Antimatter creates a peaceful, minimalist sanctuary within this St. Regis Residences apartment for a couple seeking to escape the daily bustle.
9 June 2021
Home Type: 4-bedroom condominium unit
Floor Area: 1,960sqft
Text by Janice Seow
Photography by Khoo Guojie and styling by Jessica Chung
This St. Regis Residences apartment is a home that abides by the philosophy that less is more. And despite its minimalist leanings, it is soft, warm and inviting, giving one the feeling of being enveloped in a cashmere cloak.
“The owners wanted a quiet and peaceful space to unwind and relax after a day’s work in the bustling city,” says Antimatter’s Creative Director Gabriel Tan, who worked on this project with designer Tan Fei Ng. “They also wanted to avoid any current trends that would not withstand the test of time,” he adds.
Antimatter was highly selective over the choice of materials, furniture and fittings, ensuring that every piece had a function and a purpose beyond the aesthetics.
Overall, the hard lines of the home were also modified. “We sought to soften the sharp edges of the existing structural walls to give the space a welcoming feel,” Gabriel explains. This can be seen in the living room’s cove lighting feature, and in the curved walls that were introduced to the master bedroom and guest rooms.
A soothing palette of warm greys and light wood tones were applied throughout this minimalist apartment, with dark wood furniture providing the contrast where appropriate.
Custom furniture respond to the personal needs of the owners. For example, the living room sofa with generous side chaise and deep seats provide an ergonomic lounge experience given that it was sized according to the owners’ height.
The existing kitchen wall was removed to create an open kitchen. It follows the same minimalist language so the communal spaces feel like one.
In the bedrooms, the studio designed custom shelving and a raised dresser (in the guest room) to optimise space above the bay windows, while at the same time preserving the unblocked views that the apartment offers. Leather detailing on carpentry also bring in a touch of understated luxury.
For the master bathroom, the designers removed the existing walk-in wardrobe and bathtub, and constructed a custom storage in the same design language as the master bedroom for visual cohesion.
Minimalism and comfort go hand in hand in this apartment. It’s understated luxury at its best.
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Custom living room sofa in Kvadrat fabric
Sumi ash dining set from Ariake Collection by Antimatter’s Gabriel Tan
Dekton kitchen countertop
Master bedroom, Edge bedside tables by Gabriel Tan for Design Within Reach
Master bedroom carpet from Woodnotes, available at Tatum
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