Scotts High Park:
A homeowner with a penchant for religious artifacts may turn away some interior designers, but not in the case of Ansana who took up this challenge to transform this 3,000-square-foot apartment.
A good interior designer is also respectful of one's religious beliefs and Ansana accommodated this homeowner's desire to have a one-tonne Buddhist sculpture in this vacation home. Hence, Ansana opted for the sculpture to be placed in the foyer in front of the lift when guests arrive.
The homeowner also had a liking for darker palettes and Ansana embraced these wishes with positivity – it is attested in the foyer's double-leaf, dark-stained wooden doors and masculine-toned walls. Stepping into the living area, one is greeted by a Barbara Barry sofa and armchairs autographed by the designer and a large tufted rug with leaf motifs to soften the look. Sheer curtains with curly motifs add a feminine edge while softening the sunlight coming in and shielding prying eyes from its neighboring hotel.
Unique to this apartment is a long gallery that leads to all the bedrooms. It is flanked by custom-made screens with grid patterns while the same sheer curtains found in the living room do justice to diffuse the light. The study room offers stained wood found in the custom cabinets and writing desk. The guest room offers two twin beds sporting chesterfield headboards upholstered in pastel green velvet while sheer curtains that sweep across balcony shared by three bedrooms create diffused light to make each space look dreamy and restful.
The apartment's long balcony offers timber-decked flooring, outdoor furniture and a frangipani tree in a planter box with water timer. These become perfect elements for the family to relax and admire the panoramic city views. This home's commodious space has a refined interior that reflects modern times, complemented by creature comforts that offer respite from a hectic working week.