When the homeowner first laid her eyes on this apartment in Singapore’s breezy Upper East Coast area, she knew it had much potential, with its unblocked views of the sea. The condominium apartment is situated close to East Coast Park, and is home to a close-knit family of three who lives with their five-year-old Scottish terrier dog and a domestic helper.
After the apartment’s last renovation five years ago, its interior design felt a bit too dark and moody, and the spatial planning was not ideal, making the unit feel more cramped than even before the renovation. When the client saw the portfolio of homegrown firm Sujonohun online, she was immediately drawn to their work. “They had the design flair and style that I like; I did not search further nor ask for quotes with any other interior designers,” quips the decisive mum, who works in the banking sector.
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Led by husband-wife team Molina Hun and Sujono Lim, the Singapore-based practice Sujonohun is known for crafting elegant interiors customised for each client, be it a developer or homeowner. The renovation of this Singapore apartment was led by design director Molina Hun and her designer colleague Koh Xinfang.
“Simple elegance” and “understated opulence” were among the keywords in the client’s brief, says Hun, who shares that the owner was also particular about the quality of furnishings and workmanship of the cabinetry, and requested to ensure optimum window safety for the bedroom for the elder son.
The project wasn’t without its challenges; the apartment enjoyed ample daylight at the front of the unit but was dark and dim in its middle section. The bathrooms were similarly lacking in natural lighting.
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