This retreat draws on geometry to take its nature-inspired look to a whole new level.
The open-concept living and dining areas were designed to flow into each other. The grid pattern on the brown and beige rug echoes the green and brown painting on the sideboard, while a bright yellow screen featuring a flora and fauna print livens up the space.
Retreating to fast-paced Singapore to get away from it all sounds like a paradox, but it makes sense when you’re coming home to this chic urban oasis, a spacious apartment in the leafy environs of Bukit Timah. A lush, green view of treetops greets you at the balcony of the 12th-floor home, while the soothing interiors carry inspiration from nature – from a canary yellow screen printed with scenes of exotic birds to a rice-paper chandelier, pale wood floors and just the right balance of fresh and earthy tones. The focus is on rest and relaxation as its owners – a mature couple who hopscotch to their homes all around the world – were looking for a simple, welcoming and stylish weekend retreat.
The cluster of delicate Japanese folded rice-paper pendant lamps in the dining area is a favourite of the homeowners.
Bold printed fabrics and a coffee table that resembles a suitcase dress up this reading corner.
The bedrooms were made for rest, using soothing hues of blue as a common theme. In one of the bedrooms, a pillow printed with flamingos add a spark of colour, while the geometric wallpaper adds depth.
The curtains in another bedroom are custom-made, inspired by fashion and specifi c geometric trends that the clients like.
But what really sets the apartment apart is its pairing of nature with something more man-made – geometry, by designer Gracinha Viterbo from Viterbo Interior Design. She says: “The hues are light and neutral, the lines simple and fresh. The homeowners are welltravelled, and wanted something different and personalised.” She retained the existing layout, which includes large, open-concept living, dining and kitchen areas; and added a sliding door to the bedroom corridor for privacy.
The bathroom is separated from the sleeping area of the spacious master suite by a glass panel. Accessories in sea green accent the calm, elegant colour palette.
Sumptuous, spa-like facilities such as the bathtub, and vanity with a full-height mirror, make the master bathroom one of the most luxurious spots in the home.
The homeowners can soak in the surrounding nature at their balcony, which overlooks lush treetops.