Go With The Flow
As the living and dining rooms are located adjacent to each other, the designers chose to increase the fluidity between the two areas, which helped enhance the openness of the space. Both rooms share the same neutral colours and tactile materials altogether creating a soothing ambience. A large table that can accomodate 10 people anchors the dining space, which is set against a feature wall that separates it from the L-shaped kitchen. Pretty and practical, the decorative wall conceals the bomb shelter. Su Eing and her team designed the home to have distinct activity zones. For example, the second-floor landing, where the family room and study are located, is meant as a place where the entire family can relax and unwind. In a house this size, it’s easy for family members to retreat and cocoon in their own rooms, whereas the cosiness of shared spaces encourages bonding and conversation. On the far end of the family room is the study, which is fitted with wall-mounted shelves; cabinets support a slim glass tabletop, a deliberate choice that takes up little visual space. At the attic level is the entertainment lounge, yet another space where time could be spent with small groups of friends and family. The idea of activity zones was also applied to the private spaces. The master bedroom features separate areas for lounging and sleeping—the bed is set away from the lounge nook and television to minimise distraction. All the bedrooms have a luxurious feel; the master bedroom has a customised headboard while wallcoverings are employed in the other rooms to add texture and a touch of opulence.