Designed by Ethereall, this penthouse boasts open, tranquil spaces, Danish influences, and a lovely palette of neutral tones.
3 March 2022
Home Type: 3-bedroom penthouse
Floor Area: 1,550sqft
Text by Angela Low
To keep the living area bright and airy, the designer opted for minimal furniture. A slender, built-in ledge running along the television wall visually emphasises the length of the room, while a vertical fluted panel allows more light into the space.
A highlight of this penthouse is its concealed bedroom entrance, situated by the dining area (top image). Covered in wood strips that complement the warm vinyl flooring, it is a sleek solution for keeping private quarters out of sight from visitors. It also doubles as a feature wall, and is well paired with a dramatic black backdrop.
While the lady of the house loves being in pristine white spaces, her husband is more drawn to darker colours. Catering to both preferences, the kitchen boasts a chic, monochromatic look with white marble-effect tiles, matte black cabinets and light wood countertops that tie in with the apartment’s overall Danish-inspired decor.
With warm timber panels that conceal the entrances to rooms, and a curved false ceiling in black, the designer has successfully transformed the existing bay window area. It is now a cosy hideaway that one can escape to for a bit of privacy in an otherwise open, multigenerational home.
The most architecturally interesting part of the house is the master bedroom, a predominantly white interior with dark accents. Its high sloped ceiling and exposed bricks evoke a rustic loft-like aesthetic. The ceiling informed the design of an asymmetrical closet, which is adjacent to a nook-turned-vanity area. Patterned floor tiles also bring in visual interest and anchor the space.
The modern contemporary design and neutral colour palette of the penthouse lend themselves to a relaxed atmosphere in the bathroom, which features a subtle play on patterns. The intimate space combines white elongated hexagon tiles for the vanity area with surrounding grey terrazzo walls, striking a balance between light and dark, modern and nostalgic. The shower stall is fully clad in wood-look tiles that bring warmth to the space.
This article first appeared in Lookbox Living issue 64
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