The first thing you see when walking into this apartment is the piece “The Unveiling” by Irish artist Conor Harrington. Appropriate, because this piece in the entry serves as an introduction and unveiling of the rest of this stylish apartment.
Located in Singapore, this apartment is both international and eclectic, featuring artists from all over the world. Many of the decorations are from the owner’s personal art collection. The interior could be described as whimsical, which would be fitting: the owner and designer, KNQ Associates, intended the blank canvas of the apartment to be a playful experiment and testing ground for style, material, and texture.
The space afforded by the 11-foot ceilings is put to good use, with a loft converted into an entertainment area. Museum-style track lighting increases the perception that one is in an art gallery. Certain soothing details such as soft features and warm neutral colors create a grounding, casual atmosphere. There’s also a fun dose of pop art: A handmade “Open” sign, built from a wine crate and neon wording, hangs from the loft and illuminatesdepictions of both Queen Elizabeth of England and Chairman Mao.
While the living space reflects the designer’s international art and taste, the master bedroom is simple white-on-white. The painting over the bed by Spanish street artist Pejac creates a calm focal point and adds to the contrast from the fun hubbub of the living space.