Wooden Heart

Singapore Tatler Homes - - SPECIAL FEATURE -

Through the course of his work, the owner had col­lected leftover raw oak ma­te­ri­als which he wanted in­cor­po­rated into his home de­sign in some way. Long ver­ti­cal strips were care­fully laid on the walls in tran­si­tional spa­ces, ex­tend­ing up­wards from the first to the sec­ond level of the home. Once dusty and smudged, the oak pan­els’ hid­den beauty was un­cov­ered with me­tal brush­ing tech­niques. These pieces, which could have been dis­carded, found new life as a key de­sign fea­ture of this home. These rus­tic walls cre­ate a co­he­sive de­sign lan­guage for the en­tire home. On the first floor, the wood pan­els jux­ta­pose against a nat­u­ral stone wall. To cre­ate the quiet, un­der­stated look, the de­sign team picked out stone with sub­tle nat­u­ral grains. The sen­su­ous fin­ish matches the crisp lines and dark hue of the fur­nish­ings. All of these con­trast against the white walls and win­dow cov­er­ings to con­vey a dis­ci­plined in­te­rior. As the de­sign team de­scribes, the home is a sim­ple space for liv­ing, where clean mod­ern lines dis­play sim­ple luxur y with­out os­ten­ta­tion.

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