Who lives here: A Scandinavian family – father is a management consultant, mother is a leadership coach and university lecturer, kids are three tweens who love soccer, rugby, and drama, and a Garfield-lookalike cat
Size: Grounds – 18,000 square feet (1,672 square metres); Built-up – 6,000 square feet (557 square metres)
Project duration: 28.5 hours
This landed home has a large floor space, so the main priority was “to segregate areas in a way that would maximise space while retaining a sense of spaciousness,” says Chin-Geyler.
The home has a large covered verandah, composed of three main areas: the al fresco lounge, the outdoor dining, and the area near the sliding doors. “The owners wanted this space to come to life so that they can enjoy it with family and friends,” she shares.
“We used an Asian-inflected cabinet outdoors as accent. Pieces like this are often more precious, but their age offers lots of personality,” says Chin-Geyler.
The owners already had all the furniture when Chin-Geyler’s team went to work on the house. In fact, the team had to move some furniture from the second level down to the first floor to fill the large space.
The area rug also introduces warm textural interest while retaining the modern geometrical accents seen in the other parts of the home.
“We divided the space by creating a seating area.Having such ample space in the bedroom is a luxury and a separate seating area is reminiscent of hotel suite setups,” says Chin-Geyler.
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