D’ Marvel Scale is a well-established interior design firm that provides consultation and project management services to both homeowners and corporate clients. The team pays attention to details and provides effective, functional and technical solutions. Its design philosophy is that scale and proportion play a signifi cant role in spatial functionality, and it strives to create unique settings for every project.
The customised lighting design in the master bedroom’s balcony was inspired by trees. Outdoor furniture pieces from Teak and Mahogany.
The brief given to Derrick Lim from D’Marvel Scale for this three-storey terrace, home to a family of four and their two cats, was to create clean and uncluttered spaces. A raised platform decked in chengal wood leads the way in from the main gate of the home, on which sits a planter and bench, conveniently sited beside the shoe cabinet. This neutral colour palette corresponds to that of the indoor spaces. In the living room, a long horizontal grey panel dominates the living room, visually lightened by its recessed lights. The cream-coloured marble flooring and white fabric sofa complement the darker colour tones. Mild steel strips that were spray-painted black “cage” the staircase, creating a design element that is streamlined and sleek; it also marries well with the oak stair treads. In an attempt to bring outdoor elements into the home, Derrick created a “reflective pond” using granite stone polished to a glossy finish under the staircase. The adjacent mirrored wall provides the illusion of a longer space.
Spotlights on the TV console accentuate the design of the panels.
The “caged” staircase and the “refl ective pond” made of graphite stone make a unique visual feature.
Plants dot the exterior of the house and add greenery to the space.
Looking up, the design of the staircase is an architectural masterpiece.
As the home incorporates several spaces that are open to the outdoors – such as the car porch, bedroom balconies and the rooftop – designs in these spaces are inspired by Japanese zen gardens, and incorporate timber decking, stones and pebbles, plants, and outdoor furniture. In the sunny master bedroom on the second storey, Derrick built a headboard for the bed with wood-lookalike laminates. The structure extends to the side of the bed, on which the TV screen is mounted. Retractable arms behind the TV allow it to swivel out when in use. Pendant lamps on one side of the bed add a decorative touch to the room.
Wooden table and benches are used in the al fresco dining space.
The balcony in the master bedroom allows suffi cient light into the interior.
The parapet outside the daughter’s room is transformed into a cactus garden.
White and wood tones of the outdoor furniture complement the chengal wood decking used in the exterior spaces.
Berry pendant lamps from Verde Light add a finishing touch to the cosy room.
The daughter’s room on the third floor has a different style from the rest of the house. To achieve the cafe-style interiors that she requested, Derrick installed Craftbrick faux brick from Craftstone on the wall behind the bed, and paired that with a platform bed made out of wood pallets. The daughter adds character to the space with decor accessories, some of which were bought overseas. Keeping to clean and simple designs which still convey a sense of style, the home is also a friendly environment for the family’s pet cats!
The brick veneer wall adds texture and colour to the daughter’s room.
The gamescum- guest room has a chalkboard feature which camouflages the bathroom doors.
The floating balloon installation and cat motif hanger are some accessories that the daughter bought overseas.