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A stylish retreat with wood and steel accents

Combining the sleekness of a black-and-white colour scheme with the warmth of woodgrain finishes, Couple Abode keeps the design of this condominium unit fresh through the years.

Home Type: 4-bedroom condominium unit

Floor Area: 1,355sqft


Text by Disa Tan

wood and steel accents in condo by Couple Abode

Home is our sanctuary and for this young couple living here, they saw their living space as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Couple Abode Operation Director, Alson Tan, who took charge of the renovation says: “The homeowners are busy individuals. One is a doctor and the other is an engineer, hence, they desired a peaceful and healing abode.” To materialise that, Alson created a bright and welcoming Scandinavian-themed living space. To maximise the style impact, the clean backdrop is punctuated with bold design accents of black and wooden textures.

wood and steel accents in condo feature wall by Couple Abode

Over at the living room, an elongated custom-built fixture incorporates both form and functionality into the space. “It serves three functions,” says Alson. “It is a feature wall that integrates storage, and seating, the latter of which is positioned nearer to the front entrance.” Complementing the slatted cabinet door on the other end of the feature wall is a divider that bears a similar aesthetic. “We designed this divider near the main door to establish privacy and to segregate the foyer from the other areas,” Alson adds.

wood and steel accents in condo study by Couple Abode

A private study was required to provide a space of calm and contemplation to the homeowners when they work from home. The space is enclosed with black powder coated mild steel framed glass panels that lend a seamless and chic aesthetic. This treatment also helps maintain the open and spacious visage of the overall Scandi-driven theme.

wood and steel accents in condo study details by Couple Abode

With bi-fold doors that allow for flexible usage of the semi-open study, the steel frame is matched with woodgrain accents that complement the study table. “We designed a divider made of solid plywood and clad it with laminates to cover the sides of the built-in table. In fact, the entire divider is constructed out of wood and steel,” Alson remarks.

wood and steel accents in condo master bedroom by Couple Abode

The master bedroom posed a number of space challenges due to its limited floor area. “The homeowners asked for a dressing table in the bedroom but there was not enough space for a proper one,” reveals Alson. Therefore, he proposed the space-saving alternative of a wall-mounted mirror and drawers, which align with the full-height ensemble of the headboard and feature wall.

wood and steel accents in condo master bedroom details by Couple Abode

To pull off a moody and sophisticated ambience in the bedroom, Alson went for a modern contemporary outline of dark woodgrain touches. “These horizontal and vertical strokes increase the depth of the room and add to the soothing textures, which lend a touch of luxury to the room,” he explains. Every detail of this full-height feature is well-appointed as he has thoughtfully combined functional features, such as the display shelving and bedside lamps seamlessly into the woodgrain laminate finish.

Couple Abode
www.coupleabode.com

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