Dreaming in Design: Crafting Bespoke Pieces for a Travelling Life – Singapore

Introduction: Step into a project fuelled by creativity and functionality, tailored for a family embarking on an international journey. From Singapore to Abu Dhabi, witness the convergence of whimsical luxury and thoughtful design as we bring the essence of Australia to their homes, no matter where they roam.

Curating a story of home: At Hills & West, our approach centres around discovering what brings joy to a family’s life. For this client, whose heart lies by the Australian ocean, our mission was clear: to infuse every piece with the warmth and tranquility of home, wherever their travels take them.

Bespoke Furniture: Collaborating with local artisans and drawing upon our wealth of knowledge and expertise, the client entrusted me with bringing their vision to life, confident that my insights would enhance their existing background in interior design. From crafting media units to oversized consoles and bookcases, our journey aimed to design pieces that not only resonated with our client’s refined taste but also pushed the boundaries of aesthetic innovation. Together, we embarked on a creative exploration, sculpting bespoke pieces that embodied the essence of luxury and sophistication.

Unique Materials: Our ability to select exquisite materials from the region opened doors to unparalleled craftsmanship. From burnished brass to recycled materials, each piece tells a story of timeless elegance and sophistication, curated to stand the test of time.

Custom hardware: With an emphasis on oversized design, custom hardware became a necessity. Lavavella’s expertise in crafting raw, antique-inspired hardware perfectly complemented our bespoke pieces, adding a touch of character and charm to every design.

It’s in the details: Every element of the home was lovingly handpicked, from the supple leather boxes to the elegant marble planters, transforming mundane spaces into extraordinary sanctuaries. Collaborating with Den Holm, we crafted a timeless centrepiece for the dining room using natural limestone, evoking the cherished tradition of gathering around the table for shared stories and connection. Teaming up with Elaine G With Love, we embarked on a ceramic odyssey, fashioning bespoke dinnerware that elevates the simple act of everyday dining into a celebration of beauty and togetherness.

Reflection: As we prepare for our client’s move and their stunning pieces find their new home, I am reminded of the joy of creating sanctuaries tailored to a family’s lifestyle. Our ability to anticipate future possibilities and infuse elements of home into every space ensures that no matter where we go, we carry the comfort and familiarity of home with us.

Working from home

Working with Aisha has been an absolute pleasure. Despite a hectic schedule, she managed to ease the burden of sourcing unique pieces and furnishing our home with their impeccable taste and unwavering dedication. Aisha's creative genius shines even in her nocturnal brainstorming sessions, ensuring every detail is thoughtfully considered. I am immensely grateful for their expertise in curating spaces that feel like home, no matter where we find ourselves in the world.