Chic contemporary aesthetics and simple material finishes form a bright and airy abode with a timeless design.

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Chic contemporary aesthetics and simple material finishes form a bright and airy abode with a timeless design. 
A couple in their  40s and 50s, and four pet rabbits 
Four-bedroom condominium near Holland Road 
My Reading Room

“White walls with no wallcoverings, and a simple and timeless design” was the brief given by Dr David Wong and Melissa Lim to their interior designer, Zack Lim of Lush Interior Design. 

Having acquired a spacious apartment that comes with the a 1,400sqf balcony, the homeowners wanted the focal point of the home to be the beautiful vista around the expansive outdoor terrace. But while it seems like a straightforward job, Zack spent a great deal of time conceptualising the modern and minimalist-inspired design. 

Through a renovation that cost $280,000, he incorporated sleek, well-crafted and elegantly proportioned features. Upon stepping into the open-concept living area, a palette of white, grey and wood tones creates a calming vibe, while black is introduced in the form of accent trimmings and furniture pieces, for depth and contrast. While the walls are kept bare, the one behind the sofa is clad in faux bricks from Hafary for subtle texture. 

My Reading Room

Through the sliding doors of the living room, a platform leads to the vast balcony, enhanced by a stone water feature designed by Water Concepts, a green wall from Greenology, and comfortable outdoor furniture. This is the couple’s favourite area and they enjoy the space especially in the evenings. 

Another standout feature is the open integrated dry kitchen and dining area. Besides providing ample storage space for appliances and crockery, it sports a large customised kitchen island that’s the perfect place for Melissa to indulge in her baking hobby. Its built-in cabinetry, kept consistent with the rest of the home, has a structured and linear design, finished with an elegant woodgrain laminate from EDL. 

More interesting and eye-catching surfaces can be found in the private spaces. The master bedroom’s design makes use of a basic material — compressed wood chipboard — to create a unique feature wall above the headboard. In the bathroom, the walls and floors are decked in luxurious white marble-look tiles, installed in a staggered strip pattern. 


Lush Interior Design, TEL: 6256-3133