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Tatler Homes Singapore August - September 2015

Tatler Homes Singapore not only showcases the top homes in Singapore and the region, but also reviews the best international interior design trends, appliances and accessories.

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3 min.
larger than life

Summerhaus D’zign might be relatively young, having just turned three years old this June, but the interior firm has already amassed a strong portfolio and a fast-growing list of clients. This is thanks to the firm’s solid client-centric design approach, born of a decade of experience in the interior (industry, both on the design and business aspects) of the firm’s husband-and-wife founders, Jess Koh and Larry Lim. The team from Summerhaus D’zign ensures every residential project they undertake becomes a home that their clients will enjoy returning to. For this landed home located near Bukit Timah Road, the design team helped to create interiors catering to all the members of a multi-generational family. MORE WITH LESS The client’s brief requested an overhaul to make the existing 3,700 sq ft space feel visually…

4 min.
nights at the met

The apartment is located on the Midtown West Side in a 450 sqm space inside the Metropolitan Tower, a residential building of 77 floors in the heart of Manhattan built between 1984 and 1987. Back then it was a project that caused much discussion because it blocked the view of Central Park for other buildings. Later on though, with the construction of other towers over time, the Metropolitan Tower grew into a seamless fit, blending perfectly into the New York skyline as one of the most interesting post-modern buildings. THE BRIEF It would take a designer with as much gusto and ability as interior decorator and architect Roberto Couturier, who is French by birth and American by adoption, to take on the challenging of giving this historic space a new lease of…

4 min.
grand central

In April this year, a four-poster bed with intricate carvings was found left outside a hotel carpark and was to be auctioned off. British fourposter bed specialist Ian Coulson bought the bed at an auction at £2,200. Believing that it held great historical value, he contacted historian Jonathan Foyle and had the DNA of the wood checked. It was found to be 500 years old and its owner was Welsh-born King Henry VII. The 15th-century bed, now on display at Hever Castle and Gardens in Kent, United Kingdom, is estimated to be worth £20 million. It is a dramatic story but one that tells of the four-poster bed’s place in history. After all, the first four-poster beds were recorded to emerge in that period. They were only owned by aristocrats and…

6 min.
lyrical moments

Poets Villas is a luxurious residential enclave comprising 40 units of four-and five-storey strata semidetached houses located in the Upper Thomson area. It is a tropical oasis nestled within a tranquil setting surrounded by water catchment areas, reservoirs, parks and trails. The homeowner, a professional doctor, is someone who appreciates elegant style and fine quality. “I came across Prestige Global Designs in Singapore Tatler Homes and immediately recognised their forte for creating interiors that exude luxury and prestige,” says the homeowner, so he decided to entrust the practice with the task of transforming his newly-acquired unit at Poets Villas into a lavish abode fit for him, his wife and two children. MASTERS IN DESIGN Prestige Global Designs is a multiple award-winning interior design practice that has been lauded Asia Pacific’s Best Interior Design…

1 min.
honorary tribute

MILTON TAN (1954 - 2010) Milton Tan contributed immensely to Singapore’s design scene with his influential involvement in programmes and initiatives to promote and develop the country’s design sector. He was a Fellow at (then) Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Singapore, from 2002 to 2009, and founding executive director of the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg). Tan’s directorship propelled an establishment of the annual President’s Design Award and the biennial Singapore Design Festival, among other successful initiatives. Instrumental in developing international design relationships, Tan recognised the importance of highlighting Singapore design on a global scale. He was involved in the signing of five international Memorandums of Understanding with the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, the Korea Institute of Design Promotion, the State of Victoria, Australia, the Vitra Design Museum and the…

4 min.
soak shiok

If there’s one bathroom trend that looks set to be around for a long time, it’s the freestanding bathtub. For decades, tile-surrounded built-in bathtubs are very practical and have been popular. The look, however, is increasingly dated. The freestanding tub squarely takes the spotlight in any bathroom. Even more so for sculptural bathtub designs like these. These make strong visual statements in the bathroom, thanks to their curvaceous lines designed to stand out from the strict, angular lines of the bathroom. Where space allows, make it the anchor of the space. Because of their all-sided finish, you can place it anywhere in the bathroom. The trick is to place it at the spot where your eyes fall on as you enter the bathroom. And remember to give it enough room so…