White Corporate is an award-winning interior design company established in Singapore in 2001. The firm provides interior design consultation and project management services for residential and commercial projects. White Corporate challenges the boundaries of design and dimension for interior space. Today, the firm has a committed team of designers, who provide holistic design services to meet diverse needs. The team has experience in designing projects in Indonesia and Malaysia.
All rooms in the upper floors of the house open up to views of the swimming pool.
The interior of this four-storey bungalow was reconstructed with the help of design principal Thomas Tham of White Corporate. He created a contemporary-style home for the family of seven who live here, using earthy, and neutral tones. The generous living and dining areas are anchored by large furniture pieces which display brown and cream hues, as well as woodgrains. These complement the white walls and imported Italian marble flooring throughout the house. The Italian marble dining table was customised by White Corporate, and is able to accommodate up to 12 people. Above its marble surface hangs a Swarovski hanging light, made of tinted and clear crystal, which provides a touch of luxury.
A glass lift imported from Sweden connects all floors of the home, and is the first of its kind in a Singapore residential space. This unique lift uses a system which works with minimal exposed wires; the near-transparent look allows the home to maintain a light and airy look. Glass panels on the ground floor, measuring 4m high, allow natural light to illuminate the interior. To create more space for the family to gather, there is another living room on the third level which overlooks the roof garden. All rooms on the second and third floors have a view of the swimming pool, which is clad in mosaic tiles in various shades of blue to give off a pixelated effect.
Living room furniture such as an L-shaped sofa from Marquis, wooden armchair from Space Furniture, coffee table from Xtra and carpet from The Orientalist have darker hues that complement the home’s white walls and marble flooring.
Acid etching on the light grey marble feature wall along the staircase gives it a leathery texture.
The intricately designed dividercum- TV console adds a visual element to a space where the family can gather on the Natuzzi L-shaped sofa.
Guests who enter this contemporary-style threestorey semi-detached house, occupied by a family of four, are welcomed by a large swimming pool. Thomas designed the home’s interior and exterior spaces, and the challenge thrown to him was to fulfil the homeowners’ brief of having an eco-friendly water irrigation system. He successfully installed one that would collect rainwater for watering plants and flushing toilets. On the main door, a pair of carved solid wood door handles imported from Indonesia complement the sleek silver-coloured door surface. Further into the home on the ground floor, the predominantly cream and wood surfaces are brightened up by decorative features such as Peranakan-inspired tiles on the backsplash of the dry kitchen, a halo-like hanging light above the kitchen countertop, and dragonfly decor pieces mounted on the wood-like wall cladding.
The common bathroom on the ground floor has a relaxing resort-like ambience, which has a view of the garden outside. Silvery-blue mosaic tiles keep the space modern. Thomas was mindful of using lighter colours for the staircase as he wanted to take advantage of the natural light to brighten up the interior; the stair railings are stainless steel paired with glass, and the treads are clad in light and textured marble. The outdoor areas see more wood-like materials being used, such as on the pathway and steps leading up to the main door, the cladding on the underside of the porch and overhang, on walls and in the chengal wood decking. These create a welcoming presence for the home.
Timber cladding on the underside of the cantilevered ceiling structure at the entrance foyer contrasts well with the blue hues of the swiming pool.
The naturally lit common bathroom has a resort-like look with a modern touch.
Intricate designs such as a Peranaken-tiled backsplash add character to the kitchen space.
Neutral and natural tones in the staircase area keep the space bright.
Wood accents on the exterior give the house a resort-like ambience.