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Glass Partitions Open Up This 60sqm Condo

Following the principle of Yin and Yang, interior designer Jeselyn Chuan created a modern weekend home

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Photography: OLA Interior Photography Interior Designer: IDr. Jeselyn Chuan

When designing a home, homeowners and design professionals prioritize the flow of the space, making sure the users can move around freely. In finalizing the design of this 60sqm, one-bedroom condo unit, interior designer Jeselyn Chuan worked around knocking down the central wall that separated the living area from the bedroom.


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“We took inspiration from the concept of Yin and Yang to create a form of flow and balance between both ends of the space. From the plan view, the glass wall serves as the middle ground of the space,” explains the interior designer.

From the living area, a charcoal gray wall can be seen which represents Yun while the view from the bedroom features a light gray wall that represents Yang. To complete the unit, Jeselyn also kept within the modern minimalist aesthetic with a masculine vibe.

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Take a peek inside the condo unit below:

Unit Overview


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The space features a neutral color palette to highlight modernism. By pairing it with glass and metal, Jeselyn was able to create a clean and crisp feel. Since it’s a weekend home, there are no heavy storage spaces in the unit, too. “We did this to embrace the minimalist and ‘just enough’ lifestyle,” she shares. Every element, including the wall claddings and glass dividers, is structural and not purely decorative.

“The furniture pieces are also minimal in quantity but each piece is well-designed and structured in form and material to perform its function and add value to the space on its own,” Jeselyn explains.

Kitchen


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Since the bar counter and refrigerator area were extending beyond the kitchen, the designer designed a glass enclosure that defines the kitchen while still keeping it visible from the living and dining areas.


The kitchen was turned over semi-furnished so Jeselyn focused on making it a functional space that complements the overall look of the space. “We simply added some glass-brick mosaic backsplash for easy cleaning and maintenance,” she says.

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Dining Area


All throughout the unit, the interior designer made sure to incorporate natural materials like bamboo cladding, stone tops, and plants to give the space an organic touch,” explains Jeselyn. The cladding and mirror used in the dining area help create an illusion of a bigger space.

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To furnish the area, the designer chose a marble sintered stone top for the dining table which she paired with gray dining chairs. Look closely at the mirror and you will see the console across from the dining table that serves as a sanitation station.

Living Area


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Simple yet welcoming, the living area features a full-sized three-seater sofa, a side table, a custom AV unit, and ottomans that double as coffee tables or foot rest.


“The pieces appear very simple, but a closer look at the details show how the shape, choice of material and texture, and cutting lines all add to highlight minimalism,” Jeselyn shares.

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From the living area, one can look into the bedroom and see its charcoal gray walls. Since it’s a space for resting and getting a good sleep, the designer opted for a darker color.

Bedroom


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To mirror the bamboo cladding seen in the common areas, Jeselyn added a bamboo-clad headboard with lights that can work as an accent or night light. “Since the client wanted to maximize the bed size and keep a fairly roomy turn-around space, we decided to incorporate the night table into the headboard by creating niches for essential items,” adds the designer.


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They also had to knockdown a part of the wall concealing the compressor of the AC unit to carve out a space for a writing desk that the client wanted. Jeselyn paired the wall-mounted desk with a sleek yet comfy chair.


From this part of the bedroom, one can appreciate the light gray walls used in the common areas.

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Bathroom


The unit came with a fully-tiled bathroom which the owner wanted to keep as is. To make it functional, the designer simply added the necessary accessories.

Ready to achieve your dream home? Get in touch with interior designer Jeselyn Chuan through email at jeschuan[at]gmail.com or mobile number 0917-866-7015. You can also log on to jeselynchuan.contactin.bio.

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