The challenge for Home Guide was to provide all of the general requirements for a Singapore home yet ensure a clean overall feel. Home Guide then employed a clever storage design system that hides all functional items behind slick, sliding walls or dummy panels. A use of premium materials ensures the interior speaks of luxury with a contemporary twist. The client chose the marble, which sets the tone for the home interior design concept and thereafter, Home Guide created the colour palette for the home.
Our client’s luxurious Twin Peaks condominium overlooks the city. Our client requested a calming, relaxing living area that showcases the amazing city views while making the most of the available space. He needed areas to fulfill different lifestyle needs, including a work space, a place to rest, and an area for dining.
Our client desired a modern space, with vintage touches, clean lines, and a few choice pieces of art— a place with a hotel-like feel where he could relax after his frequent business trips. Within the aesthetic profile of the condominium, he also wanted practical solutions for storage, work, and entertainment.
Home Guide was brought in with an interior design brief to create an elegant home for the clients and their extensive collection of books and art. A double story building with a mezzanine running the length of one side, lighting and groupings were used to divide the space visually into cosy nooks and gathering areas. The existing strong timber detailing, in the Peranakan architecture of the building, was artfully incorporated into the aesthetic, with all of the elements coming together as a cohesive sophisticated whole.
The intention was to create a space infused with classic and sophisticated style. Starting from the cream marbled floors, Home Guide created a palette of rich browns and ambers. The dining area invites one to step up to the glowing crème leather bar for a light aperitif before taking a seat at the exquisite brown granite dining table. The other spaces in the home were designed with equal careful consideration and the whole home is a beautiful example of Singapore interior design.
The client is a successful Software Company that specializes in Web Design and Development. As such, they required the interior design of the office to be highly collaborative and inspirational. The workspace needed to be designed in a way that will foster idea generation and collaboration from the employees. The team took all these requirements to heart and created an office space that is imaginative, original and efficient.
The actual layout of the interior design is extremely open and flexible. The space has no physical boundaries and the design was built on the concept of ‘agile offices.’ The office interior space is made to show no inclination of a rigid hierarchy system. Every aspect of the interior has been carefully crafted to enhance the creation and sharing of creative and innovative ideas.
From the contemporary materials to the soothing colour scheme and lighting, each area has been carefully designed to create the friendliest corporate environment. Even the furniture is extremely user friendly and could be customized to the users’ preference.
On the 15th floor, the new office was a blank space with fantastic full height windows that oversees the Clarke Quay area. The brief for the design of this office renovation in Singapore was to create an open concept to establish a pleasant work space for the employees. The office also required a large, well equipped meeting room and private offices for the two directors. In addition, the reception area of the office had to be one that not only provides a sophisticated entrance to welcome clients but one that introduces Cohesive Shipping as a company.
Established in 1977, Ultra Supplies needed their existing store to be transformed. The space was cramped and dark, making it difficult to accommodate all their staff. Home Guide was asked to recreate the layout to comfortably fit both open concept desk layout, storage space and create individual spaces for the executives.
Space planning would be the key feature in succeeding with the interior design concept while keeping to the regulations of Fire Safety Authority. The offices have been recreated to become brighter and more spacious, creating a more pleasant work environment for all of the employees. The design concept is fresh and clean, with a clear corporate identity.
The first change was on the façade. To visually separate Office Supplies from their competitors whom are on the same level of the centre, a sophisticated dark brown panelling was used, against which the yellow backlighting of the signage could stand out. The combined effect of the materials is a modern introduction to a cutting edge company.
The client requested for an interior design that prioritizes on the ambience of the reception and waiting areas will maintaining the privacy of the consultation rooms. The idea was to create a balance between the function of the space and its aesthetics. Piping for the suction and water tools had to be especially retrofitted along with the machinery for dental procedures. The workflow has to be creatively considered and applied. The ambience had to give a spacious but clean feel that would put the patients at ease.
Home Guide’s Work
After an in-depth consultation, a computerized 360°Tour was created and shown to the clients. After approval, Home Guide’s team took two combined storefronts and designed a creative layout plan that secured the privacy of the consultation rooms while leaving ample space for the reception and waiting. The interior of the consultation rooms followed an all-white colour palette, which is usually associated with cleanliness. The procedure chair upholstered in bright colours serve as a dash of colour to balance out the ambience of the consultation room. The X-ray room walls were install with lead to keep the radiation inside.
The client used to be a resident in France, and was deeply inspired by the delicate neo-renaissance aesthetic of the City of Light. The interior design of this retail outlet was requested to be done in a classy and sophisticated way – something that was trendy but not overwhelming. So the ambience was crafted to be posh and understated with a dash of restrained glamour.
As in any retail, the display was to be given special consideration. This resulted in a bright white color scheme that would definitely make the handmade gifts and decorations pop.
The design team paid special focus to the product display. Nid D’oiseaux is a concept lifestyle store that promotes an artisanal way of living, so each product has to be the focus of display. This means that the backdrop was relegated to crisp, understated tone of white that make all the handmade gifts and decorations the focal point of this interior.
Additionally, the ambience was inspired by the delicate elegance of contemporary French interiors and nature. Since there are no shopping malls in the area, the shop exterior has to be paid special attention. Its bright yellow exterior is reminiscent of beautiful sidewalk boutiques.
Inspiration for the overall aesthetic was to be taken from a traditional Japanese home, creating a bright store with a Zen feel. It was important to show the Japanese element of the designs and display them in a way that translated seamlessly into a Singapore interior design.
When designing the OneKM store, the aesthetic had a subtle Japanese feel and it was a great success. So, when designing the store at JEM, a more literal approach was used and a Japanese home was created with an aesthetic sensitive to the products, highlighting them throughout.