The living room is a cosy lounge area where the homeowners can sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning cityscape views with a bottle of wine.
As frequent visitors to Singapore, the homeowners – a businessman and his wife – had had enough of staying in hotel rooms and decided to purchase a penthouse apartment. Hoping to infuse their second home with their style and personality, they engaged local interior design firm Design Intervention to oversee the renovation.
The couple tasked the designers with transforming their plain apartment into a stylish metropolitan home with more life and character than the hotel rooms they were accustomed to. On top of that, they wanted a sense of warmth and cosiness to be imbued into their interiors, to make it an inviting place to host family members and friends when they come over during holidays.
Matching the velvet dining chairs, the pink floral centrepiece helps to tie the whole room together.
The designers enhanced the romantic mood, by using multiple dim light sources for a layered lighting effect.
Keeping the dramatic wall covering limited to the ceiling and back wall,
energy was brought into the corridor, without overwhelming the space.
Serving as a foyer as well as a walkway to the bedrooms and kitchen, the dining area is a long rectangular space that was a challenge to design. The design team softened the hard lines in the room by using the rounded form – in the shape of the dining table, rug and ceiling detail. Soft pink chairs and a light grey rug were picked to fulfil the couple’s request for subtle, sophisticated hues.
With the ceiling clad in a rich blue patterned wallpaper, the corridor has been transformed into a space that is visually interesting. The red statue brings in a funky 3-D element, as well as an unexpected pop of colour into the space.
Meanwhile, a sexy and romantic ambience fills the bedroom. Smoky grey tones provide an intimate mood, while metallic accents add a touch of opulence. Plush velvet throw pillows and a rich fur blanket add texture to the sensual atmosphere, but it is the soft mood lighting that completes the look.
text MARIE QUEK