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Art Design Home Tour: An Elegant Apartment in Singapore With Blue and Gold Accents Designed By Studio Nidhi Jain

Home Tour: An Elegant Apartment in Singapore With Blue and Gold Accents Designed By Studio Nidhi Jain

Home Tour: An Elegant Apartment in Singapore With Blue and Gold Accents Designed By Studio Nidhi Jain
Rich accents of blue and gold elevate the look of the living area
By Chelsia Tan
November 03, 2020
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Azure and gilded accents elevate an apartment thoughtfully crafted by Singapore-based studio Nidhi Jain, which pairs these vibrant touches with organic forms and graceful arches

Amid a backdrop of tranquil greenery in central Singapore is a 3,800sqft apartment boasting a beautiful framework. “Our task was to design a glamorous house for a couple from the finance industry,” shares Nidhi Jain, the eponymous founder of Singapore-based architecture and interior design firm Studio Nidhi Jain. The architect, worked on the project with her partner and interior designer Emily Loberg.

An abstract artwork was specially commissioned to create a colourful focal point in the living room
An abstract artwork was specially commissioned to create a colourful focal point in the living room

Balancing the overall palette of azure and gold, the look is brought together with two stunning abstract carpets selected from Nasser Nishaburi, which echoes the colours used in this living room beautifully. These rugs also contribute to the layered look of the interior. The team also designed and created beautiful high-gloss arches as the key elements for the apartment.

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Emerald curtains frame the elegant arched doorway that leads to the family room
Emerald curtains frame the elegant arched doorway that leads to the family room
A glass vase completes the symmetrical composition of this alcove, which features a sideboard in a mirrored finish
A glass vase completes the symmetrical composition of this alcove, which features a sideboard in a mirrored finish

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The glamorous bar area is another choice spot for entertaining
The glamorous bar area is another choice spot for entertaining

As entertaining guests is an essential part of the owners’ lifestyle, a fully-equipped bar was included in the dining area in the open-plan living room.

A marble-topped bar counter fronts custom-made gold and glass shelves displaying a curated collection of whiskies and gin. The bar acts as a connector between the living and dining spaces. “The idea was to encourage people to move around and enjoy every corner of this big, open living space,” says Nidhi Jain.

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A selection of artworks on the wall adds character to the cosy family room
A selection of artworks on the wall adds character to the cosy family room
The balcony looks out to the greenery in the Bukit-Timah neighbourhood​
The balcony looks out to the greenery in the Bukit-Timah neighbourhood​

The homeowners enjoy using the spacious balcony, which overlooks the lush canopy of trees, some of which are more than 100 years old. While the overall aesthetic emphasised a stylish, modern approach, the designers believed in celebrating organic forms, so they filled the space with rattan outdoor furniture and nature-inspired accents.

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A pendant lamp adds an elegant glow to the space
A pendant lamp adds an elegant glow to the space
A sculptural side table and an artwork creates visual interest in the master bedroom
A sculptural side table and an artwork creates visual interest in the master bedroom

“With absolutely no idea what February had to bring in, we signed the contract with the homeowners in January, promising our clients that by April they could let their existing house be rented out,” says Nidhi Jain. “With Singapore being one of the first few countries affected by the pandemic, we knew things were not looking promising!​ But we managed to turn this project around within 45 days; it was like running a marathon with the energy and speed of a 100m sprint!”

Adds Emily Loberg: “Our client was grateful when, one week after the move-in, Singapore announced all borders closed and full lockdown. They had just moved from a 1,700sqft apartment to a lovingly designed​ 3,800sqft house! The finishing touches were made after we got into phase two (of the pandemic regulations). This project taught us a lot of things, especially how important teamwork is!” ​

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Nidhi Jain, the founder of her eponymous studio, pictured with Emily Loberg, partner and interior designer at Studio Nidhi Jain
Nidhi Jain, the founder of her eponymous studio, pictured with Emily Loberg, partner and interior designer at Studio Nidhi Jain

Studio Nidhi Jain

Founder and principal architect Nidhi Jain and her partner Emily Loberg started the firm in 2012; building on their camaraderie, the firm has since developed their portfolio in hospitality and residential design. “We believe that each design has to be unique, since it brings together a mix of our knowledge and the homeowners' personality. We spend a great deal of time and effort in understanding our clients' needs and style to create an experience they truly enjoy,” says Nidhi Jain. ​

The dynamic duo have gathered decades of experience working with boutique hotels, residential clients, restaurants, offices and boutiques in India, Singapore, Maldives and Thailand. “We have developed a system that is not just efficient; we also fully believe in our one-on-one interaction with our clients.​”

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