House tour: A semi-detached home echoing a marriage of East and West

Design studio Black N White Haus created a home with a cosy ambience, by using warm colours and a mix of East and West elements.

Home to a couple in their 50s and their pet dog, this three-storey semi-detached house stands at 4,500 sqf build up, on 2,500 sqf of land, and is the home of frequent traveller Bjorn Engelhardt and his wife. They were keen to give their newly-bought semi-detached house a refreshed look, but instead of stripping the space bare, they decided on fine-tuning and injecting their own character into it. Inspired by the Balinese resort look, they wanted to bring warmth into the house, while still lending a relaxing vibe iconic to the interior style. In his travels, Bjorn collects many unique South-east Asian art pieces; from Indonesia, India, and Thailand, and having enough space to showcase his collection was also essential.

The homeowners commissioned an artist to customise this artwork for the top floor of their house.