Great things can be accomplished when there’s plenty of trust between the homeowners and their interior designer. DOMENICA TAN speaks to the owners of this classy four-bedroom condominium apartment and finds out more about the journey that led to this look.
To enlarge the space, a black tinted mirror clads the wall next to the dining area. Designer furniture and accessories, such as the Knoll Bertoia Plastic Side dining chairs and Lightyears Pharaoh pendant lamps, add to the overall luxurious feel.
WORK AND PLAY
Part of the wall in the study was hacked to create an open-plan area. Right next to the study table, a niche was created to house a “whisky bar”, where Michael can enjoy a drink while lounging on one of his favourite furniture pieces: the Eames lounge chair and ottoman.
WHO LIVES HERE
A couple in their 40s, and their teenage daughter HOME Four-bedroom condominium at The Interlace SIZE 1,650sqf
In shades of grey, brown and cream, the apartment exudes an understated, posh look and a welcoming ambience. A minimalist calligraphy-inspired artwork was customised to blend with the colour palette, and add an artistic touch to the living room.
Home for this family of three means neutral colours and a space with a warm, cosy ambience. With recommendation from a relative, homeowners Michael and Stella Ling (pictured) sought the help of husband-and-wife duo Yeo See Wee and J. J. Yip of Wee Studio.
“Michael and Stella gave us lots of free rein in the design of their home. They were overseas during the renovation process and trusted us with the design entirely. We were also mindful of their appreciation for designer furniture, which they wanted to include throughout their home,” shares See Wee.
To create a luxurious, hotel-inspired look, wood panellings were used as wall detail and to camouflage storage cabinetry. As part of the $200,000 renovation (including furniture and furnishings), the designers customised pieces, such as the dining table and sofa, to fit the existing layout of the home, as well as to complement fixtures and accessories from designer brands like Knoll and Lightyears.
The panelling effect at the front of the home was adapted for the master bedroom, via the use of cream laminates. This threedimensional design camouflages joinery lines on the cabinetry, so storage space blends in seamlessly.
The bathrooms were completely refurbished too. Using materials such as marblelook homogeneous tiles from Hafary, See Wee and J.J. managed to achieve a hotelinspired design while ensuring easy maintenance, with durable materials including a quartz countertop from Caesarstone.
Taking advantage of the high ceiling in the bedrooms, See Wee and J.J. created a cove in the daughter’s room. With dark wood-look laminate cladding the walls, floors and ceiling, the result is a cosy, restful space.
photography ANGELA GUO art direction KAFFY TAN