The Chic Home: Let's build a great wall

One of the home owners always dreamt of a marble feature wall, but large slabs of marble were not readily available and difficult to transport into smaller apartments, so she opted for tiles.
One of the home owners always dreamt of a marble feature wall, but large slabs of marble were not readily available and difficult to transport into smaller apartments, so she opted for tiles.PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
At first glance, the black laminate cladding the kitchen cabinetry appears to be matte. However, it has a striped, stainless steel-like finish, with its sheen offering visual interest in an otherwise simple kitchen.
At first glance, the black laminate cladding the kitchen cabinetry appears to be matte. However, it has a striped, stainless steel-like finish, with its sheen offering visual interest in an otherwise simple kitchen.PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
The home owners wanted the comfort of a hotel room, so a king-size bed and a suspended television set (above) were on their wish list. To accommodate the mattress size and extra wardrobe space, the master bedroom was combined with the adjacent room.
The home owners wanted the comfort of a hotel room, so a king-size bed and a suspended television set (above) were on their wish list. To accommodate the mattress size and extra wardrobe space, the master bedroom was combined with the adjacent room. PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
The home owners wanted the comfort of a hotel room, so a king-size bed and a suspended television set were on their wish list. To accommodate the mattress size and extra wardrobe space, the master bedroom was combined with the adjacent room.
The home owners wanted the comfort of a hotel room, so a king-size bed and a suspended television set were on their wish list. To accommodate the mattress size and extra wardrobe space, the master bedroom was combined with the adjacent room. PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN

Instead of plain walls, the owners of a condominium apartment opt for a tiled feature and fabric-like wallpaper

To home owners Kelvin and Julette Mun, the surfaces in a home play an important role in creating the right atmosphere.

Mr Mun dislikes plain walls, so the couple opted for a subtle fabric-like wallpaper to give their contemporary three-bedroom condominium apartment in Lakeside a softer look.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2019, with the headline 'Let's build a great wall'. Print Edition | Subscribe