Perhaps the trick to pulling off a "mix and match" look at home is starting off with a minimalist canvas! This three-storey terrace house by this architect and interior designer has simple bare white walls, concrete screed-like flooring and understated architectural features. Not only does the lack of ornamentation allow interior furnishings to really stand out, it also makes sure that there isn't too much going on at any one space.


In the dining area, whitewashed vintage-style dining chairs and black modern bell-shaped pendant lamps not only contrast in colour, but also in style.

If you have lots of books, consider using them as a feature. A multicoloured wall of books and a bold multi-arm pendant lamp inject some fun into the living area.

Use furnishings to display your personality! Here, the tan leather quilted sofa, Turkish rug and studio lamp are put together unexpectedly but stylishly.

The homeowners appreciate recycled teak for its aged patina and durability, and chose to use the tropical hardwood for the staircase, which has a sleek and streamlined design.

Add interest to otherwise plain corners by introducing an interesting object or colour. A pop of fire engine red and a modern interpretation of the Windsor chair are examples.


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