Home Tour: This Fashion-Inspired Apartment Displays The Hermès Scarf As Art
It is every homeowner’s dream to boast of an abode that looks good and is their proverbial pride and joy, yet requires minimum upkeep because of their busy schedules.
The family of this five-bedroom apartment, situated in the Coco Palms condominium complex, sought just that when they appointed Prestige Global Designs to give their home a makeover. And the interior design firm did not disappoint, delivering tasteful touches that raised this 1,744sqft project to a new level of practicality and elegance.
Besides a fuss-free, brightly lit interior that was also easy on the eye, the clients were looking for ideas on how to maximise the space by making good use of the bay windows in the bedrooms. The owners also wanted a colour scheme comprising earthy tones that adhere to fengshui principles.
Together with their team, co-founders Michael Ong and Jeremy Tay put a plan together and worked meticulously to turn their clients’ dream into reality.
A mirror feature spanning the area from the main door to the living room welcomes guests at the entrance foyer. It creates the illusion of space and helps to bring light into the home.
In the living area, a wall feature in beige and brown tones, accentuated by soft lighting, is flanked by mirrors to add to the effect of light and spaciousness. An Osim massage chair, side table, table lamp and potted plant create a cosy reading nook, while a coffee table from Eichholtz and a Fendi rug pull the whole look together and lend a luxurious feel.
In the adjoining dining area, a pendant lamp from Christopher Guy takes pride of place. This stunning contemporary chandelier features a series of globe lights on L-shaped antique brass rods that radiate from a central bar affixed to the ceiling, resulting in a statement-making piece.
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A wall feature in onyx, softly lit, acts as a backdrop where the family can gather to take photos. Part of it also features the wife’s collection of Hermès scarves, with one in particular complementing the light blue sofa and balancing the earthy tones. The dining and coffee tables feature Haviland and Daum tableware and vases, with silver Christofle round vases placed strategically to add a modern touch to the interior.
Holding the living and dining areas together is a ceiling feature with soft lighting, done in a similar colour scheme and design language. The architrave that frames the balcony also unifies the two spaces and features lighting effects for a warm glow.
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A key consideration in the master bedroom was the need to carve out more space, as it had to include a king-sized bed, space for bags and jewellery, and a TV set. The designers also had to consider the L-shaped bay window. To maximise space, they built a platform on top of the window to create additional storage.
A divider shields the bed from prying eyes and incorporates space for jewellery and watches. An illuminated, full-height display shows off the client’s bag collection next to an L-shaped wardrobe, which has a walk-in concept. Opposite the low bedhead is a TV feature with a low cabinet to help keep clutter out of sight.
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Prestige Global Designs
Michael Ong and Jeremy Tay are the creative forces that lead the award-winning practice, Prestige Global Designs. The firm specialises in designing and building hotel-style interiors for residential and commercial properties, combining opulence with details that are unique to individuals and their homes. Since its inception, the practice has won multiple local and regional accolades including the Best Penthouse Project at the Tatler Design Awards 2018 and Best Luxury Concept at the Tatler Design Awards 2019.
Prestige Global Designs | 228 River Valley Road S(238286) | 6836 6678
This project has been nominated for the Best Living Room accolade, as part of the Readers' Choice categories of Tatler Design Awards 2020. The winners will be announced in the February 2020 issue of Singapore Tatler Homes; online voting will close on November 11.
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