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Step into the most stunning homes inspired by the elegance of luxury hotel suites

From Jimmy Choo’s penthouse in his native Malaysia to a Singapore apartment filled with natural light and decked out with Hermès pieces, we look back at notable homes we have featured with the most impressive hotel-inspired designs. Who needs a staycation when your home looks just like a five-star suite?

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1. A Singapore Penthouse That’s Suite Perfection

Evoking the luxurious ambiance of a hotel lounge, the design of this 2,519 sq ft Singapore penthouse by Prestige Global Designs pairs smart spatial planning with glamorous finishes. 

“The overall design concept is modern luxury,” says the firm’s co-founder Jeremy Tay. “We wanted to create a home that is luxurious but yet liveable for the occupants, and in lighter shades to look inviting and welcoming.”

Taking cues from a series of paintings installed on the feature wall, shades of blue are applied onto the throw, velvet armchairs and a custom-made rug in the living and dining area. The overall effect is akin to that of a spacious, elegant hotel lobby.

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2. Jimmy Choo’s Bespoke Penthouse in Malaysia

Jimmy Choo is one of the best-known names in fashion. The Malaysian-born shoe designer opened the doors to his 1,754 sq ft bespoke penthouse, located in an exclusive Kuala Lumpur hotel serviced apartment complex, to Tatler Homes earlier this year. 

The overall inspiration for this project was understanding Choo’s story, says Ooi Boon Seong, founder of design firm OD&A, which carried out a renovation of the property. “We did a deep dive into his life’s journey to create a home that celebrates his legacy and influence.”

Materials were thoughtfully chosen to further the designer’s vision. “We used a lot of white oak timber panelling with classic motifs throughout the home,” explains Ooi. “These panels were sandblasted to emphasise the beautiful grain textures and finished with a coat of soothing grey paint.” 

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3. A Luxurious Home in Malaysia

The escapist allure of staying in luxury hotels is undeniable—and they often provide design inspiration for designers of private residences. 

That was the case in this 4,280 sq ft property known as Nadayu in Kuala Lumpur. The three-storey bungalow, situated on a slope, comes complete with a scenic views of the hilltops of the Malaysian capital. 

Kashfi Emir, design director of Studio Three, was tasked with transforming this home into a space that feels like a hotel upon entry, complete with cosy lounge areas throughout.

The designer explored a contemporary selection of furniture to amplify the hotel-like experience.  Meanwhile, materials like rattan were used to play on a tropical aesthetic especially with all the lush landscape surrounding the property.

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4. A Family’s Glamorous House With Fashion Influences

This 7,000 sq ft Singapore family home is one with style and substance. 

Terri Tan, design director of Designworx Interior Consultant, created a bedroom that takes a cue from a Dior boutique, while Hermès scarves are also framed as artworks. Throughout the home, there was an emphasis on designing a holistic environment based on the unique requirements of each family member. 

A bespoke black-and-cream rug pulls together the monochromatic look of the living room. Blue tones add to the calming ambience: these include turquoise upholstery fabrics from Hermès, which are specially ordered for the accent cushions.

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5. An Elegant, Soothing Home in Singapore

Inspired by the quiet luxury of hotel design, this penthouse celebrates its urban location with elegant furnishings and a calming palette.

Upon stepping out of the home’s private lift lobby, the eye is immediately drawn to the light-filled high-ceilinged living and dining space. 

To evoke the soothing vibe of an ultra-exclusive hotel, Tan Sze Ling, design director of Topic Studio, also chose a warm palette of taupe and ivory tones for the marble floor and timber panels.

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