October 19, 2018

A Lentil Design Mixes Simple Materials and Bold Hues for a Cozy Home in Taipei

Yellow ceramic tile enlivens the kitchen. Photography by Chi Shou Wang.

From the get-go, the client told Taipei-based A Lentil Design that an all-white residence would bore them. So the firm, led by Lin Chia Hsien, broadened the apartment’s palette to a range of vibrant colors mixed with different materials. Russet red mingles with a lake-like green; yellow plays a role as well. But it’s not all bold—oak and pine throughout lend subdued touches. Small square footage required creativity, so the firm opened the kitchen to the dining area and added an island. An oversize shelf, situated between the kitchen and the living room, creates plenty of storage for books and objects. Other playful pieces sprinkled throughout truly make it a home.

The living area’s rug also incorporates yellow. Photography by Chi Shou Wang.
A large bookcase is pine and aluminum. Photography by Chi Shou Wang.
Sliding doors are white oak. Photography by Chi Shou Wang.
The client’s own ladder decorates a bedroom. Photography by Chi Shou Wang.
Oak veneer is sprinkled throughout the space. Photography by Chi Shou Wang.

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