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House Tour: Eclectic designs in electric colours make a vibrant home!

This two-bedroom condominium apartment is home to a lady who has lived around the world for the last decade. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she’s an art enthusiast who has a large and varied art collection, and she requested designer Wendy Smith and the team at Design Intervention to design her apartment to complement the collection.


Instead of going the conventional route where the colour tone of the furnishings are kept neutral and muted, the homeowner wanted her furniture pieces to reflect her eclectic taste and vivid personality that were strongly evident in her art pieces.

It was a challenging task to marry the character of the furniture with the abstract nature of the art pieces. Prints and colour tones were first identified before the practical and functional aspects of the living space were discussed; and that resulted in a bright palette which included blue, fuchsia and red.

Blue-coloured furnishings, such as the large sofa, ottomans and rug, anchor the living room, making a vivid contrast with a fuchsia Asian-style console, and chairs upholstered in pink fabric with Oriental motifs. Wendy kept the large furniture pieces to a minimum, leaving enough space around each piece for it to stand out.

As the homeowner loves to entertain, Wendy did up the dining area with a long upholstered sofa on one side, which can seat more people, instead of individual chairs. The sofa is paired with clear acrylic dining chairs for a fresh contemporary look in the dining area.

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