With its refined palette and well considered spatial plan, this BTO flat is now reminiscent of a high-end hotel.
25 May 2021
Home Type: 4-room HDB BTO flat
Floor Area: 969sqft
Text by Redzman Rahmat
The young couple moving into this 4-room HDB BTO flat were looking for a home with a modern aesthetic. Although they did not have any specific design requirements, they knew that they were drawn to interiors that were sleek, polished and easy to maintain.
After a few rounds of communication, they trusted the planning and renovation of their new home to Chris Zhang from Plush Interior Design. Chris immediately understood what the homeowners wanted: neat yet luxurious interiors with a contemporary design that wouldn’t look out of place in a five-star hotel.
To achieve the look and feel of hotel living, he came up with a colour palette that leant towards darker and earthier tones. This colour combination suggests a more pared down aesthetic. Black marble, matte black carpentry, taupe cabinet fronts and grey tiles form the basis of the home. To raise the luxe factor, he introduced wood accents around the flat, and used them in a sparing yet effective manner.
One of the most effective ways of making a home look more luxurious without adding bulk to the space is by focusing on the material palette. In this home, Chris used different types of laminates in the rooms, each with different textures or patterns.
This is especially evident on the living room television wall. The carefully curated choice of laminates have been thoughtfully layered together. Marble laminates, louvered wood strips and burnished mirror surfaces come together in a well laid out combination.
Lighting plays an integral role in the design of this home. A combination of cove lights, spotlights and pendant lamps bring a sense of warmth that is typically associated with posh hotel interiors. It also lends a highly polished look to the rooms without taking up space. Over in the dining room, for example, the homeowners had picked out a sculptural pendant lamp that becomes a focal point in the otherwise simple space.
In the master bedroom, Chris wanted to elevate the hotel living experience. He deftly combined different elements – warm cove lights, soothing hues, rounded corners and warm wood-look floors – to craft a space that the homeowners will always enjoy.
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