Name: Modern Chinoiserie House

Location: Singapore

Date Completed: January 2016

Interior Designer: Nikki Hunt

The Banquette is one of the feature points in this room, a relaxed, family-friendly area, it has been set into the back corner of the kitchen. It is the most used area of this home, a perfect corner for the family to enjoy a relaxed meal together or the children to do homework. Wrapped on both sides by expansive windows, the team added an alcove ceiling design, adorned in gold leaf. This corner feels like it is bathed in sunshine even on the darkest of days.

The designers chose a teal blue leather, that is easy to wipe clean. The colour is reflected in many of the art pieces. White button detail adds a crispness and echoes the buttoned dining chairs in the formal dining areas. Side tables at either end of the banquette light up to reveal valuable storage. They conceal charging stations for electrical devices.

The designers combined copper, polished steel and gold tones for a thro thoroughly free and unique kitchen. They selected a vibrant blue, heavily veined granite for the island top. It provides a showstopping focal point and a visual anchor to the space. A mosaic backsplash in blush tones accentuates the copper elements and the rose tones in the granite slab. The rose tone of the copper adds warmth to the space and a visual connection to the coral tones used in adjacent rooms. Trimming copper fronted doors in steel has allowed the designers to integrate stainless steel appliances seamlessly into the design. Gold hardware keeps the look glamorous, linking the kitchen with the rest of the home.