While it is always within an interior designer’s remit to listen to a client’s needs, a skilled designer often can intuit a client’s wants even when they are not expressed explicitly. An undertaking interior design firm, Team BJ Design managed to pull off with aplomb for their clients, Dato James Ng and Datin Mary Ngooi. Ng, an established businessman, met So-En Lim, design director at Team BJ Design, while working together on several projects for a developer. The client and his family had outgrown their existing home and were moving to a larger house in Nusajaya, Johor.
The house in question is a double-storey bungalow overlooking the award-winning Horizon Hills golf course and positioned with uninterrupted views overlooking the lush greens and a serene lake. The clients have four children ranging in ages and tastes who enjoy spending time together at home. While the clients had exquisite tastes, they were not ostentatious, as such Lim felt an overall concept of understated luxury would be suitable. However, since they also entertain business associates at home, a wow factor was necessary.
This balancing act begins from the main entrance where the ground floor was designed to appear discreet from the street view but impresses upon walking through the doors with views angled towards the swimming pool in the central courtyard. A sense of arrival was created via an artfully composed tableau comprising a feature wall bookended by a bronze screen fabricated by a company renowned for their creations for high end boutiques in Singapore.
Adjacent to the foyer is the powder room which boasts walls clad in gold tinted stainless steel sheets beaten into a curved shaped. This sensual shape imbues the space with a sense of the organic and is echoed by the slim freestanding pedestal sink and Phillipe Strack’s Starck V mixer from AXOR.