When Designworx Interior Consultant’s design director Terri Tan first entered the four-bedroom condominium unit at Corals at Keppel Bay, she was wowed by the uninterrupted view of the sea and passing yachts entering the Marina at Keppel Bay. The orientation of the second-floor unit also ensures privacy for the new homeowner.
The brass mesh pendant light and the round dining table accentuate the circle theme.
“Good and well”
Designworx chose the circle as the central element for the interior design of the condominium unit at Corals. The design concept was inspired by the Chinese phrase 圆圆满满, which translates to “good and well”. It is believed the circle is also “an auspicious yet subtle symbol of harmony and perfection”.
The circle symbol is carried throughout the show suite — from the private lift lobby to the living and dining areas and the bedrooms. It can be seen in the design features and accessories, like the bespoke round wall mirror in the living room.
Sustainability and balance
Designworx did not undertake any significant renovations but retained the original layout of the unit. Recent studies have shown that home renovations produce significant waste — an average of 27kg psf. As the unit at Corals is new, and the kitchen and bathroom configurations were functional and practical, we decided against remodeling these spaces.
Curated furniture pieces
The family area of the four-bedroom unit.
Designworx custom-designed the shoe cabinet in the private lift lobby, the super king-sized bed frame and headboard in the master bedroom, and the single bed frames, long headboard, twin study desk and shelving unit in the children’s bedroom.
The full-height open shelves with tinted bronze mirrors juxtaposed against concealed cabinets stretching from the living room wall to the dining room and family room are also customized.
All other furniture pieces and home accessories, including light fixtures, were specially curated to complement the interior design. Most of the furniture boasts Italian brands. For instance, in the living room, the sofa is from B&B Italia, the armchair and footstool are from Cassina, and the television console is from Ditre Italia. The dining room chairs are from Driade, and the round dining table is from Bontempi Casa. The master bedroom has side tables from Tonin Casa and an armchair from Saba Italia.
However, the cushions and sofa throws are from the French luxury brand Hermès, the balcony deck chairs and footstools are from the Australian brand Emu and the ethereal Northern Heat pendant lamp with brass mesh designed by Swedish designer Johanna Forsberg is from Northern Lighting of Norway. Meanwhile, the wall art is from the Hamilton Conte Paris collection.
Published in PropEdge Singapore - June 2023.