A Change of House

Indonesia Tatler Homes - - HOMES FOCUS -

River­side Pi­azza, lo­cated just a stones throw from Robert­son Quay and China town in Sin­ga­pore, is a small con­do­minium that pro­vides lux­ury in a ca­sual and chic set­ting. Sin­ga­pore based in­te­rior de­sign firm E&A In­te­ri­ors fully ren­o­vated the two bed­room apart­ment. “Be­ing al­most twenty years old, the place was in ex­treme need of mod­ern­iz­ing and com­pletely ren­o­vat­ing” says the founder of E&A In­te­ri­ors, de­signer Chloe Elk­er­ton,

The owner, an Aus­tralian male ex­pat in his early 40’s who has lived in Asia for over a decade, bought the prop­erty in 2014 and de­cided to en­gage E&A In­te­ri­ors for the pro­ject.

Since the owner is a keen chef, the kitchen was fun­da­men­tal to the plan­ning and de­sign stages. The ex­ist­ing kitchen was very old with a sep­a­rate small din­ing area.

“We de­cided to re­move the wall be­tween the kitchen and din­ing to cre­ate a more spa­cious and open plan area which al­lows the client to so­cialise with and en­ter­tain his guests whilst cook­ing ”says E&A In­te­ri­ors.

The mod­ern kitchen is­land with rope and glass pen­dant lights fea­tures a cus­tom de­signed din­ing ta­ble in solid oak top with stain­less steel frame. The de­signer se­lected fab­rics from Peter Dun­ham and Fer­moie with a mod­ern tribal look to up­hol­ster cus­tom made din­ing chairs.

Chloe tells Tatler Homes “We wanted the space to still feel mas­cu­line but with a gen­tler ap­proach us­ing in­ter­est­ing fab­rics and tex­tures. The com­bi­na­tion of wood, me­tal and stone mixed with a pal­ette of petrol blue, neu­trals, black and a splash of ochre yel­low”.

For the liv­ing area Chloe de­signed a con­tem­po­rary yet ca­sual sofa with a large ot­toman us­ing a tex­tured her­ring­bone linen. An oak con­sole with black me­tal frame stands be­hind the sofa with a sculp­tural ta­ble lamp from Vaughan De­signs. To com­plete the look a wool Moroccan ber­ber rug fills the space to de­fine the area as well as adding warmth.

“We re-up­hol­stered the clients vintage retro chair us­ing trendy fab­ric from Zak + Fox com­bined with Jen­nifer Shorto cush­ions in silk on the sofa. Graphic monochrome art­work by Bri­tish artist Leo Poloniecki adds a fo­cal point to the room.

The in­spi­ra­tion for the bed­room was drawn from a pair of an­tique Burmese scrolls owned by

E&A In­te­ri­ors suc­cess­fully trans­formed this River­side apart­ment into a con­tem­po­rary and com­fort­able home

the client. A long and low up­hol­stered head­board in burnt or­ange com­bined with ac­cents of black and bronze gives a lux­u­ri­ous feel.

E&A In­te­ri­ors suc­ceeded to re­vive this old apart­ment giv­ing it a new and so­phis­ti­cated look – a per­fect blend of lux­ury with a re­laxed homely feel.

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