For a simple yet eye-catching design, the surfaces of this home were cleverly played up – using only a few basic materials!
WHOA couple and their two young daughters
HOME Four-bedroom executive condominium unit in Punggol
Photography TAN WEI TE art direction LIM YI LING
In the balcony, a wall sports the same burnt orange hue as used in the
interiors, for a consistent scheme throughout. The colour also contrasts
beautifully with the fresh green of plants.
The home has a light and bright look, achieved by keeping the walls and floors white but introducing light wood tones, a splash of colour and black detail accents.
The team from Sponge transformed the new executive condominium unit of Mr and Mrs Teoh by giving it a light and airy feel with a contemporary look. Now, it features a theme based on light wood tones and white, accentuated with crisp, black lines – an understated combination with defining details. But what really stands out is the designer’s clever use of colour and materials on the vertical and horizontal surfaces of the carpentry.
A spacious open-concept living area welcomes guests into the home, and the ceiling has been designed to help zone the space with varying heights and distinctive details.
The long “timber” ceiling panel is a design feature that draws the eye from the home’s entrance through the living space, to the master bedroom at the end of the corridor. “This creates flow throughout the home, emphasising its spaciousness and creating design continuity,” says one of the designers. This key element may have the appearance of wood, but is actually finished with a realistic lookalike wallcovering from Goodrich Global!
In contrast, the ceiling above the sitting area is a grid of black wood strips – a design that relates to that of the built-in storage cabinets and dining counter in the dry kitchen area. There, the ceiling has been painted a burnt orange, cosying up the cool monochromatic palette. In the master bedroom, a black and white nature-inspired wallcovering was installed, offering graphic contrast to the wood tones and warm colours of the space.
When it came to space planning, the designer maximised the size of the dry kitchen. An island counter was replaced by a custom-made counterheight dining table, allowing the homeowners to do away with a conventional dining table. Going with a practical approach, and using only a few simple colours and materials, this home has been infused with character and a consistent design scheme.
WHERE TO GO
Sponge, TEL: 6557-0048
A key design feature of the home is a wallcovering-finished linear
structure that leads from the entrance, through the living space, to the
master bedroom at the end of the corridor. It also helps to zone the
spacious living area.
Graphic stickers on the balcony doors play up the linear aspect of the interiors.
In the dry kitchen, the built-in storage cabinets (that also house the oven) have the same black and white design as the ceiling above the adjacent living room.
The island counter in the dry kitchen was removed, in favour of a custom-made dining counter that is more suitable for communal dining.
The master bedroom, which features a graphic nature-inspired
wallcovering, has a concealed wardrobe next to the bed for extra
Clever use of materials and unique details give this home personality and a distinctive look.
The designer created a restful bedroom for the homeowners, with neutral
colours that do not compete with the prints and patterns of the main
design features in the room.