House tour: The contemporary and chic home of Grafunkt co-founder Jefery Kurniadidjaja

Behold the contemporary and chic home of Grafunkt co-founder Jefery Kurniadidjaja, who believes that renovations and furniture carry equal weightage in importance.

Jefery Kurniadidjaja’s home can be described as livable chic. Despite an impressive array of designer pieces, such as the Luceplan floor lamp and the LC4 Le Corbusier chaise lounge in the living room, this corner terrace still exudes a down-to-earth atmosphere. “A home is not a showroom. We collect furniture we love – not necessarily iconic designs – and just mix and match them. It is what gives character to the space,” He says.

The Grafunky co-founder, his wife (operations manager of Grafunkt Teo Su-Lin) and their 11-year old son live here. Being in the business of selling furniture has heightened their sense of appreciation for craftwork and designs, but also tempts them to shop. “We stop each other whenever we have the urge to buy something new, and then wait for the sale,” says Su-Lin with a laugh.

Being patient is key to having a personalised home, says the couple. It is worth waiting for a piece that not only suits the home, but will also age well – just like the Carl Hansen Safari chair Su-Lin bought at a sale.

For their new home, the homeowners wanted a darker, warmer colour scheme – a world away from the light and airy style of their previous residence. They opted for the Prado sofa from Ligne Roset for their living room.