A Change of House
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.