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“Everything is well connected in this design,” says Lau. “In the master suite, for example, a small study is tucked in behind the bedhead – late-night inspiration no longer means going downstairs to a distant corner to get to your computer.” Joycelyne Ghee also had a significant part in the home’s eclectic interior design, which extends the sense of individuality already seen on the articulated facade. “Imagine an interior created by a homeowner who is worldly and widely travelled – as empty nesters may have been – collecting an art piece while in Europe and something else from Asia,” says the designer. “Touches include wideplank wood floors downstairs, accent wallpapers with an exotic feel, a dramatic upstairs line of floor-to-ceiling battens defining the stair, and a copper-hued pendant over the kitchen island. And this sculptural light is just one of the many pops of colour that complement the white and grey decor.” The home also has several sustainable or green strategies, such as cross ventilation. Top: A compact study space is tucked in behind the bed in the master bedroom with the desk forming part of the headboard on the right. Above: The bathroom is one of the most luxurious aspects of the home with marble-look porelain wall tiles, and floor tiles with the appearance and texture of black slate. Twin vanities are included for convenience while a skylight – one of two in the home – ensures the room is flooded with light. search | save | share at trendsideas.com