Turning a house into a home is a process that celebrates the unique passions and personalities of its inhabitants. Pairing these characterful nuances with practical style is no easy feat; for a lucky couple, they were able to find their dream collaborators thanks to the help of their friendly neighbours.
The homeowners, who run their own business and live with their two children, loved what KGID had done with their neighbour’s home and decided to engage them to design their abode, too. They wanted their home to look sophisticated and inviting and had a preference for the rich colours and textures seen in hotel suites. As such, the designers proposed a scheme with a “modern luxe” concept. “We worked with a fair amount of marble and a colour palette comprising earthy to dark brown tones, incorporating gold accents in certain areas,” says Kelvin Gan, who helms KGID with his wife Karen Gan.
This five-storey bungalow features a rooftop terrace as well as a basement floor. To ensure that the various levels form part of a cohesive whole, the designers focused on using a mix of decorative details, colour scheme and detailing to unite the look of these spaces.
The living room, located on the first floor, was conceived as an informal space where family and friends can gather. Unlike most homes where the sofa faces the television set, the designers selected a modular sofa system for the living room, with the seats forming a semi-circle; the seats also offer views of the adjacent pool. “This creates a more conducive setting for interaction among family and friends,” Karen explains. An oversized circular rug pulls the various elements in the living room together. Its bluish-grey and gold hues echo the colours of the book-matched Panax Onyx feature wall in the living room.