House tour: Strong wood accents contrast clean design in this home

Go heavy on wood and what comes to mind is a dim interior with perhaps an overbearing feel, or one with a country-house atmosphere. But this 30-year-old two-storey terrace house’s stunning transformation proves otherwise.

From the owner’s retro and vintage furniture collection to the interior backdrop, dark wooden tones dominate. But a smart living room and kitchen layout, sleek design features, and some clever mix-and-match furniture choices by Museworks’ interior designer, Shawn Shum, give the space – renovated at an estimated RM90,000 including carpentry – an elegant, contemporary look.

The interior designer toned down the heavy feel of the wooden pieces using contemporary metallic pendant lamps.