Tatler Design Awards 2021: Vote For The Best Use of Colour
Since its inception, the Tatler Design Awards has celebrated the brightest minds in the local design scene as well as the most innovative projects undertaken in Singapore.
Now into its fifth year, the winners will be announced in April 2021; the Tatler Design Awards 2021 is sponsored by Arova, Aureo Gallery, Boxx Euro, Gaggenau, Hafary, MM Galleri, Okamura, Roche Bobois and Spin.
Vote for your favourite project for the Readers' Choice categories; the voting period will run from now until January 25, 2021. Here, we present the nominees for the Best Use of Colour:
(Related: The Winners Of The Tatler Design Awards 2020)
Crafted by E&A Interiors, this abode is awash in blue tones and peppered with accents that draw from nature. Aside from keeping the exterior architecture and most of the original flooring intact, the owners wanted a bright and airy haven for two. The husband also wanted to showcase his classic Jaguar E-Type within the property instead of on the front porch, turning the convertible into the centrepiece of their living room.
“When we first went to see the house, it was heavily ornate with Chinese-style panelling, as well as chandeliers and wallpaper,” says Chloe Elkerton, founder of E&A Interiors. “The couple wanted to take that all out. They were very open to ideas and suggestions, so we were able to create something really unique.”
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.
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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Prestige Global Designs
Located by the river and next to a park in northeastern Singapore, this two-storey abode looks out to verdant views. The owners wanted a dwelling that embodies the concept of modern luxury, while maximising the use of the 1,625sqft floorplan with versatile spaces that promote family bonding.
They approached Prestige Global Designs to redesign their abode with these requirements; the family was open to some unusual ideas for their three-bedroom property, such as having a master bedroom that’s shared by them and their son, as well as the creation of a fourth bedroom that can be merged with the living room during parties.
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In the leafy Telok Kurau neighbourhood in eastern Singapore stands a modern abode where this mantra holds true. Indeed, the impactful use of colour can instantly transform an interior, as this project by local firms Muzi Design and Sujonohun readily demonstrates. From furnishings in coral tones to walls in Yves Klein Blue, this dynamic dwelling combines vibrant features and lavish attention to detail.
While the family had a few specific requirements regarding the types of rooms and amenities they wanted, they entrusted both firms with the finer details. “We got involved in the early stages when the house was still in architectural planning and we worked closely with the architects and clients to discuss the layout, before the place was built,” shares Molina Hun, who runs the namesake firm Sujonohun with her husband Sujono Lim.
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Vibrant patterns and geometric shapes draw out the Memphis influences in this home designed by The Scientist. Its bold, eclectic touches are heavily influenced by the Memphis movement, an aesthetic from the 1980s characterised by vibrant, abstract shapes and the prominent use of terrazzo and laminates.
The owners told interior design firm The Scientist that they preferred a dramatic departure from cookie-cutter modern minimalist interiors; they wanted their home to feature an exuberant interior that demonstrates a daring yet visually cohesive mix of shapes and colours.
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The voting period has ended. The results will be announced in April at the Tatler Design Awards 2021 and in the April print issue of Tatler Homes Singapore.