House Tour: A sophisticated condo apartment in Cairnhill Circle with stylish, functional touches
'A contemporary dwelling that's ideal for entertaining their friends and family' was what the homeowners, a couple and their toddler, had in mind when they purchased this 1,200 sq ft condominium apartment in Cairnhill Residences.
They sought the services of interior designer Cameron Woo of Cameron Woo Design (CWD), who transformed it into a refined space, furnished with pragmatic storage ideas and visually impactful touches – the artwork in the dining room area was a specially commissioned piece, and by a Filipino artist based in Manila. The metal dining room chairs were from a Parisian studio.
The living room is clad in a timeless palette of neutral colours, but what sets it apart is the use of subtle yet interesting prints and textures, as well as gold-toned touches.
Loose furniture pieces, such as the glass dining room table, living room sofa upholstered in Jim Thompson fabric and the Greek brass armchairs, were designed by CWD.
The walls of the kitchen were removed to create an open concept so it opens seamlessly out to the living and dining areas, lending a sense of flow and spaciousness.
CWD came up with custom cabinetry that extends out to the outdoor laundry area. It includes a folding bench that can be used as an additional bench top space, if needed.
At the couple's request, one of the bedrooms was converted into a walk-in wardrobe, and joined together with the master bedroom to form a combined master suite.
The walk-in wardrobe provides ample space to meet the couple's storage needs, and is cleverly concealed behind secret pocket doors that were built into the wall.
The master bedroom was designed with feng shui principles in mind for good luck.
This inspired the idea for a canopy bed of sorts, with a curtain track installed on the ceiling and translucent floor-to-ceiling drapes that convey a romantic and elegant vibe. That aside, it also helps shield from light and noise, especially if another person is using the master en-suite, too.
What were the challenges designer Cameron Woo faced?
The door of the initial master en-suite built by the developer swung out into and encroached on the space of the bedroom. Thanks to the redesigning of the entire master suite, it could be changed to swing outwards in the opposite direction within the en-suite.
The schedule of the renovation works also had to be adjusted according to the sleeping patterns of a neighbouring family's newborn child. "Our client was quite accommodating to their neighbour's requests as they have a young child themselves, and were accepting of the longer time that impacted the construction works," he shares.