living room, dining room and kitchen) clean and simple while simultaneously ensuring a consistent design flow from one room to another. A large blue rug, for example, anchors the dining and living areas, ties the space together, and adds a splash of colour to the otherwise neutral-tone space.
There are plenty of subtle, but rich elements found in this room as well. For instance, decorative lights with basic yet elegant lines in luxury finishes hanging over the sleek white dining table and kitchen island convey an understated, posh look and a welcoming ambience to the space.
The bedrooms are kept calm and cosy with neutral greys and creams. Each bedroom features pristine white linens and sleek headboards, giving the impression of staying in a luxury suite. A plethora of throw pillows and warm blankets add an inviting touch to the space.
Pendant lights were also added to the bedrooms to provide a soft glow and create a warm, relaxing environment at night. The bedrooms get lots of natural light as well, thanks to their large windows. When combined with soft neutral tones, the bedrooms look airy and bright.
Even the bathrooms are brimming with hotel-inspired elements. Large mirrors pair well with the pendant lights, while dual wash basins go perfectly with the lavish black marble slabs on the walls, counter and floors for a strikingly opulent look.
The choice of artwork and decorative pieces was essential in bringing the entire look and feel together. The use of subtle fresh muted tones that consistently provide a clean and fresh touch but are timeless and sophisticated demonstrates the client's personality/character who enjoys the better things in life without being ostentatious.
Q: What are your thoughts on the final result of working on this project?
BR: Whatever project we take on, my rule is that I must be able to stand proudly next to it and firmly stamp my Blaine Robert Design mark on it!
I believe that our hard work has certainly paid off. The condominium is now truly a haven; a home away from home, with modern furnishing, hints of cool décor, and an exquisite, hotel-inspired appeal.
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