Luxury Homes: Silvia Kurniady’s luxurious holiday home on Mount Vernon Road
Injections of blue and yellow, ample space, and fan motifs come together to create the perfect abode for the Indonesian businesswoman.
Home & Decor Singapore
When Indonesian businesswoman Silvia Kurniady needed an interior designer for her family’s holiday home in Singapore -- a 1,302sqf four-bedroom apartment at Mount Vernon Road -- she turned to long-time friend and design director of Enoch ID, Eddy Kuswandi. Eddy knew Silvia’s likes and dislikes well, and though the space presented several challenges, he was able to conceptualise and confirm the design concept within three weeks.
Eddy levelled the balcony floor with the living area to combine the two spaces. Now, they could accommodate plush armchairs, a sofa and a dining set. The area becomes one large space, seamless in style and perfect for entertaining.
Opening up the kitchen and shifting its entrance also allows more natural light to flow in. Meticulous thought went into the choice of furnishings; the clear coffee table, which sits in the centre of the living area, helps make the living room feel more spacious.
One of the standout design ideas here is the faux fireplace. A sliding door to the bedrooms and a wall feature flank the fireplace, creating symmetry in the living area.
Carefully placed classic details and patterns imbue elegance throughout the home. Injections of blue and yellow – Silvia’s favourite colours – add a sense of youthful zest. Eddy also ensured that the different design elements tied in with one another.
It may look like an art piece, but this wall feature also hides the television when it is not in use. The glass door below was customised to look like fan-shaped metal grilles. The fan motif is seen on other artworks throughout the home as well.
“Metallic finishes, such as this customised wall covering, imbue a sense of luxury. And the artworks have fan details to match the other areas of the home while the blue and yellow in the artworks echo those in the furnishings,” he explains.
One bedroom features porcelain blue and white wall covering, complemented by furnishings in muted colours. Eddy also designed a pull-out bed so that more family members could sleep over.
For the master bedroom, Eddy picked out darker shades of the palette to give it a more restful ambience for sleep. To create a larger space, he merged it with an adjacent bedroom.
“During the design process, Eddy told me not to visit, and that it would be a surprise for me,” says Silvia. “I was very surprised indeed! He had prepared everything for me, even down to small items like the laundry detergent and noodles,” she says. “The style is totally different from my home back in Indonesia. What I like most is the warm, cosy and unique feel.”
“For the guest room, we wanted to create a calm and relaxed environment,” Eddy says, explaining the use of khaki, beige and grey.