Style-wise, the couple preferred something contemporary. “We find the industrial style too heavy and Scandinavian, too minimalist; something in-between would be perfect,” says Timothy, who is in his early 30s and works in the legal field. He and Elaine, a nurse in her late 20s, did not want a monotone interior, so they were very excited when Ruth’s proposal incorporated colours.
“I love colours and like to experiment with contrast. They add depth and character to a design when complemented by the right details, finishings and other decorative elements,” says Ruth.
For example, the entrance and the living and dining areas may serve different functions, but they come across as one seamless space. A small, circular, mustard-coloured seat at the entrance contrasts with the deep green wall, and it is part of a series of builtin cabinets and top-hinged storage compartments that continue along the living room’s back wall.
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