As one of Kuala Lumpur’s first star-chitect designed residential buildings, living in Lord Norman Foster’s The Troika carries a certain cachet. This architectural masterpiece was one of the reasons that inspired Luxe Interior’s meticulously crafted project showcasing the owner’s impeccable taste in design and art.
The apartment itself clocks in at a generous 1,860 sq ft and was pretty much in its original state although the majority of the existing built-ins were slightly dated. No stranger to working in luxury projects undertaken in prime developments, the client was impressed by Luxe Interior’s online portfolio and immediately decided to get in touch.
“The client felt that Luxe Interiors design approach was in line with the design intent and purpose for the space. Of course, a major pull for the project was the spectacular view of the city which could be savoured from the comfort of the home,” says Veanne Chong, design director of Luxe Interiors. “Although the original interior state of the space was mismatched, we saw the potential of what it could become if given the right tools and put in the right hands.”
After getting to know the client and his preferences, the importance he placed on his art collection was evident and this prioritised the artwork display in the design intent. The client also expressed a love for fine Italian furniture and had a keen eye for design details. This appreciation for quality coupled with a willingness to invest in it afforded the designers wider flexibility in proposing design concepts and materials.
“By keeping the design elements within the space clean and in neutral tones, the focal pieces such as the artwork and Italian furniture could be highlighted. Furthermore, modern design elements were incorporated to create a space befitting its surroundings,” adds Chong.