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Art Design House Tour: A Strata Bungalow With Tropical Accents And Colourful Spaces

House Tour: A Strata Bungalow With Tropical Accents And Colourful Spaces

The custom-made rug anchors the living area while adding a tactile touch
The custom-made rug anchors the living area while adding a tactile touch
By Luo Jingmei
July 09, 2020
Colour, texture and detail are showcased to good effect in this sophisticated strata bungalow designed by KGID

Known for its work on luxury apartments, landed properties and show units, local firm KGID specialises in creating stylish urban sanctuaries. This project for Tong Eng Group is a prime example. The developer wanted to present ideas of high-end living to potential buyers of the last of eight strata bungalow units in the Goodwood Grand estate.

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A gold artwork and the Nemo Crown Major chandelier draw the eye upwards to the grand height of the dining room
A gold artwork and the Nemo Crown Major chandelier draw the eye upwards to the grand height of the dining room

“As this show unit is an actual house, our design needed to look impressive but also be functional,” says Kelvin Gan, who leads KGID with his wife Karen. The couple were tasked to furnish and style the three-storey dwelling, which features living and dining areas, four bedrooms, and a roof terrace. The challenge was to create individualistic spaces within the 5,300sqft abode that also came together as a whole. The designers imagined a design-savvy client, and the interior attests to that with a modern, sophisticated scheme.

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The use of glass creates an airy, spacious feel in the master bathroom
The use of glass creates an airy, spacious feel in the master bathroom

The open-plan living and dining areas epitomise this approach. The full-height display shelves and the book-matched travertine onyx wall are among the highlights on the first storey. The curves of the custom-designed rugs soften the architecture’s hard lines. Anchoring the space is a cosy, inviting sofa.

In the dining room, a Nemo Crown Major chandelier designed by Jehs + Laub illuminates the circular dining table. Its graphic lines, inspired by the outline of a snow crystal, are grand and poetic. Its gilt framework is well matched by a bespoke gold artwork in this double-volume space.

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The orange armchair adds a pop of colour to the study
The orange armchair adds a pop of colour to the study
Patterns on the bedlinen and wallpaper create a layered look in this bedroom
Patterns on the bedlinen and wallpaper create a layered look in this bedroom

While the use of richly textured wallpaper and materials such as marble and timber evokes an overall sense of luxury, the spaces are also highly practical. “In every room, we provided a study or dresser, as we knew that most occupants require them. Their proportions needed to be well planned in order not to clutter each bedroom,” says Karen. 

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A pouf and a built-in side table create a cosy reading nook in this bedroom
A pouf and a built-in side table create a cosy reading nook in this bedroom
The circular mirror echoes the rotund seat and decor items at the desk area in the junior master bedroom
The circular mirror echoes the rotund seat and decor items at the desk area in the junior master bedroom

In one bedroom, the firm installed a multipurpose day bed behind the study desk. “We designed a day bed concept so it can be a guest room or a kid’s room. We even catered for a pull-out bed for when the child’s friends are staying over,” Kelvin elaborates.

In another instance, a small bedroom on the second storey could not accommodate a large desk. The designers ingeniously added a pouf next to the side table to create an alcove that accommodates a laptop or can be used as a vanity area. 

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Crimson accents create a youthful vibe in the junior master bedroom;
Crimson accents create a youthful vibe in the junior master bedroom;

Cushions and curtains in strong shades, along with Chinese calligraphy, bring a regal air to the master bedroom. The junior master bedroom has a more youthful vibe, with blush and copper cushions and a crimson carpet.

On the outdoor sofa, a melange of blue cushions evokes a resort-like feel
On the outdoor sofa, a melange of blue cushions evokes a resort-like feel

On the roof terrace, KGID designed a cosy nook from which to take in the scenery. Overhead, a gazebo mitigates the sun’s heat and glare; underfoot, an outdoor rug provides softness. Throughout the house, the couple’s meticulous attention to detail is palpable. The result is an appealing interior that evoke a charming and comfortable way of life.

KGID

Kelvin and Karen Gan
Kelvin and Karen Gan

Founded by husband-and-wife team Kelvin and Karen Gan in 2015, KGID has built a solid reputation for creating bespoke interiors that are richly textured and exude a sense of luxury and sophistication. Their dedication in understanding each client’s specific needs results in superior, personalised design solutions.

KGID
Tel: 9067 9687 (Karen), 9694 9071 (Kelvin)
kgid.com.sg

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