When the artistic flair of Wes Anderson meets the timeless allure of mid-century design, the result is a home that artfully communicates the homeowners’ unique personalities.
When this couple engaged designer Jun Lee from Authors Interior & Styling to overhaul their BTO flat, they gave him a bit of a puzzle.
The goal was to craft a home that’s flexible enough to accommodate gatherings with friends and family yet still feels intimate and cosy for when the couple spends time alone, all the while reflecting the homeowners’ rather unique tastes and personalities.
The renovation was executed with minimal changes to the original floor plan, tweaking only the kitchen layout to make room for a large dining set-up and evoke a more spacious feel.
While the clean lines of the cabinets keep the kitchen simple and minimalistic, the old-school tiling, statement lighting and retro appliances introduce a sense of understated nostalgia.
Being passionate photographers, movie buffs and collectors of film paraphernalia, the homeowners have a keen eye for design and very personal colour and style preferences, which resulted in the home’s creative aesthetic; the designers skillfully brought together Wes Anderson and mid-century design, incorporating perfect pops of colour along the way.
The couple also needed plenty of room to showcase their most treasured items, ranging from old cameras to Hitchcock collectables and quirky retro finds.
These ultimately formed a proud display along the coffee pantry, simultaneously concealing a door that hides away clutter behind the dusky panels.
Upon entering the main bedroom, a more pared-back ambience is evident, the palette classic and monochromatic with no bright colours.
The dark wooden cabinetry and textured feature wall contrast beautifully with the white walls, while patterned cushions keep the aesthetic cohesive with the rest of the home.
Space planning, colour coordination and clever storage solutions all played a crucial role in the redesign of this unique BTO flat.
At the end of the day, these homeowners got a home that matches not just their aesthetic tastes but their lifestyle too, providing them with bold changes and small details that add up to a perfectly customised space that’s entirely their own.
This post was adapted from an article written by Nathanich Chaidee and originally published in the April 2023 issue of SquareRooms.