Chinoiserie Chic Home

Chinoiserie, a melding of Eastern and Western elements that traces its roots to 17th-century Western Europe, sets the scene for this urban smart home.

The Chinoiserie style, defined by brocade textiles adorned with intricate motifs, emerged from Europe’s enchantment with China in an era preceding travel. Inspired by his globetrotting adventures, James enlisted the talents of Averse and Ming Min to infuse the East-meets-West amalgamation with a modern flair.


An awe-inspiring touch awaits visitors as they enter the house, with a backlit onyx feature wall gracing the lift lobby. Adorned by chamfered design frames, the lift wall is complemented by a tasteful Versace wallpaper and two refined wall lights. Separating the lift lobby from the dining area, the door is crafted with a simple wood grid pattern reminiscent of traditional Chinese divider designs.

Dining room

Being a wine enthusiast, James inspired Averse and Mingmin to carve out generous space in the dining area for an extensive wine storage and display unit. The mini bar, featuring a captivating backlit onyx, adds a touch of style, and a focal point is created with the specially curated fossil wood dining table from Bali.

Given the kitchen’s modest dimensions, a pragmatic and straightforward design was chosen. To visually separate the kitchen from the dining area, a sliding glass door was incorporated.

Living room

In response to James’ wishlist, Averse and Mingmin incorporated a faux fireplace and the Florim Etoile Illusion tile – an Italian large-format porcelain with a chromatic green marble effect – into a bespoke TV feature wall, adorned with subtle textured paint. To conjure the luxurious essence of real stone, they installed the tile with mitre joints on the console drawers.

Across the room, the Venetian blinds feature a thoughtful blend of black and white slats, referencing the colonial- style clubhouse within the condominium development.

Master bedroom

The essence of chinoiserie extends to the master bedroom as well. Retaining the existing wooden grid panels on the wall, they transformed them with a coat of white spray paint. To enhance the aesthetic, a chinoiserie floral motif wallpaper, specifically the Tian print from Gucci, is positioned behind the panels.

The master bathroom stands out as the team’s proudest work. The upper half showcases the luxurious Etoile Illusion, while matte dark grey tiles ground the lower half and the floor. This combination not only accentuates the elegance of the Etoile Illusion but also balances its intensity throughout the space. Complementing these tiles are the exquisite bathroom fittings, featuring the Kohler Statement and Anthem showering collection alongside the Gessi Anello basin mixer in brass.

The chinoiserie concept seamlessly weaves through the design, influencing the mirror and vanity cabinet.
A cosy ambience is established by the cove light at the false ceiling, positioned behind the mirror and within the cabinet.

The common bathroom follows the same design philosophy as the master bath, ensuring consistency throughout the home. However, to distinguish the two spaces, the designers opted for a soothing blue hue, specifically the Bijoux Sodalite from Florim.


140 Paya Lebar Rd, #09-14, Singapore 409015

tel: 6546 8328