Ed Ong, founder of Dwell Interior Design, firmly believes that aesthetics aside, one’s abode must be welcoming. “Ultimately, we are designing a home, so apart from looking great, it must be great to live in,” he says.
This approach informed his take on a project that involved transforming a four bedroom residence in central Singapore into a sleek space for entertaining. The home of a power couple with a preference for a luxurious and contemporary interior, the requirements were simple; the owners wanted a modern but elegant aesthetic that would complement the Minotti furniture in their 2,885sqft apartment.
Fit Like A Glove
As the couple frequently entertain, they wanted a large living space with adequate seating for large gatherings. The homeowners also favoured silver travertine, which they wanted to feature in the living room.
While the interior designer was initially hesitant about the excessive use of natural stone in the living area, he gave the homeowners’ preferences serious thought. The solution was to incorporate slabs of black marble at the base of the wall—an elegant addition that adds a luxurious touch to the home.