A play on modern luxury and style at Costa Rhu
- May 6, 2019
In this 2164 sq ft, 4-bedroom condominium that houses a family of four in Singapore, the aspiration of living in a luxurious hotel has turned into a dazzling reality thanks to skilful implementation of dedicated stylists from Arete Culture.
The homeowners had just bought their first home and wanted a modern, opulent abode that could cater to large groups of people as they love to entertain.
The result? Incredibly chic living quarters that retain tranquillity and relaxation.
The entryway is reminiscent of a luxurious hotel interior, which is also conveyed throughout the rest of home. There’s a uniquely designed shoe cabinet that affords the family plenty of storage, while next to it a painting given by a family friend is prominently displayed and brought to the forefront through a dark feature wall.
In the living room, the stylists prioritised breathability and spaciousness while working to create intimate, separate spaces for entertainment. To facilitate entertaining, they incorporated versatile seating that can be easily moved around when required to make space. The focal point of this unit was found to be the fantastic waterfront view and sea breeze and, as such, the stylists leveraged the organic elements to bring the great outdoors inside.
With young children at home, the stylists opted for deeper upholstery around the living area for easy maintenance. Metallic and reflective accents are used to play off the deeper colour palette, with pops of mustard and gold providing key accents. The media unit was also designed with a striking gold trim and LED strips to contrast with the deeper tones of the furniture.
Other reflective elements include a bespoke sideboard and a hidden bar cabinet with mirrored accents, which help brighten the overall space, making it feel larger and lighter even with heavier and darker pieces. Different rugs in the lounge area also help add depth and texture, breaking up the monotony of the marble floor.
The dining area was originally a dark and uninspiring space. To brighten the area, the team used a strong geometric wallpaper broken up with the addition of a round statement mirror. This bold decision not only added character and drama, it also allowed a smoother colour transition from the communal areas into the private bedrooms.
The blue tones of the communal spaces are continued in the master bedroom.
A signature approach of Arete Culture is to streamline their client’s budget through the upcycling of existing pieces whenever possible. The bed in the master bedroom is a great example of how this has been done. Using an existing bed frame, the stylists upholstered a new headboard to achieve a look that is more in line with the home’s luxury hotel vibe.
With skill, thought and care, home stylists can turn a great home into a stunning work of art and this lovely unit is an example of that very transformation.
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