MAY 2011 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 12)
Subject: MAY 2011 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 12)
Send date: 2011-05-01
MAY 2011 ISSUE 12
IN THE PIPELINE: IN LIVING COLOURS By Nicole Kow
Typically when picking paint colours for a home, most homeowners gravitate towards the neutral palette of whites, off-whites and creams. Depending on their walls, a slightly richer hue like a mocha or brown might be picked to accentuate a feature wall. It’s a typically conservative nature that most homeowners have to stick with the safe. But what happens when the safe choice isn’t the right choice for you? This apartment was just exactly that. Like most homes we have embarked on, Nic & Wes strives to infuse the personalities of the homeowner into their abode. The love of bright warm colour hues was just the palette that Carol and Derrick embraced.
While the original state of the apartment unit was relatively move-in condition, it lacked a major factor – the reflecting taste and personalities of the new owners. Like most units, the walls were white together with dated flooring – basically boring. Carol and Derrick on the other hand exudes life, colour, warmth and eclectic persona. White walls were just not going to do!
Their initial idea was to go the popular tropical route, however it was through the sourcing process that the earthly colours of the Asian tropics did not fully satisfy their exuberant taste for colour. Reds and oranges together with close attention paid to textures were what caught their eyes. Being able to mesh the theme with the homeowners taste brought upon a fusion surprise.
As the re-stained entrance door parts, the details just hit at every corner. Cultured stone walls line the entrance to give you a taste of what to expect. A newly designed bar counter becomes the keyhole preview to the open concept kitchen.
The kitchen lined with bright white cupboards becomes a canvas for the retro style red mosaic tiles that pop at sight. The Black Galaxy tabletop trends throughout the kitchen and attached dining table that sits six people.
Across from the kitchen, a cozy living room just oozes with bold red hues from the wall to the sofa. And while in theory, a cultured stone wall may compete with the red, the result was impeccable with the dark stained parquet flooring blending the features together in unison.
Journeying into the next portion of the apartment continues on with a fully red passage way. A mirror lines the entire passage ceiling leaving the illusion of infinity of height.
The first bedroom located is their daughter, Sam’s bedroom. Sticking to a minimalist palette, the room is decked out with all things white much unlike the rest of the home. A feature wall of bricks adds that raw European artsy style to the room while the ball light of flowers brings about a hint of femininity. The next room belongs to their son, Russell, whom opted for a more Arabian Nights theme sticking to blue walls as the main colour focus of the room.
Opposite from the two bedrooms is the common bathroom. With metallic mosaic-like tiles, it stands out all on its own. However to keep to the tropical hints of the home, wooden shelving and doors were added revealing a Tropical Glam quality to the bathroom.
The end of the passage introduces the entrance to the master bedroom. As the door parts, a bright orange textured wall is revealed. The dark stained furniture adds a warm contrast to the feature wall invoking a Mexican style resort vacation.
With an ensuite bathroom, it comes complete with a redesigned sunken bath. The sink which was relocated sits on top of a black galaxy table top complete with wooden shelving and doors for storage. Like the common bath, the element of metallic tiles adds that sheen while still accommodating hints of tropical style such as the Palimanan carving and wood.
This is one such apartment that wasn’t afraid to push the boundaries to using colour and textures. The fusion of different materials brings in to play a rather bold Mexican to Bahamas resort living in the comforts of a 1,200 sq. ft. area. And the result is visually outstanding.
IN MY OPINION: What If By Brian Kow
What if we could build an attic over an existing two-storey house without affecting too much of the lower floors?
What if we could create a swimming pool within the confines of a terrace house?
What if we could use rain water to water our plants and fill our water systems?
What if we could create a sensational experience in the procument of a design and build?
Look forward to a new take on our In My Opinion to make the ‘what if's’ possible. And if you have a ‘what if’ in mind, do email us and we will try to assist you.
TIP BITS: Feature Perfect
Want more than one focal point in the room?
Choose complimenting tones that will blend rather than compete. Even when picking cultured stones, pick a set that has a similar colouring.
For example, Carol and Derrick's living room's cultured stone wall has hints of red tones which compliments the opposite red wall.
Type: Corner Terrace (Cluster)
Tenure: 999 years
List Type: For Sale
Built Up: 1,991 sq. ft.
Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, house hold shelter
Amenities: BBQ Pit, Swimming Pool, Covered Car Park
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