A holiday home located in the heart of Singapore’s shopping district might not seem like a relaxing idea for most, but this was the challenge the design team at TDC & Associates decided to undertake with this penthouse unit for a family of four. Read on to find out how they transformed this apartment into a luxurious homestead with a touch of modern classic style within 13 months.
“The client loves nature & art, so he specified an intimate and warm setting for the home, along with cosy and calm interiors,” explains L H Chan, co-founder of TDC & Associates.
“The design team focused on using simple, clean lines to evoke a sense of casual elegance. We also used lots of neutral colours as well as plenty of plush seating appointments throughout the home.”
The client is a prolific reader though, and requested plenty of shelving space for his books.
As the home also had to double as an active workstation when the client is in, he decided to create a more professional look in the private lift lobby into the home.
“In order to achieve an interior that is calming, warm and homely, we need to strike a careful balance in the usage of soft and hard materials/finishes, with corresponding dark and light colour schemes,” Chan says.
“We needed the straight and masculine lines to create a sense of orderliness, and at the same time include some curves to tone achieve a delicate balance. I call it the ‘Yin & Yang’ of design, where the hard co-exist harmoniously with the soft to give us the ‘balance’.”