Notion of W | Texture Play | Telok Kurau

A harmonious interplay of characterful textures abounds in this penthouse to create a truly distinctive yet high-functioning style.

Space:  3-bedroom penthouse unit
Size: 2,200 square feet
Location: Telok Kurau
Designer: Wein
Reno period: 16 weeks


While the kitchen is petite in size, Wein used the art of visual distraction to downplay its small stature. He engaged bold aesthetics such as painted Peranakan cement tiles for the flooring, blue matte cabinet finishes, as well as wood wall mouldings for the full-height cabinetry.

Living room

With the first floor of this home designated for the communal zones, Wein used a white-hued base as the visual connection between the living, dining and kitchen areas. Anchoring the living area is a dark brown laminate feature wall embellished with Nyatoh wood trimmings. This dark wood-look finish also encloses the bomb shelter and hides it from sight.

Master bedroom

Work, rest and play amenities are well covered in the master bedroom. A compact workstation takes up the
corner of the room and every inch of the space is maximised with a built-in tabletop and storage compartments. A herringbone design detail for the entertainment area creates a cosy, enclave-like look for the bedroom.

Children’s bedroom 

Taking on a clean-lined style approach, this bedroom is outfitted with a timeless material palette of white and wood accents. A two-tone treatment of brick inlay and white laminate wall cladding fills the main feature wall and adds depth and a contemporary appeal to the space.

Overall view

Occupying a cosy corner, the dining area comprises a compact dining set flanked by a custom-built padded bench for extra comfort. Above the bench is a built-in showcase designed specially to display the homeowners’ collection of minerals. The brilliantly-coloured geode rocks add a pop of colour to the dining space.

About Notion of W

As a creative interior design consultancy, Notion of W strongly believes in the notion of the present, to transform personality and lifestyle into a functional oasis. Exceeding expectations through the curation of a personalised home, they strive to challenge the norm for a design that stands the test of time with core functionality.


1 Tampines North Drive 1, #08-56, Singapore 528559
Tel: 9388 8457
Email: [email protected]

This post was adapted from an article originally published in the March 2020 issue of SquareRooms.