Perceived wisdom would say don't work with family or friends but for the designers at young design outfit DualSpace Studio, a familiar relationship was an advantage. The 1,600 sq ft home in question is an ordinary terrace house in Shah Alam owned by a young couple who wanted their first home to be a sleek minimalist space.
"The client is my friend from secondary school who I knew was quite particular about design. Our usual design process is to get a rough idea from our clients about what they like before we start working on the moodboard. The images she sent me were quite minimalist so I came up with a moodboard that was minimalist but with a touch of mid-century elements. Surprisingly, they love it too and they put a lot of trust in me during the design process," recalls Wong Yee Liz, co-founder and co-lead designer of DualSpace studio with Lew Yong Wei.