Singapore interior design often requires a clever use of space by doubling up functions in dedicated zones, to ensure a maximisation of square meterage. Home guide managed to do just that and created a multifunctional and efficient home for the owners of this apartment, providing ample storage and an element of fun.
A stark white palette was used to create a clean canvas against which accent pop of colour stands out with the sunshine yellow wall and bright teal sofa. Additional storage areas were created under the stairs and in the bedroom as a bed platform. Finally, an entire room was added to the space in the form of a loft study, filling part of the double volume and providing additional storage space. The dining and living rooms are compact yet functional and the whole home feels vibrant and bright.
Home guide began the interior design process by choosing a neutral and contemporary palette to accentuate the spaciousness of the home. The use of track lighting also helped create an industrial edge that complements the home’s existing red brick wall. The space followed a fully open concept, with living, dining and kitchen areas all in one. Custom display units allow for personal items to be neatly packed away, thus not disrupting the flow. This choice of design concept focuses on effortless functionality, a key element in Singapore interior design, where space is often at a premium. Smart appliances and amenities were added, from air-con to lighting and curtains, allowing for control of all systems offsite via mobile.
Home Guide achieved the contemporary look using a combination of luxe materials and a very clear and consistent palette of black and charcoal, on white. Customized built-in cabinetry allowed for ample storage, eradicating the need to clutter up central floor space. This style of Singapore interior design has created spaciousness that provided the flexibility for different functions, ranging from the creation of an intimate quiet home for the family to enjoy privately, or to cater to large number of guests during gatherings.
Puay Hee Avenue provided Home Guide a perfect blank canvas, with interesting spaces and angles to work into the concept. While the high, overall square meterage, has to be taken into consideration in the interior design for this landed clustered home, its four stories has enabled a certain flexibility to work different design styles on each floor.
The façade is in the same style as the flagship store in Paris. With large glass window display, it catches the attention of the passersby with elegant product displays. Home Guide created a wraparound full height shelving in a rich dark timber, providing sufficient display space and concealed cabinetry below the shelving for storing extra products. The sales point, in a white marble-look finish, provides a focal point in the store, drawing customers into the shop like a bright icon in a den of treasures.
The store was created as a twist on Singapore interior design, by Home Guide. A palette of black, and the grey of rough concrete allowed the bright colours of the merchandise to pop, adding more energy to the sport. A custom display system was designed to allow smaller products to stand out, and a bike workshop area was incorporated to allow for on-the-spot repairs and adjustments.
Home Guide started by creating a distinctive entrance which stood out from the neighbouring stores and invited customers in, to explore further. Each unique display pieces was carefully sourced to create a cohesive collection that spoke to the overall vintage theme. A neutral palette of off-white with accents of French blue and natural timber further add to the essence of the store.
Home Guide created a clean white shell by using high gloss tiles to reflect the light, which visually expanded the living space. Built-in cabinetry and appliances kept the floor space open, avoiding the blocking of flow and creating a seamless façade in the living room and kitchen. The simple yet stylish furnishing creates an impression of large open rooms is an ideal concept in Singapore interior design.
The dining room emanates a warm glow, welcoming one to sit down and enjoy a meal while admiring the exquisite view. The main wall is cladded in a full height bronze mirror which visually doubles the size of the room. The bronze also serves to reflect the light of the crystal chandelier and recessed lighting, adding a sense of intimate luxury in the dining spot.
Home Guide chose to design an interior space that highlighted the openness of the apartment, and kept the concept clean and deceptively simple. The rooms are all decorated with restraint, with a few key furniture and neutral tones throughout. All unnecessary clutter was hidden away in built in cabinetry and a pops of colour and pattern was added in each room as a focal point.
Home Guide started the project by clearing out existing shop fittings and creating a completely new design concept. The elements used in the design, mimics the semi-precious stones and metals used in the jeweller’s craft. Fabrics are in rich tones and polished metals and even elements of stone are included in the décor to create the visual context.
A swirling pattern is used in a relief panel at the entrance and repeated throughout the interior, referencing the corporate identity. The original solid timber door is framed with brass, creating an imposing entrance, establishing the richness within.