A luxe finish with Zen-like simplicity and easy upkeep – this was the design brief given to Caroline from Arete Culture when Joel, Australian, and Tomoko, Japanese, called on her services to help them transform their three-bedroom Sentosa apartment. Flick through the gallery for before and after pics!
“We had recently purchased our three-bedroom apartment in Sentosa and chose Caroline from Arete after interviewing three candidates. From the moment we met, she came across as a ball of energy and full of enthusiasm – it didn’t take long for us to be quickly drawn into her grand plan. Her passion, energy and attention to detail were exactly what we were looking for,’ says the couple.
‘Her commitment to the project was inspiring, but the icing on the cake was the sense of pride in finishing a job perfectly; it made us feel at ease with our decision. We were searching for a luxe finish with Zen-like simplicity and easy upkeep – somewhere between the holy grail and utopia! Caroline brought together a stunning combination, incorporating a simple modern look with the warmth and comfort of a place we can happily and proudly call home.
Having specific ideas ourselves, our biggest challenge was to let Caroline control and run the design project, trust her experience and instincts, and not interfere in the little points. She did everything from conceptualisation to directing and planning the project, coming up with colour schemes and selecting furniture, carpets and soft furnishings.
We love the overall ambiance, and the blending of the outside balcony space with the lounge and bedroom; it creates an indoor-outdoor flow and an environment where we can entertain friends, but which can also be relaxing, cosy and romantic.”
63 Hillview Avenue
#09-08 Lam Soon Building (by appointment only)