Open-concept spaces, coloured glass dividers and wood finishes – these are just some gorgeous interior decorating ideas to glean from the clutch of design-driven hotels that have recently opened in Singapore and around the region.
Housed within the towering DUO skyscrapers created by renowned architect Ole Scheeren, Andaz Singapore is set to become one of the hippest accommodations in the city. The Andre Fu-designed hotel is nothing short of extraordinary. Its sole aim is to win you over with its unique mix of traditional and urban spirit inspired by Singapore’s unique heritage. But what takes the cake are the cosy earth-toned suites juxtaposed with bright pops of yellow. This easily replicable interior design trick will instantly add some character and cheerfulness to your private spaces.
Durable wood alternatives
Complementing Andaz Singapore’s cosy sleeping quarters are the cabin-like bathrooms decked out in nature-inspired materials. Instead of using wood-derived materials for the floors and walls, interior designer Andre Fu has opted for wood-lookalike tiles. This is a practical but stylish takeaway for homeowners looking to create a relaxing back-to-nature atmosphere in their own private bathing spaces.
Soothing colour palettes
Set on the edge of Canggu village located along the southern coast of Bali, COMO Uma Canggu is a nautical-themed resort that offers ineffable views of the Indian Ocean. Each of its guestrooms is designed to be light-filled and airy, complete with elegant interiors and pared-back furnishings. Replicate this look in your own abode by going for an earthy and space-enhancing beige-and-white colour scheme and complementing it with billowy curtains and luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets.
Versatile space dividers
Also seen at COMO Uma Canggu is this ingenious room divider idea. If you live in a studio apartment or wish to incorporate a walk-in wardrobe into your master bedroom, sliding doors are a good idea – pull them close for privacy or open them up to visually enlarge a space. Another clever space enhancing trick seen this room is the use of a see-through glass coffee table that makes the sitting area appear less cluttered.
See through walls
If you love the idea of an open-concept bathroom but want something a little different here’s a cool idea: tinted glass panels. This sophisticated and sexy idea – seen at the Piero Lissoni-designed The Middle House in Shanghai – keeps water from spilling into the sleeping zone while creating a sense of space. Another space enlarging idea seen in this dark-toned room is the use of tinted mirrors that have the ability to bounce off the natural light flowing in from the windows.
Familiar tricks to expand a small kitchen can be seen at The Middle House’s serviced residence rooms, such as pristine white cabinets and light reflecting stainless steel surfaces. But complementing it with a long and narrow wood-topped dining table that doubles up as a prep counter, that’s just genius in both the style and function departments.
Wood on walls
The Neri&Hu-designed havens at The Sukhothai Shanghai were created for pure comfort and convenience. The simply-furnished guestrooms are a minimalist’s dream with their muted colour scheme, wood-lined surfaces and sleek, contemporary furniture.
Pairing stone with luxurious metals
Complementing the tranquil guestrooms at The Sukhothai Shanghai are stunning stone-lined bathrooms. Steal this luxurious look for your personal en suite by choosing rock-textured materials, brass-trimmed fixtures and a full-length mirror to visually enlarge and brighten the space.
This was adapted from an article originally published in the April 2018 issue of SquareRooms