Design Intervention has a reputation for a love of colour. And we certainly enjoy our forays into the bright and the bold, even our more serene designs are often infused with colour, be it in a more subdued or muted fashion. But from time to time, a project brief will call for totally neutral tones, and last week we completed one such project.
This is a new restaurant/bar in the West of Singapore. The client asked for an American Mountain Resort theme, but reinterpreted in a fresh and contemporary manner and blended with a tropical vibe that would make it relevant to Singapore.
Our inspiration for the design came from the name of the project itself. This venue is named The Singapore Wine Vault. The word “Vault” suggests an idea of an underground cellar. It invokes feelings of strength and permanence and that is the ambiance that we were striving to create. We have designed customized wall lights to give a unique signature to this entry hallway.
Dropping the ceiling to create a fake, squared archway between the entrance hall and the main dining room gives a sense of separation and allows us to give both areas a distinct identity.
Instead of creating interest through contrasting colours, we have added depth and drama by varying the intensity and tone of the colour scheme. Shades of espresso, chestnut, and nutmeg sit effortlessly side by side, giving depth to the design without distracting from the views.
We have embellished the natural elements with metallic highlights. They add a modern luxurious touch to the space.