Taiwan Home Follows Feng Shui for Flow and Harmony | NONAGON.style
Taiwan Home Follows Feng Shui for Flow and Harmony

Taiwan Home Follows Feng Shui for Flow and Harmony

Written by –
Vanessa Louie
on March 20th 2017
Hygge is home for Vanessa. If you're wondering how she likes to keep her house, think tidy and uncluttered. She even has a personal Pinterest board featuring only white colored homes, appealing to her minimal design aesthetic.
Project:

Xie Residence

This family home in Taiwan is sophisticated and modern, designed with the principles of feng shui in mind. It incorporates beautiful design trends like wooden fittings, dark walls and marbled floors. The sleek interiors blend textures and elements wonderfully.

 

 

Feng shui is the practice of arranging or designing the position of furniture, rooms and different parts of the home or office in a way that creates harmony and brings good fortune to those living in it. Because of the family’s strong belief in feng shui, the designers had to make sure the home was not only aesthetically pleasing, but also met the feng shui precepts that welcome wealth and prosperity for the family.

Modern entryway with custom shelving unit in this Taiwan home | NONAGON.style

Walk through the front door of the home, and you immediately see a visually stunning bookshelf, drawing in streams of light from the windows. The reflections in the polished floor are magnificent.

Custom collector's shelf in this modern Taiwan home | NONAGON.style

According to feng shui, if the front door directly faces a window or a door, it is believed that wealth and health will flow out instead of staying inside the home. The installation of this intricate bookshelf was meant to serve as a barrier between the wide windows of the living room and the front door. This way, wealth would stay in and the wall would offer the family plenty of storage. It’s a brilliant idea to leave gaps in between the shelves, which keep the entryway area bright and refreshing.

Modern wooden and metal dining room with leather and copper lighting | NONAGON.style
Modern wooden and metal dining room with leather and copper lighting | NONAGON.style

The dining room features a wooden table with a beautiful light finish. It mimics the fittings that surround the wooden screens, closing off the kitchen area. Making the space feel particularly bright, the wood’s natural shade provide a nice contrast to the dark wall.

Modern wooden and metal dining room with leather and copper lighting | NONAGON.style

Gold pendant lights hang elegantly on leather straps from the ceiling, adding warmth to the dining area. It’s a unique way to incorporate leather into your home decor and the texture complements the coolness of the metal lights.

Modern wooden and metal dining room with leather and copper lighting | NONAGON.style
Modern wooden and metal dining room with leather and copper lighting | NONAGON.style

Notice the recessed ceiling, defining the area and giving it a coziness. The dining room opens toward the living room, which means the rooms are all quite accessible and make it easy to move around the home. We love the way the black marble tiles reflect daylight into the dining area and connect the main areas of the residence.

Modern dining area with custom bar and contemporary metallic lighting | NONAGON.style
Custom bar with sink in the dining room | NONAGON.style

One of the family’s favorite features of their new home is the white mini bar which extends from the dining table. They enjoy their time here together, allowing for easy food preparations or storing bottles of champagne.

Black and gray contemporary modern kitchen | NONAGON.style

Through the acrylic dividers, the corridor leads you through the galley kitchen. The monochromatic palette is flawless, glistening from the natural light that grazes it.

Black and gray contemporary modern kitchen | NONAGON.style
Modern dining area with custom bar and contemporary metallic lighting | NONAGON.style
Modern wooden and metal dining room | NONAGON.style

There are delicate touches of gold that warm up the house, and reflect from the polished surfaces.

Modern marble backdrop in the living room | NONAGON.style

Marbled patterns make a beautiful backdrop behind the television. It retains a geometric quality. The television appears to be floating above the horizontal stand, which spans across the wall.

Hidden marble doors behind the television | NONAGON.style

Observe closely and you’ll see there is a hidden door that leads you to one of the bedrooms.

Modern open plan living room and dining room | NONAGON.style
Hidden entrance to the bathroom | NONAGON.style

What appears to just be a wooden bookshelf also holds surprises. Hidden but within reach, the bathroom is easily available from the living room and dining room.

Modern open plan living room and dining room with hidden doors and built-in shelves | NONAGON.style
Modern open plan living room and dining room with hidden doors and built-in shelves | NONAGON.style
LED lighting above the living room sofa | NONAGON.style

The minimalist shelf above the sofa is nice catch. When lit, it gives off an impressive living room backdrop with a futuristic vibe.

Modern open plan bedroom and home office | NONAGON.style

In addition, the bedroom is strategically designed to be spacious. The bedhead is lowered and also serves as a divider between the home office and the bed space. On the right of the custom headboard, a lowered shelf provides the home owners with a functional bedside storage, great for placing books and magazines they’ll read right before bedtime.

Home office with industrial black and wooden shelves | NONAGON.style
Home office with industrial black and wooden shelves, and Sayl chair | NONAGON.style

The custom headboard doesn’t only divide the open plan bedroom, it also offers a space for a book collection. The home office is truly a haven for book lovers, with an iron bookshelf built across the wall. Meanwhile, the bookshelf has a LED linear light built in that could be used as a nightlight for burning the midnight oil.

Custom divider between the home office and open plan bedroom | NONAGON.style
Contemporary modern workspace for your home office | NONAGON.style

Feng shui also encourages having plants in the house to help draw natural energy. Small planters scattered around the home in unlikely areas, allowing energy to circulate.

Modern closet design and vanity table area | NONAGON.style
Modern closet design and vanity table area | NONAGON.style

Minimalist principles are well reflected in the residence, through the uniform closet doors and vanity area. The space looks clear and uncluttered but still retains a personality of its own.

Modern hallway in this Taiwan home | NONAGON.style
White marble bathroom with walk-in closet | NONAGON.style

The marbled bathroom is strikingly radiant. From the dark interiors of the main areas of the home, walking into the bathroom is a refreshing experience ideal for waking up and feeling upbeat in the morning.

Modern white marble bathroom with bathtub and glass screen | NONAGON.style
Modern concrete bathroom with lighting in this Taiwan home | NONAGON.style
Modern concrete bathroom with lighting in this Taiwan home | NONAGON.style

The guest bathroom, on the other hand, exudes ashy gray-tones with wooden textures. It boasts a more subdued and brooding atmosphere when compared with the marbled bathroom. The lights and details are well-placed, showing the delicateness of the house. The texture of the walls are perfect for some dramatic lighting.

Modern concrete bathroom with lighting in this Taiwan home | NONAGON.style
Modern concrete bathroom with lighting in this Taiwan home | NONAGON.style
Modern open plan living room with round coffee table and leather sofa | NONAGON.style

The Taiwan residence truly is a masterpiece. Being able to balance modern visual principles with feng shui was no easy task, but the designers were able to pull it off flawlessly. Successfully placing furniture where it ensures overall harmony was important, and one can see that everything is where it is meant to be.

 

Do you follow feng shui principles? What do you think of this home? We’d love to know what you think in the comments below!

 

There’s plenty more inspiration on our Pinterest, so head on over. If you’re interested in finding more about modern homes, check out this Beverly Grove home that overlooks Hollywood views.

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