Sepia-Toned loving (Click here for more)

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This installment of project brings us St George’s towers, the client brief always start simple with the couple collecting plushies on their travels. However, as we were working on the project the plot thickens, my client had a love for vintage and local nostalgia related pieces as well.

Writing this post helped me consolidate my thoughts for the project, Jack Johnson’s lyrics kept coming to my mind. Recounting the design process, we were always trying to create a house that was meaningful for the couple. I remember the client keeping their wedding keep sake red clogs and their love for plushies mementos. On hindsight, I feel like all we wanted the house to be a box of memories. Memories help the space have meaning. I named this project Sepia-toned loving as I hope this home becomes a great memories for the years to come.

This living room was requested by the client as they wanted the space to be solely for conversations. A living room with a television can sometimes be distracting and not conducive for entertainment. I personally do not have a television at home as I also feel people can watch television in their own home, doesn’t have to me mine (lol!),

The client was also collecting old pieces of furniture from a thrift store. I thought the lamp, mirrors and armchair looked like it belongs to a old barber, which is quite native to our region. ( I grew up going to a barber with the spinning sign in those stripes). Also local is the table which is from the trees cut down from the new airport terminal. I also happen to have the old calendar that my vendors give me yearly which i gifted my client which completed the old Singapore nostalgia look.

The Antarctica concept was birth from the couples’ obsession with penguins. The client played around with their display to form an interesting vignette but when we went over the photoshoot, we decide to throw them a party with colour flags to create a for festive mood.

The kitchen for the couple was to be simple and uncluttered, the handles was a full brass piece powder coated in black. Interesting story, my worker was installing and my client asked how he would install the handles and he said like in the image, My client loved the idea and the overall look formed (never hurts to have a second opinion where fun things can happen)

The bedroom is very simple with a down light and solid wood back gives a calming space to rest everyday they go home.

We found the sink at our friend Arthur Zaaro’s shop. We love the organic look of the sink, it adds character to a other wise basic BTO toilet. ( A well curate toilet beats a excessive tile-up toilet sometimes)

My favorite part of the house is this little chest of drawers outside the toilet. There is something very timeless about this vignette. I love how the reds pull the whole image together with the wood, and can’t help that the owners are good looking people.

Working with the client was very collaborative and ideas came back and forth and resulting a very personalized house that my client can call home. Exchange of ideas is definitely key to a home transformation

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To Comfort and aesthetics


Photography: Aik Soon

Interior stylist:

Designer: KLow

2 thoughts on “Sepia-Toned loving (Click here for more)”

  1. jess says:

    the kitchen cabinet looks so good! is that laminate or real wood?


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