"Shapes, colours and textures jazz up the living area. Eddy uniﬁ ed these details with a colour palette of grey, blue and yellow."
When Indonesian businesswoman Silvia Kurniady needed an interior designer for her family’s W holiday home in Singapore, she didn’t have to look hard to find someone she could trust: Eddy Kuswandi, design director of Enoch ID, happens to be a long-time friend of hers.
As Silvia and her family spend most of their time in Indonesia, she left the project to Eddy. He knew Silvia’s likes and dislikes well, and though the space presented several challenges, he was able to conceptualise and confirm the design concept within three weeks. “What was most challenging was the layout. The balcony was spacious, but it was elongated. There was little space in the living and dining areas to fit in the furniture,” he recalls. “Also, the closed-up kitchen made the space very dark.”
Metallic ﬁnishes, such as this customised wallcovering, imbue a sense of luxury.
The furnishings boast unique details that are bound to spark curiosity and interest.
WHO LIVES HERE
An Indonesian family of four HOME Four-bedroom apartment at Mount Vernon Road SIZE 1,302sqf
Silvia and her family visit Singapore regularly, and this apartment serves as their holiday home.
To overcome these issues, he levelled the balcony floor with the living area to combine the two spaces. Now, they could accommodate plush armchairs, a sofa and a dining set. The area becomes one large space, seamless in style and perfect for entertaining. Opening up the kitchen and shifting its entrance also allows more natural light to flow in. One of the standout design ideas here is the faux fireplace. A sliding door to the bedrooms and a wall feature flank the fireplace, creating symmetry in the living area.
Carefully placed classic details and patterns imbue elegance throughout the home. Injections of blue and yellow – Silvia’s favourite colours – add a sense of youthful zest. Eddy also ensured that the different design elements tied in with one another. “The artworks have fan details to match the other areas of the home, such as the glass door at the faux fireplace in the living area. The blue and yellow in the artworks echo those in the furnishings,” he explains.
One bedroom features porcelain blue and white wallcovering, complemented by furnishings in muted colours. Eddy also designed a pull-out bed so that more family members could sleep over.
It may look like an art piece, but this wall feature also hides the television when it is not in use. The glass door below was customised to look like fan-shaped metal grilles. The fan motif is seen on other artworks throughout the home as well.
The combination of patterned walls, a statement mirror, and a stylish dark wood console results in a luxurious and welcoming foyer.
"Meticulous thought went into the choice of furnishings. The clear coffee table, which sits in the centre of the living area, helps make the living room feel more spacious."
A slim bed frame dressed in textured fabric enhances the elegance of the master bedroom.
Splashes of blue brighten up the neutral colours in the master bedroom. Here, too, there is a focus on symmetry with the use of mouldings and matching furnishings.
“For the guest room, we wanted to create a calm and relaxed environment,” Eddy says, explaining the use of khaki, beige and grey.
For the master bedroom, he picked out darker shades of the palette to give it a more restful ambience for sleep. To create a larger space, he merged it with an adjacent bedroom. “During the design process, Eddy told me not to visit, and that it would be a surprise for me,” says Silvia. “I was very surprised indeed! He had prepared everything for me, even down to small items like the laundry detergent and noodles,” she says. “The style is totally different from my home back in Indonesia. What I like most is the warm, cosy and unique feel.”
photography VERONICA TAY art direction NONIE CHEN