Strong graphic statements often grab the attention of the viewer as the focal point of a space. What is really gorgeous about this interior design project at Marina One Residences designed by Rachael See from Mr Shopper Studio, is that there is a softness, almost watercolor painting-like quality expressed in the lines of the book-matched large format marble tiles placed at the master bedroom headboard wall that steals the entire show in this luxuriously designed apartment at Marina One Residences. You will also find the chevron pattern expressed throughout the household such as the subtle herringbone pattern on the soft-stone used at the living room TV wall feature and marble dining table cleverly placed against a mirrored wall creating a similar effect to the book-matched marble wall in the master bedroom. Read on to discover this new condo and its features designed by Mr Shopper Studio.
The Book-Matched Marble Wall Master Bedroom
Book-matched marble, according to Architectural Digest, is two mirror-image marble slabs, set side by side on the same surface like the pages of an open book, is visually stunning and sets the tone when designed for this master bedroom headboard wall. However, it is not the only thing that’s stunning in this room. This master bedroom design also plays with subtle ambient lighting effects to emphasize areas like illuminating the back of the book-matched marble headboard, the unique floating bed frame, and create a distinctive separation from the bed to the vanity area with a false ceiling and side cove lighting. This area at the vanity table later leads to the entrance of the long walk-in wardrobe that comes with the apartment and master bathroom.
The Dark and Luxe Living Room
The homeowner liked the look of dark interiors and therefore the living room is designed almost fully in black but the requirement was that it had to be brightly lit so daily activities are not compromised. To create a dark and luxe living room, our designer, Rachael looked for inspiration from boutique hotels and the result of this is a plush velvet royal blue couch propped against a dark backdrop of swirly marble-printed wallpaper from Kin Atelier and a rounded white marble coffee table on top of a cozy-looking fluffy grey area rug. Then on the opposite side is the TV wall feature with herringbone-patterned soft stone tiles, glossy marble laminated TV console, and matte black side cabinets. Lastly, a specially picked large wall art adorns the sofa wall to complete the look of this boutique hotel-inspired look living room.
The Kitchen Island & Marble Dining Table
Even though the dining table is small, it deserves a special mention in itself! This is because the marble dining table with diagonal lines is cleverly placed against the mirrored wall which is a feature that came with the apartment. The result is a repetition of the book-matched feature wall in the master bedroom where you can see a prominent abstract chevron pattern when you are walking from the entrance past the dining area to the living room. And there is the kitchen which features an island table for daily use paired with royal blue plush velvet bar stools while sitting atop the island is a gold wine rack.
The Reading Nook cum Bar
Right opposite the kitchen area, we are lead to a reading nook that also doubles as a minibar area with its gold mobile cart in place. Behind the seating area is also a display rack with gold metal fitting panels to display treasured keepsakes and memorabilia at a prominent place in the communal area.
The Marina One Residences project’s design aesthetic can be summarised as bold and graphic with the use of luxurious textures found in the intentional placement of specific marble veining, gold metal fittings in fixtures that contribute to an art deco look, and light design to create the desired effects for a room that speaks to anyone who enters the place. What are you waiting for? Speak to one of our interior designers now for your next home redesign journey. Alternatively, find out more about our projects by visiting our portfolio or reading our blog.
Project-in-charge: Eric Lim
Interior Decorator: Reyane
Photos by: L’arc Studios