Houzz Tour: Developed Semi-D Gets Luxury Resort Interior Styling
Well-lit and effortlessly decorated spaces for family bonding were key for the four generations who live here
Who lives here: A family of eight – dad is in finance, mum is a retired lecturer, three adult children, two sons-in-law, and a granddaughter – with two domestic helpers. The parents’ grandmother also comes to stay on occasion
Location: District 10
Type of property: Semi-Detached House
Size: 4,187 square feet (389 square metres) built-up area
The solution: The family bought a multi-level semi-detached home with five self-contained bedrooms and plenty of social spaces in a new development in District 10. To create cohesive and stylishly laid-back interiors in their new home, the family engaged interior styling firm Arete Culture.
As the dining room used to be the centre for family bonding in their old home, they asked the styling team, led by Caroline Chin-Geyler (working with senior stylist Jeanette, assisted by Cherry), to provide for a dining table that would comfortably seat six to eight at any given time, yet make the living area the new centre.
Another family request was for the living room and terrace to have an easy indoor-outdoor connection, with the terrace decorated in lush green surrounds. Chin-Geyler and team made the indoor-outdoor connection by making the terrace an extension of the living and dining spaces, and by bringing the greens outside in, with a sage green feature wall.
“While the living room does have a media wall that features the TV, we brought in large mirrored panels on either side to frame it, removing the focus from the TV so we could show off the expanse of the space instead. We chose to place the mirrors there to reflect the outdoors into the interior to highlight the expanse of this home,” Chin-Geyler says. The two-toned curtains, together with the sage green wall, are intended to downplay the height of the living area, which has a higher ceiling than the dining area, a few steps up from it.
Behind the sofa is a custom-built sideboard and full-height bookshelf for the owners’ books.
Sofa: King Living; media unit: The Beuro; accessories and lamp: Arete Culture
Chin-Geyler also incorporated some of the owners’ existing, pre-reno furniture and art pieces into the decor seamlessly.
Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes.
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