With a 5.5m-tall feature wall that stretches up to the home skylight and an entertainment room with a fully equipped bar, this four-storey interterrace property – renovated for $200,000 – was designed to make an impression.
Aric Aw Yong from Darwin Interior Design was given creative freedom when it came to designing this space. The homeowners, both frequent business travellers, gave him a simple brief – “they wanted their home to have a wow factor,” he explains.
Having 4,000sqf space to play with, Aric first created a dramatic decorative feature at the entrance of the home. Visitors are greeted by a craftstone wall that extends four stories up to the skylight.
Sunlight floods the space, creating an inviting atmosphere in the living room. Matching the natural tones of the feature wall, the living and dining spaces sport a medley of browns with plush dining chairs and a striped leather sofa.
The second-floor landing between the homeowners’ and their son’s bedrooms features a custom bookshelf designed for the family. Next to another skylight, it impresses with its imposing height and creates a central family area.
The most dramatic space Aric customised for the family is the audiovisual room. Often used for entertainment purposes, the space is equipped with a surround sound system, and is fully soundproofed.
To replicate a cinema-going experience, the walls are padded and covered in fabric, and the bathroom is hidden behind cinema-grade velvet curtains. A bar counter and leather reclining chairs provide convenience and comfort.
A movie buff’s dream come true, the room not only has a 65-inch television set, but also a 3m projection screen tucked away for those blockbuster nights.
More images of the home here.