Understated and classy interiors set the backdrop for this home with its collection of iconic designer furniture. DOMENICA TAN finds out more about its design strategies.

The furnishings, including the Poltrona Frau Don’do rocking chair in grey by Jean-Marie Massaud, were selected by the owners.

My Reading Room
My Reading Room

The open kitchen allows the homeowners to interact easily with guests in the living room.

Who lives here

A couple 

HOME Four-bedroom condominium apartment near River Valley

SIZE 1,600 sq ft

Adorned with a collection of designer furniture and decor accessories, this home exudes a sense of understated luxury and sophistication complemented by contemporary interiors that were designed for a couple, who are both doctors. 

My Reading Room

For the living room, they chose the Zanotta William leather sofa in tan to complement the warm hues.

“They bought this apartment to stay near their son, who owns another unit in the same development,” shares Ed Ong, creative director of Dwell Interior Design. Together with senior designer, Ni Suwei, Ed decided to use an ash-toned wood-look laminate as the main palette. This resulted in a warm ambience throughout the home, which is kept open and spacious. 

My Reading Room

A subtle pop of colour and light come from three uniquely spaced pendant lamps above the island counter.

The wall between the living room and an adjacent bedroom was removed to make way for a divider, which now offers visual connectivity between both spaces. 

That bedroom was turned into a guest room, and doubles as an alternative place to watch TV when the living is used for something else.

My Reading Room

In the guest room, the owners introduced shades of their favourite blue with the Poltrona Frau Ginger chair and an Hermes throw on the sofa. 

The open-concept kitchen is kept mostly white for a light and bright feel, with an island counter that extends to offer lots of dining and working space for the couple.

My Reading Room

The restful ambience continues into the bedroom, where Ed designed a linen-look feature wall behind the bed for a classy, hotelinspired look.

One of the key considerations when designing this home was the careful selection of lighting options. Ed shares: “In any living space, lights help to illuminate the space, while creating ambience. It is always most effective to have lights illuminating from the side or ground. Within an apartment, that can be challenging to achieve at times, so another strategy is to incorporate cove lighting for a cosy atmosphere. 

Photos DWELL