A tight deadline did not stop these interior designers from unveiling a glamorous apartment to the homeowners. ELIZA HAMIZAH finds out how Design Intervention pulled it off .
Oh, how the Singapore National Stadium shines at night! With pink sunset hues and lush foliage, this gorgeous view is the inspiration behind many design decisions – from the refiective end tables that bring the view indoors, to the bespoke Lagoon rug whose design echoes the movement of water in the Geylang River.
It is in the customised pieces that the couple’s personalities shine through. The sofa’s vibrant print incorporates their favourite colours: blue and green watercolour-esque strokes for Michelle, and orange contrast piping for Marc. The deep green high back armchairs (with white piping – to keep the look fresh!) were designed for the lady of the house, who requested good back support for reading. The resin geometric coffee table was made to withstand a toddler’s knocks and bumps.
A ROOM FOR LOUNGING
Though the living room features strong colours, such as in the orange pelmets, it still exudes a restful ambience. The Lagoon rug has a calming effect and neutralises the block colours, while the curvy silhouettes of the Cameron sofa and crystal chandelier soften the look. The couple’s art collection, consisting of artworks that are serene depictions of nature, complements the mood.
WHO LIVES HERE
A couple, and their daughter and newborn baby HOME A three-bedder apartment near Tanjong Rhu SIZE 1,650qf
A 10-day time frame would scare off most interior designers, but design doyennes Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage from Design Intervention managed in that period to achieve the luxurious look their clients wanted, and then some.
Their clients, Michelle Lim and Marc Chong, received the keys only two weeks before the due date of their second child, and wanted an elegant and inspiring home to return to, after the delivery. As they did not have much time on site, the interior design team had to execute as much as possible, before they had the keys.
“The couple, who run a boutique hotel, wanted a glamorous home that is rich in colour and detail. To counter the tight deadline, we focused on achieving this through the furniture pieces (instead of heavy renovation work),” say Nikki and Andrea.
WHERE TO GO
Design Intervention, Tel: 6468-1942
For a glam effect, the design team painted the drop ceiling a metallic silver hue. This not only adds a glow that illuminates the room, but draws the eye to the intricate chandelier as well. Silver-painted display cabinets and a glass-top dining table enhance the look.
The master bedroom is a restful oasis decked out in earthy tones. A clever use of materials keeps it looking opulent. The furniture is mirror-clad; heavy blackout curtains with a metallic sheen create an intimate setting; while the gleaming and a faux fur bed throw provide plush comfort.