The Residences Kuala Lumpur by Blu Water Studio introduce you to the haute couture of sanctuary – high fashion inspired new living trends from the most prestigious catwalks. Representing the new designers generation, the unconventional style of Heider Ackermann is perfectly reflected in the smaller apartment (Type A-first photos of the post). According to his fashion shows the vibrant colors were complemented with subtle and monochrome hues.
The soothing shades of gray were chosen to interact with the abundant exposure of turquoise and yellow. Tinted mirrors intensify the colour impression and double the sense of spaciousness. The inspiration from the silhouette of Ackerman’s clothes determines the vertically cut walls, which elongate the height of the space. Although the living area was very limited, transparent tables and chairs help to open it up. The countless reflections from the soft shaped metallic pendants completed the definitive style. The final touch comes from the sculptural yellow armchair inspired by the diagonal lines of masculine Ackermann design.
The timelessness of Dior defined the vision of the larger apartment (Type B). The spirit of the French designer is expressed both with silhouettes and hues. Feminine chicness influenced the shapes and textures. Beloved women’s pleats, highlighted in the 2012 spring-summer collection, were translated from the catwalk to the apartment as the feature design motif. Pleat-like focal wall in the living area, although made of vinyl timber, took the basic inspiration from the fabric’s flexibility. The layering inspired design throughout the apartment was used to create the touch of mystery, which accurate characterizes the fair sex.
To highlight the organic touches, monochrome colors with the dominant black were juxtaposed with vibrant green and powerful magenta. In line with Dior’s principle, as he is quoted to say, “I have designed flower women”, the bloom chair stands out in the center of living space. This high designer piece in the shape of over-sized green flower adds a subtle textural feel to the interior and plays together with the richness of the carpet. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Blu Water Studio]
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.
If you believe that green does not work in a trendy and minimal contemporary bedroom, then think again! A green accent wall is easy to shape and it brings that much needed warmth to an otherwise cool and mundane interior. Just repeat the color in the room using vivacious bedding, accessories, nightstands or even a couple of lovely vases and you have an inviting bedroom that is both energetic and relaxing. Those who feel that an accent wall in green or décor are not your thing can still add the color by placing a couple of potted plants to fill up those empty corners. It is an easy, eco-friendly and healthy choice to turn to that will instantly alter the mood in the bedroom.