Tatler Homes Singapore
Room for Two
A neutral palette is the perfect canvas for a couple’s holiday home in Singapore, crafted by Mosh Interior
Located in central Singapore, this light-filled apartment embodies style and substance. This threebedroom unit boasts a roomy layout and modern interior touches that are not just aesthetically pleasing but also set the mind at ease with its monochromatic palette.
Designed by Mosh Interior, this 1,722 sq ft unit is the holiday home of a Taiwanese couple. The brief was to create an abode that encapsulated modern luxury, built upon a neutral colour scheme, with spacious common areas.
“The owners wanted a big living room, as one of the activities they enjoy most is watching TV; they even joked that ‘Taiwanese love their TV’,” shares Shermaine Maena Ong, principal designer of Mosh Interior, who worked on the project with senior designer Liao Chien-i. The design firm thus conceptualised a stylish sanctuary that embraces a contemporary aesthetic.
Upon entering the apartment, the eye is drawn to a laser-cut calligraphy piece displayed prominently in the foyer; this artwork features handwritten text by the husband’s father, with versions of this work installed in all the latter’s homes in Taiwan.
To one side of the airy living room, full-length windows let copious amounts of sunlight enter the home. A Ligne Roset leather sofa, coupled with accent cushions and a velvet throw, ensures that the time spent in front of the TV is made as comfortable as possible.
Presiding over this luminous setting is the sculptural Pop P40 chandelier from Oty Light, which acts as a visual counterpoint to the rest of this light-hued space. A light grey rug underfoot brings softness and character to this tableau.
The open-concept kitchen is equally airy, with its capacious dimensions made possible by combining the existing dry and wet kitchens, and borrowing some space from the foyer. The living area was also enlarged by doing away with the need for a formal dining table in this home. Clad in Italian Calacatta gold marble, the kitchen island is instead the spot where the couple enjoy their meals. The beige cabinetry here sports acrylic panels in a glossy finish that gels with the home’s modern aesthetic.
Neutral hues are also a hallmark of the master bedroom. The low height of the headboard lets natural light stream in from the window behind it to brighten the room, while the adjacent bay window incorporates an upholstered bench that’s perfect for reading or enjoying the views.
Due to the manpower shortage caused by Covid-19, the firm experienced some delays and obstacles but nonetheless completed the design-and-build project beautifully in five months. “We went through a lengthy design development process, but the owners are happy with the end result,” says Ong.