Hampton Beach @ Cotswold Close
Cotswold Close (Landed Home)
Design areas: Living Room, Family Room, Dining Area, Dry Kitchen, Wet Kitchen, Play Room, Master Suite with en-suite and Boys Room, Girls Room, Bathrooms, Study and Attic Rooms | Project completed: 2017 | Renovation budget: SGD205,000 and up
Sometimes older homes dictate the style for their transformation- and to update this 1990 landed home, we took queue from the lattice design windows and the ironmongery of the balustrades. The best fit was to approach the renovation with a casual beach vibe, with an elegant touch. The result is a sophisticated family home, with a casual touch.
Retaining the original flooring throughout the unit, we changed the skirting boards to layer architectural detail. The simplified cornice detail and the striking box beam ceiling at the dining area continue the coastal vibe. Heirloom pieces reveal the Peranakan heritage and juxtapose the Federal Style design approach. Family photos, books and other accessories further personalise the rooms and creating a cozy family home.
Adhering to Feng Shui principles, a large painting was commissioned to bring the water element into the home. And this dictated the colour scheme for the the rest of the furnishings. But in the play room off the dining area, we used bold colours to brighten up the room.
The dry and wet kitchens got a complete overhaul, adding a shaker kitchen in a soft grey finish for the gourmet kitchen and a paired down white kitchen for the more heavy duty kitchen at the back.
In the master bedroom we wanted to create a retreat, using warm taupe colours and dark wood finishing. A custom headboard is flanked by wall lights and the metal artwork add some extra texture and dimensions. Adhering to a simple colour scheme, the master bathroom was kept simple, yet offers a lot of texture and layering.
The kids rooms got upgraded with a loft, using extra space previously hidden by drop ceilings. Pops of colour on the feature walls are mixed with traditional beds and contemporary furniture.