Interior Design Project Info
The clients had outgrown their existing home and were moving to a two-storey, 16,000 sq ft bungalow overlooking the award-winning Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club with uninterrupted views of lush greenery and a serene lake.
The home is catered to Dato and Datin, with four children ranging in age and tastes, while having ample spaces for entertaining.
While the clients had exquisite taste, they avoid ostentation, so we went with an overall concept of understated luxury but imbued it with a wow factor for occasions for when family or business associates visit.
Living & Bar
In the living areas, elegant Minotti furniture in precious finishes ideally suit this setting but the designer deliberately diffused formality by choosing low-slung sofas and tables. An adjacent second living area offers more casual entertaining with a mix of sleek Minotti and Turri pieces. This area has access to the bar, where Dato Ng’s substantial collection of fine spirits is stored. The bar top was equipped with concealed Gaggenau hood & hob, in anticipation for evenings when private chefs come over to cook for dinner parties.
Just round the corner, the dining room continues the theme of low-key luxe with polished pieces from Turri. The curves of the dining set, vitrines and console were inspired by automobile design and were a nod to the clients’ love for cars. These pieces were further customised to Asian proportions to ensure the composition fit perfectly within the space. While the areas designed for entertaining have a more considered feel, the views are all oriented towards the inviting turquoise pool and landscaped courtyard. Soothing water and lush greenery lightens the mood and infuses the home with a sense of ease.
Placed at one end of the house to give Dato Ng, an avid nature lover, a soothing view of the garden and pool, the study is also often used for meetings. To this end, the designer combined personal touches and formality in the space with exquisitely crafted Turri furniture featuring details like embossed leather and piano-finish surfaces.
The Master Suite which was enlarged to capture a panoramic view of the golf course. Comprising a sitting room, bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, bedroom and outdoor terrace, the spaces were designed so that the client could conduct different activities in the same room together. Italian Turri furniture was used almost exclusively and matched with built-ins made from precious materials and with refined workmanship.