By Chelsia Tan
February 16, 2021
Fashionable furnishings and considerate design come collectively to type a trendy tableau on this Singapore condominium crafted by Dwell Inside Design
Ed Ong, founding father of Dwell Interior Design, firmly believes that aesthetics apart, one’s abode should be welcoming. “In the end, we’re designing a house, so other than wanting nice, it should be nice to stay in,” he says.
This method knowledgeable his tackle a mission that concerned remodeling a 4 bed room residence in central Singapore right into a modern area for entertaining. The house of an influence couple with a choice for an opulent and up to date inside, the necessities have been easy; the house owners needed a contemporary however elegant aesthetic that might complement the Minotti furniture of their 2,885sqft condominium.
Because the couple incessantly entertain, they needed a big dwelling area with ample seating for big gatherings. The householders additionally favoured silver travertine, which they needed to function in the lounge.
Whereas the inside designer was initially hesitant concerning the extreme use of natural stone within the dwelling space, he gave the householders’ preferences severe thought. The answer was to include slabs of black marble on the base of the wall—a sublime addition that provides an opulent contact to the house.
To maintain the look refined whereas conveying a way of luxurious, Ong additionally used vented picket panels so as to add visible curiosity to the silver travertine wall, which is situated behind the modular Minotti couch. Because the panels are stacked barely away from the wall, this additionally offers depth to the in any other case flat floor.
Lastly, he added discreet rose gold trimmings in addition to a lightweight gray wall to boost the general look. “I needed the vertical panels to speak the phantasm of top. When the attention registers a line, it would naturally observe its circulation and this helps to trick the thoughts,” says Ong.
One other necessary consideration in the lounge was the ceiling design, and Ong used cove lights bordered with a lightweight trench to outline the in any other case cavernous area. “When you’ve got a large and open space, one of many methods to segregate it’s by ceiling design,” explains Ong. “If I have been to take away the furnishings, you’d nonetheless be capable to establish the area from the small print on the ceiling alone.”
In the lounge, a Minotti Hamilton couch holds courtroom; it was configured to seat as much as 10 visitors comfortably when the house owners entertain. It’s accompanied by tanned leather-based armchairs in rust orange. In response to Ong, the armchairs are the designated seats of the house owners, as they are often positioned in an space that enables them to host conversations simply in a big room.
“The armchairs are necessary as they’re the place the hosts and householders ought to sit. This permits them to completely focus their consideration on all their visitors, who’re gathered on the principle couch,” he provides.
In any social situation, a well-stocked bar serves as an indispensable ice breaker. Ong designed a whisky bar in black marble, situated between the dwelling and eating areas. This well-curated area of interest permits visitors to take pleasure in their drinks earlier than making their strategy to the adjoining eating zone, which is furnished with an eight-seater Minotti eating set.
To create a focus within the eating space, a marble-topped console was put in beneath a big summary portray with white, inexperienced, orange and coral accents. Lamps from Giopato & Coombes dangle overhead; Ong found these in Milan final 12 months. The glass spheres have been impressed by cleaning soap bubbles, an apt reference to the couple’s sociable personalities.
One could not normally anticipate a powder room to be a spotlight in any dwelling, however that is no extraordinary area on this condominium. “We fabricated a spherical mirror rimmed with brass and mounted it on prime of a mirrored wall, which supplies a refined ‘infinity’ impact,” says Ong.
The main bedroom was expanded by combining two rooms. Ong highlights the wall function in the master suite, which he says was no easy job to design. “The wall function and the Minotti mattress needed to come collectively, so we took color cues—bronze, gray and champagne gold—from the Armani Resort in Milan. It needed to look good and really feel proper for a really intimate area,” he says.
Ong additionally created bedside tables with a shallower prime shelf and a deeper backside shelf. He explains that is so one doesn’t need to contort the arm to succeed in their cell phone, which is often positioned on the underside shelf. “That is designed on your arm to easily attain down and decide one thing up.”
Lastly, he positioned a blue chaise lounge near the foot of the mattress. With pure mild streaming in from the home windows, it’s excellent for a day learn or a soothing spot to unwind within the night.
The unique format of the condominium was a dream for Ong because it had ample area for the couch configuration and a big eating desk. To him, the principle problem was making certain a positive steadiness between opulent components and understated detailing to keep away from an ostentatious look.
“I actually loved working with the shoppers on the color and material choice. The color scheme obtained quite a lot of compliments and the powder room has develop into a buzzy dialog starter amongst visitors,” he says. “It’s so necessary to listen to that the house owners take pleasure in utilizing all of the areas of their new dwelling; from a designer’s standpoint, that is at all times the objective.”
This story was first revealed within the February 2021 difficulty of Tatler Properties Singapore, available with our compliments on Magzter.