Upon stepping out of the private lift lobby of this spacious penthouse, the eye is immediately drawn to the light-filled high-ceilinged living and dining space. With designer furnishings including a Walter Knoll dining set, Ralph Lauren wall sconces and a sofa by Living Divani, the subtle notes of cotton flower and musk from Culti’s Tessuto scent lingering in the air, the ambience feels similar to that of the lobby of a luxury hotel.
This holiday home of a well-travelled family includes personal touches too, such as the framed family photos on the slim console in the foyer, that turn this elegant abode into a home. The owners tasked Tan Sze Ling, design director of Topic Studio, to create a hotel-inspired penthouse.
“Many owners who bought units in this development expressed their liking for the linear landscape and the clean sleek lines of the architecture,” says the designer. “We felt strongly that the clean lines of the building should flow into the interior design, with a comfortable and luxurious ambience that embraces holistic living.”
We felt strongly that the clean lines of the building should flow into the interior design, with a comfortable and luxurious ambience that embraces holistic living
To evoke the soothing vibe of an ultra-exclusive hotel, Tan chose a warm palette of taupe and ivory tones for the marble floor and timber panels. The living and dining areas feature standout details such as a cascading 14-piece hand-blown glass lighting fixture by Studio Italia Design over the dining table. The lights not only emphasise the seven-metre tall double volume space of the penthouse, but also catches and diffuses the natural light for a diffused glow.
In the living room, a L-shaped sofa frames the home’s unparalleled city view while the streamlined design of the Poltrona Frau side tables and a Walter Knoll coffee table emphasise the airiness of the common area while providing plenty of space for entertaining guests.