Clas­sic touches, an im­proved lay­out and pops of colour add vi­tal­ity to this el­e­gant hol­i­day pad for Sil­via Kur­ni­ady and fam­ily.


Clas­sic touches, an im­proved lay­out and pops of colour add vi­tal­ity to this el­e­gant hol­i­day pad for Sil­via Kur­ni­ady and fam­ily.

When In­done­sian busi­ness­woman Sil­via Kur­ni­ady needed an in­te­rior de­signer for her fam­ily’s hol­i­day home in Sin­ga­pore, she didn’t have to look hard to find some­one she could trust: Eddy Kuswandi, de­sign di­rec­tor of Enoch ID, hap­pens to be a long-time friend of hers.

As Sil­via and her fam­ily spend most of their time in In­done­sia, she left the project to Eddy. He knew Sil­via’s likes and dis­likes well, and though the space pre­sented sev­eral chal­lenges, he was able to con­cep­tu­alise and con­firm the de­sign con­cept within three weeks. “What was most chal­leng­ing was the lay­out. The bal­cony was spa­cious, but it was elon­gated. There was lit­tle space in the liv­ing and din­ing ar­eas to fit in the fur­ni­ture,” he re­calls. “Also, the closed-up kitchen made the space very dark.”

To over­come these is­sues, he lev­elled the bal­cony floor with the liv­ing area to com­bine the two spa­ces. Now, they could ac­com­mo­date plush arm­chairs, a sofa and a din­ing set. The area be­comes one large space, seam­less in style and per­fect for en­ter­tain­ing. Open­ing up the kitchen and shift­ing its en­trance also al­lows more nat­u­ral light to flow in. One of the stand­out de­sign ideas here is the faux fire­place. A slid­ing door to the bed­rooms and a wall fea­ture flank the fire­place, creat­ing sym­me­try in the liv­ing area.

Care­fully placed clas­sic de­tails and pat­terns im­bue ele­gance through­out the home. In­jec­tions of blue and yel­low – Sil­via’s favourite colours – add a sense of youth­ful zest. Eddy also en­sured that the dif­fer­ent de­sign el­e­ments tied in with one an­other. “The art­works have fan de­tails to match the other ar­eas of the home, such as the glass door at the faux fire­place in the liv­ing area. The blue and yel­low in the art­works echo those in the fur­nish­ings,” he ex­plains.

For the mas­ter bed­room, he picked out darker shades of the pal­ette to give it a more rest­ful am­bi­ence for sleep. To cre­ate a larger space, he merged it with an ad­ja­cent bed­room.

“Dur­ing the de­sign process, Eddy told me not to visit, and that it would be a sur­prise for me,” says Sil­via. “I was very sur­prised in­deed! He had pre­pared ev­ery­thing for me, even down to small items like the laun­dry de­ter­gent and noo­dles,” she says. “The style is to­tally dif­fer­ent from my home back in In­done­sia. What I like most is the warm, cosy and unique feel.”

BOT­TOM RIGHT The fur­nish­ings boast unique de­tails that are bound to spark cu­rios­ity and in­ter­est.

BOT­TOM LEFT Metal­lic fin­ishes, such as this cus­tomised wall­cov­er­ing, im­bue a sense of lux­ury.

ABOVE RIGHTThe com­bi­na­tion of pat­terned walls, a state­ment mir­ror, and a stylish dark wood con­sole re­sults in a lux­u­ri­ous and wel­com­ing foyer.

OP­PO­SITE One bed­room fea­tures porce­lain blue and white wall­cov­er­ing, com­ple­mented by fur­nish­ings in muted colours. Eddy also de­signed a pull-out bed so that more fam­ily mem­bers could sleep over.ABOVE LEFTIt may look like an art piece, but this wall fea­ture also hides the tele­vi­sion when it is not in use. The glass door be­low was cus­tomised to look like fan-shaped me­tal grilles. The fan mo­tif is seen on other art­works through­out the home as well.

text ROSSARA JAMIL photography VERONICA TAY art direc­tion NONIE CHEN

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