Find out which laminates played a part in creating the upscale look of this apartment

The marble-look Marmo Classico laminate on the feature wall and wood-look Ermanno Marcello Walnut laminate of the console and shelving conjure up the feel of modern luxury the couple requested.

Setting up home in Singapore after working in Hong Kong for a number of years, an expat couple in their thirties wanted a cosy and upscale vibe for their resale apartment in the east of Singapore. They also wanted the 1,915sq ft ground floor apartment with three bedrooms to be tweaked to suit their lifestyle needs. With this in mind, they approached Dolly and Eric Tan of interior design firm Space Factor. “The couple gave us lots of room to design. Besides the cosy boutique look, their list of requests included a bar counter and walk-in wardrobe. As they love acquiring home accessories, we also had to provide ample storage and display areas,” recalls Dolly.

The timber slats clad in Ermanno Marcello Walnut (pictured left) is actually part of the door leading into the kitchen. Mood lighting plays an important role in creating the upscale aesthetics of the home.

“We always start the design from the layout”, says Dolly. In this context, the designers carved out a corner for the bar area, which houses the couple’s large collection of alcohol. They also turned part of one bedroom into a walk-in closet for the couple.

The consistent use of the Marmo Classico (pictured right) and Ermanno Marcello Walnut laminates throughout the living area helps create a unified design palette.

To fulfil the brief of cosy hotel-like interiors, Dolly turned to laminates from Lamitak, choosing marble-look designs to bring in a touch of luxury, and wood-look designs in darker hues. The Marmo Classico (DXP 1358XM) laminate was selected for the living room feature wall, used in composition with shelving and cabinetry clad in dark Ermanno Marcello Walnut (WY 5218D) laminate. Another key factor was lighting, and the designers concocted a warm lighting scheme with spotlights, backlit shelves, and hidden lighting along the base of large structures to create a ‘floating’ effect.

Stools resembling champagne corks are a perfect fit for the bar counter, which feature the Ermanno Marcello Walnut and Espalier (pictured left) laminates. The combination of mirrored surfaces and lighting makes this corner stand out.

The bar counter on the opposite side of the feature wall carries a similar look, but with mirrored walls to visually open out the space. Lamitak’s Espalier (SCX 1172D), a solid-coloured laminate with an intriguing blue-green hue, enhances the sophisticated look. This trending colour was also the homeowners’ choice for their kitchen.

The white quartz top and the laminated cabinetry surfaces in Chico Nevada Elm (pictured top right) and Espalier create an easy-to-maintain kitchen. The leather handles were later added by the homeowner.

In the master bedroom, Dolly chose the textile-inspired Stoffa Moca (DXO 5339D) laminate for the bespoke dressing table. The subtle woven pattern of the Stoffa collection is a favourite with designers, and the mid-tone Moca hue is perfect for this bright sunlit space. For the bedside tables, Dolly selected the dark leather-look Godiva Luxe (DXO 5319B) laminate, which was also used in the new walk-in wardrobe, formerly part of one of the bedrooms.

The Stoffa Moca (pictured left) laminate on the built-in dressing table adds visual texture to the airy master bedroom.

The large walk-in wardrobe has his and hers sections, with front-facing portions and pull-out trays clad in the leather-look Godiva Luxe laminate for a cosy, intimate feel.

The subtle patterning of the Hermes Marcello Walnut and Tadao Concrete laminates (both pictured right) inject layers of visual texture in the master bathroom to create a sense of warmth.

The light colour palette of the master bedroom continues in the ensuite master bathroom, with its cabinetry of Tadao Concrete (DXN 5323X) and open shelves clad with the dark Hermes Marcello Walnut (WY 5217D) for contrast. The original row of windows above the vanity counter have been boxed up, with mirrors added on the cabinetry doors to both visually expand the space and for functional use.

Trusting Space Factor with their renovation paid off for the couple, who were in Hong Kong during the whole process and coordinated the work with the designers through video conferencing. The couple feels right at home in their newly renovated space, and have quickly filled up the shelves with their collection of home accessories and decorations.

All project photos provided by Space Factor. Get inspired and view more projects on their Facebook and Instagram!

See the Lamitak laminates featured in this post at the Lamitak Studio at 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-61, Singapore 338729. For more information, contact the studio at 6592-5200 and; or drop by during the opening hours below:

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