The homeowner, Colin envisioned his home to be a welcoming, cosy space with wood tones and colours to complement the décor accessories he has collected during his travels over the years. He also wanted it to stand out in a refreshing way, steering away from trends such as subway tiles and brick walls. So for something really unorthodox, his interior designer, Alvin proposed a ‘remix concept’.
This involved a mishmash of five types of tiles, each with distinctive bold patterns, all in the modestly sized kitchen. Colin went for it, and chose the colourful Mediterranean tiles from Hafary. “Two out of the five types also have many variations, adding to the chaos!”, he laughs. But that’s not all – Alvin designed the kitchen cabinetry to incorporate three styles of laminates, too! The result is a visually arresting design that makes the space the focal point.
The four walls, as well as the floor of the kitchen, are clad in different tiles, each side varying in pattern and colour. The design also incorporated the usage of three different laminate designs, used on the cabinets and countertop – it adds to the wacky mix of patterns in the kitchen. A custom-design blackboard allows the homeowner to add to the fun and colour of the kitchen in the form of his doodles.
Excerpt from Home and Décor July 2015
Home is where the heart is