The large Afghan rug, which was bought by Derek in Pakistan, offers an interesting contrast to the contemporary design of the space. Cushions and accessories on table, from Egg3.

As this condo unit was the family home of a couple with two children, it had to be packed with storage compartments to conceal as much clutter as possible.

Interior designer William Chan of Spacedge Designs therefore suggested using the concept of “blocks” as the building block of the home’s interior design, as structured designs often ensure minimal space wastage, and is more affordable than curved designs.

A combination of vibrant colours and strong geometric lines come together in an eccentric living room. The use of built-in components also free up clutter in this open area, allowing it to look and feel more spacious.

Pictured above is a large Afghan rug, which bought by homeowner Derek in Pakistan, offers an interesting contrast to the contemporary design of the space.

Accessories on table, from Egg3.
Accessories on table, from Egg3.

Dining Table

The peacock-blue box that anchors the common area contains camouflaged drawers that hold the family’s tableware, and conceals the domestic helper’s room at the same time. Paired with a bright orange dining table that “slices” into it, this corner is one truly arresting visual focus of the home.

This striking design that houses audiovisual equipment is an unconventional alternative to a standard TV console. Giant chess pieces from Egg3.
This striking design that houses audiovisual equipment is an unconventional alternative to a standard TV console.

TV Console

The blocky design language is interpreted in another way here, where the TV console is broken up into wall-mounted boxes of various sizes that were tailored to fit the different audiovisual equipment. Laminates of different shades were then used to clad these boxes for a simple yet striking design.

The Moroso Silver Lake sofa by Patricia Urquiola has a bright red frame and grey upholstery, adding colour diversity to the living area.
The Moroso Silver Lake sofa by Patricia Urquiola has a bright red frame and grey upholstery, adding colour diversity to the living area.

Living Room

Behind the sofa, which is a Patricia Urquiola design, is a full-height partition made out of tetris-like shapes that serve as open display shelves and closed compartments. This unique feature wall is also a clever way to separate the study area from the living room.

If you want a room that is enclosed, but not cut off from the rest of the home, incorporate "cut out" openings in a random yet neat pattern, as seen here.
If you want a room that is enclosed, but not cut off from the rest of the home, incorporate “cut out” openings in a random yet neat pattern, as seen here.

Partition with Glass Windows

Instead of a solid wall, the designer optimised the home’s geometric motifs by creating a peek-a-boo panel to enclose the study room. This design element also allows more natural light to flow from the room’s windows and into the walkway.

A full-height partition, that houses storage space and display shelving, zones the study area, creating a semi-private working space for the family.
A full-height partition, that houses storage space and display shelving, zones the study area, creating a semi-private working space for the family.

Full Height Storage

On the other side of the living room’s feature wall is a sunny yellow storage wall that holds the family’s stationery and books. Thanks to its “cut out” boxes that allow more light to flow through, the entire space in turn feels visually lighter as well.

The master bedroom looks almost minimalist, filled with mostly light-coloured materials. Resin bust, from Egg3.
The master bedroom looks almost minimalist, filled with mostly light-coloured materials. Resin bust, from Egg3.

Master Bedroom

The home’s rectilinear language is carried subtly into the master bedroom, which has a head board made out of two backlit rectangular panels.

This article first appeared on Home and Decor in 2015.