Sumo coffee table by Promemoria sets the tone for this elegant living area, as does the crystal chandelier by Alaric above.
To breathe new life into the home, the design team ripped out basically everything from floors to walls for a thorough facelift. Apart from the layout, nothing had been left undone, not even the private swimming pool in the backyard, which has been converted into a patio to keep the kids safe from accidents.
“I was surprised that they insisted on demolishing such an expensive feature, especially when it could boost the resale value of the property,” recalls Maggie. “But that’s what they wanted. Safety comes first in this household.”
The patio is now fitted with outdoor furniture by local supplier Everything Under The Sun, surrounded by greenery for greater privacy.
To capture stunning views across the Aberdeen Marina Club and the South China sea, large expanses of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass are used to create seamless indooroutdoor connection while bringing more natural light into the interior.
Bright and airy, the living area is outfitted in Italian furniture, including the cushy Dolce Vita sofa and the Sumo coffee table by Promemoria. In the adjoining dining area, the Metiers oval table by Hermes provides an instant focal point, while a fireplace surround made of lightly veined white marble and a wall painting from Singulart adds visual interest to the muted room.
There’s plenty of space for the children on the upper levels. For example, an empty area by the staircase on the second floor has been repurposed into a mini library for the girls. Also on this floor is a guest bedroom that doubles as a study, and the younger daughter's bedroom where a blush-pink wall-mounted headboard lends a touch of softness to the space.